Lady Tigers’ season comes to early, unceremonious end

After managing to make the Class 4-A state playoffs for the first time in five years, the Conway High softball team’s stay was both brutal and brief.

The Lady Tigers (13-13) were eliminated Saturday with a 9-1 road loss to Lugoff-Elgin (12-12), their second defeat in as many days due to a rainout that wrecked the prom for some and derailed the season for all.

Conway was originally slated to play Thursday at Summerville but a rainout forced the first-round matchup to Friday, the same day as the school’s prom. Several key players opted to miss the game for the dance and the Lady Tigers were beaten 10-0 via the mercy rule.

The Lady Tigers had little time for turnaround, traveling to Lugoff-Elgin for Saturday’s elimination game. Conway committed five turnovers and starting pitcher Sydny Howell (10-6) was touched up for eight hits in the loss. Madison Gore went 2-for-3 to lead the Lady Tigers and Ashley Rowell hit a solo homer.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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