MAIS All-Star softball: One more game for Laird

Published 12:01 am Thursday, October 10, 2013

JACKSON — Adams County Christian School’s Tori Laird hasn’t yet realized that she played her final high school softball game in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star game Wednesday.

“It hasn’t hit me yet,” Laird said. “It’ll probably hit me (today) or on the way home (Wednesday).”

Laird helped contribute to a 4-3 victory as the South edged the North in what she said was an exciting, yet sentimental game.

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“I enjoyed every minute of it,” Laird said. “I enjoyed getting to know all of the other girls and getting to play with my coach for the last time.”

ACCS head coach Forrest Foster coached the South team, and he said he enjoyed seeing the players perform on such a big stage.

“It was a very competitive game, and it was a lot of fun,” he said. “It was probably one of the most fun games I’ve ever coached in. There were really good players on both teams. When the players are that talented, you just sit back and let them play.”

Foster said he was proud of the way Laird played.

“Laird made some really good defensive plays at second base,” Foster said. “She had a double in the fourth inning right into right field. I had a lot of confidence in her when she was at bat because I know of her abilities.”

Laird said she wasn’t expecting to get a double, and it meant more than any double she’s made all season.

“It was exciting, because it was in the all-star game,” Laird said. “I didn’t think I was going to hit the double, but I got one for my team.”

Laird said now that softball season is over, she would get ready for basketball season, which will tip off Nov. 4.