Lady Raiders Prep for Playoffs

Rylee Stephens

By Shiela K. Haynes, Sports Editor

The Lady Raiders were clipped by Mount Vernon 11-5 on Friday. Paired with the 12-2 loss against the Lady Tigers on March 22, Winnsboro falls in head-to-head for playoff seeding purposes.

Winnsboro was scheduled to wrap up the district schedule Tuesday in a consequential contest at Chapel Hill. Results were not available at press time; however, results will be posted on The Winnsboro News Facebook page in real time.

Both teams are locked up at 9-2 and will battle for district runner up. Winnsboro edged Chapel Hill 5-4 on March 25.

Mount Vernon pushed their record to 10-1 with their singular loss coming against the Lady Devils 5-3 on March 18. The Lady Tigers returned the favor with a 10-6 victory on April 12.

All three teams have earned postseason berths.

According to the UIL schedule, bi-district games can begin April 28. As soon as playoff information becomes available, it will be posted on Facebook.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a quick lead with four runs in the first inning; they piled on four more in the third for an 8-0 lead. Winnsboro bats were in action with three runs in the fourth, but Mount Vernon responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame and one more in the sixth. Winnsboro added two in the top of the sixth.

Altogether, the Lady Raiders scored five runs on 10 hits compared to 11 runs on 12 hits for Mount Vernon. Emma Stansbury, Rylee Stephens, and Jayden Cox had two hits each; Greenlee Mayberry, Devin Grimes, Alyssa Stansbury, and Faith Sechrist each posted a hit. Cox and Taylor Newton recorded two RBIs each; Sechrist also had an RBI.