• 75°

Lawrence Co. girls advance

COLLINSVILLE — The Lawrence County Lady Cougars took a giantstep forward in the Class 4A state slowpitch softball playoffsTuesday. They swept West Lauderdale 10-6 and 8-4.

The Lady Cougars (20-7) play at D’Iberville or Picayune Saturdayin the second round. It will be a best-of-three series.

“My leadoff batter (Shaina Starks) hit a home run in the firstgame,” said LCHS head coach Jill Haney. “That got us going.Everybody hit the ball well.”

Bridgee Williams pitched both victories over WestLauderdale.

For the complete story and more local news, become a subscriberto The DAILY LEADER. Contact The DAILY LEADER at 601-833-6961 tosubscribe today!