With inclement weather expected to hit the area this weekend, changes were made to the format of the annual Lake Country Conference tournament on Thursday.

With inclement weather expected to hit the area this weekend, changes were made to the format of the annual Lake Country Conference tournament on Thursday.

Instead of spreading out the winners bracket games, all of the contests, including the semifinals and final round were played in one day at the Plainview softball field. 

Consolation bracket games will be played today with no games being played Saturday.

The change in the format was no problem for the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs, who claimed the tournament title in a classic encounter with Lone Grove. 

Dickson 7
Madill 1

Earlier this season, the Dickson Lady Comets and Madill Lady Wildcats engaged in a classic at the Tishomingo tournament.

There was no such drama on Thursday in the opening round of the LCC tournament as the Lady Comets cruised to a 7-1 victory.

Madill took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, before Dickson responded with two runs in the bottom of the third. 

Alyssa Warren tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI triple, before Kayden Barton gave the Lady Comets the lead with an RBI single down the third base line.

A throwing error off a bunt laid down by Lacie Winchester allowed Jadyn McKenzie to score in the bottom of the fifth to make it 3-1, before Warren got another RBI single to make it 4-1.

Winchester would score after Kourtney Clark was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded before Kylie Farmer added an RBI single of her own. Dickson got one more run off a bases loaded walk in the inning.

Shanna McKown got the win on the mound for the Lady Comets, while McKenzie Reed took the loss for the Lady Wildcats in the circle against Dickson. 

Comanche 14
Marietta 0 F/3

It was a tough day at the office for the Marietta Lady Indians, as they were run-ruled in three innings by Comanche Thursday.

Comanche scored three runs in the first inning, before adding 11 more in the second.

Carslee Minyard took the loss on the mound for Marietta.

Kingston 10
Tishomingo 4

Revenge was the dish of the day for the Lady Redskins as they avenged a district loss from earlier this season with a six-run victory over Tishomingo in their first round encounter.

Tishomingo took an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, before Kingston came back with eight runs in the bottom half of the inning.

The Lady Redskins scored two runs in the bottom of the third to seal the victory.

Jewell Henry and Regan Davis each had two RBI for the Lady Redskins in the game, while Tishomingo was led by Logan Bryant with two RBI.

Henry got the win on the mound for the Lady Redskins, while Jolee Northcut took the loss for Tishomingo. 

Lone Grove 13
Dickson 0 F/5

The Lady Comets were denied a place in the semifinals thanks to the defending tournament champions in Lone Grove.

Three innings of scoring were all that was required as the Lady Horns shutout Dickson in their second round matchup.

Lone Grove scored six runs in the second inning, followed by three in the fourth and four in the fifth to seal the victory.

Shelby Stevenson led the offense for Lone Grove with four RBI’s, while Abbi Atkinson had two RBI’s in the game. Maci McMurtrey, Mckenzie O’Steen, Chole Yeatts, and Pagie Anderson all had one RBI in the contest.

Logan Ketchum got the win in the circle for Lone Grove, throwing five innings. She allowed one hit with five strikeouts. Shanna McKown took the loss for Dickson pitching. 

Sulphur 2
Comanche 1 

It was a close call for the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs in their opening game of the tournament against Comanche.

Sulphur needed a late walk-off RBI double from Abby Beck to close out a narrow 2-1 victory.

Ally Dixon gave the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when she scored on a wild pitch.

Brooklyn Bain tied the game for Comanche in the top of the sixth with a solo home run to center field.

But it was with two outs in the sixth that Beck scored Kinlee Duck to give Sulphur the victory off a deep fly ball to left.

Blakelyn Barber got the win in the circle, allowing four hits with one earned run and three strikeouts. 

Lone Grove 4
Kingston 0

Despite enduring a challenge from Kingston, the Lady Horns booked their ticket to the championship game with a 4-0 victory over the Lady Redskins.

Lone Grove got one run in the top of the first, followed by two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Logan Ketchum led the offense for the Lady Horns with two RBI in the game followed by Shelby Stevenson with one RBI. 

Emmy Guthrie got the win in the circle for Lone Grove, allowing just one hit with eight strikeouts. 

Sulphur 11
Byng 1 F/4

There was little trouble for Sulphur in its semifinal contest as the Lady Bulldogs run-ruled Byng in four innings.

Sulphur scored five runs in the first followed by two in the second and four in the third.

Byng got its only run in the bottom of the second inning.

Kinlee Duck and Harley Beesley both had three RBI’s in the game for Sulphur, with Abby Beck finishing with two RBI’s. 

Ally Dixon and Macenzie Ruth each had one RBI for Sulphur.

Beesley got the win on the mound for Sulphur, throwing four innings. She allowed one earned run on two hits with three strikeouts.  

Sulphur 5
Lone Grove 3

In what turned out to be a classic encounter between two district rivals late Thursday night, it was the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs walking away as the new Lake Country Conference tournament champions, dethroning the reigning champions in the Lone Grove Lady Horns.

Paige Anderson gave the Lady Horns a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second with an RBI groundout, before Abbi Atkinson scored later in the inning off an error to double the advantage.

Meredith Jones would score in the top of the third to make it 2-1 before Kinlee Duck tied the game with an RBI groundout.

Makella Mobly gave Sulphur the lead with an RBI line drive single in the top of the fourth, before Blakelyn Barber slapped a two-RBI triple to left to make it 5-2.

Shelby Stevenson got a run back for Lone Grove in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI groundout.

Barber got the win on the mound for Sulphur, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

Logan Ketchum took the loss for Lone Grove, allowing two earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.