Sweetwater softball vs. Meigs

Abby Starnes looks to field a ball and cut down a runner while Emily Barnes and Addie Lowe look on Wednesday, May 8, during Sweetwater’s game against Meigs County.

It was survive-or-go-home time for the Sweetwater softball team, and it looked like the chances of going home were much higher.

Meigs County led the Lady Wildcats 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning in District 5-AA tournament play last Wednesday, May 8, a game Sweetwater had to win in order to survive in the tournament and advance to the championship game.

But Sweetwater’s upcoming frame proved more than fruitful for the Lady Wildcats, as Jordan Key and Mari Robbins notched RBI singles and Emily Barnes scored on an error to take the lead at 3-2 and swing the momentum on their way on the 5-2 win.

The Lady Tigers wouldn’t score again in the game, but Sweetwater produced two more runs in the bottom of the sixth off of RBI singles from Morrison Davies and Addie Lowe.

A 1-2-3 inning for Lowe on the mound in the top of the seventh inning gave the Lady Wildcats the victory.

Robbins led the Lady Wildcats with two hits. She and Lowe also each walked once.

Barnes started on the mound for Sweetwater, pitching five innings and allowing nine hits. She also recorded two strikeouts. Lowe pitched two innings and struck out three batters.

The win moved the Lady Wildcats to a district tournament championship matchup with county rival Sequoyah on Thursday.

The Lady Chiefs had defeated Sweetwater 12-6 the Tuesday prior, forcing the Lady Wildcats to face Meigs County before moving on.

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