Prep Softball: 4 Wiregrass crew earn berth in kingdom match
Dale County and Geneva each gained regional match titles, at the same time as Wicksburg and Kinston additionally clinched nation playoff spots Friday at the South Regional Tournament on the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.
Dale County clinched a berth in Class 4A, Geneva and Wicksburg took the two spots in Class 3A and Kinston earned a niche in the back of Brantley in Class 1A.
The Northview Cougars, meanwhile, fighting for a Class 6A kingdom playoff spot. The Cougars, after a lovely opening-game loss to Gulf Shores Thursday, received three straight video games to transport into the second one state qualifying game towards Stanley Baldwin County, however, fell to the Tigers 7-three.
While Class 1A, 3A, 4A, and 6A have been gambling finals Friday, Class 5A and 2A started their tournaments with Rehobeth winning its first two in 5A and G.W. Long its first two in 2A.
Dale County 7, Alabama Christian 6: Dale County scored three runs within the 1/3 inning and 4 in the fourth to grab a six-run lead, however, had to keep on at the end to down pinnacle-ranked Alabama Christian 7-6 and win the regional.
The Warriors (30-27) won 3 directly match video games, along with over ranked groups in No. 6 LAMP and No. 1 ACA. They opened the tournament with a win over Andalusia.
After Alabama Christian scored within the pinnacle of the 1/3, Dale County wrestled the lead away in the backside half.
Sarina Elder walked to open the inning and Joanna Marshall earned a bunt single with Elder accomplishing 0.33. Marshall moved to 2nd on a throw to 1/3. Emily Castle observed with a pop fly single to proper, scoring Elder.
After a flyout, Liz Rodebaugh singled in Marshall. Chyann Beasley, a courtesy runner for Castle, moved to 1/3 on the hit. Three batters later, Beasley scored on a surpassed ball, making it 3-1.
The Warriors kept the momentum going within the fourth. With one out, Elder walked and Marshall singled. Castle singled domestic Elder. After a strikeout, Rodebaugh singled in Marshall and Beasley then Suggs doubled domestic Rodebaugh, making it 7-1.
ACA, although, came charging. Hayley Pittman singled domestic two and Rose Costanza belted a two-run homer inside the pinnacle of the 5th. A solo homer with the aid of Katie Chappell to begin the sixth cut it to 7-6.
Elder, who got here in to pitch in the 5th after the Costanza homer, shut down the Eagles the rest of the manner, permitting best base runners in the final innings.
Castle, Marshall, Rodebaugh and Suggs had hits each for Dale County with Castle and Rodebaugh using in two runs every and Suggs one.
Castle changed into the winning pitcher, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up six hits and 5 runs with one strikeout and one stroll. Elder picked up a store, allowing simply one run and one hit over 2 1/3 innings.
LAMP 16, Ashford zero: Ashford’s season got here to an end with a sixteen-zero loss to No. 6 ranked LAMP.
The Yellow Jackets, who completed the season 26-17-1, earned handiest 4 hits – a unmarried each with the aid of Madie Ard, Lexi Glover, Darian Bell and Bailee Cochran.
Ashford thirteen, Andalusia four: Ashford stayed alive early Friday with a 13-four win over Andalusia as Lexi Glover went 4-for-4 with three runs batted in to spark a 19-hit assault.
Maddie Brown and RaeLeigh Jordan each had 3 hits with Brown using in a run. Savannah Money, Barrett Lawrence and Kennedy Thorpe had two hits each with Thorpe incomes a double and using in runs. Money also drove in two. Bailee Cochran had a hit and drove in two runs and Darian Bell added a double.
1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley County 7, Northview three: After earning 3 straight losers’ bracket wins, pinnacle-ranked Northview couldn’t make it 4 immediately late Friday night, falling inside the final qualifying recreation for kingdom to 7th-ranked 1st earl baldwin of bewdley County 7-3.
The Cougars completed the season, their final earlier than consolidating with Dothan, with a forty five-12 report.
Baldwin County superior to kingdom along with Spanish Fort as the Class 6A South representatives.
The game turned into tied 1-1 early, however Baldwin County scored one in the fourth and 3 within the fourth to take control, 5-1.
