Area teams compete in local softball tournament

Weekend rain could not spoil last Saturday’s Robertson’s Sportswear Tournament at BNA Bank Park. The day-long event featured each of Union County’s teams against some of the best competition in Northeast Mississippi.

Ingomar played host to this year’s tournament, and the Lady Falcons finished the day with a win and a loss.
Amy Fooshee had four hits, giving Ingomar a three-run win over Baldwyn in their first game of the day.
Ingomar took an early 2-0 lead in the first with five hits, but Savannah Alexander tied the game in the bottom of the inning off her two-run double. The Lady Bearcats took a 4-2 lead, and the Lady Falcons scored seven runs in the final two innings to take the win.
After Fooshee, Reid Little and Mallory Adair each had three hits, while Heather Dillard and Lauren Koon each had two hits.
Ingomar closed the day with a 13-6 loss to Nettleton.
Nettleton 18 New Albany 8
The Lady Bulldogs tied its game against Nettleton only to fall to the Lady Tigers, 18-8.
Down 5-0, Shannon Goode, Mallory Beaty and Megan Dye had RBI hits in the third to tie the game, but Nettleton answered with six runs in the bottom of the frame. New Albany cut the deficit to three, 11-8, but Nettleton scored seven runs over two innings to take the game in five innings. The lady Tigers had six players with multiple hits in the win.
New Albany finished the day with a 9-2 win over Belmont.
Booneville 6 Myrtle 5
Myrtle came back to tie its game against Booneville, but ultimately fell by one run, 6-5.
Down 5-0 in the fifth, the Lady Hawks scored five runs with two outs, led by a double by Amber Cook and a triple by Meshay Cox. Booneville regained the lead in the sixth and held on for the win.
Lauren Coggin had three hits to lead Myrtle, while Cox and Audrey Kent had two hits each.
Myrtle also fell to Calhoun City, 5-1, earlier in the day.
East Union 10 Belmont 2
A big inning for the Lady Urchins gave them a eight-run win over Belmont in their first of three games in the tournament.
Down 1-0 in the second, East Union had 10 runs off nine hits to take the lead. Kallie Roberts had the first of four straight hits, loading the bases for the Lady Urchins. Ashley Prewett had the game-tying hit, and back-to-back errors on Belmont gave East Union the lead.
Belmont added its second run in fifth inning.
Leach had three hits to lead East Union, while Rebecca Sheffield, Kallie Roberts, Mallory Roberts and Stephanie Hardy had two hits each.
The Lady Urchins finished the day falling to Mantachie, 7-2, and Booneville, 4-1.
West Union 4 Booneville 1
The Lady Eagles found its bats late in the game to take a three-run win over the Lady Blue Devils.
West Union broke the scoreless tie in the sixth after Julianna Gardner had a lead off double and the Lady Eagles loaded the bases. Hannah McQuary’s sacrifice fly brought in the first run, followed by RBI singles by Bailey Bogue and Gracen Conlee, making it 3-0.
Booneville loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, scoring one, and Gardner again hit a double in the seventh and scored on a hit by Gina Beth Conlee.
Gardner had three hits, two doubles, to lead West Union, while Brittany Taylor and Bogue each had two hits.
West Union dropped its second game to Tishomingo County, 7-6, to end the day.