Lady Tigers shut out Selma in first area game

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Demopolis Lady Tigers softball team defeated the Selma Lady Saints 10-0 in five innings Thursday night in the first area game of the season.

With runners on the corners and two outs in the bottom of the fifth, a passed ball gave Sydney Colyar the go-ahead to head for home from third, and after a close play at the plate, she was called safe for the game-ending run.

Zoe Lewis got the win for the Lady Tigers, as she pitched five innings and recorded nine strikeouts, giving up no runs and only four hits.

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“Zoe is getting better for us every week,” head coach Joey Browder said. “She is one of our senior leaders.”

Demopolis got on the board in the first inning on a triple from Colyar that brought it Victoria Washburn. The Lady Tigers added three more runs in the second, one in the third, four in the fourth and one in the fifth.

“We played well tonight,” Browder said. “We stayed focused and finished the game. That is kind of our thing this year, ‘focus and finish.’”

Courtney Lawrence had three RBI for the Lady Tigers against Selma to lead the team. Colyar had two RBI, and Olivia Brame, Washburn and Jade Montgomery each had one.

With the win, the Lady Tigers move to 3-6-1 on the season. They play Clarke County on Friday at 4 p.m. at home.

Browder said the team’s record to this point is not a reflection of where the team really is.

“I feel good about a couple of losses that we’ve had so far,” he said. “We’ve played a lot of good competition so far, and we’ve played competitively in those games. I scheduled some tough games early to give us that early experience, and I think it will pay off for us.”