A bounce back victory
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
The Yazoo County softball team was overshadowed Tuesday night by the Battle of Yazoo going on 50 feet away. However, the Lady Panthers are shining brightly with their fifth win of the 2012 season, a 12-1 beat down of Madison St. Joe in five innings of play.
The last time the Lady Panthers took the field they fell to Kosciusko 4-3. Tuesday night they showed that loss was a fluke.
Raven Carter led the way for Yazoo County with five RBI during the game, including a bases-clearing triple in the third inning that scored three runs.
“Raven Carter was my player of the game,“ Yazoo County head coach Grant Andrews said. “If she (Carter) hits like that every game, we’re going to be a tough team to beat.”
Quertisha Bullock got things started with a two run triple to left center field in the bottom of the first inning. Kelsey Anderson added another run on a ground ball that allowed Bullock to give Yazoo County a 3-0 lead.
After watching St. Joe score their lone run on an error by Yazoo County in the second inning, the Lady Panthers put the first three batters on base in the bottom of the third inning. That’s when Carter hit her three-run triple that put Yazoo County up 6-1. Carter later scored on a passed ball to make it 7-1.
“We just got on base and made the key hits with runners in scoring position,” Andrews said.
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