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BACK TO WORK: LAST YEAR’S MVP TAYLOR PICKS UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF

Softball season has returned, and it’s shaping up already to be an excellent one for Webster Parish.

With a number of All-Parish performers returning to area lineups, a number of local teams seem to have legitimate chances of chasing more state titles, following Glenbrook’s path from the MAIS season in late 2019.

Here are the scores from Tuesday:

Lakeside 13 – North Webster 0

Reigning All-Parish MVP Laney Taylor shut down North Webster by throwing a complete game shutout and leading the Lady Warriors to a 13-0 victory on Tuesday in Springhill.

Lakeside secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by Lakeside was led by Mary Franks, Lillian Jolly, Kaylee Davis, Ella Neilsen, Sydney Robinson, and Frances Robinson who all drove in runs in the inning.

Lakeside opened up scoring in the first inning when an error scored one run. Then the nine-run inning put Lakeside over the top, with Taylor’s excellence continuing on the mound from last season.

Taylor lasted five innings, allowing just one hit and zero runs with three strikeouts.

Davis and Taylor put up multiple-hit games for the Lady Warriors.

Doyline 15 – Minden 1

Holly Estes

Lexi Normand made a smooth transition from the basketball court to the softball field.

Just one week after helping the Lady Panthers to one of their best seasons in history, Normand opened Doyline’s softball season with a bang by leading the Lady Panthers to a 15-1 victory over Minden.

Normand drove in five runs and had two doubles and one single in the win.

An eight-run fourth inning put Doyline over the top for the win.

Keily Sumlin hit a home run for Doyline, and joined Normand, Ryleigh Warmack, Holly Estes, Unika Miller and Layla Baker with multiple-hit games.