ROUNDUP: West Blocton beats Sipsey Valley


WEST BLOCTON | In the season opener for both teams, West Blocton beat Sipsey Valley 16-6 in softball Monday. Kelsey Ard (1-0) got the win, pitching five innings, striking out nine, walking five and allowing two hits and two earned runs. Kristin Sullivan (0-1) took the loss for Sipsey Valley.

Crislyn Graham was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run, Ard was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Katelyn Bedford went 3-for-5 with a triple for West Blocton (1-0). For Sipsey Valley (0-1), Addison Crowell was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Elizabeth Shine was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

 

Hillcrest 6,

American Christian 0

TUSCALOOSA | Hillcrest opened the season with a win in its first of two games. Anna Blake Barnette hit 2-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run and two RBIs, and Allison Freeman was 1-for-2 with a double and was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings and allowing four walks and two hits while striking out seven.

 

Hillcrest 4, Brookwood 0

TUSCALOOSA | In the second of two games, Hillcrest’s (2-0) Karley Sanders got the win. She struck out six, walked two and did not give up any hits in four innings. Anna Blake Barnette went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Samantha Cummings was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Madison Green was 1-for-2 with an RBI.