The Lady Dogs easily defeated East Gadsden in the first round of district playoffs Tuesday, April 27. It was a big win for Suwannee, a 15-0 shutout mercy-ruled in the fifth inning.
"We had already beaten East Gadsden twice during the regular season so we felt confident we would win the first round of districts," assistant coach Jan Schenck said.
East Gadsden tired out a new pitcher for the game. According to Schenck she had speed but was lacking in accuracy. Several Suwannee players drew walks and Lea Schenck, Suwannee's pitcher was hit by a pitch. Stephanie Hett and Katy Norris were each walked three times. The new East Gadsden pitcher walked 16 batters during the five innings played and six runs were scored off wild pitches.
Debra Craig hit a single and drove in a run. Katie Smith had the big hit of the night. Smith hit a three-ruin homer over the left field fence. The Lady Dog batters played smart. Even though they only got two hits for the night, they managed to capitalize on the mistakes of the East Gadsden pitcher and were smart enough to not swing at bad pitches.
East Gadsden committed six errors during the game and Suwannee committed none. Lea Schenck received credit for the win as the starting pitcher with a great defense behind her. Several players played different positions. Katie Smith played third base for three innings while Kate Townsend tried out first base for two innings. Katy Norris played second base for an inning.
The Lady Dogs lost in the second round to Wakulla 0-4 so Suwannee ended their season.