East Union Players of the Week for the October 23 game against Potts Camp are members of the offensive line: Colton Wooten, Cody Taylor, Jay Tate, Chandler Bobo, Tyler Bennett, Dallas Wooten. Not pictured: Eli Hodges. The Urchin line was responsible for 604 total yards of offense.
Player of the Year Division 1-2A
*CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery
First Team All-Division
1- Sallie Pannell
2- Kaitie Boatner
3- Tianna Castillo
4- Raelee Bell
1- Holly Maxcy
2- Anna Wagster
3- Emilee Clouse
1- Jeni Kate Scott
2- Hannah Durham
3- Emily Jenkins
Okolona Honorable Mention
1- Chanda Owens
Second Team All Division
1- Claudia Hill
2- Hannah White
3- Callie Frazier
4- Kallie Roberts
1- Lynsey Barber
2- Kennedy Jones
1- Kala King
2- Katie Stevens
3- Corley Hogue
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.
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.
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.
BY DENNIS CLAYTON
BALDWYN – Baldwyn got a heavy dose of Rebecca Sheffield and Tianna Castillo on Tuesday as the duo were a force at the plate and in the field as the East Union Lady Urchins defeated the Lady Bearcats 12-2 in five innings of Division 1-2A softball.
The pair went back-to-back with home runs to jump start the Lady Urchins first inning. Raelee Bell led off with a single and Sheffield followed with a two-run shot over the fence in right. Castillo was the next batter up and hit a solo homer to left to put East Union up 3-0. The Lady Urchins batted around, scoring six runs and Baldwyn never recovered. Kaitie Boatner, Sallie Pannell and Hannah White drove in the remaining three runs of the inning for East Union.
East Union score three more runs in the second off Callie Frazier’s RBI single and Kallie Roberts’ two-RBI single.
Sheffield struck again in the East Union third as she ripped a two-RBI double to extend the Lady Urchin lead to 11-0.
Baldwyn scored their two runs off two solo homers that came in the third and fourth innings.
Castillo fittingly drove in the game’s final run on her RBI single in the fifth.
Sheffield made two back-handed stabs of hard-hit Baldwyn grounders and threw out both batters in the second and third innings and Castillo made a diving catch of a sinking liner in the fifth as the pair used their defensive skills to frustrate the Lady Bearcats.
Sheffield went 3-4 with a home run, double and single with four RBIs and two runs scored. Castillo went 3-4 with a home run, two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Bell also went 3-4 with three singles and three runs scored. Frazier, Roberts and White had two hits apiece.
Pannell was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on six hits with no walks.
East Union is now 2-0 in division.
East Union went long on doubleheader opponents Walnut and Wheeler as they hit six home runs, taking the sweep on Monday as they downed Walnut 11-1 in five innings and dropped Wheeler 17-1 in four frames.
The Lady Urchins had 13 hits in the first game of the day against former division foe Walnut, including home runs by Claudia Hill and Rebecca Sheffield.
Hill drove in three runs in the third with her home run. Sheffield led off the fourth with her solo shot.
Sheffield was perfect at the plate, going 4-4 with a homer, two singles and a walk-off double. Sheffield also had three RBIs.
Callie Frazier was also perfect in her three plate appearances with three singles and RBI.
Hill was the other top RBI producer for the day with three.
In the second game, East Union pounded out 16 hits in four innings to drop the Lady Eagles.
Raelee Bell hit two homers to lead the Lady Urchins against Wheeler, with a three-run and solo shot. Sallie Pannell and Tianna Castillo each had two-run homers.
The Lady Urchins used a 10-run second inning to break open a close 3-1 advantage.
Bell went 4-4 with six RBIs to go along with her two homers. She also scored two runs. Castillo, Frazier, Pannell and Kaitie Boatner had two RBIs apiece.
Pannell was the winning pitcher in both games, allowing only two runs and issuing no walks in the contests.
East Union improves to 13-1 on the season and will travel to Okolona for a Division 1-2A game on Thursday.