County participates in annual tournament
Robertson's Sportswear hosted their 12th annual softball tournament at the New Albany Sportsplex on Saturday with each of the county schools participating. Recaps for each of the teams are below.
East Union picked up three wins in the Robertson’s tournament last Saturday, starting with a 12-5 victory over Booneville.
The Lady Blue Devils opened the game with two runs off three hits in the first, and the Lady Urchins came from behind in the second, going ahead 4-2. Booneville walked the first two batters, and Brittany Rea and Katie Hunt had RBI singles to tie the game. Chelsea Kuhn’s sacrifice play gave East Union the lead and Heather Dillard brought in the fourth run for East Union.
Booneville would take the lead again in the fifth inning off two hits and an error that tied the game at four. East Union responded with a six run fifth inning, including a three-run homerun by Dillard.
Dillard finished the game with three hits, while Rachel Elder, Mallory Roberts and Rea each had two hits.
The Lady Urchins also defeated East Webster, 4-3 and Smithville, 10-3.
The Lady Falcons split on the day at the Robertson’s tournament, falling 12-0 to Baldwyn and defeating Belmont, 5-4.
Belmont took an early 2-0 lead before Ingomar scored three runs in the third to take their first lead. The Lady Cardinals committed four errors in the frame, while Ingomar had back-to-back doubles by Amy Fooshee and Reid Little.
The Lady Falcons added two more runs in the fifth, hitting three singles in the frame. Belmont loaded the bases in the fifth and threatened to take the game, coming back within a run before Ingomar picked up the final out.
Fooshee finished with three hits, while Lauren Koon had two singles for Ingomar.
Myrtle fell short against the 4A Lady Indians of Itawamba, losing 5-4 in their second game of the Robertson’s tournament.
Itawamba opened with three straight hits, including an RBI triple to take the early 2-0 lead. The Lady Hawks tied the game in the third, as Meshay Cox brought in the first run off her RBI single followed by another RBI single by Kiana Judon.
Myrtle added two more runs in the fourth, loading the bases off two hits and a walk. With two outs, an error scored Kaylee Farr and a walk brought home Laken Butler.
The Lady Indians tied the game in the fifth off three hits and took the lead off an RBI double in the sixth to earn the win.
Cox, Judon, Butler and Emily Cook each had multiple hits for Myrtle.
The Lady Hawks faced tough competition throughout the tournament, falling 10-0 to defending 6A champion Grenada and 6-0 to defending 5A champion New Hope.
The Lady ‘Dawgs faced four opponents on Saturday, including a 12-0 win over Houlka.
New Albany scored in, led by multiple hits by Brooke Sides, Mallory Beaty, Lauren Cavender, Morgan Beaty and Carrie Spenser each of the game’s first four innings.
The Lady Bulldogs had five runs off six hits in the second. Spencer brought in a run with her double, and Aravia Foote had two RBI with her single. Back-to-back hits from Sides and Tarrent made it 6-0.
New Albany had five more hits in the third, including a two RBI single by Tarrant.
The Lady Bulldogs played three more games in the tournament, falling 10-9 to Grenada, 6-3 to New Hope and 9-1 to Clarksdale.
Mooreville came from behind to take the 7-3 win over the Lady Eagles. West Union opened with a 1-0 lead off an RBI double by Hannah McQuary.
Mooreville tied the game in the second, and West Union regained the lead off an RBI double by Dani Taylor. The Lady Eagles extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth, as a walk with bases loaded scored McQuary.
The Lady Troopers scored six unanswered in the last two innings with six hits and two Lady Eagle errors.
Mooreville opened the fourth with two straight singles and loaded the bases off a walk. With one out, the Lady Troopers tied the game on a sacrifice play and took the lead off an RBI single.
Dani Taylor had two singles for West Union. McQuary and Grace Rutledge each had multiple hits as well for the Lady Eagles.
West Union bounced back later in the day with a 7-0 win over Belmont.
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