Lady Tornadoes pickup region fast-pitch victory
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM
The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes picked up a Region 5-3A win last week in fast-pitch softball action as they pounded Forest 17-0.
In their only other game, the Lady Tornadoes dropped 3-1 decision to Northeast Lauderdale.
Philadelphia, now 2-2 on the season, will play three games in the Clarkdale tournament this week. They take on South Panola on Thursday and Madison Central and Enterprise on Saturday.
Marsha’ Hunt pounded out three hits to lead the Lady Tornadoes past Forest.
Philadelphia scored one in the first, two in the second, three in the third and 12 in the fourth. Macy Goldman was the winning pitcher.
T.K. Cole hit a home run. Jada White had two singles while Alyssa Davis and Goldman both hit a single.
Northeast Lauderdale scored three in the sixth inning and held off a Philadelphia rally to take the victory.
Goldman took the pitching loss. Davis, White and Hunt all hit a double and Goldman hit a single.
The Lady Warriors took a 3-0 win over Southeast Lauderdale last week as they improved to 2-2 on the season.
Choctaw Central scored one in the first and two in the third. Betty Mingo was the winning pitcher. She allowed one hit and struck out nine batters.
The Lady Warriors pounded out seven hits. India Samuel and Mingo both had two hits. Iris Farve hit a triple and knocked in a run. Averii Cotton hit a double and Lauren Ben hit a single.
Choctaw Central then dropped a 1-0 decision to Choctaw County. The Lady Chargers scored their run in the seventh inning. Samuel had a single for the Lady Warriors.
The Lady Warriors were scheduled to play three games early in the week. They were to play Ethel and Kosciusko on Monday and Leake Central on Tuesday.
The Lady Rockets picked up an 8-2 win over Houston in their only game last week.
The Lady Rockets scored one in the first, one in the third, three in the fifth and three in the sixth. Houston scored two in the first.
Aspen Wesley allowed four hits and had 17 strikeouts for Neshoba Central to take the pitching victory.
MaKenzie Barnett hit a home run and a single and knocked in three runs. Tenly Graham hit a double and a single while Madalyn Thompson had three hits and two RBIs. Tori Henderson had two hits and three RBIs.
The Lady Rockets were to play Madison Central on Friday in the Clarkdale tournament. On Saturday, they play Desoto Central and East Central.
The Union girls will play four games this week during the Clarkdale Spring tournament which will be held at the Northeast Park in Meridian.
Union takes on South Panola Friday at 4:30 p.m. They will then take on Pascagoula at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Yellowjackets play Southeast Lauderdale at 8:30 a.m. and then take on Northwest Rankin at 11:30 a.m.
The Lady Yellowjackets entered the week with a 4-5 overall record and 0-1 in the region. They went 1-2 last week. They dropped a 9-4 decision in extra inning to Newton County and 6-4 loss to region foe Enterprise. On Friday, they defeated Meridian 15-2 to close out the week.
Union went up 3-0 in the first inning against Newton County. The Lady Cougars bounced back to score two in the fourth, two in the fifth to go up 4-3. Union scored a run in the sixth to tie the game. In extra innings, Newton County scored five runs to take the win.
Both teams had 10 hits. Parker Breland, Lilly Burton and Dallas Brown all hit two singles. Bailiegh Mitchell hit a double. Anna Rigdon took the pitching loss. She had four strikeouts.
Enterprise went up 6-0 in the top of the sixth and then held off a Union rally to take the win. Union scored all of its runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Both teams had nine hits. Macy Lott led with a double and a single while Lilly Burton and Mackenzie Dolan both added two singles. Rigdon took the pitching loss. She had four strikeouts.
The Lady Yellowjackets pounded out 10 hits to knock off Meridian High School. The Lady Yellowjackets scored three in the first, three in the second, three in the third, four in the fourth and two in the fifth. Meridian answered with one run in the first and one in the fourth.
Rigdon struck out six batters and allowed five hits to take the pitching on.
Mackenzie Dolan hit two home runs and knocked in five RBIs to lead the Lady Yellowjackets. Rigdon helped her cause with three doubles; Dallas Brown hit two singles; and, Ansley Rigby hit a double.
“Overall, I thought we had a pretty good week,” Coach Jacob Casey said. “We competed well Monday night with Newton County and had a chance to win that ball game in the seventh but couldn’t get it done.
“On Thursday against Enterprise we didn’t come out on fire like I would have hoped we would. I was happy though about how we ended the week at Meridian. We hit the ball very well and played an overall good game.”