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Morring has big day for ABS
Decatur softball finishes second in Tuscaloosa

From Staff Reports

Ryan Morring helped twirl a no-hitter and cracked two homers and a single as Athens Bible (6-0) swept Huntsville-Catholic 16-0 and 11-1 in a high school baseball doubleheader in Athens on Saturday.

Athens Bible 16, Huntsville-Catholic 0: Joseph Baker (2-0) struck out 12 in five innings of work on the mound to get the win. Jonathan Windland had a double and single to go along with a two-run homer and single from Morring.

Jeremy Couey clobbered a homer and Jordan Pugh and Baker each added triples in the win.

Athens Bible 11, Huntsville-Catholic 1: Morring and Pugh combined on the no-hitter with Pugh (2-0) credited with the win. Morring hit his second homer of the day to lead the Trojans at the plate.

Pugh contributed a double and three runs scored and Conner Brown and Couey had two singles each. A.J. Price and Windland each added a single.

Athens Bible will host Westminster Christian on Monday. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.

Athens 13, Ardmore 4: Todd Pepper sliced a double and two singles to lead the Golden Tigers (8-0) at the plate. Leon Graves had two doubles and three RBIs for the winners.

Zack Brock and Joseph Chambers each singled.

Brad Reasonover pitched four innings for the win. Jake Nelson and Michael Turner got work on the mound for Athens.

Athens 8, Ardmore 7: Clay McDonald struck out five in four innings and homered for Athens. Pepper had three singles, while Keith Chronister and Graves had two singles each. Brock added a double in the victory.

Athens will play next at Clements at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Vina 7, Decatur Heritage 5: Bo Godwin went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored in a losing effort for Decatur Heritage.

Brent Denson went 2-for-4 and Luke Adams and Chase Wright each had a hit apiece. The Eagles (0-2) have a doubleheader at Westminster on Tuesday.

Priceville 16, Elkmont 5: Lance Hughes had seven strikeouts in six innings and Kody Etheridge went 5-for-5 with two RBIs to lead the Bulldogs over Elkmont in the first game of a doubleheader.

Rand Hutchison went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Dustin Chambers was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.

Priceville 21, Elkmont 12: Eli Allen went 4-for-6 with an RBI and Hutchison went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

Will Stevens, Kyle Bunnell, Aaron Sawyer and Matt Croft all had two hits for the Bulldogs (7-0).

Hutchison also picked up the win, allowing six runs while striking out six in four innings.

East Lawrence 11, Cherokee 5: Blake Terry struck out 10 in seven innings pitched while also going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Jared Grimes and Russ Stephenson and Jared Grimes each went 2-for-4 and Josh Aldridge went 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

East Lawrence 6, Colbert Heights 4: Tyler Boyd went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Hunter Rivers struck out six in six innings to get the win for East Lawrence (5-1).

The Eagles play Lawrence County at East Lawrence at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Softball Tuscaloosa Tournament

Thompson 7, Decatur 0: Decatur softball fell in the finals of the Tuscaloosa Tournament.

Jennifer Lawrence had the only hit for the Lady Red Raiders (6-6) a single in the third inning. Decaturís next game is 4:45 p.m. Monday at home against Tanner.

Decatur 4, Pleasant Gove 1: Lindsey Hawkins had two singles and Jelisa Thompson had a hit to back up pitcher Meg Whitten, who picked up the win.

Decatur 2, Brookwood 0: Mollie Russell struck out 18 batters in 12 innings and Hawkins and Amanda Tidwell each had singles for the Lady Red Raiders.

Decatur 1, Tuscaloosa County 0: Russell pitched a complete game shutout and Abi Lott had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Both Lindsay Hawks and Jelisa Thompson also had singles for the Lady Red Raiders.

Hoover 6, Decatur 0: Whitney Fletcher got the only hit for Decatur as the Lady Red Raiders were shut out by the Lady Buccaneers.

Decatur 16, Winfield 0: Lott got the win, and Fletcher knocked a three-run double for the Lady Red Raiders. Thompson, Tidwell and Whitten each had two RBIs.

East Limestone Invitational

Lawrence County 1, North Jackson 0: Summer Wilkerson scored on a past ball in the first inning and Kaylyn Smith struck out five in six strong innings of work for the Lady Red Devils.

Lawrence County 11, Priceville 3: Sallie Beth Burch went 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the Lady Red Devils.

Wilkerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and picked up the win, scattering three hits while striking out eight in six innings of mound work.

Lawrence County 1, Hatton 0: Smith went six innings and allowed two hits to pick up the win.

Ashley Pitt had an RBI single in the third inning, scoring Burch for the gameís only run.

Kassie Terry also went 2-for-3 for Lawrence County.

Lawrence County 11, East Limestone 1: Wilkerson picked up the win pitching while also going 3-for-4 with an RBI at the plate.

Terry also went 3-for-4 and had an RBI while Nicole Jackson went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Lady Red Devils (5-1). Hazel Green Invitational

Hazel Green 5, West Morgan 2: After both teams failed to score in the timed game, West Morgan lost in an international tiebreaker. The tiebreaker format places a runner on second base with no outs.

Hazel Green scored two runs in the first inning of the tiebreak, then West Morgan answered with two.

Hazel Green scored three in the following inning and then shut out West Morgan in its half.

Lauren Seibert struck out 10 in seven innings and Mikaila Etheridge had two RBIs.

Sparkman 7, West Morgan 0: Seibert struck out four and gave up four hits in four innings as the Lady Senators one-hit the Lady Rebels.

West Morgan 1, Madison County 0: Seibert scored the games only run when she stole home in the bottom of the fifth. She was also the winning pitcher, striking out eight and allowing one hit in five innings of work.

Girls tennis

Austin High finished fifth with 22 points and Decatur came in sixth with 20 points in girls tennis action at the Jimmy Johns center at Point Mallard on Friday and Saturday.

Florence won the 13-team tourney with 49 overall points.

Meleana McCutcheon won in the No. 1 girls singles for Austin, and Sarah Hodges paced the No.2 singles winning in the final. Mary Virginia Sherrill won in the No. 4 singles for the Lady Red Raiders.

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