Lady Rockets earn sweep in Florida
For the second season in a row, the Forrest Lady Rockets went to Panama City and swept their opponents, beating Niceville 11-5 on Tuesday before travelling to always tough Rutherford and beating the Lady Rams 5-2 on Wednesday.
Forrest (5-0) took an early 2-0 lead at Niceville on an Emma Stacey two-run base hit before the Lady Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
In the top of the fifth, Jasmine Runk's RBI base hit tied the game at 3-3 and Carson Warner gave Forrest the lead for good with an RBI base knock.
The Lady Rockets would build the lead to 11-3 before Niceville scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cement the final score.
On Wednesday, Forrest took on longtime Florida opponent Rutherford where they won a wild 10-6 affair last year to finish the Panama City sweep.
This time the Lady Rockets took an early 3-2 and stayed in control, winning by a 5-3 margin.
The highlight of the game was a triple play turned by the defending Class-A state champion Lady Rocket, who return to the diamonds of Tennessee on Monday when they travel to Fayetteville City for a District 9-A tussle.