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BHS softball hosts annual tournament

The forecast calls for the type of weather that softball coaches dream about this weekend.

It’ll be sunny and near 80 degrees as Brookhaven High hosts their annual Ole Brook Tournament at Lady Panther Park Saturday.

Last year the one-day tournament was one of the final athletic events held in the area before sports were shut down due to COVID-19.

Games will either be seven innings or 75 minutes each.

Coach Mandy Vinson and her homestanding Lady Panthers (0-5) take on Enterprise (3-3) in the tourney opener.

Enterprise and coach Trace Abdul-Hadi are coming off a big 6-4 win against Bogue Chitto in their Region 7-2A opener on March 5.

It was the first win for EAC over their county rivals from Bogue Chitto since April 3, 2018.

Sophomore Hannah Jergins pitched the win for Enterprise over BC as she threw 109 pitches in 6.1 innings. Jergins struck out four and walked seven while giving up two earned runs.

Bailey Parks came in to finish the game off in the circle and earn the save for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

At the plate Enterprise was led by Morgan Chemin with a double. Chemin had two hits in the game and drove in two runs as the leadoff batter.

Ainslee Jergins, Hannah Jergins, Mallory Honea and Miranda Anderson each drove in a run apiece for Enterprise.

Co-Lin softball signee Julianna Frazier led BC with a pair of doubles in the loss for coach Kris Smith.

Bogue Chitto (1-3) and BHS will meet in the tournament finale that’s scheduled to begin at 5:50 p.m.

The second game of the day will match West Lincoln (2-1) against 6A Pearl High (5-4) at 9:50 a.m.

The 11:10 a.m. matchup has Enterprise playing their second and final game of the day against 5A Vicksburg (2-4).

At 12:30 p.m., West Lincoln and coach Anita Thornton are back in action playing 6A Warren Central (4-3-1).

Loyd Star (3-4) takes the field at 1:50 against Pearl. The Lady Hornets beat Puckett 5-1 their last time out on Thursday.

Before the Spring Break holiday, Loyd Star got its Region 7-2A schedule started with a 6-1 win over West Lincoln.

Sophomore southpaw Carson Hughey pitched the win over WL for coach Scott Leggett. Junior Baylee Zumbro smacked a double awhile freshman Abby Burnette had a triple for LS.

Burnette finished that game with two hits while sophomore Marley Britt and junior Aubrey Britt also hit safely for Loyd Star. Zumbro and Burnette drove in two runs apiece while eighth grader Ainsley Gennaro added an RBI as well.

Madelyn Spring led WL with a double in the loss. Abbi Norsworthy, Mary Claire Johnson and Jona Hughes all also hit safely for West Lincoln against LS.

At 3:10 p.m., Bogue Chitto wraps up their day with a matchup against Vicksburg.

The final game for Loyd Star is set for 4:30 p.m. against Warren Central.