TUPELO – There was good news and bad news Tuesday for the Tupelo Lady Wave in the first round of the Class 6A slow pitch softball playoffs.
The good news, the best news, is that the Lady Wave won both games against the Jim Hill Lady Tigers from Jackson to advance to the second round.
The first game saw the Lady Wave earn a 19-0 win, while the second contest was 18-0.
The bad news? They will have to play better in their second round matchup against the Grenada Lady Chargers.
“We didn’t, by any stretch, play our best in either game,” Tupelo coach Michael Gable said. “Especially in the second game, we just went through the motions.
“In the second round, we’ll have to play better.”
That second round for all classes is schedule for Saturday. Gable, though, is considering asking the MHSAA and Grenada if moving the series up to Thursday is possible because of the weather forecast, and the condition of Tupelo’s field.
The condition of Tupelo’s offense in the first contest against Jim Hill was pretty good, only taking three innings to run-rule the visitors. Krys Cook only allowed one hit in earning the win, while Daniqua Cornelious and Ashley Burgett had three hits each.
In the second game, Tupelo took five innings to run-rule the Lady Tigers, but it was still a victory. Reagan Aldridge was on the mound and earned the win for the Lady Wave, with Cook again collecting three hits.
“Both pitchers did a good job today,” Gable said. “They went right after them.”
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