The Newton County Lady Generals picked up four wins on the softball fields this week to pull above the .500 mark for the first time this season.
NCA grabbed a key 6-4 win over rival Sylva Bay on Monday and then beat Kemper Academy 14-0 on Tuesday. On Thursday, NCA swept a doubleheader from Laurel Christian, winning 2-1 and 8-3.
NCA will finish out the regular season this week as they host Calhoun Academy on Monday for senior night and then will travel to Winston on Tuesday. The Lady Generals will play in the North 2A Tournament this weekend at Senatobia.
NCA 6, Sylva Bay 4
The Lady Generals scored the last three runs of the game to take a two-run win over the Lady Saints on Monday.
NCA scored three in the first but Sylva Bay Answered with three in the top of the third to tie the game. After Sylva Bay scored one in the top of the fourth to take a 4-3 lead, NCA scored two in the fourth and one in the firth to take the win.
Sylva Bay outhit NCA 10-4 in the contest. NCA had eight errors to seven for Sylva Bay. Sydnee Cosgrove was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs while Adriane Luke doubled and Cayden Alexander singled and scored. Lilly Hollingsworth also scored twice.
Hollingsworth pitched all seven innings and scattered 10 hits and gave up four runs with only one earned.
NCA 14, Kemper 0
The Lady Generals needed just three innings to dispatch of the Lady Rams on Tuesday.
NCA scored four in the first and five in the second and third innings.
NCA only had six hits but took advantage of 10 errors. Adriane Luke was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Addison Mathis and Maggie Vance each singled and drove in runs. Cayden Alexander singled and scored two runs while Macie Woodham had two RBIs and two runs scored. Lilly Hollingsworth scored three runs while Sydnee Cosgrove also scored two runs.
Cosgrove pitched all four innings and gave up one hit while striking out nine.
NCA 2, Laurel Christian 1
The Lady Generals took a one-run win in a five-inning game on Thursday.
NCA scored one in the first and fourth while Laurel scored one in the fourth.
NCA had five hits while Adriane Luke tripled, and Sydnee Cosgrove doubled.
Cosgrove started in the circle and pitched all five innings and gave up one run on three hits while striking out five.
NCA 8, Laurel Christian 3
The Lady Generals used a five-run fifth to complete a doubleheader sweep on Thursday.
NCA scored two in the first, one in the third and four in the fifth.
NCA had 10 hits as Addie Bergeron was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Adriane Luke was 2-for-3 while Maggie Vance and Sydnee Cosgrove each singled and drove in two runs. Lilly Hollingsworth doubled and scored two runs while Cayden Alexander singled and scored two runs.
Hollingsworth pitched all five innings and gave up three unearned runs on five hits while striking out seven.