It will be a busy night tonight, Thursday, May 4, as both the Lady Seahawks and the Seahawks host post-season games.

By winning the district title on April 26, the Lady Seahawks retained the home field, and tonight will host South Walton, loser of last week’ Region 3 match up between South Walton and Chipley at Baker.

The boys will also be on the field, as they host a game in their district after winning their opener.

A two-run rally in the bottom of the sixth broke open a scoreless pitchers’ duel, and gave the Lady Seahawks their second straight district title Wednesday night, April 26.

After putting up just two hits over the first five innings, and lofting mainly short pop flies, the Lady Seahawks got started in the sixth after junior Michaela Cassidy hit a sharp grounder to third that she was unable to beat out at first.

With the infield drawn in anticipating a bunt from the speedy junior Madison Smith, who had already had one hit for the game, the right fielder lofted a base hit into short left field.

Sophomore Melanie Collins then banged the ball deep into the hole at short, and outran the play, putting players at first and second, with one out.

Senior Adrianna Butler executed a nice bunt, advancing both runners while she was put out at first.

Then, with two outs, sophomore Sophia Kirvin had the crowd, quiet all night, on its feet cheering as she lofted a shot to short right center, for a two-run double.

In the top of the seventh, senior Megan Collins faced a scoring opportunity by allowing the Bucks a base runner on second. But a throw from catcher Scout Segree to Melanie Collins covering second picked off the base runner and ended the game.

Megan Collins struck out seven and walked two on the night, as she allowed three hits in her shutout, which upped her record tor the year to 18-5.

Coach Scott Collins said he expected a close game against Bozeman, especially against hard-throwing Bristol Lovrekovic, who gave up just four hits and walked none.

“We know her, we’ve seen her,” said the coach, whose team was error-free all game.

 

llowed three hits in her shutout, which upped her record tor the year to 18-5.

Coach Scott Collins said he expected a close game against Bozeman, especially against hard-throwing Bristol Lovrekovic, who gave up just four hits and walked none.

“We know her, we’ve seen her,” said the coach, whose team was error-free all game.

By winning the district title, the Lady Seahawks retained the home field, and will face the loser of Thursday night’s Region 3 match up between South Walton and Chipley at Baker.

That regional opener will be played at the Franklin County School on Thursday, May 4.