Caledonia is No. 1 seed in Region 2 softball

 

Olivia Boykin of Caledonia swings into a pitch in a game this week against Ethel.

Olivia Boykin of Caledonia swings into a pitch in a game this week against Ethel. Photo by: Jim Lytle/Special to the Dispatch

 

Ben Portnoy

 

 

The Mississippi High School Activities Association fast pitch softball tournaments get underway this weekend. 

 

Starkville, No. 3 seed from Region 3, takes on Hernando in the 6A competition. Tupelo will await the winner in the 6A competition. 

 

The Yellow Jackets are 7-7 and lost four of six to close the season, while Hernando is 18-11 and have won four of its past five games. 

 

Caledonia is the No. 1 seed from Region 2 and will take on the winner of Clarksdale and Corinth. 

 

The Confederates finished the year 11-8 and 9-1 in their district. 

 

New Hope will join Caledonia in the 4A postseason as it takes on Ponotoc. 

 

The Trojans are 10-9 and 6-2 in their district. They are the No. 2 seed in Region 2. 

 

The winner between New Hope and Pontoc will play Tishomingo County Monday at 6 p.m. 

 

Both first round series are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Friday. 

 

 

Ben Portnoy reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch.

 

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