Lady Tide Wins Opener 2-1 over OLA
Submitted by Kristi Mitchell

The Lady Tide opened their 2006 Fast Pitch season with a 2-1

victory over Our Lady Academy.

Junior Kasey Mitchell recorded 8 strikeouts, 2 walks, and allowed

only two hits. OLA recorded their two hits and were aided by a

passed ball to score their only run of the game in the 1st inning.

With their backs against the wall, the Lady Tide responded as

senior Allison "Dink" Bynum drew a base on balls and eventually

moved to third base on a wild pitch. Bynum scored with Mitchell

at the plate attempting to lay down a bunt.

Tara Dunn then drew a base on balls, stole second base, and

advanced to third on a sac bunt by freshman Tiffany Reed. With

the game tied at 1-1, 7th grader Hillary Dickens laid down a

near-perfect squeeze bunt, but it ended up just barely in foul

territory. The next pitch to Dickens was low and in the dirt

allowing Dunn to race home scoring the winning run.

Weathering permitting, Picayune (1-0) was scheduled to play

Lawrence County at 2:00pm at PRCC complex in Poplarville.

Photo courtesy of John Young