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Lady Panthers’ season ends on 2 WJ wins

The Brookhaven High Lady Panthers (12-15-1) saw their season end Tuesday when the visiting West Jones Lady Mustangs (15-15) won a pair of games to take a 2-1 series victory in their 5A playoff series.

In game one WJ used six hits, seven BHS errors and 16 walks to take a 23-4 win. West Jones piled on with nine runs in the third and seven in the fourth inning. Kat Wallace had a pair of hits for coach Mandy Vinson. Kyla Henderson also hit safely for the Lady Panthers. Wallace, Meg Foster, Lynsey Nations and Emma Campbell each drove in one run apiece.

BHS hit the ball better in game two, but never recovered after WJ went up 5-1 after two innings. The visitors from Jones County scored at least one run in six straight innings to win game two 16-7. Nations heroically threw 182 pitches in the game two loss. Foster socked two doubles in game two and Madi Miller and Angel Wilkinson also hit doubles for BHS. Wallace, Nations, and Henderson all hit safely as well.

The Lady Panthers graduate one senior in Jones College signee Wallace.