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Lady Tigers fall in regional tournament

Natalie Tatum pitched over 26 innings during the Lady Tigers 5A South Central Regional tournament run.

Natalie Tatum pitched over 26 innings during the Lady Tigers 5A South Central Regional tournament run.

Helena scored two runs in the top of the fourth and then other in the seventh to provide just enough room as the Demopolis High School softball lost 3-1 on May 12 to end their 5A South Central Regional tournament run and the season just one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament.

The Lady Tigers (25-14) started the two-day tournament at the Troy Sportsplex with a thrilling 9-8 win over Jemison that saw Natalie Tatum knock in two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a back and forth contest.

Later that evening, DHS fell 4-3 to Marbury in another close battle.

In the third game of the day, the Lady Tigers staved off elimination scoring seven of eight runs in the middle innings in an 8-3 victory over Brewbaker Tech.

The following day, Demopolis defeated Shelby County in the morning game 4-3 before dropping the winner take all game to Helena.

Abbey Latham turned in an impressive performance at the plate going 8 for 15 with 7 RBI, five stolen bases and two homeruns during the tournament.
Tatum (15-11) started in three games and appeared in all five amassing 15 strikeouts in 26.2 innings of work.