Bowling Green takes 3rd in Class AAA

Published 3:12 pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Bowling Green School’s Lady Buccaneers had a solid season and finished third in Class AAA this year.
The Lady Buccaneers came up one game short of playing for the Class AAA Championship series.
“Obviously, it didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but when you look at the season as a whole, it was a success,” Bowling Green School coach David Hood Burris said. “If you would’ve told me before the season that we were going to win district, win South State and go into the state tournament as the No. 1 seed and finish third in the state and return all of our starters, but two, I would’ve taken it.”
The Lady Buccaneers entered their game against Leake Academy on Monday with a 3-1 record up to that point in the Class AAA Tournament, needing a win to reach the finals and continue their season.
The Lady Buccaneers were defeated by Leake, 8-2.
The score was 5-2 through six innings.
The big stat was that the Lady Buccaneers had the bases loaded with one out three times, but grounded into two double plays and lined into another.
Landry Dupont went 3-for-4 with a run batted in and a run scored.
Breanna Tobey tallied two hits and a run scored.
Morgan Lusk had a hit and an RBI.
Cassidy Spears and Dixie Camaille recorded a hit each.
Bowling Green opened the tournament last Saturday with a 15-2 five-inning win over Lee Academy.
Dupont had a solid game, going 3-for-4 with a trio of runs batted in.
Camaille recorded three hits in as many at bats with two RBIs.
Spears posted three hits.
Tobey and Allie McCain were 2-for-2 each. Tobey drove in a run and walked.
Lusk put up a hit in a win.
Madelyn Burch threw a pair of shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out five.
Kylee Burris allowed no earned runs over three innings, allowing two hits and three strikeouts.
Bowling Green lost the next game, 10-0, in five innings to Silliman Institute
Tobey went 2-for-3.
Lusk and Camaille posted a hit each.
The Lady Buccaneers rebounded with an 8-6 win over Adams County Christian School.
Spears had one hit, but it was a big one. Spears took a 1-0 game and made it 5-0 when she hit a grand slam.
Tobey went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Dupont, Lusk and Anna Beninato all had two hits.
Camaille and Anna Claire Crowe posted a hit each.
That win allowed Bowling Green to advance to Monday’s play.
The Lady Buccaneers blanked Bayou Academy, 6-0, in their opener that day.
Spears recorded three hits in three at bats and she drove in four runs.
Tobey, Dupont and Camaille all had two hits. Tobey scored two runs and Camaille drove in a pair of runs.
Burris had a hit in the win.
The next game was the loss to Leake Academy.
Bowling Green had three seniors this year in Beninato, Tobey and Whitney Bond.
“It’s going to be hard to replace what they brought to our team with their leadership,” coach Burris said. “They’re going to be missed by everybody. Breanna was our shortstop and Anna was our centerfielder. We’ve got a lot of defense to replace, but I think we have the kids to do it.”
Coach Burris and two of his players — Beninato and Tobey — will have one more game this year.
Burris is coaching the South Team and Beninato and Tobey are playing in the MAIS All-Star Game that takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Jackson Prep, with the first pitch set for noon.