MARIETTA — With perfect weather and not a cloud in the sky, the 2017 Lake Country Conference tournament commenced on Thursday at the Marietta softball complex. Several local teams were in action in first round play on the day.

MARIETTA — With perfect weather and not a cloud in the sky, the 2017 Lake Country Conference tournament commenced on Thursday at the Marietta softball complex. Several local teams were in action in first round play on the day.

Plainview 5 Dickson 3 

 

The opening contest of the tournament was a thriller.

Dickson’s Lady Comets built a 3-0 after the first inning. 

Plainview struck back with a pair of runs in the top of the third, before tying the game in the fourth thanks to Rylee Keith slapping an RBI single off a dribbler to the left side, which scored Hannah Ramirez.

With the time limit expired, the international tie breaker method was enforced, with PHS taking full advantage in the top of the fifth.

Lexi Hackney gave the Lady Indians the lead with an RBI bloop single into center field, before an insurance run was added thanks to an RBI bunt single from Jenna Jennings.

Britney Dunlap got the win pitching for Plainview, while Shanna McKown took the loss for Dickson.

Byng 2 Davis 0 

 

Davis’ Lady Wolves squad played a solid defensive game in their opening contest against the Byng Lady Pirates.

Unfortunately, the offensive side of the game wasn’t as strong as DHS struggled to connect against the Lady Pirates pitching, thus snapping their eight-game winning streak in the process.

Byng scored the only runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning through a pair of RBI doubles.

Davis had its best chance to score in the fifth with a runner on second, but the rally was extinguished.

Lauren Son took the loss for the Lady Wolves in the circle, throwing five innings. She allowed two runs on two hits with two walks and five strikeouts. 

Davis will meet Marietta in the consolation bracket today.

Lone Grove 12 Plainview 0 F/3

For the third time this season, the Lone Grove Lady Horns got the better of the Plainview Lady Indians, as LGHS advanced to the semifinals with a run-rule victory.

Leading 2-0 in the first, Taylor McIntyre made it 3-0 for Lone Grove with an RBI single to the opposite field, before Nova Dodson slapped a two-RBI single to left center on a line drive.

Jordan Johnson then hit a two-RBI single of her own to right field, putting the Lady Horns up 7-0.

A sacrifice fly RBI from Sami Skelly made it 8-0 in the second, before Dodson had another two-RBI hit, this one a single to center to make it a 10-0 advantage.

Back-to-back RBI singles from Johnson and Brooklyn Mason finished off the scoring for Lone Grove.

Mcintyre got the win on the mound for LGHS, throwing three innings of work with a no-hitter. She allowed four walks with three strikeouts.

Britney Dunlap took the loss for Plainview allowing six hits with four walks.

Plainview will meet Madill today in the consolation bracket at 11:30 a.m.

Comanche 11 Marietta 1 F/4

Despite taking an early 1-0 lead, Marietta wasn’t able to contain Comanche in their first round matchup.

10 runs by CHS overshadowed MHS’ early lead, as Marietta was sent into the consolation bracket.

Bailee Gray put MHS up 1-0 in the top of the third with an RBI groundout, before CHS responded.

A bases loaded walk and hit by pitch put Comanche up 2-1 in the bottom half of the third.

Three two-RBI singles, combined with a fielders choice RBI, and another bases loaded walk put Comanche firmly in control at the end of the third.

The game was ended on a bases loaded walk in the fourth inning.

Carslee Minyard took the loss in the circle for Marietta, throwing three innings. 

She allowed six hits with seven walks and one strikeout. 

Marietta will take on Davis today in the consolation bracket beginning at 10 a.m.

Tishomingo 10 Madill 0 F/4

It was smooth sailing for the No. 16 Tishomingo Lady Indians in their opening round contest, as they run-ruled the Madill Lady Wildcats in four innings.

Grace Anderson got THS off to a flying start with a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning.

Laney Rogers then scored on a wild pitch in the third to make it a 3-0 Lady Indians lead.

Logan Bryant slapped a two-RBI line drive which landed just inches inside the third base line to make it 5-0, before Makayla Hughes made it 6-0 with an RBI single up the middle.

The hit parade continued for THS as Jadyn Hook and Kristen Lovett slapped back-to-back RBI singles to make it 8-0, before a fielders choice RBI from Rogers made it 9-0, which also scored Lovett on the same play.

Anderson got the win on the mound for the Lady Indians, throwing four innings. She allowed just two hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Bailey Gammill took the loss for Madill in the circle, allowing 13 hits with one walk. 

 

Kingston 3
Comanche 2

If there was ever such a thing as the late show, the Kingston Lady Redskins hosted it in their opening game of the LCC tournament.

KHS needed two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn around a 2-1 deficit against the Comanche Indians, and book its place in the semifinals on Saturday.

Torin Brown tied the game at 2-2 when she scored on a wild pitch with one out in the sixth, before a ground ball hit by Tyla Bohannon resulted in an error, allowing the game-winning run to score.

Kingston initially took a 1-0 lead when Kobe McDonald registered a fielders choice RBI in the bottom of the first inning. 

Comanche took the lead in the top of the third with a two-RBI single to left field.

Taylor Spence got the win in the circle for KHS, throwing six innings. She allowed two earned runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.

Kingston will meet Sulphur in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

 

Sulphur 2
Tishomingo 1 

Speaking of the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs, they got all they could handle in their contest on Thursday against the Tishomingo Lady Indians.

SHS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third with a fielders choice RBI from Makella Mobly which allowed Meredith Jones to score. 

Tishomingo tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth with a sacrifice RBI from Grace Anderson, allowing Kristen Lovett to score.

Mobly and Jones teamed up to give the Lady Bulldogs the lead in the fifth, when Mobly hit a sacrifice fly RBI to left, allowing Jones to tag up and score the eventual game-winning run.

Harley Beesley got the win on the mound for Sulphur, throwing six innings. 

She allowed one run (0 earned) on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Grace Anderson took the loss for Tishomingo, throwing five innings. She allowed two earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.