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Lady Tigers look to make a run at playoff spot

Published 8:29am Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Dadeville Lady Tigers are hoping that lightning can strike twice.
As the Lady Tigers head into the area tournament following a 1-3 showing during the Pleasure Island Showdown in Gulf Shores, the team is looking to pull a stretch of consistency from a season riddled with the opposite.
“We played OK at Gulf Shores,” said DHS softball coach Brownie Caldwell. “It was about the same level of play we’ve had for most of the season. We still had some inconsistency.”
Dadeville came up on the short end of the stick against Gulf Shores, Pinson Valley and Clarke County, but was able to beat Carver-Montgomery.
Now the Lady Tigers set their sites on attempting to clinch a playoff berth. To do so, they must advance to the Class 4A-Area 5 title game.
Dadeville hasn’t fared too well in area play – the Lady Tigers are 1-7 against area opponents this season – but similar results in last season’s campaign were thrown out of the window as DHS put together a strong stretch of play to advance to the final.
“We’ve had a couple of good practices,” Caldwell said. “All we can do now is go out and play and hope it all clicks. That’s what happened last year, as we weren’t too strong in area play then, either. We’re hoping that can happen again.”
Results concerning the Lady Tigers’ participation in the Class 4A-Area 5 tournament (which started Wednesday) will be reported via The Record and The Outlook as soon as they are made available.