Bowling Green takes 3rd in South State Tournament
Published 1:07 pm Friday, September 27, 2019
Bowling Green School’s Lady Buccaneers finished third in the Class AAA South State Tournament that took place Saturday and Monday at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
The Lady Buccaneers won two of three games on Saturday.
Bowling Green opened with a 6-0 victory over Canton Academy.
Dixie Camaille had a big contest. She opened drove in the first two runs with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to start a 3-for-3 game, and she drove in four runs.
Anna Claire Crowe posted a hit, a run and an RBI.
Cassidy Spears tallied a hit and two runs.
Landry Dupont and KaKa Seal posted a hit and a run each.
Burris threw five four-hit shutout innings with five strikeouts and three walks.
Olivia Serigne wrapped up the game with two scoreless, no-hit frames with three strikeouts and no walks.
Bowling Green suffered a 7-2 loss to Riverfield Academy.
Riverfield scored the game’s first six runs in the opening inning.
Spears went 2-for-3 with a run.
Madelyn Burch posted a hit and a run batted in.
Dupont, Burris and Morgan Carpenter all had one hit.
Bowling Green capped off Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Columbia Academy in a memorable game.
Burch pitched and threw a no-hitter. Burch tallied 14 strikeouts and walked just two.
Burch also helped herself offensively with a hit and a run batted in.
Seal recorded two hits and an RBI.
On Monday, Bowling Green began the day by defeating Tri-County Academy, 6-0.
Spears recorded three hits in as many at-bats with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs.
Crowe tallied two hits with two runs and an RBI.
Camaille had a hit, a run and a run batted in.
Burris and Carpenter posted a hit and an RBI each.
Burch recorded a hit.
Burch threw three shutout innings with four strikeouts and no walks.
Burris went four frames, allowing one hit with two strikeouts and two walks.
The Lady Buccaneers’ final game was a 3-2 loss to Riverfield Academy.
Dupont had a big game, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Spears and Burris had a hit each.
Burch was the hard-luck losing pitcher. She threw a complete game, allowing two earned runs on three hits with 13 strikeouts and a walk.
The win by Riverfield Academy, put them in the championship game against Clinton Christian Academy. Clinton Christian Academy won the game to win the Class AAA South State Tournament.
The top four teams from the tournament advance to the Class AAA Tournament.
“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked in South State, but we advanced, which was our No. 1 goal,” Bowling Green School coach David Hood Burris said. “We just have to keep our heads up and focus on state. Our goal is still within reach. We just have to work hard this week and go get it.”
Bowling Green School will begin play in the Class AAA Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Magee Sportsplex in Magee, Miss.