BA girls claim AA state title

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 12, 2003

The host Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars won the State Class AASlowpitch Softball Tournament Saturday at the Hansel KingSportsplex. Brookhaven Academy had finished runner-up the last sixtournaments before taking the championship Saturday.

Brookhaven whipped Bowling Green (La.)12-2 in the opener, thencrushed Simpson County 18-3 next round and 6-0 in the championshipgame.

“I’m proud of the way the girls played,” said Brookhaven Academyvolunteer head coach Neal King. “They deserved what they got. Theyplayed extremely hard.”

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Brookhaven Academy senior Lindsey Holmes was the winning pitcherin the tournament.

Brookhaven Academy wrapped up the season with a 25-6 record.

Brookhaven Academy 12, Bowling Green 2

In the first game, left centerfielder Emily Langley directedBrookhaven with a home run, a double and a single. Jessica Hartsmashed a home run and a triple. Angie Davis drilled a home run anda single.

Adding support to the Lady Cougars win with a triple and asingle was Brittany Wilkinson. Singing twice was Maddie Allen.Holmes doubled. Amber Beeson, April Douchard, Katie Watson andEmily Yeager singled.

Brookhaven Academy 18, Simpson 3

In the second tournament game, Brookhaven Academy was powered byLangley home run and two singles. Hart belted a home run and asingle. Collecting a triple, a double and a home run each wereAllen and Wilkinson.

Douchard and Davis collected 3 singles apiece for the LadyCougars. Ripping a pair of singles each were Beeson and Holmes.Snider tripled. Hitting safely were Grant and Watson.

Brookhaven 6, Simpson 0

Allen ripped a home run and 2 singles to lead the Lady Cougarsin the championship game. Beeson and Hart blasted a home run and asingle apiece. Collecting 2 singles each were Douchard, Davis,Holmes and Langley.

Contributing to the Brookhaven win with single were Grant andKelli Snider.