Full plate of softball contests
By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
March 23, 2003
Four games of quality fast-pitch softball were on the menu Saturday afternoon at Newton County High School.
For the day, Clarkdale went 1-0, Newton County and Neshoba Central both went 1-1 and New Hope finished 1-2. Teams entered the day knowing they weren't going to play the same number of games.
There were a pair of one-run games, a two-run game and a four-run contest.
New Hope 5
Neshoba Central 3
New Hope scored two runs in both the fourth and sixth frames to get past Neshoba in the day's opener.
The Lady Trojans outhit the Lady Rockets 10-4, as they improved to 7-2. Neshoba fell to 8-4.
Laura Lee Holman, a basketball signee with Troy State, had two singles and a two-run triple for New Hope. Courtney Gordon had a triple and two singles, as she drove in two runs. Holman's triple in the bottom of the sixth gave New Hope a 5-1 lead.
New Hope got a single each from Ashley Bush, Tori Harris, Nikki Petty and Jenna Hale.
Jessi Nowell, Alana Moore, Leah Dennis and Celeste Burt each had a single for the Lady Rockets. Nowell had two RBIs.
Ginny Lowery got the win with Kady Chandler taking the loss.
New Hope 3
Clarkdale got all four of its runs in the top of the fourth inning to defeat New Hope.
Casey Meador had two singles for the Lady Bulldogs (9-4), and Brandi Wright, Megan Potate, Sabrina Woodall, Emily Howard, Lindsey Dawkins, Alyssa Bye and Savannah Satcher each had one single.
Howard got the win to up her record to 7-2.
Laura Lee Holman had a home run, and Courtney Gordon added a triple for New Hope (7-3).
Ginny Lowery took the loss.
Neshoba Central 7
Newton County 6
The Lady Rockets scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to beat Newton County.
Allison McDaniel started the inning at second base on the tie-breaker rule. Leah Dennis reached on an error. Both came home on a triple to center field by Jessi Nowell.
Nowell had a single and a triple for Neshoba (9-4). Kady Chandler had a two-run single in the second inning. Sarah Williamson had a pair of singles. Alana Moore added an RBI single in the fourth. McDaniel and Celeste Burt each had a single for the Lady Rockets.
Lindsey Smith got the win. After giving up five runs and five hits in the first two innings, she allowed only one hit over the final six frames. Smith walked four and struck out four.
Kristin Chaney had a single and a double and Dominique Mapp had a pair of singles for the 10th-ranked Lady Cougars (11-3). Jennifer Smith and Shelly Ferguson each had one single.
Joy Cavenaugh took the loss. She walked five and struck out eight.
Newton County 8
New Hope 4
A four-run third inning powered the Lady Cougars past New Hope in the day's final game.
Kristin Chaney had a single, a double, and a triple for Newton County (12-3). Holly Jackson had a pair of singles with Suzanne Chaney, Dominique Mapp, Jennifer Smith, Joy Cavenaugh and Lauren Barrett each getting one single.
Barrett got the win.
New Hope (7-4) got a solo home run in the first inning from Courtney Gordon. The Lady Trojans picked up a single apiece from Rachel Baucum, Tori Harris, Ginny Lowery, Nikki Petty and Shakina Nicholson.
Lowery took the loss.
Late Friday Result
Northeast Lauderdale 1
The Lady Bulldogs scored nine runs in the first inning and added six more in the third in crushing Northeast Friday at Northeast Park.
Clarkdale senior JorD'an Orr cleared the fence for a homer in the rout.
Brandi Wright had a pair of singles, Alyssa Bye had a triple, and Megan Potate and Bethany Spidle both had a double. The Lady Bulldogs (8-4) got a single apiece from Lindsey Dawkins, Casey Meador and Kimbo Seal.
Tessa Gamble (1-1) got the win with Jennifer Bristow taking the loss.
Kara Hull, Quatrecia McShane, and Savannah Hall each had a single for Northeast.