Lady Cougars surpass N. Pike

Published 12:30pm Thursday, March 20, 2014

MONTICELLO – The Lawrence County Lady Cougars managed to jump back into the win column after defeating their Region archrivals, the North Pike Lady Jaguars, 4-2 Tuesday night in Region 6-4A softball action.

Tonight was a success for us due to a total team effort,” said LCHS coach Meleah Howard. “We were smart on offense and tough on defense. Elizabeth Smith did an outstanding job on the mound. Overall, this was a great win for us. None of their runs were earned.”

The Lady Cougars (6-1, 1-0) resume action today as they travel to McComb to tangle with their new, but old region foe, the McComb Lady Tigers. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Lawrence Co. 4, North Pike 2 

In a battle of felions, the Lady Jaguars and Lady Cougars battled back and forth in a tough defensive bout.

North Pike set the tone of the contest in the first inning by grabbing a 1-0 lead.

Lawrence County charged back to tie the game 1-all in the third inning and captured their first lead at 2-1 in the fourth inning.

The Lady Cougars would add two more runs in the fifth inning to take a comfortable 4-1 lead.

In the sixth inning, North Pike rallied back and tried to overpower Lawrence Co to reclaim the lead, but the Lady Cougars held on and only allowed one run to score.

Elizabeth Smith was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cougars with five strikeouts and one walk.

Lauren Wells absorbed the setback for the Lady Jaguars with six strikeouts and three walks.

Alexsundria Thomas was the top hitter for the Lady Cougars with a triple. Jazmin Thomas and Cheyenne Long hit safely.

Sarah Brock was the offensive leader for North Pike with a triple and a single. Wells added a triple. Hitting safely were Jenna Brock and Baylee Bryant.