Two Hopkins County teams will be in championship action tonight in the title games on the two divisions of the Dixie Girls Softball tournament underway at Coleman Park.
The Hopkins County American team won 13-2 over Dayton in Sunday action after winning 25-5 over Jacksonville Saturday.
In the win over Dayton, Sadavia Porter and Autumn Tanton had home runs.
Against Jacksonville the Americans had nine home runs. They struck for seven runs in the first inning to get a lead they would not relinquish. Jacksonville was able to score three runs to reduce the lead to 8-3 heading into the second inning. Valori Voorheese belted a triple then Tanton homered followed by a single from Sadie Stroud. Jacie McKinney hit a two-run homer to centerfield and Sierra Smith continued the rout wtih a double. The second inning ended with the Americans holding a 17-3. Jacksonville scored two more runs, but Hopkins County padded the lead with eight more runs in the three inning to win by the 25-5 final. Maddi Milsap, Voorheese also homering.
The Americans play the Franklin County (Mount Vernon) team at 6 p.m. today for the title on Field 2. The Americans are undefeated in tournament action in the Darlings bracket. Since the Hopkins County American team is undefeated Franklin County would have to win twice to take the title in the double elimination event.
The Hopkins County Americans, coached by Jamie Harris in the Angels division, competed in the tournament but we knocked out of contention.
Broderick Godbolt’s National team won over Crosby Sunday to advance to the title game today after beating Diboll 10-0 on Saturday.
In the Angels’ divisional title game, Hopkins County will get a rematch vs. Diboll on Field 3.
In the game Saturday against Diboll, the blue and white Hopkins County proved quicker and more nimble on the bases. Diboll is a team with some impressive size and talent.
The momentum of the game was established in the first inning when Hopkins County third baseman Kristen Allen tagged out a runner to silence a would-be rally.
The Hopkins County team went right to work at the plate with Kimber Winchester hitting a solid single to right field. Allen drew a walk to give the team two base runners. Pitcher Summer Wyatt pounded a two-run triple to right field give the team a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the second inning, clutch hitting including a two-run double by Winchester allowed Hopkins County go ahead 7-0. They won by the 10-0 final in what turned out to be a preview of the finals. Hopkins County and Diboll meet for the title.
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