State championship softball

The Newton County Lady Cougars celebrate with the Class 4A State championship trophy on Monday.

Two classifications will be going to game three at the MHSAA Fast Pitch Softball Championships at Mississippi State's Nusz Park on Monday, while the story ended in a positive way for the Newton County Lady Cougars.

The Lady Cougars scored five runs in the first inning and defeated the Tishomingo County Lady Braves 8-4 to claim the Class 4A State championship.

It was the 10th state title for Newton County and first since 2015.

Philadelphia forced a third game in Class 2A with a 10-0 win in six innings over Enterprise, while DeSoto Central beat Brandon 4-3 as that 6A set goes to a third game.

Action at Nusz Park on Tuesday begins at 1 p.m.

For more on the state fast pitch series in Starkville, see Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.

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