Lady Rams close in playoffs

Ashley Wooten keeps her eye on the ball all the way to her glove. (Photo by Lisa Voyles)

Ashley Wooten keeps her eye on the ball all the way to her glove.
(Photo by Lisa Voyles)

VARDAMAN – The Lady Rams battled through their season and into playoffs but came up just short of their goal of a trip to Jackson this year.
The Vardaman girls closed out their season in quarterfinals, one game away from making North Half.
The Lady Rams went three games in the play-in round, finally passing Wheeler, 7-2, 2-3, 11-1 to set up their playoff game with West Union.
Weather played a big factor in scheduling and the girls went through a rain delay and postponment before they managed to finish their series.
This series, too, went three games,but fell the wrong way for the Vardaman girls.
The Lady Urchins took a come-from behind win, 7-5, in Vardaman May 2 and the Lady Rams were postponed in heading to West Union until Saturday to try for game two.
The game was called for rain in the second inning with the Vardaman girls in the lead and couldn’t be finished until Tuesday evening. The Lady Rams took a big 14-2 win to finish the game, but couldn’t hold on for a third win, falling 2-12 to the Lady Urchins to end the season.
Despite the loss, Coach Billy Dill had positive words about the way his team held on through playoffs and persevered.
“This season was filled with ups and downs,” Dill said. “I though the team was not playing up to their potential early in the season, but they turned it on and ended on a high note. These girls played extremely hard, day in and day out, and I couldn’t ask for a better bunch.”

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