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Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Baine’s blast gave the Lady Pan­thers a 3-2 lead, which they ex­tended to 5-2 with a pair of runs in the bot­tom of the fourth thanks to a pair of dou­bles by pitcher Au­tumn Barkley and McKin­ney.

But the Lady Red Devils didn’t lie down.

They scored an un­earned run in the top of the fifth, fol­lowed by a home run to right by Kleis­mit.

Kleis­mit led Fyffe at the plate by go­ing 3-for-3 with a pair of dou­bles and her home run with three RBIs.

Af­ter giv­ing up an in­field sin­gle to third base­man Tyra Thomas, Barkley re­cov­ered to re­tire pitcher Har­ley God­win on a ground out to short for the fi­nal out in the time-lim­ited game.

“They had a chance there at the end,” Coker said. “They get a cou­ple of runs and get an­other one on base. That’s why you have to play the whole time. We were against a qual­ity pitcher. She’s re­ally good. She moves the ball and has good ve­loc­ity on it.

“I knew this game would be a low-scor-

ing game. It usu­ally is when we play them, and that’s the way it turned out to be.”

Barkley earned the win in the cir­cle af­ter sur­ren­der­ing four runs on six hits with no walks and a strike­out. God­win was the tough-luck loser, giv­ing up five runs on five hits with two walks and 11 strike­outs.

McKin­ney led the Lady Pan­thers at the plate by go­ing 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Baine also walked to go along with her homer. Right fielder and lead­off bat­ter Mary Pat­ton had a sin­gle, a walk and a run scored.

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