Lady Jaguars elude Lawrence Co. 6-5

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, August 10, 2005

SUMMIT — In slowpitch softball action Tuesday night, the NorthPike Lady Jaguars made their home debut a successful one with acome-from-behind 6-5 win over the Lawrence County Lady Cougars.

North Pike travels to Bogue Chitto, while Lawrence County playsat Vicksburg Thursday. Both matchups are JV/Varsity doubleheaders,beginning at 5 p.m.

North Pike 6, Lawrence Co. 5

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“We looked much better tonight, than we did on Saturday,” saidLady Jags head coach Sonya Wallace. She was referring to NorthPike’s 8-4 loss to Brookhaven and the 18-0 loss to Pearl in lastSaturday’s Ole Brook Classic.

The Lady Jags (1-2) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the firstas Catherine West scored a run. Wallace’s ballclub extended theirlead to 3-0 in the fourth, on runs by Jenna Dickerson and KaitlynPerry.

The Lady Cougars (0-1) claimed their first-and-only lead of thegame in their half of the sixth, at 5-3. Emily Smith, MayganMcCloud, Lorin Baker, Brittany Collins and Shaina Starks crossedhome plate for head coach Tarvey Ward.

North Pike would respond to get the victory in the bottom of theseventh. With 1 out, a double by Perry scored Jennifer Coney fromsecond for the game-winner.

Dickerson (1-2) picked up the win for the Lady Jags, whileCrystal Karr (0-1) suffered the loss for LCHS.

For North Pike, Dickerson (2), Gaskin (2), Perry, West, Coney,Maggie Dunaway and Hali Sasser each had singles.

“We hit the ball hard tonight,” added Wallace. “Our defense dida good job, stopping several Lawrence County scoringopportunities.”

Lawrence County had singles from Sonni Smith (2), Kate Davis(2), Emily Smith, McCloud, Baker, Starks, Jessica Johnson andCollins.

“We left too many runners on in scoring position,” said CoachWard. “You have to be able to hit the ball in thosesituations.”

Lawrence County defeated North Pike 4-2 in the preliminary JVgame.