Lady Panthers win two in Warren Central tournament

Published 10:45 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

VICKSBURG – The Brookhaven Lady Panthers varsity team had two major victories in Saturday’s Warren Central Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament held at the school’s field. The BHS Lady Panthers were able to keep their opponents scoreless through 14 innings of softball.

With a score of 15-0, the first victory came against the 6A Warren Central Lady Vikings early on Saturday morning.

“We hit the ball really well and were able to go behind the runners when we needed to score,” said BHS Head Coach Mandy Vinson. “The girls were very aggressive on the bases. And, Cheyenne Motley pitched a really good game. She was the winning pitcher with no walks and no strikeouts.”

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Brookhaven 15, Warren Central 0 

The Lady Panthers were aggressive from the beginning of the game earning five runs during their first bat and never easing up, as they earned additional runs that included one run in the third and three runs in the fifth inning. The Lady Panthers ended their batting game by earning six runs at their last bat in the seventh inning.

Motley was the winning pitcher for BHS with no strikeouts and no walks.

She led the Ole Brook’s offense with four singles followed by senior Katherine Shell, who had two doubles and a single. Junior Jada Henderson contributed two doubles. Seniors Haley Speaks and Fallon Brooks, along with Junior Macy Ziskin, all three hit two singles apiece. Hitting safely were junior Tia Bussey, sophomore Rileigh Allen, sophomore Jadeyn Fuller, sophomore Madison Thompson, and freshman Kat Wallace. Senior Reagan Atterberry got on base with a walk.

Warren Central’s Lady Vikings batters had four singles and one triple throughout the game.

The Lady Panthers kept their winning streak alive as they played back-to-back games and faced the North Pike Lady Jaguars at the Vicksburg tournament. The Lady Panthers won the face-off with their long-time rivals with a score of 6-0.

Coach Vinson said, “We made some good heads-up plays defensively against North Pike. I am very proud of the way the girls played today. I am certainly excited about the season.”

Brookhaven, 6, North Pike 0 

During the second game of the tournament, the Lady Panthers came out again swinging at their first bat and scored two runs in the first inning. They followed up with one run in the second inning, two runs in the third inning, and a final run in the sixth.

Rileigh Allen was the winning pitcher. Allen gave up one walk and struck out one batter.

Kat Shell and Fallon Brooks led the game against North Pike with three singles each. Kat Wallace produced two singles while Haley Speaks, Jada Henderson and Reagan Atterberry all hit safely. Tia Bussey and Kat Wallace each got on base with a walk, too.

The North Pike batters produced five singles throughout the seven innings.

The Lady Panthers (2-0), will be in action Tuesday night as they prepare to take on the Lawrence County Cougars at Monticello. Junior Varsity action will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 6:15.