Nothing like a 3-0 start to make you forget about the heat.
It was a good first day for local teams in the Dixie Softball Tournament being held at Coleman Park with teams competing in both the Darlings and Angels divisions.
All three local teams got wins by one-sided scores.
Hopkins County powered by Denison 21-4 in 9-10 age competition; the Hopkins County (Angels) Nationals took a 10-0 win over Tri Cities. In the 7-8 Darlings division, the Hopkins County Americans zipped by Commerce 22-1. In that game, Autumn Tanton, Sierra Smith, Maddi Millsap had doubles with Sadavia Porter and Takatara Miles tripled. Tanton and Sadie Stroud added inside-the-park home runs.
Sidney Dietze was the starting pitching and got the win the 10-0 win for the Nationals.
In 21-4 win for Hopkins Co. the Americans got a single from Ragan Sachs coupled with a two-run double by Ellie Buford to spark a rally. Skylar Evans plated two runs with a triple.
Action in tournament continues through Monday.
Other teams participating include Jacksonville, Pineland, Dayton, Crosby, Franklin County, Diboll.
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