Once the real tournament started, the Henry County High School Lady Patriots couldn’t be beaten in the winning the championship at the War at the Dawg Pound Tournament played Friday and Saturday at Milan.
The Lady Patriots dropped a pair of pool games to start the tournament on Friday. Henry County fell 3-2 to Jackson South Side and lost an 8-2 decision to South Gibson.
Henry County bounced back to sweep four straight wins in the tournament bracket to win the event. The Lady Patriots beat Crockett County 8-1, topped Milan 2-1, knocked off Ripley 8-1 before routing South Gibson 10-2 in the championship game.
The Lady Patriots came into the tournament on the heels of a 22-8 victory at West Creek on Thursday in a District 10-AAA game. Henry County is now 7-5 on the season with a 2-1 record in the district.
On Tuesday, the Lady Patriots will travel to Clarksville for a 5:3o p.m. contest. Henry County returns home Wednesday to entertain Creek Wood at 5 p.m. and Northeast visits on Thursday for a 6:15 p.m. contest.
LADY PATRIOTS 22, COYOTES 8
Henry County pounded out 25 hits in the big win at West Creek. The Lady Patriots scored every inning with the big rallies coming in a four-run second inning, a five run outburst in the fifth frame and was capped by eight runs in the seventh inning.
West Creek scored all eight of its runs in the third inning.
Kinsley Nichols led the way at the plate for the Lady Patriots with four hits, including a triple. She drove in two runs and scored three times. Avery Cox als had four hits with two doubles and three RBIs. Emma Thompson had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs while Jocelyn Lee belted a home run and a single while driving in three.
Emma Thompson pitched 2.2 innings allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks. She had seven strikeouts. Celia Lampkin pitched 4.1 innings allowing no earned runs while giving up two hits and walking two. She had five strikeouts.
HAWKS 3, LADY PATRIOTS 2
South Side scored three times in the third inning. Henry County scored once in the first inning and added a run in the third.
Both Cox and Shelby Summers slugged doubles. Mary Raye Smith and Nichols contributed hits.
Alyson Smith pitched 4.2 innings and did not allow any earned runs. She gave up five hits while fanning five.
HORNETS 8, LADY PATRIOTS 2
A seven-run first inning sent South Gibson to an easy win in pool play. Henry County scored two times in the first inning.
Cox, Thompson, Mary Raye Smith and Lee all had hits for Henry County.
Lampkin pitched four innings for the Lady Patriots allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits and a walk. She had two strikeouts.
LADY PATRIOTS 8, CAVALIERS 1
Henry County pushed home four runs in the second inning, added one in the third and scored three more in the fourth. Crockett County’s run came in the third inning.
Nichols and Mary Raye Smith both had three hits. Smith ripped a double and knocked in two runs. Shelby DeMorato also had two hits.
Thompson pitched five innings allowing one earned run on three hits with three strikeouts.
LADY PATRIOTS 2, MILAN 1
Henry County broke a 1-1 tie with the host Milan team by scoring one run in the sixth inning.
Mary Raye Smith and Thompson both had two hits. Thompson drilled a double and she drove in a run.
Lampkin threw six innings allowing only one earned run on six hits and a walk. She fanned seven.
LADY PATRIOTS 8, TIGERS 1
Henry County erupted for seven runs in the first inning and added one in the fourth inning against Ripley.
Abby Gilstrap smacked two hits while Thompson drove in two runs with a base hit. Lee added two hits and two RBIs.
Alyson Smith pitched 4 innings allowing one earned run on six hits and a walk. She had five strikeouts.
LADY PATRIOTS 10, HORNETS 2
Henry County got revenge for the pool game loss by blasting South Gibson in the championship game. The Lady Patriots broke a 1-1 tie by exploding for six runs in the fourth frame and added three more in the seventh.
Mary Raye Smith slugged a home run and knocked in two runs. Thompson had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Lee had two hits and knocked in two.
Summers pitched 2.1 innings allowing one earned run on two hits. Lampkin pitched the final 4.1 innings allowing one earned run on three hits and three walks. She had two strikeouts.