Lady Tide wins 4-3 in extra innings

over Pearl River Central

Submitted by Kristi Mitchell

& Carey Meitzler

With the Diamondbackers booster club serving up Black Pot

Jambalaya and the grill full of sausage dogs, one could only

expect the action to be hot as Picayune hosted Pearl River

Central.  The recipe turned out to be just that as the Lady

Tide pushed across the winning run in extra innings to pull

out a 4-3 win at the Lady Tide softball complex..

The Lady Tide held the Lady Devils scoreless in the opening

inning and scored their own run to go ahead early 1-0. 

With two outs Breonne Spikes and Cassie Rabion both

drew walks and Spikes scored on a hit by Allison Bynum

that was misplayed by the 3rd baseman. 

Picayune scored again in the third when Courtney Dickens

reached base safely on a bunt and following an out moved t

o second. Spikes walked and eventually scored on two passed balls. 

Photo courtesy of John Young

8th grader Katie Hebert pitched 5 innings

for Picayune before giving  way to Kasey Mitchell.


The Lady Devils scored one run in the 4th as Virginia

Blanchet walked, advanced to second on a bunt, moved

to third on a wild pitch and scored by a passed ball.  The

Devils knotted the game at 2-2 when a base runner reached

on an error, was bunted to second and scored on a base knock. 

Photo courtesy of John Young

Courtney Dickens applying a tag at home plate.

The Lady Tide went ahead  when Dickens and Kellye Bolar

both singled with one out.  Dickens scored on a sacrifice fly

off the bat of Spikes. 

In the top of the seventh, Pearl River Central's Miranda Blanchet

singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3-3. 

Photo courtesy of John Young

Cassie Rabion delivers game winning hit

With the game knotted at three and Breonne Spikes

standing on second courtesy of the International Tie Breaker,

Cassie Rabion belts one down the right field line to

score Spikes with the winning run.

Picayune (5-2) travels to Long Beach on Friday to make

up a game that was rescheduled from March 9th.

The Lady Tide was scheduled to play at Wiggins in the

Stone Tournament, but the tournament has been cancelled.

Picayune will be at home on Monday hosting Bay High.