Conway’s magical playoff run ends at hands of ace

consoft-secondThe Conway High softball team’s magical run to the Class 5A Lower State tournament came to an end Monday with a 4-0 loss to visiting Wando in an elimination game.

The Lady Tigers ran into a pair of pitchers on top of their games in the first two rounds of the Lower State final series, spoiling solid outings by Conway’s Neci Hemingway. She allowed five hits and struck out four as the Lady Tigers were guilty of two key throwing errors.

On Monday it was Wando’s Alyssa Heinrich, who struck out 16 Lady Tigers and allowed only two hits. It was the second straight two-hit shutout thrown against Conway, which struck out a combined 27 times.

The Lady Tigers made a thrilling run to reach the Lower State finals, winning three consecutive one-run games to claim the district title.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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