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Mesmer drives in winning run for South
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Effingham County and South Effingham’s varsity softball game wasn’t the only excitement in South Guyton Friday night.

Before the Lady Rebels’ awe-inspiring 2-0 win over their cross-county rivals, South Effingham’s junior varsity squad had some magic of its own.

In the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, Frankie Mesmer drove home Shelby Zipperer from second for the win.

Whitney Parrish pitched a complete game for the win, while Emily Walz was charged with the loss.

The win culminated a five-run comeback.

Effingham County took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the third inning after scoring four in the second and one in the third.

The Lady Mustangs began chipping away at the lead with a run in the third and two runs in the fourth.

Then the teams began trading runs.

Effingham added a run to its lead in the fifth, making it 6-3.

South rallied to score two in the fifth to pull back within a run.

Effingham scored another run in the sixth as did South Effingham.

But Parrish dug deep and pitched a shutout seventh inning.

The JV Lady Mustangs don’t play again until Monday, when they host Calvary Day School at 5 p.m.

Effingham’s JV team played Calvary on Monday, but the game was not complete in time for press.

The Lady Rebels host Wayne County at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The Lady Rebels get a re-match with the Lady Mustangs at 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 in Springfield.