Xplosion places 2nd in Ole Brook tourney
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:00 AM
The Neshoba County Xplosion took on the top competition this past weekend in the Ole Brook Bash 18U tournament which was held in Brookhaven.
According to Xplosion Coach Dr. Craig Martin, most of the players on the Xplosion roster would qualify to play in the 14U brackets. But the team chose to play in the older age group in hopes of playing the top competition.
The fast-pitch softball travel team went 5-2 in Brookhaven tournament and finished second. Xplosion currently stands at 14-7-2 so far this summer. They have a team batting average of .380, while the team ERA stands at 167.
"I am super proud of this team," Martin said. "They are playing against teams that have college players on them and are doing well. We are competing well and that's what we are wanting to do."
The Xplosion defeated Wayne County 4-0 in game one. The Xplosion banged out four hits led by Madalyn McMahon with two hits and three RBIs. Meg Martin was the winning pitcher.
Game two saw the Xplosion defeat Mississippi Storm 12-0. Hannah Williams, Katlyn Duke and Payton Libbert all had two hits and two RBIs. Martin was the winning pitcher.
Xplosion followed that up with a 13-1 win over the Crush. Ali Pike led with one hit and three RBIs while Martin had a hit and two RBIs. Martin was the winning pitcher.
Xplosion came back to beat the Rampage 17-1. The Xplosion came up with 18 hits in the game. Hannah Williams and Hannah Hall both had three hits while Martin and Hannah Peebles all had three RBIs.
The Xplosion dropped a 5-3 decision to Majic Stick in game five. Molly Vance led her team with two hits.
The Xplosion came back to beat ICE 8-5. Xplosion banged out 10 hits led by Duke with three hits and two RBIs.
Xplosion then dropped a 3-2 to Majic Stick in the championship game. The game was settled by the International Tie-breaker rule. Duke had two RBIs.
The Xplosion will be competing in the USTA state tournament this weekend in Meridian.