Bay High Lady Tigers softball standouts Ahmia Khadaroo and Lizzie Weems recently suited up for the West team in the South Mississippi All-Star softball games played at St. Martin High School on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Khadaroo played in the Senior game Tuesday night while Weems played in the Futures game on Wednesday.
Each night featured two games.
Khadaroo, a senior catcher, caught the entire first game for a total of five innings behind the plate. She advanced in her only at-bat in the first game with a fielders choice and also recorded a RBI. The East team won the first game 2-1.
In the second Senior game, Khadaroo got a hit in her at-bat in the second game that ended after two innings due to a light malfunction with the West team ahead 2-0.
For the Lady Tigers in 2019, Khadaroo hit .344 with 31 hits including nine doubles, two triples and a homerun. She also collected 22 RBIs and scored 17 runs while stealing nine bases.
Weems, a sophomore pitcher, was 0-for-1 in the first game on Wednesday night as the East team won 2-0.
In the second game, Weems threw two innings and allowed three runs, two hits and two walks with one strikeout. She was 1-for-1 at the plate with a double and scored a run. Her double sparked a five-run inning that gave the West team the lead. The West team won the second game 5-4.
For the Lady Tigers in 2019, Weems batted .423 with 41 hits including 11 doubles and one triple. She also tallied 17 RBIs and scored 13 times. On the mound, Weems pitched 114.1 innings and recorded 170 strikeouts with a 3.37 ERA. She threw 1,802 pitches over the course of the season.
Bay High head coach Wali Shabazz commented, "I am very proud of both girls for an outstanding season. We could not have two better players to represent Bay High School. In the Senior All-Star game, Roo was as solid as a rock behind the plate with two gritty at-bats with one producing an RBI and the other an infield base hit. It was he kind of production she gave us all year which was a big part of our success. Lizzie's stuff looked good in the circle, but she gave up two walks that turned into runs in the first inning. However, just as she's done all year for us, she found a way to help her team win with big double off the wall in last inning that started a five-run inning for a team that had been scoreless. I can't say enough about both of these young ladies. I'm honored to have them as part of our program."
In 2019, Khadaroo and Weems helped Bay High to a 16-14 record and a berth in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.