tames Stone County Tomkittens 8-5
by Carey Meitzler
The Picayune Lady Maroon Tide won their last regular season
home game over Stone County as they came back numerous times
before finally taking an 8-5 win at
the Lady Tide softball complex..
Stone scored two runs in the third on two hits, a stolen base, and
a ground out to lead 2-0. But Picayune rallied with two runs in the
bottom half of the inning to tie the
game at 2-2.
With one out,Kasey Mitchell beat out a bunt. Mitchell, who pitched
the first five innings for the Lady Tide, was replaced by courtesy runner
Janea Wills. Wills scored when Courtney
Dickens' fielder choice grounder
was thrown into right field by the short stop as she tried to force Wills at
second. Wills was able to score as the ball rolled into the outfield. Dickens
ended up at third on the play and
later scored on a double steal when
Allison Bynum walked and stole second drawing a throw at second base
allowing Dickens to score.
Stone scored one in the third to lead 3-2.
Picayune answered with four runs to take the lead. Breonne Spikes
reached on an error was sacrificed to second on a bunt by Sarah Trexler.
Tara Dunn singled to score Spikes.
Dunn stole second, moved to third on
Katie Kent's bunt that was mishandled by the Stone pitcher. Dunn scored
two pitches later on a wild pitch.
Kasey Mitchell walked and Dickens drove in Trexler with a groundout to
second base. Kellye Bolar singled to drive in Janea Wills who was running
After Stone scored two runs in the top of the fifth on two singles and two
Lady Tide errors to cut the lead to 6-5, Picayune responded with two runs
in the bottom of the inning. One run
came when Wills, running for Cassie
Rabion who reached on an error, scored on Breonne Spikes grounder to
short stop. Spikes scored two batters
later on an RBI single to left by Katie Kent.
Kasey Mitchell allowed 4 hits and recorded 2 strikeouts in her outing, gave way
to Katie Hebert who pitched the sixth
and seventh innings striking out 5 batters.
Picayune (11-5, 6-3) will travel to Poplarville on Tuesday with the winner
advancing as the number two seed from