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Vardaman wins first fastpitch softball state championship

May 14, 2019

Posted: May 14, 2019 8:40 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 8:40 PM

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finally winding down. three area teams looked to win state titles today in hattiesburg... smithville looking for its fourth state title in fast- pitch.. vardaman just one win away from its first.... bottom of the first....vardaman pitcher makynlie jones helps her own cause with a base hit.... mary grace davis scores from second to make it one- nothing....part of a three-run frame for the lady rams.... bottom of the second....davis with the grounder.... caroline casey beats the throw home to make it four-zip, vardaman.... lady rams led, seven-nothing, after three innings.... but in the top of the fourth....the lady noles strike back...... orlandria smith sends one to the right field fence.... it's a three-run inside the park homer that cuts the lead to 7-4.... smithville looking for more... tara parham with a fly ball deep to center....but caroline casey with the diving catch to get vardaman out of the inning.... vardaman wins 14-4 in 6 innings to capture the class 1a state championship trophy.... josh hegwood, vardaman head coach: "we're just so excited for these girls, i know this means a lot for our town, being the first one, i'm just so emotional about it, i'm just happy for them and everybody else." makynlie jones, vardaman pitcher: "it's amazing, we set our goals early this year, and we were gonna make it to state, and we just did it." jim: "first state championship in school history, how does that sound?" maddie terrell, 3 for 4, home run, 3 rbi: "it's amazing, it's a feeling you can't describe, it's awesome." jeremy duke, smithville head coach: "this is never easy, and all i want to do is praise the girls and their efforts and their hard work throughout the year." in 3a, south pontotoc is
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