Lady Eagles clip Myrtle in division play

  MYRTLE – West Union held off a determined Myrtle team to post a 48-44 win and maintain sole possession of first in Division 2-1A. 

West Union scored first and never trailed in the battle between county rivals. Myrtle tied the score at 2-2 and a Lady Eagle three put the visitors up for good at 5-2.

The Lady Eagles stretched out a 22-10 lead after one quarter, but Myrtle was able to claw their way back and trail by only four at the half. 

Gracen Conlee led the Lady Eagles with 20 and Marley Long scored 12 points.

Jessica Floyd of Myrtle led all scorers with 21 and Ivory Montgomery had 20 points.

West Union improves to 19-10 and 7-2. Myrtle falls to 13-9 and 4-4.

Denton and Massengill are players of the year in 2-1A

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Callie Denton of Myrtle was named the Division 2-1A Offensive Player of the Year.

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Kylie Massengill of West Union was named the Division 2-1A Defensive Player of the Year.

Callie Denton of Myrtle and Kylie Massengill of West Union received Player of the Year for the 2015 season in Division 2-1A. Denton was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Massengill was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year. Caitlyn Jackson of Pine Grove was named the Overall Player of the Year.

Other players that were recognized in the division are:

First Team

Pine Grove – Caitlyn Jackson, Maddy Erickson, Megan Hill, Delany Pannell.

Myrtle – Callie Denton, Heather Smith, Amber Cook.

West Union – Gracen Conlee, Jesslyn Brewer.

Hickory Flat – Hannah Sharp

Second Team

Pine Grove – Catelyn Eller, Shannon Childers.

Myrtle – Karlie Bolden, Emily Coggin.

West Union – Kylie Massengill.

Hickory Flat – Anna Lollar, Gracie Pipkin.

East Union’s Sheffield is Division 1-2A Slowpitch Player of the Year

Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Player of the Year Division 1-2A
*Rebecca Sheffield
*CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery
First Team All-Division
East Union
1- Sallie Pannell
2- Kaitie Boatner
3- Tianna Castillo
4- Raelee Bell
Mantachie
1- Holly Maxcy
2- Anna Wagster
3- Emilee Clouse
Baldwyn
1- Jeni Kate Scott
2- Hannah Durham
3- Emily Jenkins
Okolona Honorable Mention
1- Chanda Owens
Second Team All Division
East Union
1- Claudia Hill
2- Hannah White
3- Callie Frazier
4- Kallie Roberts
Mantachie
1- Lynsey Barber
2- Kennedy Jones
Baldwyn
1- Kala King
2- Katie Stevens
3- Corley Hogue

Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks

Sallie Pannell hit three home runs including a grand slam against Mooreville. File photo.

Sallie Pannell hit three home runs including a grand slam against Mooreville. File photo.

BY DENNIS CLAYTON
East Union got a bit of redemption on Saturday as the Lady Unchins defeated Mooreville 21-10, handing the Lady Troopers their only defeat of the season. Mooreville had beaten the Lady Urchins 19-9 earlier in the week at East Union.
Sallie Pannell put the Lady Urchins in the lead with her grand slam homer in the first inning. Mooreville came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to close to 4-3.
The Lady Urchins added two runs in the second inning as Jaley White and Raelee Bell hit RBI doubles to up the lead to 6-3. Mooreville added a run in their at-bat to make the score 6-4.
East Union expanded their lead to 11-4 in the third as Pannell hit her second homer of the day and Kallie Roberts hit her first home run of the season.
The Lady Urchins tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning off Tianna Castillo’s two-run homer and Kaitie Boatner’s RBI sacrifice fly to expand the lead to 14-4. Mooreville scored one run in the bottom of the inning and East Union led 14-5 after four.
The Lady Urchins went to the long ball again in their half of the fifth as Rebecca Sheffield, Callie Frazier and Pannell homered. Pannell’s shot gave her three home runs on the day. Hannah White also hit a two-RBI double to give East Union a commanding 21-5 lead.
Mooreville came back with five runs in their half of the fifth, but East Union took the game in five innings by a 21-10 margin.
East Union had seven home runs on the day led by Pannell’s three while Roberts, Castillo, Sheffield and Frazier had one homer apiece.

