Thursday, April 21, 2011
Lady Cardinals advance to state softball playoffs
On Tuesday afternoon, April 5, the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals softball team hosted a division game against the Ingomar Falcons.
The Lady Cardinals scored first with a run in the bottom of the second inning. The Lady Falcons were still down as the Lady Cardinals scored two more runs in the bottom of the third and another in the fourth.
The Lady Falcons came back and rallied in the sixth, scoring one run. They added another in the seventh.
The Lady Cardinals tallied their last run in the sixth and won 5-2.
Kayla Yarbrough pitched for the Lady Cardinals with Megan Watkins catching. Yarbrough finished the game with 14 strikeouts.
Those scoring for Potts Camp were Megan Watkins, Yarbrough, Hayley Davis, Brianna Cheatwood and Shelby Davis.
This was the Lady Cardinals’ fourth division game with their record improving to 4-0.
Friday afternoon, April 8, the Booneville Lady Devils visited Potts Camp.
In the first inning, the Lady Cardinals were able to keep the Lady Devils from scoring. Then with the Lady Cardinals up to bat, they scored in the first inning.
After the first inning the Lady Cardinals couldn’t hold on to the lead. The Lady Devils came back, scoring in the next four innings. The Lady Cardinals fought hard but were unable to put the bat to the ball when needed.
Booneville won 13-3.
Pitching for the Lady Cardinals were Alaken McNeer, going four innings with two strikeouts, and Yarbrough, three innings with six strikeouts. Catching for the Lady Cardinals was S. Davis. Those scoring for Potts Camp were Yarbrough (two runs), and S. Davis (one).
On Monday, April 11, the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals traveled to Ingomar. It was a beautiful day for softball and both teams had a great day. The game started at 5 p.m. with Erin Walls pitching for Ingomar. Leading off for the Lady Cardinals was Megan Watkins. She started the game with a single. The Cardinals ended the first inning with one run with one left on base.
In the second inning Potts Camp left two on base. Ingomar was unable to score also. The Lady Cardinals came back in the third inning, scoring again with one left on base. It was a no-hit inning for Ingomar. The fourth inning was a no score for both sides.
The fifth inning brought new new life back to the game for Potts Camp – scoring one run and leaving one on base. It was a no score for the Falcons. The sixth inning it was a no hitter for the Lady Cardinals, whereas, on the other hand it was a great inning for Ingomar. Just when it looked like the Lady Falcons were out of the game, they came back and scored three runs to go up 4-3.
Now in the seventh inning with the Cardinals’ last chance to do their thing, they rallied and came back and scored four runs. Yarbrough had a triple, Macy Watkins a double, and Zana Davis a double. In the Falcons’ final bat, they were unable to score. Potts Camp won 7-4.
Pitching for the Lady Cardinals was Yarbrough, with Megan Watkins catching. Yarbrough had 15 strikeouts. Scoring for the Lady Cardinals were Megan Watkins (2), Yarbrough (2) with one RBI, H. Davis (1) with one RBI, McNeer (1), Macy Watkins (1) with one RBI, and Z. Davis with two RBI.
The Lady Cardinals improved to 5-0 in the division and 6-5 overall.
The Potts Camp Lady cardinals went to West Union Thursday afternoon. This was a very important game for both West Union and Potts Camp. Both teams were going into the game with 5-0 records for division games.
West Union took the field ready for the Lady Cardinals. Fans could see the tension and determination on both sides. After the fourth inning, the Lady Cardinals were unable to score, whereas the Lady Eagles scored in every inning. With great disappointment the Lady Cardinals had lost their first division game.
Pitching for the Lady cardinals was Yarbrough with Megan Watkins catching.
The final score was 15-0.
It was a cold day Saturday, but that didn’t stop the Lady Cardinals and their fans from going to Myrtle. The Lady Cardinals had a great turnout with their fans cheering them on for one last chance to go to the playoffs.
The first two innings found both teams with a zero score. The third inning was the turning point for the Lady Cardinals with Shauna Haney putting the Lady Cardinals on the board.
The next three innings was a no score for both teams. Before going to bat in the seventh, Coach Loden told the girls that they had to do it now. The girls went out to the field and made it work for them. With Taylor Childress on base, Megan Watkins got a hit and brought Childress in. Next up to bat was Yarbrough, getting a hit to center and bringing in Haney and S. Davis. This made the score 4-0, which turned out to be the final.
Pitching for the Lady Cardinals was Yarbrough with 14 strikeouts, and Megan Watkins catching. Those scoring for the Lady cardinals were – Haney (2), Childress (1), and S. Davis (1). Those with RBIs were Megan Watkins (1) and Yarbrough (3).
The Lady Cardinals have made it to the playoffs.
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