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Lady Tigers clinch district title
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Oct 10, 2013 | 96 views | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WINONA -- Veteran softball coach Percy Legg will be the first to tell anyone that he was surprised at the success of this year's Lady Tigers slow pitch softball team.

Last week, the Lady Tigers clinched the 2013 3-3A title and have set their sights on the 3Aplayoffs.

"They're a young bunch of girls," Legg said. "They've surprised a lot people."

At 14-6 on the season, the Lady Tigers will likely start the playoffs against Mooreville Tuesday in Winona. The Lady Tigers will take on the Lady Troopers in a best of three.

Legg praised the Lady Tigers and coach Randy Marchant for the effort put into the season.

The Lady Tigers join Morton, Perry Central and St. Patrick, all from the south, as teams that have clinched. Legg said it is likely that Mooreville will come into the playoffs as their district's runner-up.

"If we put it together by hitting the ball and playing good defense, we can make a run," Legg said. "I'm proud of this team -- the way they've played so far. The teams that have beat us were all ranked teams, and it only made us better."

With a win, the Lady Tigers will likely face Nettleton in the second round, but right now Legg said the team have their sights set on the opening series.

"All I know is that Mooreville is good," Legg said. "We know what we have to do. It's like the old saying goes, 'they're coming to work every day.' It is homecoming this week, and the girls haven't let up."

The Lady Tigers will take on the Lady Troopers at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Winona Rec Park.

"We want everyone to come out and support these little girls," Legg said. "They deserve it."

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