The Mansfield Lady Tigers are sitting at 4-4 in total season play with plans of only allowing the first number to be upgraded. Over the weekend, Mansfield played in the Clarksville Softball Tournament and was victorious in two out of three of their games. In the first day of the tournament, Mansfield played and defeated Dover 3-1 but ended up falling to Hackett 3-1. On day two, the Lady Tigers faced Deer and with the buck stopping there, won 15-0.
In their game against the Dover Lady Pirates, the girls had a slow start but got things moving in the fifth inning with their three runs. Running like a tornado had hit the ground with one run each was Kylie Eveld, Hailey Walker, and Kyli Davidson. Making hits as if their lives depended on it were Maggie Strunk, Amber Elmore, and Kylie with two each and with one apiece was Hailey, Kyli, Shyann McDowell, and Rylea Weaver. Pitcher Caroline Nicodemus made 83 pitches striking out 3 batters out of the 24 that she faced.
“The Clarksville tournament was a good playing experience for our team,” said Coach Kent Elmore. “We beat a good Dover team and had another close one with Hackett. Our fielding has been above par but our hitting is still lacking. To be successful we must start hitting the ball more efficiently.”
The Lady Tigers will hit the road tonight to face the Booneville Lady Bearcats at 4:30 p.m. “Booneville is a good softball team so we will have to come ready to play.”