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Meridian, Clarkdale, Newton County have mixed tourney results

By Staff
From staff reports
Sept. 10, 2001
NEW HOPE The Lady Wildcats of Meridian took two of four games Saturday in the New Hope Invitational Tournament.
Meridian lost the first game to Amory 16-15, then lost 11-3 to Nettleton, before beating Columbus 5-2, and Eupora 14-5.
Laura Bowles suffered the loss to Amory, but picked up the two wins, and is now 7-2 on the season. Catie Compton is now 3-4 with the loss to Nettleton. The Lady Wildcats are 10-6, for the year, and will play a district game Tuesday at Sammie Davision Complex against Northwest Rankin.
In the Amory game, Eron Hodgins went 4-for-4, and Erin Murphy, Andrea Daniels and Ashley Brown all went 3-for-4. Brown had a triple, while Murphy and Stephene Nelson both doubled.
Scoring for Meridian were Murphy with two, Bowles, Nelson (2), Carshena Blanks, Hodgins three, Daniels two, Brown two, Raven Williams, and Kortney Harris.
Blanks and Brown went 2 for 3, to lead Meridian, in the Nettleton contest. Murphy and Bowles had doubles. Scoring were Murphy, and Bowles two.
Valerie Sherman went 2-for-3, and Bowles, Nelson, and Blanks, all were 2 for 4, in the Columbus game. Murphy and Blanks had a double.
In the rout of Eupora, Daniels was 3-for-3, and Sherman 3-for-4. Brown was 2-for-3, and Amber Felton had a single in her only appearance. Murphy homered and doubled, Bowles tripled, and Nelson homered.
Clarkdale
NEW HOPE The Clarkdale Lady Bulldogs also went 2-2 in the New Hope Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Columbus 9-8, and Starkville 14-0, while losing 13-3 to Amory and 7-2 to Morton.
Clarkdale 9, Columbus 8 Clarkdale exploded for seven runs in the second inning to defeat Columbus. Jor'Dan Orr went 2-for-4 while ripping three RBI and a triple. Megan Potate went 2-for-4 and record 2 RBI and a triple, while Brandi Wright added two hits, including a double and 3 RBI. Kaylea Thrash was the winning pitcher.
Amory 13, Clarkdale 3 Amory scored eight runs in the third inning and held Clarkdale at bay from that point.
Orr, Ashley Satcher and Brandi Limerick all smacked two hits for Clarkdale.
Morton 7, Clarkdale 2 Four runs in the fifth proved to be the turning point for the Morton team. Orr, Satcher and Howard all nailed two hits.
Clarkdale 14, Starkville 0 The Lady Bulldogs went to work on Starkville, scoring five in the first, six in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth.
Howard was the winning pitcher. Satcher pounded a triple and two RBI, while Thrash and Bethany Spidle all added two hits to the cause.
Newton County
Rain was the winner Saturday at the Clinton Invitational according to Newton County coach Mack Fanning. The No. 1 ranked Lady Cougars won one game and lost another. The other two scheduled games were rained out.
Northwest Rankin 6, Newton County 5 Newton County took a 5-2 lead after two innings. But Northwest Rankin brought in four in the third and held on for the victory.
Kristin Chaneu went 3-for-4 with a double for Newton County, while Holly Jackson added two hits.
Newton County 19, Forest Hill 4 Newton County exploded for 10 runs in the fourth and rolled past Forest Hill.
Jennifer Smith and Suzanne Chaney both belted two hits for Newton County. Chaney was the winning pitcher.

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