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Lady Tigers split double-header
Lady Tiger Barbara Rego, in blue, was two of three with three RBIs in the Lady Tigers 11-8 win against Groves in game one. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

After honoring seniors Brandi Huerd, Jasmine Cuevas and Patrice Antalan, the Lady Tiger softball team earned a win and took a loss against the Lady Rebels of Groves during Saturday’s region double-header.

The Lady Tigers won game one 11-8, but lost game two 15-16 in extra innings.

In game one, Groves took a quick lead after loading the bases and earning a run from a walk by Lady Tiger pitcher Karson Rogers.

Looking to add another run, a Lady Rebel left third on a wild pitch, but was tagged by Rogers at home. In the bottom of the first inning Antalan crossed the plate and evened the score.

In the top of the second, the Lady Rebels added three more runs off a double by a Lady Rebel and a single from another Rebel batter.

The Lady Tigers rallied in the bottom of the second with a hit from Rogers and a run by courtesy runner Candace Blair. Kayla Rocker got on base and Barabara Rego slugged in a double. Cuevas walked to first and Anatalan nailed a hit, as did Huerd, closing the bottom of the second with the Lady Tigers up 7-4.

Each squad added runs, but the Lady Tigers maintained the lead to win 11-8.

Rogers was the winning pitcher and Rego was the leading hitter, going two for three with 3RBIs.

According to Lady Tiger coach Sharyl Eastlake, game two turned
out to be a nail-biter in extra innings. Both teams ran up the score, but the Lady Rebels earned a one-run lead to win 16-15 in eight. Eastlake said a Lady Rebel batter hit one over the fence and the Lady Tigers gave up too many walks.

Huerd went four for five with 3 RBIs, and Rogers was three of four with two doubles and 3RBIs.

The Lady Tigers will be in Savannah to play Johnson in a region double-header Saturday at 11 a.m. Johnson is 4-7 overall and 3-3 in region 3-AAAAA. According to Georgia Prep, they are ranked third behind Camden and Jenkins.

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