Crown still fits SF gals

Crown still fits SF gals
South Fulton is on top of the Obion County School System’s softball mountain again.
The Devilettes, who claimed the first two OCSS championships, regained the league’s title after a 4-3 edging of two-time champion Lake Road.
“We’ve got a good group of eighth-graders that took their lumps the past couple years, but worked hard to get this title back,” said South Fulton skipper Curt Lee, whose squad hosted the fifth installment of the OCSS Tournament.
SF, which finishes the 2010 season with a 19-1 worksheet, defeated the Lady Generals in the winner’s bracket finale by a 6-5 margin and run-ruled Ridgemont 11-1 en route to the finale.
LR’s road to the championship round of the double-elimination event included a seven-inning 8-6 triumph over Hillcrest in the loser’s bracket final, the aforementioned loss to SF and a 6-1 win over the Lady Cougars in the tournament’s opening game.
H’crest, which finished third, defeated Ridgemont in the semifinals of the loser’s bracket for its lone victory of the afternoon.
Black Oak pulled out of the tournament on Friday.
According to BO principal Sheila Stone, the decision was made because the team, which dressed 10 girls, was not going to have enough players — due in part to the fact that a couple Lady Eagles had to work at family businesses over the weekend.
Black Oak’s Abigail Simmons was named to the All-OCSS team.
The following is a roundup of the tournament as reported to The Messenger.
So. Fulton 4, Lake Rd. 3
The Devilettes struck for three runs in the bottom of the fourth and held off a late Lady General charge to win the OCSS title.
Winning pitcher Sierra Coley struck out four.
Offensively, Sydney Easterwood doubled and tripled for SF, while Aalia Bivens drove in one run with a three-bagger.
Alli Ruddle also contributed one ribbie to the Devilette effort.
Lake Road (11-6) had Robin Lewis with a triple, RBI and run. Also, Lady Generals Katelyn Jones and Lynsey Berner each scored once.
Losing pitcher Paige Russell had one strikeout.
After the game, South Fulton’s Coley, Bivens, Kristin Crocker, Melanie Johnson and Maddie Kate Coffey were honored as members of the All-OCSS team.
The Lady Generals had Lewis, Berner, Russell and Hannah Cavness on the glitter unit.
Lake Rd. 8, H’crest 6 (7)
The Lady Generals came through in the clutch, plating a pair in the seventh frame to claim a spot in the title game.
Russell, who struck out six and got the mound win, had two hits, as did Abby Shelton and Kim Lynch.
The Lady Cougars (10-10) were led by Alaina Walker, who was 3-for-4 with a triple.
Additionally, Rachel Jones, Ali Adcock, Courtney Heuck, McClain Bell, Haley Johnston, Rebecca Robb and Jordan Albright each had one safety.
Jones, Adcock and Al-bright all represented Hillcrest on the OCSS All-Star team.
Bell was the losing pitcher.
So. Fulton 6, Lake Rd. 5
Johnson drove in a pair, while Easterwood and Coffey chased one home during the Devilettes’ first win over the Lady Generals.
Crocker, who walked none, was the winning pitcher.
Lake Road had Jones as its stop offensive performer with three hits.
H’crest 11, R’mont 1
Adcock tripled and singled to propel the victorious Lady Cougars, while McClain Bell was a perfect 2-for-2.
Bell’s twin sister, McKinleigh, also offered a hit to the H’crest effort.
Alea Ragsdale was the winning pitcher, while R’mont’s Macey Beeler absorbed the mound de-feat.
Sheridan Bugg led the Lady Mustang attack with two hits, while Stella Preuett singled once.
Both Bugg and Preuett were on the All-OCSS team.
So. Fulton 11, R’mont 1
Bivens finished a home run shy of the cycle with two RBI during South Fulton’s first win of the day.
Also, Coffey contributed two hits for SF.
Moranda Johns struck out three en route to the mound triumph.
For Ridgemont, Bugg tripled and Kaelyn Puckett singled.
Lake Rd. 6, Hillcrest 1
Jones singled, doubled and tripled but it was not enough for the Lady Cougars, who stranded 11 baserunners.
Adcock also legged out a three-bagger for H’crest.
Russell, the winning pitcher, had seven strikeouts for the Lady Generals, while Lewis offered three hits and Tatum Cary had a two-run double.
Published in The Messenger 10.05.10

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