Ferriday Stars finish 5th

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WEST MONROE, LA. – The Franklin County laden Ferriday All-Starsfinished fifth in the Louisiana Dixie Debs State Fast-pitchsoftball Tournament over the weekend.

Ferriday paced by seven FCHS players lost to Caldwell Parish 7-3in an elimination game Sunday afternoon.

Natchez Trinity product Alyx Atkinson (Hinds CC signee) absorbedthe loss for Ferriday.

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FC products Monea Cameron, Kacey Smith and Shaniquia Cameron hadbase hits for the Ferriday All-Stars. Smith finished with twosingles, while Shaniquia Cameron added a double. Monea Cameron, aCo-Lin signee ripped a single.

“It was a fun run,” said Ferriday All-Star’s coach Dana Smith,who was helped by Myra Stewart and her husband Mickey Smith asmanagers on the team.

The Ferriday All-Stars only suited out nine players in the StateTournament, due to illnesses that hit the team.

“We were out numbered from the start,” added Smith. “We playedhard and gave it a shot.”

This was the second straight year the Ferriday All-Starsfinished fifth in the fifth in the tournament, an awardedaccomplishment.

FCHS players on the team included Co-Lin signee MelissaMcFarland, who had five strikeouts in five innings of relief.Rainee Bethley, Courtney Reid, and Taylor Stewart rounded out theFC stars.