By Evan Grice
In preparation for the playoffs, the Piedmont Lady Wildcats have been taking on tough competition.
Unfortunately, the wins haven’t been coming in for PHS, as the Lady Wildcats dropped a close 3-1 decision to the No. 3 ranked Class 4A Tuttle Lady Tigers on Tuesday afternoon at Jerry Bates Field.
“Defensively, we’re getting better as a team, and that’s important,” Piedmont coach Rick Scott said. “Now, if we could only get our offense to do the same thing, then we’ll be a very tough team to beat.”
Piedmont’s lone run of the game came in the top of the third inning, when Madi Morris blasted a pitch from Tuttle starting pitcher Bailee Saye over the wall in center field, cutting THS’ lead to 3-1.
Unfortunately, early hits in the first and second innings gave Tuttle a 3-0 lead, which Piedmont was unable to overcome.
Starting pitcher Courtney Anderson pitched valiantly through 1 1/3 innings, but had to leave the game in the second inning due to shoulder problems.
Kassidy Scott came in to pitch relief and struck out seven batters on three hits with four walks.
Saye threw a complete game for the Lady Tigers, allowing just six hits on one run with four strikeouts and one walk.
Piedmont will be at home Thursday night Oct. 3rd for its Pink Out game against Stillwater. Junior Varsity will play at 4:30 p.m. with varsity following at 6 p.m.