The Marist Lady War Eagles are on to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state fast pitch softball playoffs after a two-game sweep over Columbus Oct. 19 at home.
Marist won the first game in the best-of-three series 3-0, and ran away with the second with a score of 11-1. In game 1, pitcher Kylie Burke pitched her third consecutive playoff shutout. She gave up one hit in the first inning, struck out nine batters and allowed no walks.
Gabby Teran’s solo homerun gave Marist a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. An RBI single by Peyton Probst in the fifth inning brought the final score to 3-0.
It took only five innings for the Lady War Eagles to put Columbus away 11-1. Columbus’ only run came in the first inning on a leadoff homerun off of Burke, but she and the Marist defense shut down Columbus’ offense the rest of the game. Burke pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and no walks.
Marist would tie the game at the bottom of the inning and then in the second inning, the Lady War Eagles scored seven runs on six consecutive hits. Teran led the team with three hits and three runs.
Marist will face Ridgeland in the Class AAAA quarterfinals Oct. 27 in Columbus.
The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams lost to Starr’s Mill at home in the Class AAAAA playoffs on Oct. 19. Arabia Mountain lost the first game 11-7 and fell in the second game 10-7.
In game 1, the Lady Rams jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Starr’s Mill would tie the game in the second inning and took a 5-4 lead in the fourth inning.
Arabia Mountain went up 6-5 in the fifth inning, but Starr’s Mill regained the lead, outscoring Arabia Mountain 6-1 the rest of the game.
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