Panama City, FL--To juco softball and a big doubleheader showdown between rivals Chipola and Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians coming south Tuesday in second place at 8-2 in conference, two games ahead of 3rd place Gulf Coast. This is some of the highlights of the first game, Natalie Walker starting for the Gulf Coast, the first inning strikeout. Ditto Brittany Black for Chipola.
Bottom of the second Renn homers to give Gulf Coast the 1-0 lead, Chipola comes right back to tie it in the 3rd, Sayumi Akamine stealing third, Strickland not covering the bag, throw goes into left, Akamine scores.
Bottom 3 Renn with another rbi, this time the single to left plating Emma Johansen, but Chipola counters with 3 in the 6th, including 2 on an Andrea Sullivan homer, they add 2 in the 7th, win the opener 6-4, game two, Chipola trailed 6-3 going into the 7th, Sullivan another two run shot, Rich a solo blast to tie it, then Sullivan hits a 3 run homer in the 8th, Chipola sweeps, they are10-2, Gulf Coast now 5-5.
Those two and first place Northwest Florida State though all now with guaranteed State Tournament berths in hand thanks to TCC's sweep of Pensacola Tuesday.