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Softball teams win handily

By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Sept. 26, 2001
Northeast Lauderdale, Clarkdale, and Southeast Lauderdale all came away with wins in slow-pitch softball action on Monday and Tuesday.
Other victorious area teams were Neshoba Central, Philadelphia, and Union.
NE Lauderdale 19
Quitman 2
The Lady Trojans snapped a two-game losing skid with authority ripping Quitman 19-2 to improve to 20-3 overall and 7-0 in Division 5-4A. Northeast had 22 hits in the win.
Raleigh Odom went 4-for-4 with a double and two triples to lead Northeast. Grace Ann Watkins went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Jennifer Bristow and Amber Gray were both 3-for-4 with a double. Capri Norris also had a 3-for-4 night with April Harper going 2-for-4.
The Lady Trojans return to action Thursday at Northeast Park against West Jones at 6 p.m.
Clarkdale 14
Bay Springs 6
In a first inning explosion Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs won over Division 5-2A rival Bay Springs putting them within one win of a playoff berth.
The Lady Bulldogs, 12-8 overall and 5-0 in 5-2A, will be in action again Thursday night at Taylorsville. If they win, they gain a spot in the playoffs. If the Lady Bulldogs win one more game next week, they will wrap up their division championship.
The winning pitcher Tuesday was Emily Howard, who struck out three.
Clarkdale scored seven runs in the first inning to take the lead. The Lady Bulldogs followed with three runs in the fourth and four more in the sixth.
Multiple hitters for the Lady Dogs included JorD'an Orr (2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs), Kaylea Thrash (3-for-4), Ashley Satcher (3-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs), Megan Potate (3-for-4, triple, 4 RBIs), Brandi Wright (2-for-4), Savannah Satcher (2-for-3), and Sabrina Woodall (2-for-4).
Neshoba Central 16
West Point 2
Neshoba Central improved to 2-1 in Division 2-4A with the win.
Alana Moore had two singles and two triples in driving in three runs for the Lady Rockets as they improved to 11-10 overall. Lindsey Herrington, Lee Smith, Allison McDaniels, and Sarah Williamson each had two singles with Smith having two RBIs. Samantha Giambone also had a pair of hits. Winning pitcher Lindsey Smith had a triple and two RBIs.
The Lady Rockets host Louisville in a key Division 2-4A contest on Thursday.
Philadelphia 13
Heidelberg 4
The defending Class 2A state champion Lady Tornadoes rallied from a 4-0 deficit to score six times in the bottom of the third inning to win the Division 5-3A game at Philadelphia.
Mandy Eakes was the winning pitcher as Philadelphia improved to 2-4 in Division 5-3A and 8-9 overall.
Union 15
Edinburg 2
Union outhit Edinburg 20-10 in taking Monday's Division 6-1A contest at Edinburg.
Lauren White went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs for Union as the Lady Jackets improved to 15-1 overall and 6-0 in 6-1A. Tiffany Thomas had three singles and three RBIs. Morgan Milling had a single, a double, and a homer to drive in three runs. Marley Smith had two doubles with Kelly Skinner and LaSaundra Harrison both having two singles.
Southeast 6-9
Carthage 4-4
Nikki Chatham had a homer and winning pitcher Jennifer Butler (3-16) added a double as Southeast won Monday's Division 5-3A opener 6-4.
The Lady Tigers cranked out a season-high 13 hits in completing the sweep.
Heather Ward went 3-for-3 to lead Southeast in the second game as the Lady Tigers improved to 3-16 overall and 3-4 in Division 5-3A. Tamra Harrison had a single and a triple, Lindsey Raines had two singles, Kelly Branning added a triple, and Butler had a double. Butler was the winning pitcher.

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