Pine falls to Mangham in softball playoffs

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pine suffered a 15-0 loss to Manghum in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs on the road in four innings Monday.
The Lady Raiders were unable to get any base runners.
Pine coach Tammy Voth said the team just didn’t play well.
“We just didn’t play to the best of our ability. We had too many mistakes in the field,” Voth said.
This season, Pine had two seniors in Haley Stephens and Karley Voth.
Coach Voth praised both players.
“Haley’s been with me since I started with the team at Pine (four years),” she said. “She’s been a great asset. She’s been a great hitter. She’s moved around the field and been a versatile player. Wherever I need her, she’s great at any position I put her in. Karley’s been playing for three years. She’s come out and made great improvements. We’ve moved her around in the outfield. She’s played right field and center. (Monday), she played left field and threw somebody out at third from left field.”
Voth added that this year’s team was young.
“I know better things are coming. Our team was young and is making improvements,” Voth said.
No. 29 Pine finished the season with an 8-16 record. Fourth-seeded Mangham, which is 22-11, advanced to the regional round to play either No. 13 Delcambre or 20th-seeded North Caddo. That game took place after Tuesday’s press time.