Demopolis ready for round 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 8, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; The varsity softball team has only one obstacle, No. 5 ranked St. Paul&8217;s, remaining between it and its season-long goal of returning to Lagoon Park for the 5A state tournament.

Expectations have seemed to play a large role in the ups and downs of the Tigers&8217; season thus far.

The Tigers have self-destructed this season against prominent opponents such as Vestavia Hills, Prattville and Hillcrest, a calamity the team does not anticipate repeating Saturday.

Fellow senior Sara Davis echoed her sentiment.

Those statements are indicative of an apparent shift in the team&8217;s perspective and approach to the game.

Aside from the nearly tangible confidence lift the girls received from their come-from-behind victory over Bibb County in the first game of Sub-State 1, the Tigers seemed to find an offensive rhythm they will look to carry into Saturday&8217;s competition.

Demopolis will likely need the offensive efficiency it displayed in game two, coupled with the tenacity it relied upon in game one in order to best the Saints Saturday. The Tigers will likely face pitcher Allie Pruitt, who worked a no-hitter against Eufaula in its Sub-State 1 series.

The Tigers will host the series beginning at noon Saturday. Subsequent games will follow as needed.