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September 30, 2013

Local softball teams advance to regionals

Tupelo —      Brittany Sanders homered and doubled while driving in six runs as the Tupelo Lady Tigers earned a Class B district tournament championship Friday with a 13-3 rout of Mill Creek.

     Sanders went 3-for-4 from the plate and hit a three-run homer and a two-run double to go with a sacrifice fly as Tupelo compiled nine hits in improving to 10-15 on the season.

     Paige Vick was 2-for-5, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Lady Tigers. Amber Cosar and Courtney Hickman were each 1-for-3. Cosar picked up one RBI and scored once, and Hickman scored three runs.

     Phylisha Chamberlain (10-15) survived seven walks, allowed just three hits and struck out a pair in notching the pitching victory.

     Tupelo advances to a regional, which is scheduled to begin Thursday. The opponent, time and site have not yet been determined.

 

Tupelo softballers top Mill Creek,

Stringtown in district playoffs

     TUPELO — The Tupelo Lady Tigers opened Class B district playoff action Thursday with two victories — a 7-6 come-from-behind decision over Mill Creek and a 14-1 rout of Stringtown in five innings.

     In the win over Mill Creek, Tupelo scored two runs off an error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to win it.

     Paige Vick went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run, while Kurston Chamberlain was 2-for-4 with one RBI and three runs scored as the Lady Tigers compiled nine hits.

     Phylisha Chamberlain got the pitching win as she scattered five hits.

     There were nine errors in the game, five by Mill Creek and four by Tupelo.

     In the easy victory over Stringtown, Phylisha Chamberlain (9-14) fired a no-hitter as she struck out two and walked only one.

     Brittany Sanders homered twice in a 3-for-4 effort with three RBIs and two runs scored. Phylisha Chamberlain was also 3-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored.

     Also contributing to the Lady Tigers’ 13-hit attack were Kristyn Parker (2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored) and Vick (2-for-4 with three runs scored). Hailey Ellis also went 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored for Tupelo. Courtney Hickman also had a triple for the winners.

There were 11 errors in the contest, including seven by Stringtown.

 

Roff posts three victories in

capturing Class A district softball crown

     ROFF — The Roff Lady Tigers swept to three victories, allowed only one run on the day Thursday and captured a Class A district softball title.

     Roff opened the day with a 12-0 rout of Vanoss in three innings and later beat Macomb twice, 11-1 in six innings and 13-0 in three innings.

     In the first game against Vanoss, Kaylea Riley fired a three-inning no-hitter as she walked three and struck out three.

     Ashley Cornell went 2-for-2 with a triple, three runs batted in and three runs scored as the Lady Tigers finished with seven hits.

     Nicole Swallow was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs for Roff, and Jalee Hood went 1-for-1 with three runs scored to go with two walks and a pair of stolen bases.

     The Lady Tigers scored three runs each in the first two innings and tallied six in the third to end the contest early on the run rule.

     In game two of the district, Macomb outlasted Vanoss 14-11.

     In the 11-1 rout of Macomb in the third game of the day, Kendall Sanford (11-4) pitched all six innings and allowed one run off two hits with no walks and a whopping 13 strikeouts.

     Five Roff players had two hits apiece in the 12-hit attack. Lauren Trimmer went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Kaylea Riley was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Hood was also 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.

     Breecia Crawford (2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored) and Sanford (2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs) also contributed to the Lady Tiger offense.

     In the three-inning finale over Macomb, Riley (9-5) worked all three innings, allowing no runs and no hits while striking out three.

     All eight hits were spread out among eight Roff players.

     After scoring four runs in the first inning, the Lady Tigers picked up seven scores in the second and added two more runs in the third to end the run-rule game.

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