Brookhaven clobbers Murrah
The Brookhaven Lady Panthers pounded the Murrah Lady Mustangs 12-0 Tuesday night in a varsity game to stay undefeated in the Region 5-5A/6A race in slowpitch softball action.
“It was good to get the district win,” said BHS coach Chad Walker. “The girls played great defensively. Offensively, it took us a little while to get our bats going, but we managed to get the job done.”
The Lady Panthers (10-6, 5-0) resume action Thursday. They host their archrival, the Lawrence County Lady Cougars, in a non-divisional contest. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6.
Brookhaven 12, Murrah 0
The Lady Panthers came out strong and overpowered the Lady Mustangs as Ole Brook conducted an offensive hitting clinic for their softball fans.
Brookhaven hammered Murrah for 12 runs in the first three innings of work to invoke the mercy rule in the fourth inning.
Alycen Speaks was the winning pitcher for Ole Brook with one strikeout and no walks.
Tatyanna Lofton suffered the loss for the Lady Mustangs with no strikeouts and three walks.
Sophomore third baseman Katherine Shell sparked the Lady Panthers’ offense with a home run and a single. Jada Henderson fueled the flames with a double and a single. Julianna Porter and Kat Wallace contributed a pair of singles. Hitting safely were Tia Bussey, Cheyenne Motley and Speaks.
Quanesha Murray was the top offensive leader for Murrah with a double. Courtney Penson provided a single.