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North PIke takes softball tourney

SUMMIT – A quartet of Southwest Mississippi slowpitch softballteams met Saturday afternoon in the annual North Pike Tournament atLady Jaguar Field. Joining host 3A North Pike in action were 4Apowers Brookhaven and Lawrence Co., along with 1A powerhouse BogueChitto.

The North Pike Lady Jaguars fought off an 8-3 loss toBrookhaven, and beat Lawrence Co. and Bogue Chitto; capturing thetournament title. Bogue Chitto and North Pike finished tournamentplay at 2-1, with North Pike claiming the title with the 1-run winover the Lady ‘Cats.

In other tournament action, Brookhaven handled North Pike 8-3.Bogue Chitto beat Lawrence Co. 12-4. North defeated Lawrence Co.8-3. Bogue Chitto got by Brookhaven 6-4. Lawrence Co. smashedBrookhaven 9-2 in a non-district affair.

“We were a little slow getting started this morning,” said LadyJags head coach Sonia Wallace, who was referring to the earlymorning 9 a.m. start against Brookhaven. “Once we got that firstgame out of the way, we played well.”

North Pike (13-4) hosts South Pike for a varsity doubleheaderMonday.

Brookhaven 8, North Pike 3

Collecting hit for the Lady Jags were Maggie Dunaway andCatherine West. Lindsey Moak and Hail Sasser each doubled. KariBessonette tripled.

For the Lady Panthers, Hannah Lowman singled twice. TerriHodges, Katie Stewart and Brianna Ashmore also singled for headcoach Lisa Covington.

Bogue Chitto 12, Lawrence Co. 4

Bogue Chitto got hits from Candace Avants and Blaine Myers.Latoya Braxton singled and doubled.

The Lady Cougars were led by Ashley Jones with 2 singles. ShainaStarks doubled. Tianna Griffin, Sage Mobile and DeeDee Williamseach singled.

North Pike 8, Lawrence Co. 3

North Pike was led by Kayla Stockton who singled twice.Bessonette, Dunaway and Sasser each had 2 singles. Hali Sassersingled twice.

The Lady Cougars got their lone hit on a double from AlexHarris.

Bogue Chitto 6, Brookhaven 4

Brookhaven got a pair of singles from Terri Hodges, ChristiMartin and Stevie Wright.

The Lady Bobcats were led by Chelsey Miller with 2 singles and 2runs scored.

Lawrence Co. 9, Brookhaven 2

Hannah Lowman singled twice to pace the Lady Panthers. Mobilescored twice and had 2 singles for Lawrence Co.

North Pike 7, Bogue Chitto 6

For the Lady Bobcats, Braxton singled twice. Chelsey Millerscored 2 runs.

The Lady Jags got 2 singles each from Leonna Ballard and West.Kaitlyn Perry scored 2 runs.