YAZOO CITY —
The Lady Whippets were poised to begin their season on Friday in the Yazoo County Classic Tournament, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate.
The Lady Whippets did begin their season on Saturday in the tourney and won big over the McLaurin Lady Tigers 11-0.
Katie Lawrence got the starting nod for the Lady Whippets and pitched four strong innings giving up only two hits while striking out five Lady Tigers to earn her first win of the 2013 campaign.
Bailie Gowan took over for Lawrence in the fifth inning and pitched one inning giving up no hits and no runs while walking two hitters.
The leading hitters for the Lady Whippets were Kelsey Wiggers with two singles and three RBI, Kaylee Ables with a double, single and two runs scored, Abigail Myers with a double and two RBI, Sydney Rawson with a single and two runs scored with one RBI, Coy Ballard with a single and Kali Roberts with a single.
Rounding out the offense for the Lady Whippets were Alyssa Williams, Melissa Gowan, Bre Barrentine, A. C. Henderson, Nicole Engelmann, Ashley Trehern and Dianna McCaleb with a run scored each.
The Lady Whippets were set to travel to Brandon on Monday night for a date with Northwest Rankin, but the contest was called due to inclement weather.
The Lady Whippets hosted Starkville on Tuesday night and will travel to Nanih Waiya on Thursday for a 5 p.m. contest and will travel to Philadelphia on Friday for another 5 p.m. contest.
The Lady Whippets will be back at home on Saturday morning when they host Union in an 11 a.m. contest.
YAZOO CITY —
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