SULPHUR — After the rain managed to delay the start of the Lake Country Conference tournament opening round games at Sulphur Thursday, the rest of the opening day was able to go off without a hitch.

SULPHUR — After the rain managed to delay the start of the Lake Country Conference tournament opening round games at Sulphur Thursday, the rest of the opening day was able to go off without a hitch.

Second round games were contested at the Sulphur Softball Field, with Kingston, Tishomingo, Lone Grove and Sulphur all earning tickets to the semifinals, which will be played on Saturday.

Kingston and Tishomingo will collide at 11:30 Saturday morning, while Lone Grove and Sulphur will tangle at 1 p.m. with the winners meeting in the championship game at 4 p.m. 

Tishomingo 8 Dickson 0

The second time around wasn’t as great as the first for the Dickson Lady Comets Thursday, as they were sent to the losers bracket after a no-hitter against Tishomingo, who moved to 29-0 with the victory.

Dickson opened the tournament Thursday with a victory over Madill, but were unable to reproduce the same offense against the Lady Indians. 

Tishomingo scored three runs in the first and second innings, before adding one run in the third and fifth innings to seal the victory.

Shelby Beard took the loss on the mound for Dickson, throwing 4 1/3 innings of work. She allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits with one strikeout and four walks.

Dickson will take on Marietta at 10 a.m. this morning in the first round of the consolation bracket. 

Lone Grove 3
Plainview  0

District rivals renewed acquaintances in the second round of the tournament as Lone Grove and Plainview went head-to-head with the Lady Horns pushing through to a shutout victory.

The Lady Indians cruised in their opening round contest against Marietta, but were held to just one hit in their game against Lone Grove.

Emmy Guthrie got the breakthrough for the Lady Horns in the top of the third when she slapped an RBI single to left field which scored Logan Ketchum.

Jordan Ramsay doubled the lead in the top of the fourth when she laid down a bunt which resulted in a single, allowing Paige Anderson to score.

Ketchum would make it 3-0 in the top of the fifth when she scored on a wild pitch. 

Guthrie got the win on the mound for the Lady Horns, throwing six innings. She allowed one hit with one walk and nine strikeouts.

Samara Morgan took the loss for Plainview in the circle, throwing 4 1/3 innings. She allowed three earned runs on nine hits with two walks.

Plainview will be back in action today at 11:30 a.m. against Madill in the opening round of the consolation bracket. 

Sulphur 8 Byng 0

It was a 23rd victory of the season for the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs as they booked a place in the semifinals with a victory over Byng, which was their second of the season.

Sulphur broke the game open in the bottom of the second with three runs to take the lead.

Kinlee Duck put the Lady Bulldogs in front as she first slapped a two-RBI single to center, before Makella Mobly hit a ground ball which resulted in an error, allowing Duck to score to make it 3-0.

Abby Beck made it 4-0 in the third when she got an RBI single to left which scored Shallen Mershon, before Mershon got her own RBI single in the fourth which scored Macenzie Ruth. 

Harley Beesley put the Lady Bulldogs on the brink of a victory when she brought home two runs in the bottom of the fifth wth a single to right, before Ruth finished the game off when she scored Faith Haines on a single to center. 

Beesley got the win on the mound for Sulphur, throwing five innings. She allowed one hit with one strikeout.