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Lawrence Co. clobbers Ole Brook

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Senior Jazmin Thomas (right) is congratulated by her coach, Meleah Howard, on the third base line after Thomas hit a three-run home run in the second inning against the Brookhaven Lady Panthers Thursday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Senior Jazmin Thomas (right) is congratulated by her coach, Meleah Howard, on the third base line after Thomas hit a three-run home run in the second inning against the Brookhaven Lady Panthers Thursday night.

 

The Lawrence County Lady Cougars managed to knock off the Brookhaven Lady Panthers 13-2 Thursday night, as rain threatened to cancel the slowpitch softball action at the Ole Brook Lady Panther Softball Complex.

“I am really proud of the way the girls hit the ball tonight,” said LCHS coach Meleah Howard. “We showed a lot of patience at the plate offensively and played solid on defense.”

The Lady Panthers (10-7, 5-0) resume play Saturday. They invade Waynesboro to tangle with the Wayne County Lady War Eagles. Junior varsity starts at 1 p.m., followed by varsity action at 2:30.

The LCHS Lady Cougars (13-1-1, 4-0) return to action Tuesday. They visit McComb to battle the McComb Lady Tigers in a big district contest. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6.

Lawrence Co. 13, Brookhaven 2

The Lady Cougars came out strong and quickly overpowered the Lady Panthers to take a 10-0 lead in four innings of action.

Ole Brook, refusing to give up, battled back into the contest in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Lady Panthers fought hard to push across two runs to help spark their offense to make a comeback.

In the fifth inning, LCHS managed to add three more runs to gain a 13-2 lead and held off the Lady Panthers to collect the win.

Barri Rogers was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cougars with two strikeouts and one walk.

Alycen Speaks suffered the setback for Ole Brook with no strikeouts and eight walks. Raligh Allen (1K, 0BB) saw a little action in relief in the fifth.

First baseman Jazmin Thomas provided the offensive spark to lead LCHS with a three-run home run in the second inning and a single.

Jamie Martin contributed a three-run home run in the first inning. Alyssa Pendergrass fueled the flames with a double and a single. Callie Fortenberry had a pair of singles. Madison Hyde and Alexsundria Thomas ripped a double each. Lexie Johnson and Rogers hit safely.

Jada Henderson was the offensive leader for the Lady Panthers with a double. Hitting safely were Julianna Porter, Katherine Shell, Chantel Quarles and Haley Speaks.

“When you don’t hit the ball, make errors and give up walks, you will not win many games,” said BHS coach Chad Walker.

In JV action, Lawrence County surpassed Brookhaven 9-6.

Cheyenne Long pitched the win for LCHS with two strikeouts and three walks.

Raligh Allen absorbed the setback with no strikeouts and one walk.

Tiera Collins directed the Lady Cougars’ offense with a three-run home run. Shelly Johnson provided a double and a single. Maddox Kirkland and Emalee Gaffney had a pair of singles. Alyssa Lambert, Abbie Herrington and Lon hit safely

Fallon Brooks paced Brookhaven’s offense with three singles. Kat Wallace contributed a double and a single. Allen had two singles. Hitting safely were Jadeyn Fuller, Cheyenne Motley and Henderson.