East Union 21, Mooreville 10
East Union 425 37 – 21 19 0

Mooreville  310 15 – 10 14 4

   WP: Sallie Pannell. LP: McDonald.   Multiple hits: (EU) Pannell 3, Raelee Bell, Rebecca Sheffield, Tianna Castillo, Callie Frazier, Claudia Hill, Kaitie Boatner, Hannah White; (M) M. Edmonds 3, Cryder, Long, Filgo, Walton. 2B: (EU) Hill, White; (M) Sullivan. HR: (EU) Pannell 3, Sheffield, Castillo, Frazier, Kallie Roberts; (M) Cryder 2, Long 2, Edmonds, McDonald.

Gooch and Thompson power Lady Falcons to win

Lauren Thompson launches her three-run homer in the second inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lauren Thompson launches her three-run homer in the second inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.


Morgan Gooch led the Lady Falcons with four RBIs on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Morgan Gooch led the Lady Falcons with four RBIs on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.


BY DENNIS CLAYTON
DUMAS – Morgan Gooch and Lauren Thompson drove in seven runs for Ingomar on Tuesday as the Lady Falcons downed Pine Grove 11-6 in non-division play.
Gooch drove in four runs with a double and single while Thompson hit a three-run homer and singled. Thompson scored four runs for the Lady Falcons.
Ingomar struck in the first inning on RBIs by Gooch, Alex Wilhite and Kelly Fooshee.
The Lady Falcons added three more runs in the second off Thompson’s moonshot home run over the left field fence.
Pine Grove scored a run in the third and added three more in the fourth to close within two runs, but Ingomar got RBIs from Fooshee (double) and Kelly Mayo (single) to extend the lead to 8-4 in the top of the fifth.
Gooch’s bases-loaded double drove in three runs in the sixth and later she appeared to beat the throw to the plate on Wilhite’s hit, but was called out on a high tag.
Pine Grove added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but were never able to overcome the early Ingomar lead. Kelly Mayo led Ingomar with three hits while Gooch, Thompson and Wilhite had two hits apiece.
Carson Grisham was the winning pitcher for the Lady Falcons.
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Lady Eagles fly past Hickory Flat

Chase Coffey had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Chase Coffey had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.


BY DENNIS CLAYTON
HICKORY FLAT – West Union bunched all their runs into two innings to down Hickory Flat 9-1 in their Division 2-1A game on Thursday.
Chase Coffey had a big day at the plate, driving in three runs with a double and single plus adding a run scored of her own.
After Hickory Flat took an early 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles got the offense rolling in the third. Jesslyn Brewer drove in the first run with her RBI single. Follow an out, Gracen Conlee came through with another RBI single to put the Lady Eagles in the lead.
Ashley Hatton recorded the third RBI single of the inning as she drove in Brewer. Coffey followed with a two-RBI single that plated Conlee and Hatton. Coffey took third as Hickory Flat attempted to throw Hatton out at the plate and came home as the catcher threw the ball into the outfield attempting to get her at third. West Union went up 6-1 following Coffey’s run.
The Lady Eagles threatened in the fourth, but left Eden Conlee and Brewer standed following their two-out singles.
West Union got on the scoreboard again in the fifth as Conlee and Hatton singled, Coffey drove in Conlee with her RBI double. Mattie Pilcher’s single scored Hatton and Coffey was called out on a close play at the plate when it appeared there was never a tag applied.
Maegan Whittington drove in Pilcher with her single to extend the lead to 9-1.
Kylie Massengill was the winning pitcher for the Lady Eagles.
West Union is now 4-3 in division play.