Lady Hornets, Jackets go 2-0 in LS tournament
Published 12:06 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Loyd Star Lady Hornets and Enterprise Lady Jackets impressed Saturday at the Loyd Star tournament, each going to 2-0 on the day.
Loyd Star stayed perfect on the season with wins against Wesson and Sumrall. Enterprise started off the tournament picking up a win against Bogue Chitto Friday night then picked up where they left off with a win Saturday over Brookhaven.
Loyd Star 1, Wesson 0
The Lady Hornets and the Lady Cobras played a pitching and defensive duel all the way to the seventh inning.
Although both teams managed to get runners on bases in each inning, nether team was able to bring in a run.
In the bottom of the seventh, Abigail Thornton led off with a double and Mackenzie Smith would win the game with a walk-off RBI single to give the Lady Hornets the tough victory.
Smith pitched another gem Saturday morning, going all seven innings and gave up no earned runs on one hit, one walk and struck out 10 in the victory for the Lady Hornets.
The Lady Panthers jumped ahead of the Lady Jackets in the top of the first with Jadeyn Fuller hitting a two-run RBI single to give Ole Brook the 2-0 lead.
Enterprise followed the bottom half of the first with a run on a throwing error to first base, quickly followed by an RBI single from Kaylie Burgess. Abby Meredith soon followed with another RBI single to give Enterprise the 3-2 lead. The Lady Jackets tacked on two more runs to give them the 5-2 lead at the end of the first.
The Lady Panthers scored a run in the top of the third with an RBI groundout by Fuller to cut the deficit to 5-3.
In the bottom of the third with the bases loaded with two outs, Lynsey Nations brought in the final run of the game with a fielder’s choice to secure the win for Enterprise at 6-3.
“So proud of the girls. They came to play and did everything they were asked to do,” Enterprise head coach Charissa Burke said. “We had success against a good Brookhaven team.”
Haley Nations picked up the win for the Lady Jackets. Madison Thompson took the loss for the Lady Panthers.
Lawrence County 5,
Both teams were locked in a pitching duel until the bottom of the fourth inning. With two outs, Amanda Rushing nailed a two-run RBI double to give Lawrence County the lead. Skyler Speights soon followed with an RBI single to give the Lady Cougars a boost to 3-0.
Wesson scored its first run in the top of the fifth on a close play at home plate to cut the deficit.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Cougars scored their final run of the game on a deep sacrifice fly. Wesson would score their final run in the top of the sixth, but it wasn’t enough as Lawrence County took the win by a score of 5-2.
Sumrall 3, Brookhaven 2
The Lady Panthers jumped on the board first in the first inning and kept the Sumrall Lady Bobcats scoreless until the fifth inning. Macy Ziskin brought Tia Bussey home with a bunt single, giving the Lady Panthers a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers would score one more time in the top of the fourth on a steal to home plate to give them the 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, Abigail Thexton brought in Sumrall’s first run of the game on an RBI single. Rachel Green stepped up to the plate and nailed a two-run RBI double, giving Sumrall a 3-2 walk-off win over Brookhaven.
Karley Russell picked up the win for Sumrall and Jadeyn Fuller took the setback for the Lady Panthers.
Bogue Chitto 3,
Lawrence County 1
The Lady Cats pitched a shutout heading into the fifth inning. In the bottom of the first, the Lady Cats loaded the bases when Stevie Montgomery brought in the game’s first run on an RBI single to give them the 1-0 lead. The Lady Cougars soon got out of the jam without allowing another run to score.
The Lady Cats scored on a throw that got past the catcher in the bottom of the fourth and tacked on another run after that, taking a 3-0 lead. The Lady Cougars scored their only run in the top of the fifth.
Julianna Frazier picked up the win for the Lady Cats and Ashley Holden took the loss on the mound for the Lady Cougars.
“The girls did a great job. Both teams threw young pitchers to get them some experience,” Bogue Chitto head coach Scott Leggett said.
Loyd Star 6, Sumrall 1
Mackenzie Smith pitched another great game, dominating all the way to the fourth inning. The Lady Hornets scored the first run of the game on a pitch that sailed past the catcher, scoring the runner from third to give Loyd Star the 1-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Rachel Green scored the Lady Bobcats’ only run on an RBI double to tie the game at 1-1.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Hornets tacked on five runs to keep them perfect on the season and concluded the Loyd Star tournament with the 6-1 victory.
Mackenzie Smith pitched the complete game and gave up one run and struck out nine in the victory. Brianna McCray took the loss for the Lady Bobcats.