Thursday, August 30, 2007
Lady Patriots improve to 10-4 overall
By BARRY BURLESON
The Marshall Academy Lady Patriots earned three wins in four days last week on the softball diamond.
They beat Kirk Monday, Lee (Ark.) Tuesday and North Delta Thursday to up their season mark to 10-4. They’re 4-0 in district play entering this week’s action.
MA left Grenada August 20 with a 4-3 district win over Kirk.
Casey Gibson picked up the pitching victory. She struck out seven, walked none and gave up seven hits.
Getting one hit each for Marshall were Mandy Bolden, Courtney Gibson, Traci Rodgers, Heather Tomlinson and Lauren Alexander.
The important district victories continued the next day, August 21, as the Lady Patriots routed Lee (Marianna, Ark.) 12-2.
Rodgers and Bolden carried the biggest bats. They had four and three hits, respectively.
Adding two hits each were Courtney Gibson and Heather Tomlinson. Also getting in on the hit parade were Lauren Alexander, Brittney Tomlinson and Chelsey Gilliam with one each.
Alexander recorded the win from the mound. She gave up just three hits, struck out five and walked one.
Marshall wrapped up the successful week with a 4-0, non-district win over North Delta.
Casey Gibson was the winning pitcher. She gave up only three hits and walked one.
Heather Tomlinson, Brittney Tomlinson and Rodgers had a hit each in the four-run victory.
The Lady Patriots visited Carroll Monday and hosted Lee (Clarksdale) Tuesday. They host North Delta Thursday and go to Indianola Tuesday, Sept. 4. All games start at 4 p.m.
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