The Cougars cut it to 5-3 going to the sixth, however the Tigers got an insurance run in each the sixth and seventh.
Northview five, Gulf Shores 1: The Cougars avenged an opening-round loss to the Dolphins and earned a shot at a nation playoff berth with the five-1 win.
Jaala Torrence, who struggled in a 10-9 loss to Gulf Shores Thursday, allowed just hits and one unearned run over seven innings. She struck out 9 and walked simply .
Jabby Terrell became 3-for-three and KJ Braswell 2-for-2 with three RBIs to tempo the offense, which had 13 hits. Emily Sellers and Avery Groover each brought two hits.
After Gulf Shores scored its run in the pinnacle of the first, Northview responded with one within the bottom 1/2. Collier Peaden and Terrell singled with Peaden reaching third on the second one hit. Braswell delivered Peaden domestic on a sacrifice fly.
The Cougars surged beforehand inside the bottom of the fourth. Terrell singled and stole second before scoring on a Braswell single.
Northview scored its very last 3 runs inside the 6th. Terrell again singled and stole another base – her 1/3 of the game – and Braswell singled her home. Rayleigh Thagard singled, advancing Braswell to 0.33 with still no person out. Torrence hit a grounder that become misplayed by way of the 0.33 baseman and Braswell scored. Sara Harper accompanied with a RBI unmarried to attain Thagard.
Northview 7, Saraland 2: The pinnacle-ranked Cougars beat No. 6 Saraland to stay alive, scoring 5 runs within the 5th to triumph over a 2-1 deficit.
Jaala Torrence and Sara Harper had a two-run unmarried every to spark the five-run fifth. The other run scored on an error for the duration of a Jabby Terrell grounder.
Collier Peaden, K.J. Braswell and Harper had hits for NHS. Braswell and Rayleigh Thagard had a RBI each.
Torrence struck out eight and allowed runs on sixth hits over seven innings.
Northview sixteen, Park Crossing 6: The Cougars commenced their war returned thru the losers’ bracket beating Park Crossing.
Rayleigh Thagard had hits, one a double, and drove in 5 runs. Collier Peaden had three hits with one RBI, K.J. Braswell had two hits, which include a homer and a double, and drove in three runs and Sara Harper and Jaala Torrence each had two hits and two RBIs. Mackenzie Stewart introduced a double and RBI.
Braswell changed into the prevailing pitcher, working five 2/3 innings with five strikeouts. She gave up simply two hits and 3 runs. Thagard were given the very last out.
Gulf Shores 9, Eufaula 6: Eufaula scored 4 runs in the backside of the first inning to seize a -run lead, however couldn’t maintain off the Dolphins, who scored seven runs from the 1/3 to 6th innings to earn the win.
Carley Cook and Emily Trammell had two hits every with Cook incomes a two-run unmarried for Eufaula, which ended the season thirteen-25. Catherine Nolin had a two-run unmarried and Sydney Wiggins and Shanaya Collins each had a hit and brought a RBI floor out each.
Eufaula eleven, Carver (1st viscount montgomery of alamein) 1: The Tigers stayed alive with an eleven-1 win over Carver as Carly Puckett struck out eight and allowed most effective hits and one run over 5 innings.
Offensively, Harley Smith, Carley Clark, Puckett, Shanaya Collins, and Brooks Tew all had hits every with Clark earning one double. Collins and Tew drove in runs every, while Clark, Puckett and Sydney Wiggins had one RBI each.
Geneva three, Opp 0: Geneva gained the Class 3A South Regional pinnacle spot, downing Opp three-0 in the back of the one-hit pitching of Pazley Lamb and Jaylee Stough and the strong hitting of Anslee Finch.
Lamb pitched 3 1/3 innings, permitting the lone hit, and Stough pitched the ultimate three 2/three and didn’t’ permit a hit. Both struck out two and Lamb walked one.
Finch furnished the offense, incomes 3 hits, together with two homers, and drove in all 3 runs. The Troy signee hit a solo homer within the first inning, a RBI double to score Peyton Walker inside the 1/3 and hit any other solo homer within the 6th.
Chloe Nance and Makaley Boswell had the opposite hits for Geneva, both singles, as Opp’s Graceanne Spears additionally pitched well. She struck out six over six innings in addition to giving up only five hits.
