Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lady Cards fall in round one
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals were eliminated by Eupora last week in the opening round of the softball playoffs.
They took third in their district this season and finished with an overall record of 7-9-1.
“The girls did a great job this season, and the last two games were two of the best they played all season,” Coach Michael Loden said.
P.C. vs. Hickory Flat
Thursday afternoon the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals traveled to Hickory Flat to play their last 2A division game of the year. It was a pretty day and both teams were ready for a victory.
The first time the Lady Cards met up with the Lady Rebels, the Cardinals came out on top. The Rebels were wanting revenge.
The Lady Cardinals were up to bat first. They started off in fine fashion. In the first inning, the Lady Cards batted around. They ended it with three runs. The Lady Rebels kept the Lady Cardinals from scoring in the second and third innings. The fourth inning was a different story. The Lady Cardinals scored four runs, and in the fifth inning added three.
Potts Camp won 10-0.
Kayla Yarbrough was pitcher for the Lady Cardinals, with Taylor Childress catching.
Scoring runs for the Lady Cards were Hayley Davis, JaKayla Johnson, Shauna Haney, Kayla Brown, and Megan Watkins, Yarbrough and Shelby Davis.
With the win, the Lady Cardinals will go to the playoffs in third place in their district. Up first, later in the week, will be a best two-of-three series versus Eupora.
After the win at Hickory Flat, the Lady Cardinals packed up and headed back to Potts Camp to play Independence at 6 p.m.
The Lady Cardinals returned to Potts Camp and played the Lady Independence Wildcats, The Lady Cardinals were honoring Shelby Davis with “Senior Night.” Lots of fans for both teams were on hand.
The Lady Cardinals took the field first with Yarbrough pitching and Childress catching. The Lady Cards held the Lady Wildcats scoreless in the first inning. Then when the Lady Cards came up to bat for the first time, they scored one run.
There was no score in the second inning for the Cardinals, but the Lady Wildcats came back and scored two. The third inning found both teams scoring.
At this point both teams had new life. It was a neck-and-neck game to the bitter end. The game went seven innings, ending in a tie, 14-14.
Megan Watkins came on the mound in the fifth inning for the Lady Cards.
Scoring for the Lady Cards were Watkins, Childress, Johnson, Destiny Waddle, Kamrie Potts and Shelby Davis, Hayley Davis, Haney and Yarbrough.
From the pitcher’s circle, Yarbrough had four strikeouts and Watkins one.
After the game the team presented Shelby Davis a Bible and everyone enjoyed cake for “Senior Night.”
P.C. vs. Eupora
Friday afternoon Eupora came to Cardinal country for the first of a possible three playoff games. Potts Camp and Eupora are both Class 2A schools.
The Eupora Lady Eagles were up to bat first. The Lady Cardinals played a solid defensive game. The Lady Eagles were not able to score on the Lady Cardinals until the fifth and sixth innings.
The Lady Cardinals were unable to get their bats going for the night. The game went seven innings with Potts Camp falling 2-0.
Yarbrough was the pitcher for the Lady Cardinals and had four strikeouts. Watkins was behind the plate.
The Lady Cardinals would have to win the next two games to advance on in the playoffs.
Saturday found the Lady Cardinals traveling to Eupora. It felt like a February day – cold and cloudy.
The game Lady Cards were up to bat first. They were unable to score any runs on the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles came ready to play ball. They were determined not to let Potts Camp score. They scored in the first two innings. The Lady Cards came back determined not to let them score again. The Lady Cards played great defense again Saturday.
In the sixth, the Lady Eagles added six runs. The game was called with an 11- 1 final.
The Lady Cardinals’ season had come to a end.
Yarbrough pitched for the Lady Cardinals with Megan Watkins behind the plate; Yarbrough had four strikeouts.
Scoring for the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals was Yarbrough.
Coach Loden, the parents and fans are very proud of their Lady Cardinals.
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