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Lady Tiger Sharks fall in two away games

Although Thursday’s weather canceled St. Joe’s last regular season home game (against Bay), the Lady Sharks played two away games during the week. 

On Tuesday, April 25, Arnold (18-5) broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-4 win over St. Joe. 

The Marlins scored four times in the second only to have the Sharks tie the game with a run in the third and three more in the top of the seventh inning. 

Addy Silcox and Maelynn Butler both had two hits for St. Joe, with Silcox hitting a double and driving in three runs. 

Brooklyn Bishop, who went the distance in the circle, had a double and an RBI. Elli Newman had the other Shark hit. 

Kali Austerman, Addy Creekmore, Anniston Gainer, and Hailey Green scored for St. Joe. 

Three of the seven Marlin hits went for two bases, and four St. Joe fielding miscues aided in the Arnold win. 

The Sharks ended the regular season with a trip to Marianna, falling to the Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings on Friday, April 28. 

Junior pitcher Kennedy Temples held St. Joe to three singles while fanning nine and walking none. Austerman, Gainer, and Silcox had the only Shark hits. 

During the game, Temples set the Bulldogs’ single-season record for strikeouts with 244, two more than the previous record, set in 2019 by her older sister, Chloe.

Star media partner WMBB noted that Chloe Temples now plays for Brigham Young University. 

Although Christina Clayton and Brookly Bishop combined to allow only nine Bulldog hits, two were run-scoring doubles. 

Marianna scored twice in the first, two more in the third, and three in both the fourth and fifth innings to garner the necessary 10 runs to end the contest early. 

Port St. Joe opened the 1A District 4 playoffs by hosting county rival Wewahitchka on Monday, May 1.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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