By Evan Grice
To make it to the state softball tournament, one has to survive regionals first and foremost.
Piedmont softball took to the field Tuesday afternoon in opening round play at the regional tournament, coming away with two crucial victories to set itself up to win the regional title Wednesday afternoon at home.
In their first game of the day against Del City, the Lady Wildcats used five runs in the first and second innings, combined with a complete game pitching performance from Jamie Lowrie to claim a 14-0 victory in five innings.
“I thought this was one of our best first round regional performances in a while,” Piedmont coach Rick Scott said. “Del City’s pitcher tried to catch us off balance a little bit, but we adjusted. We’re starting to see the ball and that’s something that needs to continue. Our bunt game is the only thing that is not where it needs to be right now.”
Kassidy Scott registered two RBI in the game, along with scoring a run on a wild pitch.
Madi Morris led the Lady Wildcats with four RBI in the game, hitting a two-RBI double and a two-RBI triple.
Michelle Brandon also collected three RBI in the game, with Lowrie also hitting three RBI in the game.
Lowrie also struck out nine batters on just one hit with two walks in the winning effort on the mound.
In the nightcap of the day on Tuesday, PHS shutdown Lawton MacArthur by a score of 5-2.
Michelle Brandon hit a two-run homerun to help spark the Lady Wildcats, as Kassidy Scott threw a complete game effort on the mound.
Piedmont was scheduled to play for the regional championship on Wednesday afternoon after press time.
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