The Tupelo Tigers might not be as ferocious as they once were, but they proved Thursday at the Latta Invitational Tournament that they still have a bite.
Tupelo, ranked No. 12 in Class B despite a 4-8 record coming into Thursday's first-round showdown with Class A No. 6 Silo, never trailed and survived a late scare to upset the Rebels, 7-6. With the win, Tupelo advanced to meet tournament top seed Dale (No. 1 in Class A) in tonight's second semifinal at 7 p.m. The other semifinal will match Class A No. 5 Latta — a 14-1 winner over Rock Creek Thursday — and No. 2 seed Byng, which beat the Dale junior varsity in Thursday's nightcap, with the winners advancing to Saturday's 3 p.m. championship game.
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