Clean Sweep: Lady Tigers pick up two wins, advance to round two

by dentonramsey

Clean Sweep: Lady Tigers pick up two wins, advance to round two

 

DEMOPOLIS – The Demopolis High School varsity softball team came out yesterday afternoon and took care of business early, defeating the Jemison Lady Panthers in two games to advance to the second round of the AHSAA 4A softball playoffs.

In game won, DHS won 4-1 behind the arm of starting pitcher Brittany McGee, who pitched a complete game while giving up seven hits, walking one, and striking out eight.

Leading the way offensively for the Lady Tigers in game one was Brandi McGee, who had two single and an RBI.

Also contributing for DHS was Morgan Patterson, who had a single, Dorothy Knapp, who had a double, Brittany Thorne, who picked up a single, and India Chancelor, who also added an RBI single.

Demopolis jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after just one inning as the Lady Tigers held on the remainder of the game, only surrendering one run.

In game two, Demopolis proved they could come-from-behind to win a ball game.

 

After falling behind 2-0, Demopolis answered in the top of the sixth inning, plating three runs on two hits.

Knapp got things started as she safely reached first base to begin the sixth. After a sacrifice bunt by Brittany McGee, Thorne hit into an error that safely plated Knapp as McGee advances to second base. And then, the fireworks show began.

Chancelor stepped to the plate and smoked a two-run homerun deep over the leftfield wall to give Demopolis their first lead of the game at 3-2.

The Lady Tigers held on for the final two innings as Brittany McGee came in to relieve starting pitcher Sara Davis is the seventh inning, picking up a save for DHS.

Davis picked up the win for Demopolis in game two, pitching six innings while giving up only four hits and striking out two.

Brittany McGee came into pitch in the seventh, picking up the save while striking out one in the final frame.

“We played a real good team today and we showed a lot of heart and character coming from behind 2-0,” DHS head coach Wayne Harris said. “I had a couple of looks when I bunted to move the runners over, but you have to play one run at a time. And we got the one run and then the big hit from India that pulled us through.”

With the 2-0 sweep over the Lady Panthers, the Lady Tigers now advance to round two on the road on Saturday for the best-of-three series.

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