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LCHS Lady Cougars clobber Vicksburg, Florence

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lawrence County's Alexsundria Thomas lays down a great bunt in Saturday softball action against Vicksburg.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lawrence County’s Alexsundria Thomas lays down a great bunt in Saturday softball action against Vicksburg.

MONTICELLO – The Lawrence County Lady Cougars hosted a spur-of-the-moment softball tournament Saturday afternoon and quickly dominated the Vicksburg Lady Gators and the Florence Lady Eagles to grab two big wins,

In the first game of the evening, the Lady Gators defeated the Lady Eagles 15-8. The Lady Cougars played in the final two games as they feasted the Lady Gators 14-0 in the second game and clobbered the Lady Eagles 15-0 in the finale.

Originally, Lawrence County, Vicksburg and Florence were supposed to play in Wesson’s tournament but were cancelled due to wet conditions.

“Glad to get two wins in before beginning district action this week,” said LCHS coach Meleah Howard. “The girls played great offensively and defensively. We hit the ball a lot more aggressively than we did last Thursday. Our pitchers did a outstanding job today.”

The Lady Cougars (6-1) will be in action Monday as they host the Wesson Lady Cobras in a make up game. The junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

 Lawrence Co. 14, Vicksburg 0 

The Lady Cougars came out and quickly overpowered the Lady Gators in four innings of work. Lawrence County scored five runs in the first inning, six runs in the second inning and three runs in the third inning to collect the shutout.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lawrence County's Jordan Harp prepares to deliver her pitch against Vicksburg in softball action at Monticello.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lawrence County’s Jordan Harp prepares to deliver her pitch against Vicksburg in softball action at Monticello.

Jordan Harp was the winning pitcher for Lawrence County with six strikeouts and one walk.

Olivia Oakes took the loss on the mound for Vicksburg with one strikeout and two walks.

Alexsundria Thomas powered the Lady Cougars offensive attack with two doubles. Madison Hyde continued to fuel the flames with three singles. Jamie Martin ripped a double and a single. Callie Fortenberry had two singles. Lexie Johnson hit a double. Hitting safely were Josie Nations and Maddux Kirkland.

Grace Bufkin recorded the only hit for the Lady Gators with a single.

Lawrence Co. 15, Florence 0 

In the last game of the evening, the Lady Cougars continued their aggressiveness on offense and defense to quickly overwhelm the Florence Lady Eagles in three innings of action.

Lawrence County scored only one run in the first inning, before putting together an eight-run explosion in the second inning and evoke the mercy run in the third inning with a six-run blast.

Elizabeth Smith pitched the win for the Lady Cougars with four strikeouts and three walks.

Fortenberry directed Lawrence County’s offensive onslaught with three singles. Martin contributed a double and a single. Smith had a double. Kirkland, Hyde, Johnson and Nations hit safely.