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Lady Tigers thump Brookhaven

The McComb Lady Tigers captured a huge Region 6-5A win over the Brookhaven Lady Panthers with an 8-1 victory Thursday night at the Ole Brook Softball Complex.

“Big win,” said McComb coach Cody Hall. “We hit, pitched and fielded the ball really well. I am proud of the girls’ effort. Everyone stepped up and played hard.”

The Lady Panthers (6-6, 1-1) resume action Tuesday and host the Terry Lady Bulldogs. Junior varsity action kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6:30.

The Lady Tigers (8-6, 2-0) return home to host the Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets, Tuesday. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6.

McComb 8, Brookhaven 1

In a battle of felines, the Lady Tigers and the Lady Panthers battled hard to secure first place in the first half of the district race.

McComb came out strong in the opening inning and took a 2-0 lead.

Brookhaven fought back in the bottom of the third inning and trimmed the lead to 2-1 before the Lady Tigers exploded and outscored the Lady Panthers 6-0 to secure the win.

Kamry Creel was the winning pitcher for McComb with seven strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter.

Senior second basemen Breann Talbert provided the offensive spark to lead the Lady Tigers with three singles. Kaylin Coney and Paige Brock fueled the flames with a double and a single apiece. Destiny Brown ripped a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Katie Kalusche and Creel.

Freshman Katherine Shell suffered the setback for the Lady Panthers with no strikeouts and one walk.

Third baseman Katie Grace Culpepper had a stellar performance at the plate to lead Brookhaven’s offense with three singles. Senior catcher Christen Benson contributed a triple and a single.

“McComb came through with the big hits and we did not,” said BHS coach Chad Walker. “Overall, we need to continue working hard to get better.”

In JV action, McComb and Brookhaven finished tied 4-4 as the game was called on a time limit.

Frenesha Harris paced the Lady Tigers with a double. Ariel Johnson, Kimora Wells, Gyana Partman, Abigal Jordan and Isis Tucker hit safely.

Rileigh Allen and Mary Parker Jackson were the offensive leaders to the Lady Panthers with a single each.