Corinth hosted eight regional high school softball teams Saturday in the 3rd annual Corinth Softball Tournament at the Lady Warriors complex.
Area teams Corinth, Biggersville, Kossuth, Tishomingo County, and Booneville joined Tupelo, Myrtle, and Baldwyn for a fun-filled and action-packed day on the diamond.
It was a little bit warmer this year than it was last year but the event was another success. Each school played at least two games, while the host school played three.
Here’s a look at how the area teams fared in the tournament:
•The Lady warriors were 1-2 for the day, with an 8-7 win over Tupelo and losses to Baldwyn (7-3) and Kossuth (18-12).
They are now 8-10 for the season.
In the opener, CHS were led at the plate by McKenzie Patterson, Emilshawua Blair, Lily Null, and Colby Cox with two hits apiece. Blair and Cheyenne Hendrix had two RBI’s to lead Corinth.
Blair had two doubles, followed by Patterson and Maddie Essary with one each. Patterson also had a triple. Lily Null got the win on the mound.
In the loss to Baldwyn, Michayla Lancaster, Kaleigh Sanders, Cox, and Maddy Oaks led the Lady Warriors with two hits. Oaks had two RBI’s to lead that category. Oaks added a triple.
In a slug-fest in game three, Kossuth outhit Corinth 19-12.
Tiara Selmon, Blair, and Oaks each led CHS with two hits each. Oaks and Essary drove in three runs apiece and Blair had two. Selmon, Oaks, Cox and Sanders all had doubles for the Lady Warriors while Patterson and Oaks had triples. Essary had a home run.
For the Lady Aggies, Jade Barnes, Abby Lyles and Lexi Fiveash had three hits to lead the way. Mason Drewery, Avery Mullins and Arlie Ozbirn each had two hits for KHS.
Lyles and Fiveash both had two doubles in the contest and Mullins had a triple.
Lyles drove in a game-high five runs, followed by Drewery, Mullins, and Fiveash with three and Barnes had two.
Mullins got the win on the hill while Null took the loss.
•Kossuth also played the final game of the tournament but due to technical difficulties, no scoring information was available at press time. We’ll recap their final game in Tuesday’s Daily Corinthian.
•Biggersville dropped a pair of games to fall to 5-10 on the season.
In the first tournament game of the day they fell 13-4 to the Myrtle Lady Hawks. In their second contest, they came up short as Booneville took a 17-6 decision.
No scoring information was reported for the Lady Lions.
•Tishomingo County won both their games, taking an 8-1 win over Booneville and then winning 6-5 against Baldwyn.
No scoring information or record was reported for the Lady Braves.
•Booneville split their two tournament games
They won 17-6 over Biggersville in the tournament’s third game. They lost their second contest to Tishomingo County 8-1.
No record or scoring information was reported for the Lady Blue Devils.