BHS whips Wesson, falls to N. Pike
The host Brookhaven Lady Panthers took one of two games Tuesdaynight in slowpitch softball action. In the first game, The NorthPike Lady Jaguars defeated the Panthers 13-9. In the nightcap,Brookhaven walloped the Wesson Lady Cobras 10-0.
The Lady Panthers will play again Thursday hosting the FranklinCounty Lady Bulldogs on the Brookhaven Softball Complex Field. Gametime is set for 5 p.m. beginning with the junior varsity. Thevarsity game will follow at 6 p.m.
North Pike 13, Brookhaven 9
Charneissa Gordon was the winning pitcher for the Jaguars,collecting one strikeout and allowing one walk.
Brooke Hosick absorbed the loss for the Panthers with one strikeoutand one walk. North Pike led 9-2 in the third.
“We dug ourselves a big hole in the third inning,” said Brookhavenhead coach Lisa Covington. ” North Pike hit the ball well. I wasjust glad that we battled back.”
Centerfielder Christen Benson led the way offensively forBrookhaven (2-1) by hitting four singles. Erica Bridwellcontributed three singles. Dana Herring and Brooke Hosick providedtwo singles each in the battle. Sarah Ayers hit a double.Brookhaven got a single from Rashana Stewart, Emily Freeman andMadeline DeLaughter.
Third baseman Rachel Kelly provided the offensive firepower for theJaguars (2-2) with three singles. Summer Brown, Charneissa Gordon,Savannah Johnston and Brianna Brister produced two singles each.Breanna McKenzie collected a double and a single. Marissa Jenkinshit a double. McKenzie Brock singled.
“We hit the ball better tonight,” said North Pike head coach SonyaWallace. “We made some costly errors, but we were able to get thewin. Brookhaven did a good job hitting the ball.”
In JV action, North Pike crushed Brookhaven 19-3.
McKenzie Brock, Savannah Welch, Jonay Maxwell and Sara McMillan ledthe way for the Lady Jaguars collecting a single apiece.
Shelby Case, Alycen Speaks, Katherine Shell and Madison Casesingled for Brookhaven.
Brookhaven 10, Wesson 0
Brooke Hosick provided a strong shutout pitching performance as shecollected two strikeouts and allowing two walks in thenightcap.
Jessica Delaney (0K, 0BB) absorbed the loss for the Lady.
First Baseman Madeline DeLaughter lit the offensive spark forBrookhaven (3-1) with a double and two singles. Dana Herringcontributed a double and a single. Hitting safely for Brookhavenwere Erica Bridwell, Brooke Hosick, Sarah Ayers, Christen Benson,Emily Freeman, Rashana Stewart, Erica Lenior and ShelbyPeavey.
“It is good to bounce back to get the win,” said Coach Covington.”We hit the ball much better.”
Wesson (0-4) was led by Hanna Brown and Shauntay Walker with asingle apiece.