BHS Lady Panthers go 3-0 in ’Burg tournament
The Brookhaven High Lady Panthers (5-2) picked up three slow-pitch wins Saturday in a tournament hosted by Hattiesburg High. BHS whipped Harrison Central 10-4, squeezed past Stringer 7-5 and capped the day with a 5-1 win over D’Iberville.
The senior duo of Meg Foster and Lynsey Nations was strong at the plate as each hit a pair of triples on the day. Nations drove in a combined five RBIs in the three wins.
Coach Mandy Vinson saw her team score in every inning against Harrison Central as the Lady Rebels led 3-2 after the top of the second, but BHS answered back with two runs in their half of the inning and three more runs in the third to pull away. Ole Brook outhit Harrison Central 9-6. Kaysha Register hit a double and drove in a pair of runs for BHS. Lulu Cook and Emma Campbell also had a pair of hits each.
Stringer, a 1A school from Jasper County with a strong softball tradition, jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Brookhaven after 1.5 innings. BHS cut the lead with a three run second and jumped ahead with a three run third. Stringer outhit Brookhaven 12-9, but committed three errors to only one by the Lady Panthers. Nations drove in two runs against Stringer while Kyja Willis, Layla Woodall, Novalee Sullivan, Angel Wilkinson and Cook had an RBI each.
The finale only went four innings as BHS used a four run third to break a 1-1 tie. Wilkinson homered and drove in a pair of runs for Ole Brook. Campbell also drove in a run for the Lady Panthers.
Woodall pitched the wins over Harrison Central and Stringer and Kyla Henderson was the winning pitcher against D’Iberville.
BHS hosts a big region matchup with North Pike at Lady Panther Park. The varsity game begins at 6:15 p.m.