Miles finishes 6-0 in Crossover Tournament
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 18, 2013 | 1228 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Dora High School player Symone Billups pitches for Tuskegee during the SIAC Crossover Tournament at Memorial Park. Tuskeegee went 3-3 in the tournament. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Former Dora High School player Symone Billups pitches for Tuskegee during the SIAC Crossover Tournament at Memorial Park. Tuskeegee went 3-3 in the tournament. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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Miles College wasn’t playing at its home field over the weekend, it just seemed that way.

The Bears hammered the competition in the three-day SIAC Crossover Tournament at Memorial Park, going a perfect 6-0 to win the round-robin, 12-team tournament.

Miles (13-10) outscored its opponents 61-16 and scored at least 10 runs in five of the six games.

Twin sisters Terri and Tiffany Roberts of Prattville paced the Lady Bears, combining for 15 runs and 22 RBIs in the tournament. Terri Roberts was 9 for 17 with a double, two triples, nine runs scored, eight RBIs and three stolen bases. Tiffany Roberts was 8 for 22 with a pair of home runs, six runs, 14 RBIs and three stolen bases.

Miles opened the tournament with a 4-2 win over Albany State. Five wins followed. Miles defeated Clark-Atlanta (11-1), Claflin (11-2), Fort Valley State (10-4), Benedict College (14-5) and Paine College (11-2).

Both Talana Brown and Amanda Talley went 2-0 on the mound with both Victoria Maston and Tiffany Roberts

Five local athletes contributed along the way.

Paige Dill (Parrish High School) was 6 for 8 with three doubles, four runs and three RBIs. Brianna Barrentine (Oakman High School), was 6 for 15 with two home runs, eight runs and six RBIs as well as one stolen base in the tournament. Stephanie Woods (Dora High School) was 4 for 6 with seven runs and four stolen bases, Sara Mason (Oakman High School was 2 for 7 with a run and Torie Thomas (Dora High School) was 1 for 2 with a run.

Stillman College (13-6) finished 5-1 in the tournament.

The Lady Tigers defeated: Fort Valley State (4-3), Claflin (2-1), Benedict College (8-2), Paine College (14-3) and Clark-Atlanta (8-4). Stillman was one inning away from a perfect record, but gave up five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in an 8-6 loss to Albany State in its final game.

Paten Williams (Oakman High School) had a strong tournament, going 9 for 16 at the plate with five runs and five RBIs. Chelsea Nix (Parrish High School) was 2 for 10 with three runs.

Another local player, Symone Billups of Dora High School pitched for Tuskegee University during the tournament.

Crossover records were: Miles College (6-0), Stillman College (5-1), Albany State (4-2), Claflin University (4-2), Fort Valley State University (4-2), Benedict College (3-3), Clark-Atlanta University (3-3), Tuskegee University (3-3), Kentucky State University (2-4), Paine College (2-4), Lane College (0-6) and LeMoyne Owen College (0-6).