Trinity top seed in softball
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2000
Trinity’s Lady Saints and Huntington High’s Lady Hounds will compete in South A State Softball Tournament at Huntington High in Ferriday, La., Saturday.
The Lady Saints enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed from its district.
Trinity, which finished the regular season with a 10-3 record, will play the winner of the Woodland Hills-Tensas Academy game at 9:10 a.m. at the Huntington baseball field.
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&uot;Being the host team, Huntington has the home-field advantage,&uot; said Trinity assistant coach Rick Kirby. &uot;I look for Huntington to be in the mix. But we don’t have to go on the road.&uot;
Huntington goes up against University Christian at 10:20 a.m. at the HHS&160;baseball field.
Last year Trinity Episcopal’s softball team came up just short of capturing the MPSA South A State championship, losing to Huntington 15-10.
Trinity got ready for South State by playing two good teams – Amite School Center and Parklane.
&uot;Those were two good tune-up games for us,&uot; Kirby said. &uot;ASC and Parklane are the defending state champions in their class.&uot;
Trinity lost to ASC 12-6 on Monday and Parklane 21-11 on Tuesday.
&uot;We hit the ball well against those two teams,&uot; Kirby said.
Also competing in the South A State Tournament are Claiborne Academy, Union Academy, Central Academy, Porter’s Chapel and Plain Dealing.
Clairborne Academy also got a first-round bye in the tournament.
&uot;Claiborne Academy has a good team, but I don’t know anything about them,&uot; Kirby said.
Despite losing its last two regular-season games, Kirby likes the team’s chances of winning South State.
The last game of the tournament is slated for 10:50 p.m.
&uot;It will probably be later than that,&uot; Kirby said.
The state tournament will be held at Huntington next Saturday.