The Lady Seahawks are headed to the district championship game Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Bristol against Wewahitchka, after a 16-8 win Tuesday night against Liberty County.
The girls were winning 9-2 after a five-run second inning, and a three-run third, when Liberty County clawed their way back into the game.
The Lady Seahawks entered the sixth with a narrow 11-8 lead, but blasted a five-run sixth inning to put it away.
“There’s been several games this year where we have had timely base hits, good bunts and good base running to win in the last inning or two,” said coach Scott Collins. “It wasn’t our best defensive night, but this team has played solid defense all year and will have to if are to advance.”
Freshman Sage Brannan struck out seven in three innings of work, and junior Jaylin Charles struck out six.
Freshman Brooklyn O’Neal batted in four runs, and smacked a double, while senior Melanie Collins had three RBI, with a triple, and eighth grader Kylah Ross had three RBI. Senior Alexus Johnson and sophomore Abby Johnson each drove in a run.
The girls wrapped up their regular season with a 9-0 loss at Wakulla April 23, as they managed just three hits, two by freshman Ariel Andrews and one by O’Neal.
The team bounced back April 24 with a 5-4 walk-off extra inning win against North Bay Haven, after they scored a run in the bottom of the ninth.
The team managed 11 hits, led by three each by O’Neal and Collins, and a pair by Alexus Johnson.
Brannan pitched three innings and Charles was on the mound for six, striking out seven