4/16/2014 6:00:00 AM Philly must win in region play
By STEVE SWOGETINSKY Sports Editor
The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes have four Region 5-3A games remaining on their schedule and Coach Austin McNair says they need to win them all in order to have a chance as winning the region championship.
Philadelphia and Choctaw Central are tied at 6-1 in the region standings. The two teams have split their two regular season game but at this point, Choctaw Central holds the edge in the tie breaker.
"There is a lot of softball left to be played and anything cane happen," McNair said. "We just need to take care of our business and see where things fall."
Last week, the Lady Tornadoes went 3-1. They defeated Choctaw Central 4-3 and Raleigh 23-5 to claim a pair of region wins. On Saturday, they dropped a 10-4 decision to Kosciusko but bounced back to beat Louisville 12-3. They are scheduled to play Forest on Tuesday and Southeast Lauderdale next Monday.
The Lady Tornadoes enter the week with a 16-5 record.
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The Lady Tornadoes scored two in the first and two in the third as they held on to win.
Choctaw Central's runs came in the third inning.
Macy Goldman was the winning pitcher.
Alyssa Davis belted a triple while T.K. Cole added a double. Jada Whit had two hits.
The Lady Tornadoes scored 13 runs in the fifth to put Raleigh away.
Philadelphia had scored two in the first, five in the third and three in the fourth. Raleigh scored one in the first and four in the third.
Goldman was the winning pitcher.
Marsha Hunt went 4-for-4 as she hit a double, a triple and two singles. White added a double and two singles while Kambresha Griffin, Precious Sanders and Sydney Battle all hit a double.
The Lady Whippets scored six in the fifth to pull away from Philadelphia.
The Lady Tornadoes scored two in the first and two in the sixth. Kosciusko scored one in the second and one in the third to tie the game before their big fifth inning. The Lady Whippets added two in the sixth.
Goldman was the losing pitcher.
Hunt led with a double and a single while Griffin added a double.
Kenyatta Moore pitched a no-hitter while leading the Lady Tornadoes past Louisville.
The Lady Tornadoes scored five in the first, two in the third and five in the fourth. Louisville's runs came in the fifth inning.