Meridian Star


August 18, 2013

Bulldogs survive in Newton County softball tourney


DECATUR — Union 7

Meridian 6

    The Lady Yellowjackets scored all seven of their runs in the bottom of the second inning and made it stand up in a one-run win over Meridian in Saturday’s first game.

    MHS scored was up 4-0 going into the bottom of the second, but the first six batters reached and scored for Union.

    Cassie Smith and Parker Breland both had a pair of singles and Keri Ann Mayfield doubled for the Lady Jackets. Haley Morgan was the winning pitcher for Union, which fell 2-1 to Northwest Rankin in its second game.

    Trayanna Carter, Amber Carter and Regina Warren all had two hits for Meridian.

Newton County 14

Meridian 2

    The homestanding Lady Cougars scored six times each in the first and second innings and won a rout-shortened contest in their season-opener.

    Lindsey Savell was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs and Shelby Barrett was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs to pace Newton County, which had 13 hits and took advantage of six Meridian errors.

Latesia Davis was 2-for-3 with two runs; RoNeisha Brown was 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs; Hannah May had an RBI triple; and Meagan Higginbotham was the winning pitcher for Newton County.

    Carlissa Hopkins had two hits for Meridian, while Alliejah Echols doubled, scored and drove in a run.

Newton County 7

Petal 0

    In their second game Saturday, the Lady Cougars scored six times in their final two at-bats to pull away from the Lady Panthers.

    Davis was 3-for-3 with a double and Shea Alexander was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs to pace Newton County. Barrett was 2-for-3 with a double and Brown, May, Triniere Walker and Higginbotham -- who again got the pitching win -- each had a hit.

    Petal was retired in order in five of its seven at-bats and had just three base hits.

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