Lady Cougs district tourney champs

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Add another district tournament title to the Izard County Lady Cougars' resume.

After winning the regular season championship, the Lady Cougars notched the 1A-2 East District Tournament title with a 6-2 win over Hillcrest April 21.

And as usual, Sarah Taylor was dominant in the pitching circle for Izard County.

A day after she struck out 17 in the Lady Cougars' semi-final win over Cushman, Taylor fanned 11 Screamin' Lady Eagles in the championship game.

Emily Crider got things going for Izard County, scoring on a bases-loaded walk. Taylor later scored on a wild pitch to put the Lady Cougars on top 2-0.

In the fourth, Harmony Herron smacked a shot to center that drove in three runs to boost Izard County's lead to 5-0. Taylor wrapped up the Lady Cougars' scoring with a moon shot over the fence in left-center in the sixth inning.

Izard County opened play in the 1A Region 2 Tournament with an 11-1 rout of the Norfork Lady Panthers April 25 in Brockwell. With the win, Izard County earned a spot in the Class 1A State Tourney.

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