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Lady Warriors go deep to advance
by H. Lee Smith II
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HOUSTON -- Corinth clubbed five homers in Game 3 as the Lady Warriors rallied from a 1-0 deficit to get past Houston in the opening round of the Class 4A Slow-Pitch Softball State Playoffs.

Katie Vandiver and Rebekah Williams each went deep twice and combined for 12 RBI as the defending champions advanced with a 14-10 decision in the decisive game.

Vandiver, who had a grand slam among her two circuit shots, drove in seven runs in the finale. Williams added five and Colby Cox, who added the fifth long ball, provided the club’s other RBI.

Corinth (21-7) led 5-0 after one-half inning. Houston, the Division 2 champions, fought back to tie the game at 8-8 after four and led 9-8 with two innings to play.

Backed by the long ball, Corinth scored six runs in its final two at-bats.

Houston outhit Corinth 18-16 in the finale, but 16 of those were singles. After committing six miscues in the first two games, Corinth played error free ball in Game 3.

• Corinth fell in a quick hole of the best-of-3, one-day series, falling 11-1 in five innings. The Lady Warriors managed just three hits -- all singles.

• The Lady Warriors woke up in the first of two must-win games, using a big second inning to prevail 9-2.

Corinth got eight runs in the second, highlighted by Jamia Kirk’s grand slam. Anna Kayte Webb had two of Corinth’s eight hits and was one of five Lady Warriors to plate a run.

Round Two is set for Saturday. Corinth matches up with the Kosciusko-Rosa Fort winner.

Houston 11, Corinth 1

Game 1 @ Houston

Corinth 100 00 -- 1 3 4

Houston 400 43 -- 11 13 0

WP: Madeline Burdine. LP: Allie Jacobs.

Multiple Hits: (C) None. (H) Quaneshia Pratt 3, Burdine 2, Mary Kansas Sullivan 2, Talaja Echoles 2. HR: (H) Echoles, Pratt.

Corinth 9, Houston 2

Game 2

Houston 000 002 0 -- 2 6 3

Corinth 080 100 x -- 9 8 2

WP: Allie Jacobs. LP: Madeline Burdine.

Multiple Hits: (H) Talaja Echoles 2, Quaneshia Pratt 2. (C) Anna Kayte Webb 2. 2B: (C) Katie Vandiver, Che Curlee. HR: (C) Jamia Kirk.

Corinth 14, Houston 10

Game 3

Corinth 500 302 4 -- 14 16 0

Houston 241 110 1 -- 10 18 8

WP: Allie Jacobs. LP: Chelsea Gates.

Multiple Hits: (C) Jamia Kirk 4, Rebekah Williams 4, Katie Vandiver 2, Tatiana Selmon 2. (H) Gates 4, Lexie Doss 3, Talaja Echoles 2, Madeline Burdine 2, Quaneshia Pratt 2, Taylor Lancaster 2. 2B: (H) Lancaster. HR: (C) Vandiver 2, Williams 2, Colby Cox. (H) Echoles.
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