Lady Panthers clobber Wingfield

Published 10:15 am Friday, August 28, 2015

The Brookhaven Lady Panthers softball team breezed through their first district game played at home Thursday night with a 16-0 win over Jackson’s Wingfield.

It took only two and a half innings before the mercy rule was enacted.

BHS scored nine runs in the first inning off of five hits, while seven runs were scored off six hits in the second inning. There was no need for a third at bat.

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The Wingfield players had no hits and no runs in their three bats.

“Our girls were very disciplined at the plate tonight and we had some hard hits,” said Mandy Vinson, BHS head coach. “It is good to get the first district win.”

Brookhaven 16, Wingfield 0 

With 16 runs scored off 11 hits, several BHS players were walked.

Leading the Panthers in hitting and helping push the score upward was Madison Thompson, who got a double and a single. Also hitting a double was Cheyenne Motley. Providing two singles was Katherine Shell. Hitting safely were Fallon Brooks, Rileigh Allen, Jadeyn Fuller, Jada Henderson, Kat Wallace and Tia Bussey.

The Wingfield pitcher had eight walks. Those making it safely to first base on walks were: Shell, Motley, Henderson (twice), Wallace, Macy Ziskin (twice) and Bussey. The visiting pitcher also had three strikeouts.

For Brookhaven, Rileigh Allen pitched the first two innings of the game. She had two strikeouts and no walks. Kyla Henderson came in during the top of the third inning and had one strikeout and one walk.

The Lady Panthers, (7-1, 1-0) will face another district opponent, Murrah High School, Tuesday at the VA Fields in Jackson.