LIBERTY, MS. — The Glenbrook Lady Apaches were eliminated from the South State Tournament on Saturday after going 1-2 on the day and finished their season at 19-9.
"I'm real pleased with the way the girls have played all year," Glenbrook head coach Jonathan Hardy said. "I think we were a better team than we showed in the last two games, we made some mistakes that we usually don't make. But I was proud of the girls."
The Lady Apaches won the first district softball title in many years at Glenbrook.
"We had a very good year," Hardy said. "We finished fifth in South State and won a District Championship. I'm very proud of these girls. We have a lot of girls coming back, so I think we can improve on what we did this season and make the State Tournament and compete for a State Title."
In Saturday's first game, the Lady Apaches beat Tensas, 14-2.
Winning pitcher Lucille Dayton improved to 10-4 and a number of girls had base hits.
Leanna Cooper led the way with a four-four game with three singles, a double and a run batted in. Melody Hanson added two singles and a double, and Gracyn Gorman singled and doubled.
Shelby Nicholas and Sunni Wilson each had RBI-singles and Jessica Mangrum had a single and three RBIs.Macey Branch, Megan Sims, Carsin Spurlock and Tiffany Mosley added base hits.
In the second game, Glenbrook fell to Veritas, 7-4.
Dayton took the loss and Hanson and Spurlock each led the offense with a single, double and a RBI each. Sims had a RBI-single and Branch, Gorman, Nicholas and Mangrum added hits.
The Lady Apaches' season ended with an 8-1 loss to Newton County Academy.
Spurlock and Gorman each had two hits and Hanson singled and drove in the run.
"We had a great year, but I think we'll be even better next year," Hardy said.