HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA) - South Pontotoc knew they would be in for a battle. The Lady Cougars defeated Choctaw Central in three gut-wrenching games to capture the 3A fastpitch softball state championship.
After dropping a 3-2 nine-inning decision in game 2, the Lady Cougars won the decisive game three 3-1. Allyson Harrison pitched all three games for South Pontotoc, who won its first state championship in fastpitch.
'We got it done in the third game,' said South Pontotoc head coach Adam Patterson. 'The hits were not many, but we kept battling and battling. We squeeze bunted a couple of times, and executed, and our defense played outstanding, and our pitcher, I thought, from tip to finish, pitched her heart out.'
'I'm really tired,' said pitcher Allyson Harrison. 'I worked through the whole thing, I wanted it really bad, I knew my team wanted it really bad, I knew they were gonna back me up, so I just threw what I needed to throw and they backed me up the whole game.'