Lady Tigers finish regular season with 4-7 record

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2001

The Greenville Lady Tigers traveled to Troy on Monday, to face Goshen High School in a double header, winning one of the two games.

In game one, they fell to the purple and gold Lady Eagles, 9-6.

Niki White and Valecia McKee led the scoring for the Lady Tigers, each scoring two runs.

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White scored in the first and fifth innings, and McKee scored in the third and seventh.

Kayla Crenshaw and Kalette Mixon each scored one run in the fourth inning.

Game two was all Lady Tigers, though, by a score of 16-4.

The girls from the Camellia City showed that they had warmed up, only allowed the Lady Eagles to score five times in seven innings. Those runs occurred in the first through sixth innings.

In retaliation, the GHS Lady Tigers made four runs in the second, two in the third, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh innings.

Lakyn Newton led the Lady Tigers with five runs to her credit. She also stole seven bases.

Jade Hill was next with three runs, followed by SaRhonda Hawkins and Niki White each with two runs, and Kalette Mixon, Valecia McKee, Jessica Butts and Kayla Crenshaw each scoring one run.

Coach Leslie Rowls said the season has been a tough one, and challenging.

"We have had a long season this year, with all the cancellations and rain-outs, but in spite of it all, the girls improved well throughout the season," said Rowls. "This had been a tough learning experience for them-through a hard transitional season."

Rowls said the team finished regular season play with a record of 4-7, but a lot had to do with lapses in playing time.

"We missed six games due to inclement weather and cancellations by other teams on our schedule, which all made it harder-at one point we had three full weeks between games," Rowls said. "But the good thing is that several girls have signed up for the City Leagues, so that will help them in the long run."

Rowls said her star player for the year was Lakyn Newton, a freshman.

"Lakyn has a lot of promise in softball, both on the field and at-bat."