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Lady Raiders host, win for the 1st time in postseason

Pine’s Lady Raiders made history on April 19.

The Lady Raiders hosted their first playoff game in program history and then they made more history by winning a postseason contest for the first time in softball.

The contest was a 4-3 win on a walkoff single by Kirbee Magee that sent Kiyasha Clark home with the winning run.

Clark homered, doubled and scored two runs.

Lily Crain singled and doubled.

Magee singled twice.

Alyssa Phelps doubled and scored a run.

Dillon Sumrall, Baleigh Dunn and Bailey Brooks all singled.

Addyson Phelps scored a run.

Winning pitcher Alyssa Phelps allowed two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and a walk over five innings.

That put No. 14 Pine in the regional round against third-seeded Rosepine and the Lady Raiders were defeated, 11-0, in five innings the next day.

Magee singled for Pine.

Pine went 13-9 this season.

This year’s team had two seniors in Clark and Makia Clark.

“My seniors will be greatly missed!  They have went out with a bang making school history times two — first home playoff game and first playoff victory,” Pine coach Stephanie Sumrall said. “We, as a team, will try our best to live up to the goals and expectations that they have set!”

Third-seeded Rosepine (28-3) is now in the state semifinals and faces second-seeded Doyle (28-5) on Friday in Sulphur.