Lady Chiefs topple Titans

Published 7:49 am Monday, April 25, 2005

By By Tim Cottrell
The Lady Chiefs of Northview celebrated Senior Day Thursday in Bratt, Fla. and the seniors were able to go out in style, pounding the Lady Titans of Woodham 12-2.
Coach Sammy Day started all his seniors for the day, and allowed them to play the whole game.
Cassie Godwin picked up the win at pitcher, going five innings and striking out four. She allowed only four hits. She also helped herself at the plate, batting 2-for-4 on the day.
Darbi Langhorne had the big stick on the day, batting 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Stacey Hardin also scored three runs, and Victoria Roach batted 1-for-2.
The Lady Chiefs will have a break until Thursday, when they face the winner of Jay and Baker in the district tournament. Northview (12-6) has home-field advantage.
Coach Day was pleased to be playing at home, but was not getting over-confident.
"I feel better about our chances than I did at the beginning of the season," Day said. "The only advantage we have on Baker and Jay is the fact that we're playing at home. All three teams are equally matched. We're playing well, but it'll all come down to who makes the fewest mistakes."
EA 17
Sparta 1
The Lady Cougars of EA got back on the winning track Tuesday after a disappointing loss to Faith Academy by crushing the Lady Warriors of Sparta 17-1.
Much like the boys squad, the game was within reach for Sparta for a time, but six runs in the fourth inning and seven runs in the fifth brought on the mercy-rule.
Lori Bonds picked up the win for EA (12-4), pitching five innings and striking out 11. She allowed only two hits. She also helped her cause at the dish, batting 3-for-4 and knocking in two runs.
Stacey Gibbs was the offensive star for the day, legging out an inside-the-park home run as well as a triple. She knocked in four runs on the day. Meagan Jackson also knocked in four runs on 2-for-4 hitting.
Lady Cougar coach Darrell Jackson was pleased with the win, but thought his team still had a lot of work to do.
"We've been lethargic lately," Jackson said. "We've made a lot of mistakes. I think it might be a little bit from the prom. We're playing well, though, and we're ready to start the playoffs."
The Lady Chiefs have two games this week (at Wilcox Academy, and at home against Sparta) before the playoffs begin.
T.R. Miller 15
Problems continued for Escambia County Tuesday when a trip to Brewton became a long trip back for the Lady Devils.
The Lady Devils walked 13 batters and hit two more, and also committed four errors on the day.
Sheka Williams recorded one of the three ECHS hits.
Coach Jeff Haney had no comment about the loss.

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