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Lady Cobras thump Crystal Springs

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Wesson Kaitlyn Smith (right) receives congratulations from her coach Jackie Johnson at third base after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against Crystal Springs Tuesday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Wesson Kaitlyn Smith (right) receives congratulations from her coach Jackie Johnson at third base after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against Crystal Springs Tuesday night.

WESSON – The Wesson Lady Cobras thumped the Crystal Springs Lady Tigers 10-0 Tuesday night to remain undefeated in Region 7-3A slowpitch softball action.

“Glad to get another district win,” said Wesson coach Jackie Johnson. “I was very pleased with the girls efforts. Overall, we still need to keep our focus as we prepare for a tough match-up Thursday.”

The Lady Cobras (17-6, 4-0) return to action Thursday. They will invade Hazlehurst to battle the Hazlehurst Lady Indians for another huge division test. Game time is set for a varsity only match beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wesson 10, Crystal Springs 0 

The Lady Cobras overcame a sluggish start to hammered the Lady Tigers in five innings of work.

Wesson scored two runs in the second inning and had a four-run explosion in the third inning, before the Lady Cobras concluded the game with another four run blast in the fifth inning to invoke the mercy rule.

Cheyenne Gladden was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cobras with three strikeouts and two walks.

Shaquan Bythers suffered the loss for Crystal Springs (5-3, 1-3) with no strikeouts and no walks.

Kaitlyn Smith provided the offensive spark to lead Wesson at the plate with a two-run home run in the third inning. Harmoni Ashley fueled the flames with two doubles and a single.

Hailey Chassion and Gladden contributed a double and two singles apiece. Aurianna Vaughn had a double and a single. Sarah Robinson helped with two singles. Bailey Middleton ripped a double. Amber Brinson and Sabria Green hit safely.

Tenisha Towns, Arianna James and Bythers were the offensive leaders for the Lady Tigers with a single apiece.

“We struggled to hit the ball against a very good team,” said Crystal Springs coach Glenn Wilkerson. “The girls played hard, but we made too many mental errors to overcome.”