The Commerce Lady Tigers were set to begin the postseason on Tuesday as the Lady Tigers hosted Mt. Paran in the first round of the state sectionals. Results from Tuesday’s game — if weather permitted play — were unavailable at press time.

Commerce ended out the regular season as the number two team in 8-A after a loss to Hart and a doubleheader split with Hebron.

Leading up to the final game of the regular season, Commerce had a four-game win streak that started as the Lady Tigers defeated Towns County 2-0 on Sept. 22. Commerce went on to beat Social Circle (2-1), Prince Avenue (2-0) and shut out Athens Christian 7-0. Up next for the ladies, was Hart County, where Commerce fell to the non-region opponent 7-2. All four of the Lady Tigers’ pitchers, Brooke Vickery, Beth Pritchett, Brooklynn Stinchcomb and Kayla Burks, had a go on the mound, but were unable to hold off the AAA Bulldogs.

In the final regular-season game, Commerce hosted a doubleheader against Hebron Christian Academy last Tuesday.

In game one, Hebron overtook the Lady Tigers in the final innings to win 11-8, but Commerce rebounded in game two with a 4-3 win.

Tuesday’s scheduled doubleheader against Mt. Paran pit Commerce against the 4-11 overall, 1-7 region 5-A team in the first round of the sectionals. On paper, Commerce has the edge as the Lady Tigers have produced 70 runs to the 58 by Mt. Paran, while allowing only 81, compared to 107 by the Lady Eagles.

If needed, a tie-breaker was scheduled for today (Wednesday) to determine which team advances to face Eagles Landing Christian Academy or Bremen this weekend.

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