Lady Tide sweeps Bay High 6-4, 4-0
by Carey Meitzler

The Picayune Lady Maroon Tide was determined to rebound

from their 4-0 loss earlier this week to district leader Long Beach

and was able to do so in fine fashion as they got two strong pitching

performances in sweeping Bay High on Thursday by 6-4 and 4-0

margins. The sweep move the Lady Tide's district record to 4-2

and in sole possession of second place behind Long Beach (7-0).

Picayune 6   Bay High 4 (10 innings)
In game one, Picayune had to go into extra innings to defeat the

Lady Tigers. Bay High, the designated home team in the first game,

had chances to win the game in the seventh and eighth innings, but

Picayune's defense held them in check.

Picayune scored 3 runs in the top of the tenth and junior Kasey

Mitchell worked out of a jam in the bottom of the inning allowing

only a single run, to record the win. Mitchell struck out four and

allowed six hits as she went the distance for Picayune.

Kasey Mitchell (right) and Katie Hebert give Picayune a formidable

one-two punch on the pitcher's mound

Picayune 4  High 0

Eighth grader Katie Hebert hurled a shutout striking out 12 batters,

walked five, and allowed only two infield singles in recording the shutout.

Picayune scored 2 runs in the second inning to draw first blood. Senior

Cassie Rabion led off with a sharp single to right and moved to second

on a sacrifice bunt by Katie Kent. Sarah Trexler walked. The runners

moved up a base on a passed ball and Tara Dunn grounded out to first

base scoring Rabion and moving Trexler to third. Trexler scored on a

wild pitch two pitches later to make it 2-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Kellye Bolar singled to right to start the inning.

Hebert, squared to bunt, then retracted her bat and swung away slapping

a single just inside the bag at first base. Kasey Mitchell came on as the

courtesy runner for Hebert. Allison Bynum's groundout to the pitcher

moved the runners up one base. Rabion then hit a sharp grounder that

got past the second baseman to score Bolar. Mitchell would later scored

on a passed ball by the catcher for Picayune's fourth run.

Picayune will host Pass Christian on Friday for a twinbill that is scheduled

to get underway at 5:00pm.