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September 4, 2013

SEL gets easy wins over Velma Jackson

MERIDIAN — The Southeast Lauderdale Tigers welcomed Velma Jackson to Southeast Softball Field to open district play with a double headed and walked away with the sweep on Thursday, 20-0 and 13-0.

    Head coach Mack Fanning said he knew the outcome before the game even started, but it was about getting early district wins before having to take on Philadelphia and Choctaw Central later in the season.

     "It's our first district ball game and basically, things went the way things have gone in the past," Fanning said. "We came out yesterday and practiced with the intent we were going to work on a base hitting and so forth, I thought we did that."    The two games didn't add up to a single full game before the run rule was invoked early under coach and umpire agreement. The Tigers only batted three times in the two wins, but in two of those innings producing double-digits runs.

     "I didn't see a girl trying to hit the long ball or anything like that," Fanning said. "It was just one of those games were we wanted the opportunity to work on some things that maybe we'd been missing.

    In Game 1, Velma Jackson had their best chance to score when they loaded the bases in the bottom of second inning. Fanning pulled his starting pitcher, and most of his position players, at the beginning on the inning, but junior varsity pitcher Krissy Ansley got Breanna Couch to hit a grounder to short stop and induce an inning and game ending double play.

    A 15-run top of the second for Southeast had put them ahead 20-0, batting through 13 spots before Abbey Leach popped up for an infield fly and first out of the inning.

    One batter shy of going through the lineup twice, Shantania Travis ended the Tigers assault by catching a line drive at third base off the bat of Kaitlyn Harper.

    Trying to beat approaching weather, the two teams quickly regrouped and started Game 2, reversing sides of the innings.  

    Vlairce Magee led off the game for the Falcons with a grounder past second base for a single. Two batters later, the Tigers would turn their second double play of the day to end the inning.

    Southeast's bats returned right where they left off, tallying 13 runs on 12 hits and one walk. Ansley again relieved Taylor Powell for the second inning and earned three quick outs over three batters to end the game, 13-0.

    The Tigers will be back in action at home on Thursday when the host Newton County at 6:15 p.m.

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