Lady Panthers eye playoff spot
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
For the past three seasons, the Yazoo County softball team has finished with a record above .500, but have been on the outside of the playoffs looking in. However, this year may be the year the Lady Panthers make that breakthrough.
With a dominant pitcher, solid defense and a change in the playoff format all play a role in Yazoo County being counted as a potential playoff member.
“Last year we were one game away from the playoffs,” Lady Panthers head coach Grant Andrews said. “If we get a couple hits against Cleveland at home, we probably win that game and are tied with Cleveland for second in the district.”
Prior to this season, only the top two teams from each district made it into the playoffs. This year, though, the format has changed to include a third team from each district. Andrews believes, at worst, his team can be that third team.
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