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franklin county times

Softball world comes to town

By By Marty Stamper/EMG sports assistant
June 21, 2003
Both slow-pitch and fast-pitch girls' softball will be a part of the 2003 State Games Saturday with games scheduled for both Sammie Davidson Complex and Northeast Park.
Forty-nine teams in eight divisions will be participating.
The 12-under fast-pitch tournament has four teams entered in a round-robin format to be played at Northeast Park.
Teams competing are Amory, Most Wanted, Dixie Darlins, and Xplosion. The tournament begins at 2 p.m. with the final contest slated for 9:30 p.m.
The other fast-pitch division is for age 18-under. Four teams will compete in the round-robin tournament at Northeast Park. The teams are d'Iberville, Complete Computers, New Albany, and Vicksburg. Games begin at 2 p.m. with the final matchup scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
In the 8-under coach pitch tournament at Sammie Davidson, eight teams have signed up. They are Gulf Coast Stars, North Meridian Optimist, United Scaffolding, Brats with Bats, West Lauderdale, Crushers, Diamond Girls, and Biloxi. The first game is set for 9 a.m. with the first championship game slated for 8 p.m.
The 10-under slow-pitch tournament is also slated for Sammie Davidson and will have eight teams. They are NMO, Pink Panthers, Hot Shots, Ocean Springs, West Lauderdale, Alcorn Diamonds, Central Miss. Bullets, and Biloxi. The first championship game is scheduled for 8 p.m.
The 12-under slow-pitch tournament will be played at Northeast Park and will get under way at 9 a.m. The eight competing teams are NMO, Quitman, West Lauderdale, Temptco Steelers, Collinsville Royals, Lady Ravens, Biloxi, and Phillies. The first championship contest is on tap for 8:15 p.m.
The 14-under slow-pitch tournament is set for Northeast Park with eight teams entered. They are Choctaws, Biloxi, Dixie Girls, Charleston, Southern Heat, Amory, Pink Panthers, and Blue Wave. The first game is set for 9 a.m. and the first championship matchup is planned for 8:15 p.m.
The 16-under slow-pitch tournament at Sammie Davidson has six teams entered. They are Dirty Dozen, Mississippi Heartbreakers, Queen City Blazers, Tupelo, Biloxi, and Topsy. The first game is set for 2 p.m. with the first championship contest on tap for 9 p.m.
The 18-under slow-pitch tournament at Sammie Davidson has just three teams with each assured of some type medal. Playing in the round-robin tournament are Neshoba Central, Choctaws, and Intensit-E. The first game is set for 6 p.m. with the last contest at 8 p.m.