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By By Jeff Byrd/The Meridian Star
Sept. 19, 2001
Sixth ranked Northeast Lauderdale romped to an easy 24-2 victory over Laurel here in 4A girls softball action at Northeast Park.
The win improves the Lady Trojans to 18-1 on the season,
Northeast took control early scoring 15 runs in its first at bat. The Lady Trojans belted four home runs in the game.
Lady Trojans hitting homers were Raleigh Odom, Grace Anne Watkins, Jennifer Bristow and Lauren Webb. Odom also had a triple while Katie Bergin and Bristow each had a double.
Webb and Kara Hull each drove in four runs. Odom, Bristow and Jayme Gardner had three RBIs each. Watkins knocked in two.
The Lady Trojans will return to action on Thursday against Northeast Jones. On Saturday, Northeast heads to Newton County to battle the third-ranked Lady Cougars. The game time was scheduled at 1 and 2 p.m. but it may be changed to 5 and 6.
Newton County 20, Heidelberg 0
Third ranked Newton County whipped Heidelberg 20-0 on Tuesday night in Decatur.
The Lady Cougars improved to 14-2 with the win. They took control early scoring four runs in the first, five in the second and nine in the third. They finished with 19 hits.
Betsy Clark led the hit parade with three hits including a triple. Kristen Chaney went 3-for-3 while Jennifer Smith had a double and a triple. Suzanne Chaney had two hits and Dominique Mapp had a double.
Suzanne Chaney was the winning pitcher and improved her record to 14-2.
Newton County returns to action on Thursday against Southeast Lauderdale. They will host sixth-ranked Northeast Lauderdale on Saturday.
Enterprise-Clarke 9, Southeast Lauderdale 5
The Enterprise-Clarke Lady Bulldogs picked up a 9-5 win Tuesday evening against visiting Southeast Lauderdale.
The win moves Enterprise-Clarke to 4-6 on the season.
The Lady Bulldogs came from behind a 4-3 deficit by scoring six runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-4 lead. The big hit in the at-bat came from a two-run single by Kacey Jimmerson.
Southeast got a run back in the fifth to close to within 9-5 but could not any closer. The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the fourth to take a 4-3 lead.
Enterprise finished with 12 hits while Southeast had 10. Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs were Ashton Smith, Shonda Bester and Chasity Stingley. Smith and Bester went 2-for-3 while Stingley was 2-for-2.
Southeast was led by Heather Ward who went 3-for-3. Lindsey Graham added two hits.
Enterprise will return to action on Thursday.
Union 9, Nanih Waiya 7
Union snapped a 7-7 deadlock with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to take Monday's region contest at Nanih Waiya.
Union led 5-0 before Nanih Waiya scored three times in the bottom of the third and twice in the fifth to pull even at 6-6. Both teams picked up a run in the sixth frame.
The Lady 'Jackets outhit Nanih Waiya 18-13 in the slugfest.
Lindsey Cassel had three singles for Union, which improved to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in region play. LaSaundra Harrison had a single and a homer, while Lauren White had a single and a triple. Tiffany Thomas had a single and a double. Morgan Milling, Morgan Breland, and Marley Smith each had a pair of singles.
Madison Brantley (10-1) was the winning pitcher.
Courtney Graham had a single and a two-run homer for Nanih Waiya. Ashley Pugh went 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Dawn Hunt had a single and a triple with Heather Steele and Jessica Oswalt both collecting a pair of singles. Liz Kirk was the losing pitcher.
Union hosts Noxapater Thursday at 7 p.m. Nanih Waiya returns to action Thursday at Sebastopol.
Lamar Girls 3, Central Hinds 0
The Lamar School girls soccer team remained unbeaten on Tuesday night turning back Central Hinds 3-0 at Northeast Park.
Amy Swartzenager scored all three goals for the Lady Raiders. The first came 20 minutes into the game. The last two game in the second half.
Emily Thompson had an assist on the first goal of the second half. Lisa Swartzenager had an assist on her sister's final goal.
Lamar, now 5-0, will travel to Hattiesburg Presbyterian School on Thursday.
MCC golf finishes third at Shelton State
The Meridian Community College mens golf team placed third in the Shelton State Invitational Golf Tournament played at the University of Alabama Golf Course in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.
Wallace State won the tournament with a three-day total of 850. Shelton State was second with a 855 while MCC came in third with a 887, a stroke better than fourth place Tyler CC, Tex., who shot a 888. Gadsden State was fifth at 907 followed by Northwest Shoals at 922 and Miss. Gulf Coast at 940.
"The guys played great. They improved by 15 shots over what we did here last year," said MCC Head Coach Lynn Hurt.
Clint Hales led the Eagles by firing a 217. He shot a 74 on Tuesday to go with a 74 in the first round and a 69 on Monday.
Daniel Bowles shot a three-day total of 220 (72, 72, 76). Brandon Laird was third with a 224 (74, 76, 74). Josh Martin had a 227 (74, 76, 77) and Jamie Martin had a 231 (76, 76, 79).
Meridian will host its next tournament at the Briarwood Country Club on Oct. 1.