Thursday, September 10, 2009
Lady Patriots drop district contests
The Marshall Academy softball team dropped a pair of district games last week.
The game at Indianola August 31 was a pitcher’s battle with the home team defeating the Lady Patriots 1-0.
Marshall senior Casey Gibson took the mound versus Indianola senior Courtney Wilson, one of the best pitchers in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) this year.
The score remained 0 - 0 until the bottom of the fifth when MA committed an error that allowed Wilson, who had been intentionally walked, to cross the plate.
The Lady Patriots had a chance to even the score in the top of the sixth, but Wilson was able to secure a win for Indianola.
Gibson recorded nine strikeouts and gave up only one infield hit and three intentional walks, all to Wilson. The only hits MA was able to get were by seniors Courtney and Casey Gibson.
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots returned home and dropped an 11-2 decision to North Delta on September 1.
MA started out with a few errors in the first inning, which allowed North Delta to score four runs and the Lady Pats were never able to get their bats going to recover.
Casey Gibson was the losing pitcher, giving up eight hits and one walk, and she had six strikeouts.
Getting hits for the Lady Patriots were Casey Gibson, Chelsey Gilliam and Mariah Covington.
“North Delta has a strong team and starts all juniors and seniors,” MA coach Susan Rodgers said. “They should go far in the playoffs.”
The MA girls host Magnolia Heights next Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m.
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