Smithville’s Tara Parham flashed off her utility skills on Friday and Saturday as she represented Monroe County and the Lady Noles in the Mississippi Association of Coaches Fast-pitch All-Star softball games at Jones County Junior College.
The North split the games with a 5-1 win on Friday and a 4-2 loss on Saturday, and Parham got a hit in each game and played four different positions over the weekend.
In the first game, Parham was hit by a pitch and then recorded a base hit to go 1 for 2 at the plate. She was 1 for 3 in the second game with a single in her first at bat.
As Smithville’s everyday shortstop this season, Parham played at short, second base, third base and center field in the all-star games.
She said she enjoyed the experience of playing as an all-star and meeting new players and coaches.
“It was such a great experience to play with a bunch of girls with the same athletic abilities as me,” Parham said. “I’m so glad I got to play in the all-star game, not only to show everyone my capabilities, but to also make new friends. It was all around a great time with everyone, including my great coaches.”