PCHS softball headed to regional tournament

Published 12:31 am Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Pike County Lady Bulldogs are headed to the region championships next week in Mobile.
The softball team clenched the area runner-up title this week and will play the winner of Area 2 on May. 9.
“Over the past two years (the) team has been inching closer to an Area Championship, with improvements in every aspect of their game,” said Coach Karie Striplin. “The team has bonded and come together in the last few weeks also. They are buying into a Team effort mentality and have been giving ‘all they’ve got’ in every game.”
The team’s motto for the 2014 season is “All it takes is all we’ve got!”
The team played four games in the area tournament this week:
Game 1, PCHS 12, Abbeville 0
In this game Montana Brown went 4-for-4 with one double and two stolen bases. Shana Lee went 2-for-2 with a triple 5 RBIs and three stolen bases. Brooke Bennett went  2/2 witha deep double and  3 stolen bases. The winning was Chelsey Zellers. She had three strikeouts only giving up 2 hits in a shutout game.
Game 2, Montgomery Catholic 8, PCHS 0
“We struggled to get runners on and hit the ball,” Sriplin said. “The Catholic pitcher struck out eight batters  and we were only able to have three hits. The hit time late in the game Montana Brown, who went 2-for-3 and Courtney Twiggs had the other hit.
Game 3, PCHS 16, Abbeville 6
In the third game after playing back to back games Keri Taylor was the starting pitcher with Chelsey Zellers getting the save. Shana Lee  went 4-for-5 with three doubles and 3 RBIs. Laken  Malden went 2-for-2 with two doubles and 2 RBIS. Montana Brown and Brooke Bennett both went 2-for-3 Montana had2 doubles and 4 RBIs and Brooke had two singles and two RBis. Courtney Twiggs went 3-for-4 BreAnna Sewell, a switch hitter went 2 /4 with 2 RBIs and Chelsey Zellers went 2/2 with a  triple and 2 RBIs. • Game 4, Montgomery Catholic 14, PCHS 0
Montana Brown had the only hit for the Lady Bulldogs. “We were able to put the ball in play, but we hit the ball right to them,” Striplin said.
“Overall we are excited about being back at the regional tournament and playing high caliber teams from our region,” she said. .
“We would like to thank our family and faculty at Pike County High School for the support.”

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