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April 23, 2014

Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

Bi-district sees Troup taking on Jefferson Friday

TROUP —

Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

Troup will face Jefferson (15-12), the fourth-place team out of District 17-2A at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview in a bi-district encounter.

Leading 1-0 after one inning of play, the Lady Tigers (17-12) blew the lid off of the game in the second segment when six of the maroon-clad Lady Tigers left their respective footprints on top of home plate.

The Lady Tigers then added two runs in the third and fourth innings, with the game being called after Winona batted in the fifth inning, due to the Mercy Rule.

Troup pounded out 10 hits in the abbreviated affair and took advantage of six Lady Wildcat errors.

McKenzie Hugghins went 2 for 2 for Troup and supplied a double and scored twice.

Bethany Mason went 3 for 4 at the dish, drove in two runs, scored three runs and doubled.

Other players of impact for Troup were Lee Ann Lloyd, Josee Ross and Miranda Flora, who each went 1 for 3 on the night.

Lloyd scored three times, Ross homered and swatted in three runs while also scoring once, with Flora having one RBI in the game.

Freshman Madilyne Henson also got in on the action by stroking a single in one trip to the plate.

Ross earned the win in the circle for Troup after giving five solid innings of work and striking out 11 and walking one.

She allowed just one hit in the game.

These girls have worked extremely hard to be where they are now,” Weeks said. “Words do not express how proud I am of the fight that these young ladies have within them.”

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