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BA softball starts strong in tournament play

The Brookhaven Academy fast-pitch softball team opened South State tournament play Saturday with a 16-3 over River Oaks.

The Lady Cougars had little trouble in the opening game with multiple players tallying multiple hits.  Madi Smith hit two triples and a single, Madison Thompson hit a double and triple, Julie Anna Bartram hit a double and a single, Makayla Martin hit a double, and Kailyn Jordan, Madison Moak, Abeni Fuller, Jana Case and Emily Claire Felder all singled.

Felder picked up  the win on the mound with four strikeouts, one walk and four hits.

BA followed up with a 5-2 win over Amite School Center. Madi Smith got the win on the mound with 12 strikeouts. She gave up two walks and six hits.

Jordan, Moak and Smith picked up two singles each. Thompson hit two singles. Cameron Watson hit a double and Bartram hit a single.

BA also made quick work of Centreville Academy with a 14-3 win. Madi Smith pitched three innings, striking out four and giving up five hits and four walks. Emily Claire Felder pitched two innings and and gave up one hit and struck out one.

Felder hit a double and a single, Abeni Fuller hit a double and a single, Jana Case hit two singles, Madison Moak hit two singles, and Kailyn Jordan, Madison Thompson and Cameron Watson hit a single.

BA continues tournament play today with a game against Newton Academy.