Riverside takes league softball championship
Riverside's 16 and under girls' softball team finished the season with a near perfect record 11-1 and claimed the league tournament championship by defeating Manila 14-2 Saturday at Leachville.
Magan Adams, Whitley Shasteen and Jonna Dixon led the Riverside Wooley Boogers hitting attack on the championship game. Adams singled, had 2 RBI's and scored three runs, Shasteen tripled, scored a run and added a RBI, and Dixon singled, scored twice and contributed one RBI. Tiffany Timms and Emily Hook scored two runs a piece to aid in the victory. Natalie Tippy led Manila with one hit and both Manila runs. Samantha Dunigan was the winning pitcher.
Riverside coach Mark Shasteen said had a great group of girls and really enjoyed coaching his team.
"The girls got along real well with one another and made my job much easier," Shasteen said.
Riverside defeated Manila 15-0 to win the first game of the tournament in three innings. Dunigan and Shasteen led the way by combining for four hits including a triple by Dunigan and a double by Shasteen, six RBI's and six runs. Christy Goodman singled and added three more runs, while Timms and Jennifer Pollard contributed two runs each. Adams and Kendra Daniels rounded out the scoring attack for the Wooley Boogers. Brittni Sammons and Audrey Booth led Manila with two hits each.
Lake City's 12 and under team also claimed the league tournament title Saturday by defeating Manila Coach Boyd Cobb said his team was second in the league in the regular season and really played well in the tournament. The 12 and under team finished with a 13-4 record.
Lake City's 8 and under team took third place in their division of the league tournament with victories over Manila and Monette and losses to Caraway and Valley View.
In baseball action, the sonic Blasters finished the regular season with an 8-8 overall record. The Sonic Blasters were defeated 11-9 by the Brookland A's and 12-11 by Brookland's Bandits last week at Lake City but defeated Valley View's Cardinals 11-7 on the road. The 9-10 year old tournament will be held at Lake City and begins June 16 and runs through June 21. Sonic Blasters Coach Norman Eidson Jr. said his team is starting to come together and the he looks forward to tournament play.
In Machine pitch play, the Rebels were defeated 7-0 by Etowah on June 9 then bounced back with a 9-1 win over Caraway Young Guns, a 13-1 victory over Manila D&S and a 12-3 defeat of Leachville's A's. Coach mark Mann said his team is now 11-3 in league play and 19-3 overall.
Coach Mann added his team has had an excellent year.