Latta 5, Tupelo 4
TUPELO 200 200 0 — 4 6 3
LATTA 020 003 x — 5 8 3
Katelyn Roberts and Kassi Fortner. Stephanie Priest and Tamra Jackson. WP-Priest (18-8). LP-Roberts (34-6). HR-Katie Campbell (T). HL-Priest 2-3, RS; Jackson 2-3, 2 RBIs, Autumn Lawrence 1-3, 2 RBIs; Chelsey Bennett 1-3, RBI (L), Desiree Bell 2-3, RS; Campbell 1-3, RS, 2 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Latta — No. 6 in Class 4A — avenged a blowout loss to Tupelo in the Vanoss Tournament, scoring three times in the bottom of the sixth to edge the second-ranked (Class A) Lady Tigers. Tupelo got a two-run first-inning homer by Katie Campbell to take a first inning lead and still led, 4-2, heading to the bottom of the sixth, but RBI singles by Chelsey Bennett, Tamra Jackson and Autumn Lawrence (the last two coming back-to-back with two outs) lifted the Lady Panthers to their 18th win of the season heading into Thursday’s regional tournament at Oktaha.
COACHES QUOTE: “We both needed a good tune-up game for regionals, and we got it.” — Latta coach Jim Foster.
Records: Latta 18-8; Tupelo 34-6.
Up Next: Latta vs. Keys Thursday, at 2:15 p.m. at Class 4A Regional Tournament in Oktaha; Tupelo vs. Whitesboro Thursday, 2:15 p.m. at Class A Regional Tournament in Moss.