SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: South Lamar drops two straight
Sat. May 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | By Morgan Upton
TUSCALOOSA | South Lamar sophomore pitcher Hannah Cox took the Stallions’ 3-1 loss to Sumiton Christian in their first game Friday at the Class 1A AHSAA North Central Regional. Cox pitched a complete game, with seven strikeouts and eight walks while giving up five hits.
Morgan Hardin went 1-for-2 with a single and Jessica Wheat doubled. After reaching second base, Wheat advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Cox reached on an error.
Sumiton Christian’s Katlyn Sides singled and scored on a wild pitch in the first. The winning pitcher, Jenna Ergle, doubled and advanced to third on an infield out, then scored on an illegal pitch and Kendall Sides had an RBI single to plate the Eagles’ third run.
Appalachian 6, South Lamar 2
The Stallions were eliminated by Appalachian 6-2 in their second game. Down 3-2 in the top of the seventh, multiple throwing errors plated three runs pushing Appalachian’s lead to three. But the Stallions were unable to respond.
South Lamar had two hits, a double by Wheat and a single by Cox. Cox took the loss, striking our five, walking four and allowing five hits.
South Lamar ends the season 21-19.
Parrish 13, Berry 3
Parrish jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. The Tornadoes’ Meleah Smith hit a three-run home run and a sacrifice fly to center field by Kiera Thomas plated another run in the first. Winning pitcher Grayson Culverson hit a two-RBI single to push the lead to six in the Berry’s bats came alive in the third, and the Wildcats responded by pushing across three runs. Pitcher Hannah Herren started it off with a walk and the Wildcats followed with four consecutive hits. Emma Herren hit a single to left field and Terra Gwin singled to right field. Karlie Milligan had a two-RBI single and Taylor Jones had a one-RBI single. Parrish responded with five runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to run-rule the Wildcats. Herren took the loss. She pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up 12 runs, 11 hits, five walks and one strikeout.
Berry 14, Southeastern 2
In a win-or-go-home game, Berry run-ruled Southeastern in five innings. Milligan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIS. Tabitha Sanford went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double. Herren went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Herren pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on two hits and one walk.
Berry faces Hackleburg at 8 a.m. today.
Hale County 11, Fultondale 0
Hale County run-ruled Fultondale in five innings. Savanna Holmes recorded the win, pitching four innings and striking out eight, walking two and giving up one hit.
Offensively, Holmes went 2-for-3 with a single, triple and two runs scored. Abbey Fleenor went 2-for-2 with a triple, single and two RBIs. Lexie Perry also went 2-for-3 with two singles and two runs scored.
Hale County 5, Cold Springs 0
Hale County got its second straight shutout win. Holmes (9-13 ) went 2-0 on the day, pitching a complete game.
Holmes, Fleenor and Jayci Jones each went 2-for-4.
The Wildcats (22-16-2) play Lamar County at 8 a.m. today.
Vincent 16, Aliceville 1
Vincent jumped on Aliceville to win in five innings.
Katelyn Shamery took the loss for Aliceville. Alexis Goner had the Yellow Jackets’ only hit in the game.
Walter Wellborn 15, Aliceville 0
In an elimination game, the Walter Wellborn Panthers shut out Aliceville in five innings. Tianna Glass took the loss for the Yellow Jackets. She also had a double at the plate.
The Yellow Jackets finished the season 4-13.
Lamar County 7, Walter Wellborn 1
Hannah Hassell got the win for Lamar County, pitching a complete game. She gave up five hits, one walk and recorded 11 strikeouts.
Offensively, Jessica Turman went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Kristen White went 2-for-3 with a double, single and two runs scored. Kristy Whitford went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Blakeney Butler went 2-for-4 with a single, a RBI and a run scored. Brooke Spence went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Keeli Bobbit went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.
Lamar County 9, Vincent 0
Hassell recorded her second win of the day, posting 10 strikeouts and three walks in five innings before Turman come on in relief. Turman had five strikeouts and gave up one hit in two innings.
Kristy Whitford had a triple and two runs scored. White went 3-for-4, with three runs scored. Butler went 3-for-4 with a triple, two singles, three RBIs and one run scored. Terri Wilson also went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a RBI. Bobbitt posted two singles, a stolen base and a run scored.
Lamar County (26-11) plays Hale County today at 8 a.m.