Bethel and Dale each won three games at the Harrah Tournament on Thursday, setting up a semifinal meeting on Friday.

Bethel softball wins three at Harrah Tournament

The Bethel Lady Wildcats run-ruled all three of their opponents in the first day of the Harrah Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Wildcats (16-4) downed Luther 16-2, Meeker 12-0 and Harrah 12-1, the first two games in three innings.

Montana Price went 3-for-3 with six RBIs in the win over Luther, including three-run home run in the first inning and a double and a triple. Price had three more hits and three more RBIs in the other two wins.

Bry Flanagan had home runs against Harrah and Meeker, finishing the day with eight RBIs.

Riley Steward also had a home run against Harrah, as well as four RBIs in the other two games, finishing with five hits on the day.

Other Lady Wildcats with multiple hits included Ashley Elmore, who had four hits, Rachel Wade with three and Mikayla Witten, Shelby Miller and Zoe Raymer with two each.

Bethel will meet Dale in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Dale softball wins 3 at Harrah tournament

HARRAH — Dale rebounded from a so-so effort in its first game of the day for a good overall performance Thursday at the Harrah Tournament.

After whipping Newcastle 6-0, Dale toppled Lexington 12-0 and Byng 21-7 to run its record to 16-5.

Five of Dale’s opening-game runs were unearned as the result of seven Newcastle errors.

Dale had just six hits, including Reagan Holt’s home run to left field to lead off the game. The contest was stopped after six innings on a time-limit rule.

In the four-inning run-rule matchup with Lexington, Dale reeled off seven runs in the bottom the first and finished with 16 hits.

Six Lady Pirates — Jaelin Flewallen, Ryanne Griggs, Danni Manning, Caitlyn Pitchford, Shelby Savage and Taylor Powell — collected two hits apiece.

Dale ended the game with four runs in the fourth.

Opposite Byng, Dale sent 19 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning en route to tallying 15 runs. The Lady Pirates posted 21 hits with Holt, Griggs and Kensi Stith notching three apiece.

Stith recorded a double and a home run, Holt garnered a triple and Griggs had a double.

Flewallen cracked her 13th home run of the year to go along with a double. She finished with four runs batted in.

Savage added a double.

“We played our worse game of the year against Newcastle but we played very well the other two games,” Dale coach Andy Powell said.

Dale will contest Bethel at 12:30 p.m. Friday in a winners bracket final. The winner advances to the 5:30 p.m. finals while the loser would have to win three games to take the tourney crown.

Bethel and Dale have split two games this season.

Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.

Asher edges visiting Tupelo

ASHER — Haley Odell registered a run-scoring double and a single Thursday, propelling Asher to a 4-3 triumph over Tupelo.

Asher, ranked second in Class A, committed three errors but outhit the visitors 12-9.

Tarin Dubler of Asher collected three singles and teammate Malerey Luman had two singles.

Asher, 15-5, tallied three runs in the fifth and added an insurance run in the fourth.

Tupelo is ranked eighth in Class A.

Asher will entertain Stonewall at 5 p.m. Monday.

Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.