By Lucretia Moss
After the Lady Chargers defeated Wesson on April 25 in Round 1 of the playoffs, they were to begin Round 2 on April 28 against #1 in the State St. Patrick High School from Biloxi. Due to bad weather, the game was postponed. Tuesday was not any better. On Wednesday morning word was given to play ball. The Lady Chargers loaded the bus for a long journey to Biloxi to play a double header with St. Patrick.
In game 1, the Lady Chargers could not get anything going for them in the first three innings other than one base hit from Allie Brown. In the 4th inning
Sarah Moss was hit by a pitch to put her on base. Makenzie Toombs got a base hit that moved Moss into scoring position. A bunt by Brysa Maxwell scored Moss to put a run on the board for the Chargers down 5 – 1. The Chargers held St. Patrick in the 4th to no runs. In the 5th, St. Patrick scored nine runs to end the game 14 – 1. Emily Robison and Makenzie Toombs each had pitching time.
In game 2, the Lady Chargers were the home team and took the field with Sarah Moss on the mound. The Charger defense held St. Patrick to zero runs thru the first two innings and was the first to score in the 2nd inning when Lizzie Thomas drew a walk from St. Patrick’s Junior, who has already committed to Mississippi State University. Emily Robison hit a fielder’s choice to the pitcher and Thomas scored on an error thrown to third base by the pitcher. St. Patrick answered back in the 3rd inning scoring two runs. It was a scoreless the next three innings for both, with the Chargers leaving runners on base in the 4th after Thomas was hit by a pitch and in the 5th with Allie Brown on a bunt and Kierra Fair reaching base on an error. St. Patrick scored one more in the 7th making it a 3 – 1 game. The Lady Chargers could not score in the 7th, ending the game 3 – 1.
The Lady Chargers ended their season with an 18 – 10 record. After looking back at the games this season, three of the games were lost by one run and two of the games by three or less runs. The Lady Chargers had a very successful season and should be proud of the season they had. The Lady Chargers played with a lot of heart and pride down to the very last out.
Congratulations to the Lady Chargers and looking forward to another great season next year.