Home sweet home.
That’s not the only reason the Corsicana softball team is pretty happy about hosting the Corsicana Classic Softball Tournament, but it’s a big one.
The Tigers have already played 12 games this season but Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over Mesquite Horn was the first time they played a game at home.
The three-day round-robin tournament starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday and runs through Saturday, and Corsicana Coach Elizabeth Collier hopes her team makes some strides this weekend.
“We’ve played mostly in tournaments,’’ Collier said. “We’ve only had two games outside of tournaments and only one game at home, so we’re hoping this tournament will help us work out some kinks. We played real well on Tuesday in our first home game.
“I like the fact that this tournament gives us the ability to play at home for a while. I think it will help us. I think this will solidify some of the things and correct a few things we’ve been doing. Being at home should help us.’’
The Tigers are off to a 3-8-1 start, and Collier said part of the slow start has to do with playing in tournaments on the road and playing “some real good teams,’’ and that her team is still working things out on the diamond.
Of course, the Tigers return Sidney Kirk. She was not only the best hitter in District 16-4A as a junior but she was the All-Golden Circle Offensive Player of the Year and made the Class 4A all-state team.
Kirk hit two home runs Tuesday and has six homers in 12 games, but most of them have been solo shots.
Freshman pitcher Chelsea Vandiver has had her moments and looked sharp Tuesday night, throwing a two-hit shutout. Ashley Spence had an RBI double and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
The tournament will be played on two fields at Corsicana High. The Tigers are scheduled to play Malakoff at 10:45 a.m. Thursday on Field 1, and they will play Crawford at 5:45 p.m. in the final game on Field 1 Thursday.
Each of the 10 teams will play twice a day.
Home sweet home.
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