he Houston Lady Hilltoppers started the week just one win away from claiming the division championship.
And Monday night they wrapped it up with a 10-1 romp over New Albany.
Madeline Burdine upped her record on the hill to 6-4 with the win while Quanesia Pratt and Lexi Doss both doubled in the effort.
The Lady Toppers still have a few games on the schedule, but are currently 3-0 in 2-4A with only one more division game to go. The Lady Toppers will wrap the division schedule hosting Shannon Oct. 10 although the outcome cannot affect their division title.
In Monday’s game, the Lady Toppers posted a run in each of the first and second innings, but a big five-run third inning really broke things loose and set them up to cruise to the 10-1 win.
New Albany’s lone run was plated in the sixth inning.
“I’m really proud of the team,” said coach Jeffery Mann. “Division champions in my first season (as head coach) is a good start. I hope to continue our momentum into post-season play.”
Tying up some loose ends
The Houston girls will get some extra practice time the next two weeks as they participate in the East Webster tournament Saturday, going up against South Pontotoc and Eupora.
The Lady Toppers will host Shannon in their final division game Oct. 10, which will be the annual Senior Night recognition.
They will also host the North/South Shootout Oct. 12 with Houston, Moreville, Neshoba Central and Newton County participating in tournament action.
North Half tournament begins Oct. 15 and the Lady Toppers are expected to face either Corinth or Itawamba.