On Tuesday, they hosted the Myrtle Lady Hawks in the first round of the 1A State Slow-Pitch Softball Playoffs with the intention of playing the way they have all season, but something just did not click for the Lady Tigers as they were swept by the Lady Hawks in the best-of-three series.
The Lady Hawks defeated the Lady Tigers 9-1 in the first game and 19-6 in the second game. The Lady Tigers finished the year 21-8.
"It just didn't seem like we wanted to play today," said DeMarcus McKinley, Lady Tiger's head coach.
"We couldn't put a complete game together at all today. In the first game, we played great defense, but our hitting wasn't there. In the second game, we came out hitting the ball, but continued to make costly errors on defense," McKinley said.
Although the team did not play the way McKinley would have liked, he was still proud of the girls for the season they had and the way the seniors played all year.
"It hurts because I know this team isn't better than us. If they were better and we lost that's one thing, but to leave so much on the field when we were just as good as them really hurts. Even though we lost, I'm really proud of this team and our seniors. We had a good year," he added.
Brittney Green suffered the loss in both games in the circle for the Lady Tigers.
In game one, Green and Danielle Lindsey led the Lady Tigers at the plate by stroking three hits each.
Tkyra Hicks led the Lady Tigers at the plate in the second game by stroking an inside the park home run. Destiny Thomas tagged a double and a triple, Lindsey ripped a single and a triple and Green drilled two singles and a double in the loss.
This year's appearance in the playoffs was the Lady Tigers’ fourth consecutive year as a top seed. Last season, Ray Brooks won its first playoff series before losing to Myrtle in the second round.