Opp’s Braya Hodges had a double in the fourth inning for the lone Bobcat hit.
Wicksburg 4, Opp 0 (eight innings): In a battle for the nearby’s 2nd country qualifying spot, Wicksburg pitcher Emily Boin struck out 20 and allowed simplest 3 hits over eight innings and the Panthers scored the sport’s most effective runs within the pinnacle of the eighth.
Boin had a no-hitter thru six innings with 14 strikeouts. She allowed a single every within the seventh to Reese Cauley and Graceanne Spears, however recorded 3 strikeouts inside the inning. She allowed a hit to Amaya Womack within the 7th, however delivered 3 more strikeouts.
Wicksburg, which become shut out on 5 hits in the first seven innings with the aid of Opp’s Hodges, broke through in the 8th. Rosie Robinson, Stevie Henderson and Ashton White all singled to load the bases to start the inning. Boin then singled domestic two. Morgan Roden and Kara Cox drove inside the very last two runs.
Robinson, Roden and Cox had two hits each for Wicksburg, which completed with eleven hits.
Opp 14, Houston Academy 6: Reese Cauley and Graceanne Spears each went three-for-five with Cauley driving in 5 runs and Spears one to guide the Bobcats’ winners’ bracket win.
Cauley ignored a cycle through a home run as she had a unmarried, double and triple. Spears had three singles. Amaya Womack was 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs batted in.
Braya Hodges struck out 14 in a complete game for Opp.
For Houston Academy, Mallory Worsham and Ansley Smith had singles each. Mattie Havas brought a double. Alexis Milanowski pitched four innings and struck out and Havas pitched 3 innings and struck out four.
Raider pitching blended for nine walks and the protection had 5 mistakes.
Wicksburg 8, Mobile Christian 0: Emily Boin pitched a 3-hit shutout with six strikeouts as the Panthers moved to the second qualifying recreation.
Rosie Robinson had three hits and a run batted in and Ashton White had two doubles and RBIs to steer the offense. Boin earned hits, along with a RBI double, and Kristen Eckman had two singles with one RBI. Morgan Roden introduced a RBI unmarried.
Wicksburg 12, Thomasville 2: Rosie Robinson had 3 hits, which include a two-run single and a RBI double, and Megan Cochran also had three hits, together with a -run single, to lead the Panther offense.
Stevie Henderson, Kristen Eckman, Ashton White and Emily Boin had two hits each with Eckman hitting a -run homer, White a solo homer and Boin two run-scoring singles.
Robinson picked up the pitching win, allowing four hits and two runs over six innings. She struck out and walked three.
Mobile Christian nine, Houston Academy 4: Mobile Christian eliminated the Raiders with a nine-four losers’ bracket choice.
Ansleigh Smith had three hits and Alexis Milanowski and AnnaBeth Applefield each had a double for Houston Academy, which ended the season with a 23-18 file.
Alexis Milanowski pitched 5 1/3 innings, permitting seven hits and two walks. Mattie Havas recorded the very last two outs, but gave up three hits and a stroll. Neither had a strikeout.
Brantley 16, Kinston five: Brantley gained the primary kingdom qualifying spot with a 16-five win.
Hanna Sims had hits, which include a grand slam homer, to guide Brantley. Olivia Jones had 3 hits, such as a two-run homer, and Kayden Dunn had two hits, inclusive of a two-run homer.
Kinston thirteen, Isabella 2: Kinston earned a spot within the state event, triumphing the second nation-qualifying game after dropping to Brantley.
Kinston 15, Billingsley three: Kinston advanced to the primary-kingdom qualifying game with a rout of Billingsley 15-3.
Rehobeth three, Faith Academy zero: Stephanie Schoonover struck out 17 and gave up simplest one hit over seven innings as the Rebels advanced to inside a win of attaining the nation tournament.
Rehobeth (35-10) plays Satsuma Saturday at 10:30 a.M. With the winner advancing to the country tournament.
The Rebels scored two inside the first and one inside the 2d for the game’s scoring. Makayla Peters had a two-run double inside the first, scoring Honor Slayback and Blake Gibson. In the second, Jenna Hixson, a courtesy runner for Maci Cross, scored on a throwing mistakes.
