Written by: Stuart Price, Sports Writer
The Lady Blazer softball team was able to get a huge win last weekend against Mississippi College when senior Fran Johnson hit a two-out, bottom of the seventh inning double to give the Blazers a walk-off win!
As the No. 1 team in the conference, the Blazers get the privilege of hosting this year’s Gulf South Conference Tournament.
Despite an hour and forty minute intermission brought on by heavy rain and lightning, the Lady Blazers were finally able to get a surge of offense in the final inning of the game. Heather Robinson was able to get the momentum started by dropping in a bloop single and reaching first base safely with no outs.
After a hard line-out to third and another strikeout by Mississippi pitcher Carlie Sargent, Johnson came to the plate with the game on the line. She drove the two-strike pitch through the right-center field gap and missed a homer by just inches. Pinch runner Brittany Smith scored from first and sealed the deal for the Lady Blazers. Junior pitcher Caitlyn Calhoun was able to get yet another “W” and improve to 27-3 for the year.
The UAH Chargers, UNA Lions, Shorter Hawks, Union Lady Bulldogs and the Delta State Lady Statesmen all travel to Valdosta this weekend for the tournament at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park.
The Blazers have fared well in conference play this season posting a 25-4 inter-conference record. Against teams playing in the tournament, the Lady Blazers have posted a record of 11-3. The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Patterson Street location today through May 3. Tickets and passes are available now!