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Munford softball defeats Collierville; Brighton takes out Haywood

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Munford's Tori Ray brings a pitch the plate in recent action. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Brighton and Munford picked up key wins Monday with the district tournament approaching next week. 

The Lady Cardinals (13-8-1) manhandled Haywood at home in five innings, 10-0. 

Ali Christmas led Brighton's 13-hit attack with a 3-for-3 day that included a double and two RBI's as Brighton scored five times in the first inning to take control.

Raygan Huffman and Seeley Layne each doubled and singled and Alex Griffin added a double. Huffman also had two RBIs. 

Layne pitched all five innings to earn the win. She struck out three, walked none and allowed five hits. 

Munford hosted Collierville, a potential sectional opponent down the road, and pulled out 3-1 win to move to 21-9 on the season. 

Peyton Joyner hit her second homer of the year and Maddison Welch belted her first homer to pace the offense. 

The Lady Cougars broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

Sam Scott went all seven innings for Munford to earn her 14th win of the season, allowing just two hits. 

Brighton and Munford play each other May 2 at 6 p.m. at Munford in a key district game. 

In other games:

• Brighton defeated Northwest on Friday in tournament action in Clarksville, Tenn., 7-1. 

Layne struck out six and allowed four hits over six innings for the win. Anna McIntyre drove in a pair of runs and Lauren Kinney, Sam Berryhill, Marissa Moss and Griffin each drove in a run. 

• The Lady Cards beat Ohio County in tourney action on Friday 11-1. 

Moss struck out six in four-inning one-hitter and also homered and doubled. Layne added three hits and Kinney added two. 

• Brighton beat Lewis County on Saturday in tourney action 4-2. 

Layne homered, drove in two runs and also pitched a four-hitter to pick up the win. 

• Springfield ended Brighton's tourney run on Saturday with a 6-2 win. 

Moss struck out nine and allowed just six hits, but took the loss. 

• Munford split district doubleheader with Hardin County last Thursday in Savannah. 

Tori Ray homered, singled and drove in three runs to lead Munford to a 12-1 win in game one. 

Joyner and Scott each doubled twice and drove in two runs and Christina Cantrell doubled and drove in one run. Ashlee Wilson added two singles and an RBI and Courtney Bonaiuto singled twice. 

Scott struck out eight and allowed six hits over seven innings for the win. 

Munford led 1-0 through three innings in game two, but fell 3-1. 

Cantrell, Duncan and Scott each doubled for Munford and Taylor Hobson singled. Wilson drove in Munford's lone run. 

Scott went the distance again and struck out six, but took the loss. 







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