ROUNDUP: Hillcrest wins two at Gulf Shores tourney


GULF SHORES | The Hillcrest softball team finished pool play Tuesday at the Gulf Shores Classic with a 5-0 record and heads into bracket play today.

The Lady Patriots (18-5) played a pair of games Tuesday, defeating Escambia County (Fla.) 5-3 and Gulf Shores 8-1.

Hannah Payne (7-0) pitched five innings to beat Escambia County. She walked one, struck out seven and allowed five hits and three earned runs. Bree Fornis batted 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Sam Cummings hit 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored, and Karley Sanders also hit 1-for-2 with a home run with two RBIS and a run scored.

The winning pitcher against Gulf Shores was Allison Freeman (7-3). In five innings, she walked one, struck out five, allowed three hits and one earned run. Freeman hit 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored and four RBIs. Lindsey Vaughan hit 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double, and Cummings was 1-for-3 with a home run.

 

Gordo 3,

Hamilton 2

GULF SHORES | The winning pitcher was Cassidy Hardy (7-2, 1 save) who allowed four hits, struck out three and walked one.

In the top of the fifth inning, Gordo’s Anna Norris singled, Sarah McDaniel singled and Joy Moorehead doubled, scoring Norris and McDaniel. Moorehead stole third. Hardy hit a sacrifice fly to score Moorehead with the winning run.

 

Ardmore 10,

Gordo 4

GULF SHORES | For the Greenwave, Mollie Hall hit 2-for-2 with an RBI. Sarah McDaniel hit 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Hannah Dyer went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

The losing pitcher was Haleigh Junkins (2-3), who pitched one inning, allowing three hits, two walks and six runs.

 

Northridge 5,

Huntsville 0

GULF SHORES | Savannah Buck (6-1) pitched four innings for Northridge (14-7). She struck out four, walked two and gave up two hits.

Northridge’s batters were led by Montana Taylor, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Buck was 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Sami Story was 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Northridge 1,

Madison County 0

GULF SHORES | Montana Taylor got Northridge’s lone hit, driving in Sami Story.

In the third inning, Story led off with a single and stole second. Hunter Slayton followed with a single, and then Taylor’s hit scored Story. Taylor went 2-for-2 at the plate, with the one RBI. Slayton hit 1-for-2, and Story was 2-for3 with a run scored.

Mickenzie Sparks (4-5) was the winning pitcher. In five innings, she did not give up a hit. She walked three and struck out nine.