Lady Cougars pound Richton
MONTICELLO – The Lawrence County Lady Cougars clobbered the Richton Lady Rebels 12-2 Thursday night to win Region 6-4A crown.
The Lady Cougars (17-6, 8-0) will continue action today when they host the Bogue Chitto Lady Cats for Senior Night. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 6:30 p.m.
Lady Cougars 12, Lady Rebels 2
The Lady Cougars came out swinging in the division championship and outhit the Lady Rebels 19-3.
Lawrence County started off slow in the first two innings, scoring one run each to secure a 2-0 lead.
In the third, the Lady Cougars’ bats started to heat up as they pounded out four runs. Lawrence County continued the hit-a-thon in the fourth with a five-run surge to take a commanding 11-2 lead.
The Lady Rebels scored their only two runs in the top of the fourth inning to avoid the shutout. The Lady Cougars would end the game in the sixth inning, plating one run to secure the win.
“I was very pleased with the way hit the ball and scored runs,” said Lawrence County coach Meleah Howard. “The girls did a great job playing hard and we are excited to win our district.”
Jordan Harp was the winning pitcher for the Lady Cougars with six strikeouts and one walk.
Kayla Jenkins suffered the loss for the Lady Rebels with no strikeouts and no walks.
Zyon Feazell powered the Lady Cougars with a triple and three singles. Elizabeth Smith fueled the onslaught with two doubles and a single. Sydney Pevey contributed a double and two singles. Callie Fortenberry and Julianna Johnson provided two singles each. Alyssa Lambert had a double. Hitting safely were Josie Nations, Maddux Kirkland, Tyraneshia Davis and Amanda Rushing
The Lady Rebels were led on offense by Hannah Adcock, Meagan Wynne and Madison Hardage with a single each.