The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs moved into first place in the District 11-A standings Monday, when they traveled to Maury County and defeated Columbia Academy, 4-2.
After sweeping the regular season series against Columbia Academy last year, Cornersville was upset by CA 5-4 in the District tournament en route to an early postseason exit. The Lady Bulldogs (13-6, 9-1 District) showed no ill effects from last season's untimely loss. They broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth by crossing home plate three times to take a 4-1 lead before eventually claiming the two-run victory.
"We were not worried about last year. We wiped that out of our minds," said CHS head coach Spencer Mitchell. "We tried to treat this as just another game. A win is a win and a loss is a loss. We're trying to get ready for this year's tournament."
First baseman Lori Beth Adams had a huge night at the plate for Cornersville and led an eight-hit attack by the Lady Bulldogs, going 2-3 with two homeruns and 3 RBI. "Lori Beth sort of keys it up when we play Richland and CA. She really picks it up when it matters," said Mitchell.
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