Lady Tigers split weekend games

by | August 27, 2014 10:08 am

by TROUP BRINSON

 The Swainsboro Lady Tigers (6-5) put up plenty of runs in three of the four games played this past weekend in the Mill Creek tournament in Statesboro, winning two and losing two. The Lady Tigers lost their initial game to Effingham County 8-0 and also lost a close contest to Cross Creek, 9-6. After that, the Tigers’ bats came to life as they pounded Wheeler County 23-8 and Jenkins County 15-1. 

   Kaylee Brown was 9-13 on the day, including collecting her 100 career hit for the Tigers as the reported all-time leader of that category. Catelyn Sherrod added six hits, including her first homerun on the season. Ace pitcher Sierra Peebles injured her knee in the first inning of the first game and was lost for the day. Her status is day-to-day. Peebles’s injury strained the pitching rotation as Brown, Naomi Mason, and Rebecca Mason were pressed into duty but held their own. Brown threw a one-hitter in the finale against Jenkins County. 

   The game of the week was last Thursday against Screven County. A pitching duel was won by the Gamecocks as they took advantage of miscues by the Tigers’ defense and added some timely hits to grab a 5-1 win for Swainsboro’s first region loss (2-1).  The loss was a frustrating one as the pitching matchup seemed to favor the Lady Tigers but they were never able to string together enough hits to get her on the ropes.

   Swainsboro will play an important region game this Tuesday against region front runner Harlem at Tigers Field (5:30 p.m.). Harlem was the state runner up last season in class AAA. The Lady Tigers hope to have Peebles healthy enough to toe the rubber, but at press time her status was still undetermined.

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