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Softball season in full swing
Kaela Gibbs
Lady Tiger pitcher Kaela Gibbs against Liberty. Gibbs was named first team All Region 2-AAAAAA by the region’s coaches recently.

The local softball teams have started their season. Liberty County High School is currently 3-0 under new head coach Virgil Butler.

The team took their first win of the season against cross-town rival Bradwell Institute on Aug. 6.

The Lady Panthers won that game 12-4. According to stats posed on the action came alive for both teams in the fifth inning. The Lady Tigers scored four runs. Lady Tiger Nevaeh Lopez had one 1 hit, 1 run and 2 RBIs. Bailey Gilmore had 1 hit and 1 RBI. Kiarah Carson, Labrea Wright and Lopez went 1 of 3 at bat. Kaela Gibbs and Gilmore were both 1-of 2 at bat.

No stats were posted for the Lady Panthers but at the bottom of that fifth inning the Liberty teams answered Bradwell by driving in 12 runs for the win.

 The following day the Lady Panthers hosted Savannah Christian and edged out a 9-7 win.  The Lady Raiders had a 5-2 lead after the first inning. Liberty brought in 2 runs in the third and one in the fourth and trailed 6-5. The Lady Panthers scored four runs in the fifth inning to take and hold on to the win.

Alexis Barnes and Shalese Isaac both had 2 RBIs. Shelby Ray and Kimberly Colon had 1 RBI each. Colon pitched for six innings walking 9 and striking out 5.

They followed that performance up with a 20-12 win at Montgomery County High School. Box scores and stats were not yet posted.

The Bradwell girls are 0-2 after their loss to Liberty and a loss to Bryan County.

The Lady Panthers and the Lady Tigers are prepping for a rematch to be held at the Lady Tiger softball field at 6 p.m. Aug. 12.

Over in Long County, the Lady Tide are 2-2 under new head coach Dave Madray. The Lady Tide beat Jenkins 15-7 and 10-9 in a double-heard Aug. 6.  They lost 6-2 against Clinch County on Aug. 7, and lost 3-1 in a home game against Vidalia that went into eight innings Aug. 8.

On Aug. 12 the Lady Tide will play at Clinch County for a rematch.

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