The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School softball team hosted the District 4-1A tournament last week and the Lady Tiger Sharks reached the title game before falling to Liberty County.
Port St. Joe will travel to Sneads Tuesday for a regional quarterfinal matchup. The winner will face the winner of Liberty County-Wewahitchka on May 3.
The Lady Tiger Sharks opened the district tournament by whipping West Gadsden 15-0 in a game shortened due to the run rule.
MaKayla Ramsey started on the mound for Port St. Joe and struck out seven and walked none and allowed no hits and no runs over four innings.
Ramsey had three hits to lead Port St. Joe while Haley Wood, Brittany King, Shannon Pridgeon and Hal’leigh Keels each knocked out a pair of hits.
In the semifinals, Port St. Joe pounded South Walton 9-3.
Ramsey went the distance on the mound, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out 11 and walking three over seven innings.
Keels had three hits, Ramsey two and King pasted a two-run home run in the sixth to pad the lead.
In the title game, Liberty County, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 1A, carved out a 6-2 victory.
“We had our opportunities but we got only one run in the second after loading the bases and just couldn’t get a hit when we loaded them again in the seventh,” said Port St. Joe coach Jim Belin.
Ramsey pitched six innings, allowing 11 hits and four earned runs while striking out five and walking two.
Wood, Ramsey and Callie Fleshren each had two hits and Kelsey Miles, King, Christian Laine and Keels had one hit each.