Special to the Journal
MOOREVILLE – The Mooreville Lady Troopers are settling down to business.
After a far-flung schedule that had the Lady Troopers out of state and on the coast, the business at hand is qualifying for the playoffs.
Mooreville took care of business on Thursday, quickly handling Alcorn Central 14-0 in Division 1-3A play.
“We came out and played well, and Summer Cryder pitched well,” Mooreville head coach Perry Wilburn said.
In a young lineup that barely features two seniors and one junior, the Lady Troopers (14-2, 2-0) scored early and often.
In the bottom of the first inning, Mooreville plated four runs on four hits and two Central throwing errors. Kelsey Minga had a two-run double as part of the inning.
It was four more for the Lady Troopers in the second inning, this time with five straight hits. Analyn Long had a two-run single, and Hollie Donald and Miah Edmonds had RBI hits.
Mooreville closed out the scoring with six runs in the third. That came on three hits including an RBI from Cryder, who had three hits.
The game was called in the bottom of the third because of weather.
“We have played some really good teams,” Wilburn said. “I think we’re playing well as a group, and I just hope we keep playing the way we are playing.”
On the mound for Mooreville, Cryder struck out seven in her three innings, including the first six outs of the contest. The only Central hit was a second-inning double by Taylor Smith.
“One of our biggest pluses is that we can rotate our pitchers and our catchers,” Wilburn said. Cryder and Donald rotate at pitcher, with Lexi Weaver and Long at catcher.
Mooreville continues in 1-3A play today against Booneville.