MHS softball advances at 4-A State Tournament with first round win over Booneville

Monticello High School senior first baseman Maggie Hand played the role of hero Friday afternoon at the MHS Softball field.

Hand hit a soft blooper that just cleared the Boonville short stops extended club for a base hit that scored senior Breanna Smith from second base in the top of the seventh inning giving the Lady Billies the 1-0 win.

Prior to Hand's RBI, the first round matchup was a pitchers' duel between Booneville sophomore Ashdon Ross and MHS junior Halley Ryburn. Ryburn picked up the full game win while Ross was credited with the loss.

Next up for the Lady Billies is a Saturday afternoon showdown with Brookland in the second round. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the MHS Softball Field.

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