News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2007

Chambers cracks 3 homers in 2 wins
Priceville defeats Good Hope, DAR

From Staff Reports

Priceville High’s baseball team swept two different opponents Saturday, beating Good Hope 11-1 and DAR 11-1.

Dustin Chambers highlighted the wins with three home runs in the doubleheader.

In the opening game, Chambers was 2-for-4 with a home run. Kyle Bunnell was 2-for-3, and Lance Hughes added a home run.

Chambers also was the winning pitcher. He worked six innings and struck out four.

In the second game, Chambers was 2-for-3 with two homers and three RBIs. Eli Allen was 2-for-2, and Cody Etheredge and Logan Manthy each went 2-for-3.

Hughes got the pitching win. He struck out four in five innings of work.

Priceville is now 15-3.

Hartselle 2-4, Opelika 7-3: The two teams split a doubleheader, and for Hartselle, the highlights came in the second game, which the Tigers won 4-3 in eight innings.

Hartselle won it when Ryder Brasher’s single drove home Luke Bole, who had reached on a double.

J.C. Bates (6-1) got the pitching win by working the final two innings and allowing one hit and no runs. Justin Hargett worked six strong innings to start the game, striking out nine.

Quinn Dunlap was 1-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases. Bole was 2-for-3, and
Josh Aycox was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

In the second game, Dunlap was 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Aycox, Jake Bradford and Bole each went 1-for-3, and Chad Girodo was 1-for-2 with a run.

Brooks 7, Athens 6: Kyle Chronister had a single, double and RBI for Class 5A No. 9 Athens in the Lauderdale County tournament, and Tyler Dorning and Collin McMurry added two singles each.

Keith Chronister contributed a single in the loss.

Brooks took advantage of seven Athens errors.

Rogers 10, Athens 5: Dorning poked three singles and knocked in a run for Athens. Brad Reasonover, Keeton Griggs, Josh Dobin and Joseph Chambers each collected a single.

Athens (14-3) will play at West Limestone on Friday. First pitch is 1 p.m.

Lawrence County 2-1, Hatton 0-12: The two teams split a doubleheader, with Lawrence County (12-3) edging out a win in the opener.

Wes Holley was the winning pitcher in that contest, allowing one hit and striking out 10. Will Nichols pitched for Hatton and allowed only four hits.

For Lawrence County, Holley and Radney Wallace each hit a solo home run, and Josh Gaines was 2-for-3 with a double.

In the second game, Hatton’s Darren Hand and Chris Hutto each delivered grand slam home runs. Hutto added a double to finish with five RBIs. Tevin Terrell was 2-for-3. Hand got the pitching win, allowing only two hits.

For Lawrence County, Gaines was 1-for-2 with a run, and Matthew Pugh was 1-for-2.

Lawrence County (12-3) will play Monday at Colbert Heights. Hatton (9-9) will host Vina on Monday.

West Morgan 1-10, Clements 4-7: Clements took the opener 4-1 behind a solo home run by Matthew Moore.

Teammate Chris Kelly went 2-for-3 with a double, while Brent Lee paced West Morgan by going 2-for-3.

In the second game, Tyler Jones gave the Rebels a lift in their win with a three-run homer. Anthony Atemon was 2-for-3 with a double.

For Clements, Jesse Cobb was 2-for-4 with a home run. Seth Bachelor was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, while Clint Manry was 2-for-4 with a double.

West Morgan (10-5) will play again Monday at Dora, while Clements will face Loretto (Tenn.) at home Monday.

East Lawrence 3-15, Colbert Heights 7-6: In the opener, East Lawrence fell despite getting a solid performance from Russ Stephenson, who went 2-for-3 with a home run and two

Blake Terry pitched seven innings and struck out three.

In the second game, Hunter Rivers was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs. Ethan Hopkins was 3-for-4 with a trio of doubles.

Jonathan Allen was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Stephenson went 3-for-5, and Jared Grimes was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. Blake Terry added two singles and a double.

Hopkins got the pitching win after working five innings and striking out five.

East Lawrence (7-6) will play Tuesday at Sheffield.

Covenant Christian 12-21, Decatur Heritage 5-17: Getting swept in a doubleheader, Decatur Heritage was paced in the first game by Luke Adams, Chase Wright and Chris Oliver, each of whom had two singles.

In the second game, Chase Wright doubled three times, and Drew Atchley and Luke Adams each had a three-run homer.

Sam Hurt and Bo Godwin had three singles apiece.

Ardmore tourney

Decatur (19-7) placed second in the Ardmore softball tournament, winning four straight games before falling to Soddy-Daisy (Tenn.)

Decatur 19, Clements 4: Whitney Fletcher ripped four singles for the Lady Red Raiders, while Jennifer Lawrence had three singles and triple. Mollie Russell added a single, a double and a triple.

