Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes off to 7-1 start
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 AM
The Philadelphia High School girls fast-pitch softball team has gotten off to a fast start.
On Saturday, they won the Sebastopol tournament and now they entered the week with a 7-1 record.
"Our pitching and our defense have been strong," Coach Austin McNair said. "We have to keep it up. Our region schedule starts next week and we need to be playing at our best."
The Lady Tornadoes began last week with a 6-1 loss to Neshoba Central. They bounced back to beat Quitman 4-2. They then entered the Sebastopol tournament where they beat Union 12-2 and Sebastopol 11-3. On Monday, they took an 11-3 win over Union 14-6 in the Kosciusko tournament.
The Lady Tornadoes were to play Winona and Ridgeland Tuesday before taking off the rest of the Spring Break week.
Against Neshoba Central, the Lady Tornadoes scored their only run in the sixth inning. The Lady Rockets scored one in the first, three in the fifth and two in the sixth. Macy Goldman was the losing pitcher. Alyssa Davis and T.K. Cole had Philadelphia's only hits.
In their win of Quitman, the Lady Tornadoes scored one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. Quitman's two runs came in the sixth inning. Goldman was the winning pitcher and had five strikeouts. Kambresha Griffin hit two triples and Davis hit two doubles.
The Lady Tornadoes jumped out to an 8-0 leading in the first inning against Union and never looked back. Kanyatta Moore was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts. Davis hit a double and a single; Griffin and Marsha Hunt both hit a double, and Sydney Battle added two singles.
Davis hit two doubles to lead Philadelphia past Sebastopol in the tournament finals. The Lady Tornadoes scored one in the first, four in the second and six in the third. Goldman was the winning pitcher. Hunt hit a double and a single while Battle connected on a single.
On Monday, the Lady Tornadoes took another win over Union. 14-6. Davis hit two triples; Hunt hit two singles; and, Griffin added a double.