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Senior softball gets wild
Wildcats beat Bandits 6-3 to claim title
tamika lipscomb scores
Tameka Lipscomb scored the go-ahead run for the Wildcats in the sixth inning. - photo by By Jimmy Currier
It’s not over until the fat lady sings. That old sports maxim rang true Monday night as the Wildcats overcame a 4-0 deficit in the fifth inning to defeat the Bandits 6-5 to capture the Liberty County Recreation Department’s Senior softball championship.
“Woo-hoo” is all Wildcats coach Mike Wells could say after the win.
Wells, who has been coaching since T-ball, said this is the first time he has coached a championship and he is proud of his team.
It wasn’t easy for the Wildcats, especially when facing Bandits ace Cassie Standard.
Standard pitched four shutout innings, but became a little wild in the fifth and sixth innings and the defense made some miscues.
The Wildcats scored five in the fifth, only to see the Bandits tie it in the bottom half.
Then in the sixth Tamika Lipscomb scored the go-ahead run for the Wildcats.
Chantelle Ballard pitched a complete game, earning the win for the Wildcats.
This wasn’t the first time the teams met. Thursday, the Bandits won 4-3.
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