Jelisa Thompson had two singles, and Lindsey Hawkins added a double. Meg Whitten, who was the winning pitcher, had a single.

Decatur 6, Richland (Tenn.) 0: Russell was the winning pitcher, while Fletcher shined at the plate for the second straight game. She had two doubles and a single.

Scarlett Wright had a triple, and Hawkins doubled once. Thompson, Abi Lott, Amanda Tidwell, Russell and Lawrence each had a single.

Decatur scored all of its runs in the third inning.

Decatur 8, Summertown (Tenn.) 3: Tidwell, Russell and Wright each had two singles, while Decatur got one single each from Hawkins, Lawrence, Thompson and Kara Couch.

Lott was the winning pitcher.

Decatur 6, Richland (Tenn.) 5: Russell got the pitching win. Fletcher, Whitten, Lawrence and Hawkins each had a single.

Tidwell singled twice. Russell doubled once, and Wright had a triple.

Decatur 1, Sparkman junior varsity 0: In the semifinals, Russell pitched a no-hitter.

Tidwell had the game-winning hit in the seventh inning when she drove home Wright.

Fletcher, Lawrence and Thompson each had a single as well. Lott and Russell each doubled. Wright had two singles.

Soddy-Daisy (Tenn.) 11, Decatur 1: In the finals, Fletcher, Hawkins, Tidwell and Russell each had a single.

Wallace State tourney

West Morgan (12-5) won the Class 1A-3A bracket of the Wallace State softball tournament, winning six games and tying one. Lauren Seibert picked up the pitching victories in five of the six wins.

Lawrence County (12-6) participated in the tournament and was eliminated by Pelham in the 4A-6A bracket.

West Morgan 4, Loretto (Tenn.) 0: In the tournament opener, Seibert pitched and struck out eight in four innings.

Lauryn Kilgo was 2-for-3 with a triple, while Rachel Harbin added two singles, and Ashley Thorn had one.

West Morgan 5, New Hope 5: Seibert was 2-for-3 with two singles. She pitched four innings and struck out five.

Kilgo had a single and an RBI. Mikaila Etheredge was 2-for-3 with two singles. Thorn drove in two runs, and Whitlee Potter had a double, a triple and two RBIs.

West Morgan 6, Cold Springs 0: Winning pitcher Hayden Hamby struck out six and didn’t allow a walk or a hit. This marked the final game of pool play for West Morgan.

Potter was 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs. Hamby was 2-for-2 with a pair of singles, and Sara Hulvey was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

West Morgan 7, Vinemont 3: In the first game of the small-school bracket, Seibert went 2-for-2 with a grand slam. Hannah Harris added a single.

Seibert pitched and struck out six in four innings. She gave up two hits.

West Morgan 2, Addison 0: Seibert struck out eight and allowed two hits in four innings of work. Hamby singled.

West Morgan 2, Plainview 0: Harris singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Etheredge, Potter and Hulvey each added a single.

Seibert pitched and gave up one hit and no walks while striking out eight.

West Morgan 11, New Hope 1: In the 1A-3A finals, Seibert went 3-for-4 with a triple, a homer and three RBIs. She also pitched and gave up one hit and struck out six.

Harris was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Kilgo had a single, a double and an RBI. Harbin had a single and an RBI, and Etheredge was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Gardendale 6, Lawrence County 3: In a pool play game, Sallie Beth Burch and Whitney Hood each had a home run for the Lady Red Devils.

Summer Wilkerson, Ashley Pitts and Ragan Fleming each added a single.

Lawrence County 7, Brooks 0: In the first round of the 4A-6A bracket, Kaylyn Smith pitched a shutout for the win. Wilkerson was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. Burch was 3-for-3 with a home run. Kassie Terry was 2-for-2 with a triple, and Shae Lane added a triple.

Lawrence County 3, Central-Florence 2: Wilkerson got the pitching win, striking out

At the plate, she went 2-for-3. Hood was 2-for-3 with a double, and Burch was 1-for-3.

Pelham 9, Lawrence County 2: Wilkerson and Burch each had a single in the loss for Lawrence County.


Cullman boys 4, Hartselle 0: No. 11-ranked Hartselle fell at home to fifth-ranked Cullman, but the Tigers won’t have to wait long for a rematch.

The two teams will play again March 27 at Cullman after spring break.

Cullman scored its first goal on a penalty kick with two minutes to go in the first half. The second came about 16 minutes into the second half, and the remaining two came in the final 12 minutes.

Even though Hartselle (4-4-1) allowed four goals, Hartselle head coach Darrell Harris praised the effort of fullbacks Ray Canafax, Stephen Fine, Stephen Owen and Daniel Sparkman. Canafax and Sparkman are seniors, while Fine is a junior, and Owen is a sophomore.

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