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Hamilton players celebrate after winning the class 1A Softball Championship. The 2016 MHSAA Slow Pitch Championships were held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. Photo by Keith Warren

Neshoba Central, Newton County continue slow pitch dominance

Neshoba Central and Newton County successfully defended their titles Oct. 22nd at the MHSAA C Spire Slow-Pitch Softball State Championships hosted by Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.

Results from the best-of-three series:

In Class 6A/5A, Neshoba defeated George County 12-1 and 18-7 for a fifth consecutive championship. The Lady Rockets finished 28-7. The Lady Rebels ended 25-10.

In Class 4A, Newton County defeated West Lauderdale 1-3, 16-13 and 8-3 for a fourth consecutive championship and 10th overall. The Lady Cougars finished 29-6. The Lady Knights ended 27-9.

In Class 3A, Choctaw Central defeated Mooreville 6-5 and 13-2 for its second championship. The Lady Warriors finished 25-5. The Lady Troopers ended 20-10.

In Class 2A, East Webster defeated Bay Springs 15-5 and 15-8 for its second championship in three years. The Lady Wolverines finished 28-4. The Lady Bulldogs ended 19-5.

In Class 1A, Hamilton defeated Bogue Chitto 18-11, 15-19 and 15-2. It was the third championship since 2012 for the Lady Lions and eighth overall. Hamilton finished 28-9. Bogue Chitto ended 21-10.

For photos of the championships, please visit our photo web site:

https://misshsaa.smugmug.com/2016-Photos/Softball/2016-Slow-Pitch-Championships

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