Softball Finals At A Glance

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

Class 1A
Game 1 – 6 p.m., Friday
Game 2 – 10 a.m., Saturday
Game 3 – TBA Saturday
West Union (25-6)
Leaders
Bailey Bogue .469 avg, 29 RBI
Julianna Garner .460 avg,
Brittany Taylor 18-3 record, 0.85 ERA
Nanih Waiya (23-7)
Leaders
Brantlie Sheets 11-4 record, 3.39 ERA
Ryan Holdiness 12-3 record, 1.88 ERA, .392 avg, 4 HR
Series Notes: Sheets and Holdiness have combined for 182K. … West Union beat defending state champion Smithville in North finals. … West Union lost to Bogue Chitto in 2011 state finals.

Class 2A
Game 1 – Noon, today
Game 2 – 10 a.m., Saturday
Game 3 – TBA Saturday
East Webster (20-6)
Leaders
Bailey Springfield 18-4 record
Autumn Frost .430 avg
Mamie Hollenhead .380 avg
Enterprise Clarke (18-12)
Leaders
Hayleigh Harper 11-5 record, .380 avg
Harley Smith .345 avg
Series Notes: East Webster defeated Bruce, Hatley and Baldwyn in the playoffs. … Lady Wolverines won state championships in 2007, ‘08 and ‘09. … Enterprise Clarke won state titles in 2010 and ‘11.

Class 3A
Game 1 – 6 p.m., Friday
Game 2 – 10 a.m., Saturday
Game 3 – TBA Saturday
Nettleton (24-7)
Leaders
MariAnna Young 14-5 record, 1.43 ERA
Kaleigh Tackett .415 avg, 29 RBI
Lauren Baldwyn .434 avg, 21 RBI
Molly Bramlett .394 avg, leadoff batter
St. Patrick (29-3)
Leaders
Sarah Van Schaik .472 avg, 63 RBI, 13 HR
Sabrina Turner .465 avg, 19-1 record, 130K, 1.24 ERA
Series Notes: St. Patrick defeated Nettleton in the state finals last season. … The Lady Tigers had won three straight state championships. … Nettleton beat rival Mooreville in North state finals.

Class 4A
Houston (26-6)
Game 1 – 3 p.m., Friday
Game 2 – Noon., Saturday
Game 3 – TBA Saturday
Leaders
Audi Dendy 16-3 record, 0.50 ERA
Yasmeen Cooper .453 avg
Chelsea Gates .551 avg
Newton County (28-4)
Leaders
Ashton Lampton .482 avg, 6 HR, 41 RBI
Darby Bishop 21-0 record, 1.87 ERA, .500 avg, 41 RBI
Series Notes: Houston defeated Newton County last season to win its first state championship in fast-pitch. …Newton County was the 2011 state champion. … Hilltoppers return without star pitcher Haley Gravat, who graduated.