Little League Softball: LaCoMo East Major League All-Stars headed to state

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Pictured from left to right are: (front row) Chelsea Dillon, of Concordia; Lyssa Acgalon, of Marshall; Ashley Dawson, of Marshall; Kylee Winfrey, of Sweet Springs; Madyson Langkrahr, of Concordia; Hannah Marshall, of Malta Bend; Jacobi Powers, of Concordia; (middle row) Sydney Vaught, of Sweet Springs; Jammie Lemmons, of Marshall; Kaylee Breshears, of Blackburn; Lynda Bennett, of Concordia; Brooke Conner, of Sweet Springs; (back row) coach Karlin Breshears, of Blackburn; coach Curt Langkrahr, of Concordia; and manager Brian Marshall, of Malta Bend. (Photo furnished)

Note: Story updated with image at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, July 10.

The LaCoMo East Major League Softball All-Stars went into this past weekend's district tournament swinging, and came out champions.

A 12-1 win Monday evening, in Higginsville, was the third consecutive win for the team. Going into the game, manager Brian Marshall noted how well the players are meshing.

"We have an excellent group of girls to work with," he said, adding strong hitting and pitching were key aspects of the game Friday evening.

Jamie Lemmons led the team Friday, July 5, with four runs against Lexington, but hitting was strong for the team overall. They pushed out 12 RBIs, and Ashley Dawson and Lyssa Agcalon both carried two doubles in the game.

Those strengths helped lead the team to an overwhelming victory. LaCoMo crushed Lexington 25-2, and then advanced to play Carroll County Saturday, July 6.

Base running proved important in the Saturday match up. Offensively, most of the lineup was hitting singles. Hannah Marshall and Jacobi Powers hit one and two doubles, respectively, and Kylee Winfrey knocked out a triple against Carroll County. H. Marshall's three RBIs also led that evening's 13 total.

The team played Monday in Higginsville after its 17-8 victory over Carroll County. Now, they advance to the state championship in Joplin, slated from July 12-15, where losing twice would eliminate them from the state title.

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