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Centertown claims title
Jaden Smartt
Jeffery Simmons photo Jaden Smartt stretches to record an out, with the throw barely beating Morrison's Haile Leonard. Smartt made several big plays to help Centertown down the Lady Eagles 24-3 in Friday's championship game of the elementary slow-pitch softball tournament.

The title of queens of the diamond was at stake for five elementary teams Friday at Morrison Ruritan ballpark. The crown seemed to fit the Centertown Lady Warriors the best.

Centertown blasted its way to a championship, beating Morrison 24-3 in the title game after downing Eastside 15-0 and Dibrell 14-6 earlier in the day.

Nobody seemed to have the answer to slow down the Lady Warriors, who peppered the field all day with line drives.

Lead-off Alena Muncey set the tone, as her 5-for-5 performance in the title contest helped Centertown score the first 24 runs and win with ease. Muncey was a home run short of hitting for the cycle, though she compensated with two doubles and two singles while driving in six runs.

Madison Hollis, who showed off her power with a pair of home runs in early games, couldn't be avoided in the heart of the Lady Warrior lineup.

After walking the first inning, Hollis added two extra-base hits and a sac fly in her final three at-bats. It helped Hollis rack up six RBIs, including a double off the right-field fence in the second inning to put Centertown up 8-0.

The Lady Warriors pushed their lead to 13 by the end of the third inning, highlighted by Alyssa Mosley's two-run double.

Centertown really got rolling in the fourth, scoring 11 runs while batting around. Muncey and Katy Mae Cantrell each had two hits in the inning, while Mosley, Hollis, Jaden Smartt, Michaela Hallum, Shelbey Hale and Ashley Dillon all had one hit and scored.

Morrison scored three in the bottom of the fourth, getting a two-run double from Gaby Monzon and RBI groundout from Keragan Sims. It wasn't enough though, as Centertown won by run rule.

Morrison advanced to the finals with a 19-4 victory over Irving College, which lost 16-11 in the consolation game to Dibrell.