A tournament may not seem like the way a varsity softball team wants to begin a season it knew was already filled with a world of Eastern Missouri Conference pitfalls like North Callaway, Community R-6 and Van-Far, but Montgomery County made it's circumstances work for it over the weekend.

That meant the Lady Wildcats had to come prepared to the New Haven Classic on Saturday and that's exactly what they did, defeating their hosts 8-0 and Russellville 8-2 prior to claiming the title game with authority over Hancock 17-0.

Anna Ford went 6-for-9 on the weekend with three singles, two doubles a homerun and eight RBI. She was also the winning pitcher in each game and had 18 strikeouts," said head coach Audra Heimer. "The team started out with a bang and played a good first tournament. They hit the ball well and they were able to score ample runs. The game against Russellville was a very competitive game and we were able to play good defense and get timely hits to win."

Montgomery County, 3-0 overall, was at Hermann on Tuesday and hosted Silex on Thursday.