The big question entering the District 14-AAA softball tournament: After beating each other all year, which Tipton County team would emerge on top?
It’s not over yet, but Munford staked its claim as the team to beat by defeating Covington on Saturday and Brighton on Monday. Those wins put the Lady Cougars into Wednesday’s title game and also qualified them for next week’s region tournament.
Covington and Brighton play each other today at 5 p.m. The season is over for the loser, while the winner qualifies for the region and a spot in the district title game vs. Munford.
Monday’s Brighton-Munford game was a wild one.
Brighton appeared be on its way to the title game with a 7-5 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning, but Munford had other ideas. Claire Geiger drove in a run with a single and Shelby Kendrick tied it with an RBI double. Katelyn Daugherty brought home the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly to left. The Lady Cardinals put two runners on the bottom of the seventh, but centerfielder Chloe Lowry caught a fly ball to end it and give Munford a dramatic 8-7 win, setting off a wild celebration.
Timily David had a pair of hits for Brighton and Kamryn Bridges had two RBIs. Geiger was 3 for 4 for Munford and Kendrick had a pair of doubles. Lexi Billings had a double and got the win the circle, striking out five.
Wilson was 3 for 4 and Lowry doubled and singled in Munford’s 6-3 win vs. Covington on Saturday. Kendrick and Kyleigh Pullen added two hits each for the Lady Cougars. Billings struck out seven and allowed nine hits over seven innings to earn the win.
Ana Gover hit a two-run homer for Covington, Kayla Pitts was 3 for 4 and Anna Grace Godwin had two hits.
In other action:
The Tipton-Rosemark Lady Rebels came back to beat St. Benedict 8-7 in the DII-A-West winners’ bracket final on Monday, earning a spot in today’s title game at 6 p.m. at St. Benedict.
Myah Wright hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to tie it, setting up Brooke Harrison’s walk-off single in the eighth.
Ryleigh Bowers was 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI. Addie Glass struck out one and held SBA to three hits over three innings of relief to pick up the win.