Rehobeth had simplest three hits. Peters had two of the hits and Slayback had the alternative.
Rehobeth 16, Citronelle 0: Stephanie Schoonover hit three domestic runs, accounting for seven runs, and combined on a three-inning no-hitter with Shellie Littlefield in Rehobeth’s commencing game.
Schoonover hit a solo homer to start a nine-run first inning and ended that inning’s scoring with a three-run homer. She delivered any other 3-run homer in a seven-run second inning.
Maci Cross delivered two doubles and drove in 3 runs and Chasilyn Sawyers had a three-run homer. Sydney Pybus had a two-run unmarried and Jaci Parker a run-run scoring single.
Schoonover pitched the primary inning, strolling and striking out one. Littlefield had a great innings.
Satsuma 14, Charles Henderson zero: In their 2d local game, Charles Henderson misplaced to Satsuma 14-0 and dropped to the losers’ bracket.
Charles Henderson faces Tallassee in an elimination game Saturday at 9 a.M.
Heather Maxwell and Sydni Garrett earned a single each for the handiest Trojan hits within the 5-inning recreation.
Charles Henderson 18, Jackson 1: Sydni Garrett and Emma Kirkpatrick blended on a three-hitter with one run allowed and blended on 3 homers to spark CHHS.
Garrett pitched three innings and gave up one hit and one run with strikeouts. Kirkpatrick labored the final two innings and allowed two hits and struck out one.
Offensively, Garrett hit two homers and drove in 3 and Kirkpatrick had two hits, one a homer, and drove in two runs. Madison Stewart, Mckenzie Cain and Dakota Berry all had two hits with Berry driving in runs. Heather Maxwell had a single and drove in runs.
G.W. Long eleven, Luverne 0: Libby Baker had a perfect game of 15 batters, 15 strikeouts in opposition to Luverne, supporting the pinnacle-ranked and defending Class 2A country champion Rebels develop to within a win from attaining the kingdom event.
G.W. Long (47-three) performs New Brockton Saturday at 10:30 a.M. The winner advances to the state event next week in 1st viscount montgomery of alamein.
Baker additionally starred at the plate, with 3 hits, inclusive of a homer, and four runs batted in. She now has 34 domestic runs and ninety four runs batted in on the season. The homer general is one off the state record of 35 with the aid of Shelby Holley of Pisgah in 2011. She additionally has seventy four profession homers, one behind the 0.33 maximum in kingdom history (Faith Academy’s Fincher, 2015-18).
Also in Friday’s sport, Emmaline Hughes had two hits, one a double, Makenna Long had two singles and drove in two runs, Dallas Potter had two singles with one run and Hayden Hughes had a single with one RBI.
G.W. Long 15, Geneva County zero: Savanna Wood struck out 10 and allowed most effective one hit and walks over four innings and additionally earned two hits, one a double, and drove in four runs for G.W. Long.
Mary Beth Long had a domestic run with two runs batted in, Emmaline Hughes had hits, one a double, with one run batted in, Makenna Long had a single with three RBIs and Dallas Potter had hits, one a double with one RBI.
New Brockton nine, Elberta 8: New Brockton edged Elberta in a winners’ bracket sport to enhance to the primary-qualifying recreation against G.W. Long.
The Gamecocks opened up with a 14-five win over Cottonwood.
Ariton 13, Cottonwood 1: The Purple Cats scored seven runs inside the pinnacle of the third to interrupt a 1-1 tie and start to turn away inside the losers’ bracket contest.
The win pushes Ariton to a 2d-spherical losers’ bracket game Saturday morning against Luverne.
Elberta 11, Ariton 10 (eight innings): Ariton lost its opening round recreation on the regional in eight innings to Elberta.
Geneva County 13, Cottage Hill Christian 2: The Lady Dawgs stayed alive, beating Cottage Hill in an removal game.
Geneva County plays Elberta Saturday in a 2nd elimination game.
East Central Regional
Beulah 13, Pike County 1: Pike County turned into removed from the Class 3A East Central Regional in Oxford with a 2d straight loss.
Enterprise game moved: Enterprise’s removal sport against Central-Phenix City that became rained out on Thursday has been moved to Monday at 1:30 p.M.