By CHUCK HATHCOCK
Senior Heaven Lott drove in six runs Tuesday and Grenada used an 11-run third inning to break open a close game downing Charleston 15-4.
In the opener, the junior varsity Lady Chargers won a 10-0 decision.
“We didn’t hit the ball as well as I would have liked,” GHS coach Leslie Lancaster said. “We were able to take advantage of their inability to throw strikes consistently.”
Grenada, 2-1, drew a total of six walks in the contest. The Lady Chargers had 13 hits.
Charleston jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Haley Seymore singled and scored on a sacrifice fly.
The Lady Chargers scored three times in the first inning. Janie Turner and Markeshia Avery walked to start the inning. Heaven Lott followed with a three-run inside the park homerun to make it 3-1.
Charleston would tie the game with two runs in the second inning. Sarah Paris and Annie Denley both had singles in the frame for the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers actually took a short-lived 4-3 lead in the third inning with a run. They took advantage of two GHS errors in the frame.
In the third inning, Grenada pounded out nine hits and took advantage of three walks to score 11 runs.
Emily Bush, Harley Rawles, and Lott all had two hits in the inning. Janie Turner and Avery both had a double.
Grenada returns to action this weekend taking part in the North Pontotoc Tourney. The event is being held at the New Albany City Park. The Lady Chargers face North Pontotoc at 10 a.m., followed by Corinth at 11:15 a.m. They close out action against Kossuth at 1:45 p.m.
Grenada scored once in the first, four times in the second, and five in the third to get the win.
The Lady Chargers finished with nine hits. Kacey Carpenter led GHS with a double and a single. Hannah Hood also had a double.
Laine Ward was the winning pitcher.