At Colbert Tournament
Latta 3, Coalgate 2
LATTA 000 300 0 — 3 3 4
COALGATE 000 002 0 — 2 5 1
Bailey Eckert and Anna Wood. Stasia Roebuck and Kenzi Pebworth. WP-Eckert. LP-Roebuck. 3B-Courtney Warren (C), 2B-Jordyn Scott (L). HL-Scott 1-3, RS, RBI; Wood 1-3; Eckert 1-2, RS (L). Warren 2-3, RS; Kendra Coslow 1-3; Sara Shockey 2-3 (C).
NOTEWORTHY: In the first game of the Colbert Tournament, the Lady Panthers played sluggishly but were able to pull out a narrow win over the Lady Wildcats. Latta committed four errors and only managed three hits, but the three runs they scored in the top of the fourth were enough as they won 3-2. For Coalgate, Courtney Warren and Sara Shockey were both 2-for-3 at the plate. Jordyn Scott was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Anna Wood also finished 1-3. Bailey Eckert picked up another pitching win and was 1-for-2 at the plate.
Latta 5, Calera 4
CALERA 100 003 — 4 6 1
LATTA 100 40x — 5 11 1
D. Rogers and Ervin. Bailey Eckert and Anna Wood. WP-Eckert. LP-D. Rogers. HR-Jordyn Scott (L), 2B-Maebree Abney (L) and Harper (C). HL-Pickett 2-3, RS; Harper 1-3, RS; S. Rogers 2-3, RS; Cooper 1-3, RS, RBI (C). Maeb. Abney 2-3, RS; Matison Worcester 1-3; Maria Priest 1-3, RBI; Scott 1-3, RS, RBI; Madison Abney 1-2, RS; Chelsea Alexander 1-2, RS; Savanna Humphrey 1-2, RS, RBI; Shelbey Parnacher 2-2, RBI; Taylor Bates 1-2 (L)
NOTEWORTHY: In the second game of the day, the bats of the Lady Panthers came alive as they compiled 11 hits and defeated Calera 5-4. Jordyn Scott led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run over the left-field wall. Madison Abney and Chelsea Alexander had back-to-back singles, and Savanna Humphrey and Shelbey Parnacher both had RBI hits for a 4-1 lead. A fielder’s choice by Bailey Eckert scored the final Latta run for a 5-1 advantage. Calera fought back in the top of the sixth with three runs, but Latta recorded the third out when Maebree Abney snagged a line drive to end the game.
COACH'S QUOTE: “Our bats woke up a little bit during this game. We played better. Now we are in the finals, and whoever we play has to beat us twice,” — Latta head coach Jim Foster.