CLASS 4A DISTRICT
Latta 11, Vanoss 1
VANOSS 000 01 — 1 8 3
LATTA 063 02 — 11 12 2
Kayla Dobbins and Lauren Drake. Stephanie Priest and Tamra Jackson. WP-Priest. LP-Dobbins. HR-Ayla McCoy (V). 2B-Tasha MacCollister, Priest (L). HL-Haley Foster 2-2, Kristen Brimm 2-3, McCoy 2-3 (V); Tosha MacCollister 2-3, Priest 1-2, RBI (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Latta scored six runs in the bottom of the second and cruised to the easy win. Latta’s hit leaders included Tosha MacCollister who was 2-for-3 with a double and Stephanie Priest who went 1-for-2 with an RBI double. Ayla McCoy’s home run in the top of the fifth spoiled Latta’s shutout.
Vanoss 16, Savanna 15
SAVANNA 202 020 9 — 15 15 1
VANOSS 200 052 7 — 16 14 4
Lanham and Smedley. Kayla Dobbins and Lauren Drake. WP-Dobbins. LP-Lanham. HR-Kristen Brimm (V). 3B-Brimm (V). 2B-Kaci Patton (V). HL-Brimm 3-5, 5 RBIs, Haley Foster 2-2, Patton 2-3 (V).
NOTEWORTHY: Kristen Brimm saved the day for the Wolves, who found themselves trailing 15-9 heading into the bottom of the seventh after Savanna had scored nine runs inm the top of the inning. Brimm, who had a triple and an inside-the-park grand slam earlier in the game, drove in a run with an RBI single to cap an amazing seven-run VHS volley in the bottom of the seventh to give the Lady Wolves the dramatic win.
Latta 5, Savanna 1
LATTA 010 200 2 — 5 6 3
SAVANNA 001 000 0 — 1 5 3
Stephanie Priest and Tamra Jackson. Lanham and Smedley. WP-Priest. LP-Lanham. 2B-Priest (L). HL-Priest 2-4, RBI, Charissa Smith 2-4 (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Latta snapped a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth and then added two insurance runs in the seventh. Stephanie Priest went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the hosts.
Latta 10, Vanoss 1
VANOSS 000 100 0 — 1 3 1
LATTA 121 051 x — 10 11 4
Kayla Dobbins and Lauren Drake. Stephanie Priest and Tamra Jackson. WP-Priest. LP-Dobbins. 3B-Autumn Lawrence (L). HL-Chelsey Bennett 3-3, 3 RS, Tosha MacCollister 2-2, 3 RBIs, Priest 2-3, 2 RBIs (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Thanks to steady pitcher Stephanie Priest, Latta gave up just three runs in three district games. Latta scored in every inning but the fourth and a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth sealed the outcome against the Lady Wolves, who had defeated Latta in a regular season matchup earlier this spring. Chelsey Bennett led LHS in the title game, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Tosha MacCollister finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the hosts.
COACHES QUOTE: “I was very pleased with the way our girls played. When you allow only three runs in three games that’s pretty good. We kind of took control of the games and didn’t let them dictate what they wanted to do. We had situations where we hit pretty good and then we had some where we could have scored more runs. But we’re playing another week,” — Latta head coach Jim Foster.
Team Record: Latta 17-8.
Up Next: Tupelo at Latta Monday, 4 p.m.
CLASS A DISTRICT
Tupelo 19, Oklahoma School for the Deaf 0
OSD 000 — 0 1 5
TUPELO (10)9x — 19 15 1
Erica Camacho and Jenny Miller. Katelyn Roberts and Kassi Fortner. WP-Roberts (34-5). LP-Camacho. 2B-Katie Campbell, Roberts, Fortner (T). HL-Kendra Pearce 3-3, 3 RS, 3 RBIs; Campbell 3-3, 2 RS, 5 RBIs; Fortner 3-3, RS, 4 RBIs; Brittanie Williams 2-2, RS, RBI; Lindsey Davidson 2-2, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Roberts 1-2, 2 RS, 2 RBIs (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Kendra Pearce, Katie Campbell and Kassi Fortner had three hits apiece to pace a 15-hit attack for third-ranked Tupelo. Katelyn Roberts allowed one hit in three innings for her 34th win of the season.
Tupelo 10, Oklahoma School for the Deaf 0
OSD 000 000 — 0 2 4
TUPELO 102 403 — 10 10 0
Erica Camacho and Jenny Miller. Bridgett Walkup and Amanda McClure. WP-Walkup (2-0). LP-Camacho. 2B-Ari Rice, Katie Campbell (T). HL-Lindsey Davidson 3-4, RS, 2 RBIs; Kylie Curry 2-4, 3 RBIs; Kendra Pearce 1-1, Rice 1-1, 2 RS, RBI (T).
NOTEWORTHY: Bridgett Walkup allowed just two hits in posting her second win of the spring, and Lindsey Davidson and Kylie Curry combined for five hits and five RBIs to lead Tupelo to its 37th win of the season and the district title.
Records: Tupelo 37-5.
Up Next: Tupelo at Latta Monday, 4 p.m.