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Mindi Parsons of Brewer beats out Briarwood Christian's Margaret Ellard in the 100-meter dash during the Austin Invitational track and field meet. Austin hosted more than 20 schools.
Devils save in bottom of 7th
Lawrence County edges
Decatur on Pitt's winning hit
From Staff Reports
Ashley Pitt singled home Nicole Jackson in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Lawrence County High to a 6-5 softball victory over Decatur on Thursday.
Lawrence County (24-8) overcame a big night from Decaturís Lindsey Hawkins, who had two home runs, a double and five RBIs.
Also for Decatur (28-10), Scarlett Wright, Kara Couch and Amanda Tidwell each had a single.
Jackson finished with three singles and three runs. Teammate Sallie Beth Burch added a home run, a double and four RBIs.
Summer Wilkerson and Whitney Hood each had two singles. Amber Dutton and Shea Lane each singled once.
Wilkerson got the pitching win after working all seven innings and striking out six.
Austin 4, Hazel Green 3: Elizabeth Gillespie scattered nine hits over seven innings and struck out two to pitch Austin (9-23) to the win.
Rudi Acklin came up with the game-winning RBI in the fifth inning when she singled.
Also for Austin, Melissa Thompson and Ali Barnette each singled, doubled and scored a run. Sarah Thorn had two singles and an RBI, and Lauren Lindsey singled and had an RBI.
West Morgan 4, Hatton 3: Mandy Robinsonís sacrifice bunt in the fourth inning brought home Sara Hulvey from third for the game-winning run.
Mikaila Etheredge singled, doubled and recorded an RBI to lead West Morgan (22-9, 2-1 Class 2A, Area 15), which also had Lauryn Kilgo come through with an RBI double.
Hayden Hamby picked up the win from the mound, tossing four inning, giving up three runs on three hits while striking out one. Lauren Seibert got the save after giving up no hits and striking out seven in three innings of work.
Decatur girls 9, Athens 0: The Lady Red Raiders (7-1, 4-1 in Class 5A, Section 6) swept an opponent for the second time in three days. Decatur won 9-0 over Lee on Tuesday.
Angee Stevens won at No. 1 singles, while Sarah Hodges won at No. 2. They combined to win at No. 1 doubles.
Decatur also got singles wins from Mary Virginia Sherrill (No. 3), Emily Suggs (No. 4), Sarah Suggs (No. 5) and Burgoyne Fite (No. 6).
Sherrill and Emily Suggs won at No. 2 doubles.
Sarah Suggs and Fite won at No. 3.
Decatur boys 6, Athens 3: Decatur (3-5, 2-3) won four of six singles matches and two of three in doubles.
Will Breland won at No. 2 singles to help pace Decatur. The Red Raiders also got wins from all three of their bottom singles spots — Jonathan Rogers at No. 4, Graham Powell at No. 5 and Blake Garrett at No. 6.
Breland and Rogers combined to win their match at No. 2 doubles. Powell and Garrett won at No. 3 doubles.
For Athens, Trent Johnson won at No. 1 singles, and Andrew Sims won at No. 3. Johnson and Sims combined to win at No. 1 doubles.
Austin boys 8, Buckhorn 1: Austin (4-4) scored a home win after sweeping all three doubles matches and five of six in singles.
The Black Bearsí Alex Worley won at No. 1 singles, and Stephen Gustin won at No. 2. They combined to win at No. 1 doubles as well.
Taylor Collins and Sam Barker won at No. 2 doubles, and Kyle Justice and Weston Brown won at No. 3.
In singles, Justice (No. 4), Collins (No. 5) and Brown (No. 6) won.
Austin girls 9, Buckhorn 0: Meleana McCutcheon helped pace Austin by winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Then she combined with Elizabeth Cargile for a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles.
The Lady Back Bears (3-7) also got singles wins from Cargile (No. 2), Katrina Wujtewicz (No. 3), Lindsay Smith (No. 4), Jena Ward (No. 5) and Rachel King (No. 6). Ward and Wujtewicz won at No. 2 doubles, and King and Taylor Baird won at No. 3.
Buckhorn girls 7, Austin 2: McCutcheon won at No. 1 singles, and Ward won at No. 5 for the Lady Black Bearsí two victories.
Haleyville Red boys 155, Lawrence County Red 162, Haleyville White 195, Lawrence County White 196: For Lawrence County Red, Kyle West shot 39, followed by Peyton Harris (41), Elijah Frost (41), Casey Vinson (41) and Brandon Dutton (43).
Clay Letson shot 46 for Lawrence County White. Blaine Farris and Patrick Brown each shot 36 for Haleyville Red.
Hatton boys 188, R.A. Hubbard 239: West Morganís Justin Poole played in this match as an individual and likely is happy he did.
Poole shot a 45 to take medalist honors, one shot ahead of Hattonís Blake Hall at Valley Landing.
Also for the Hornets, Jordan Jaggers and Grant Parrish each shot a 47 and Robin Coan recorded a 48.
Fred Davenport led R.A. Hubbard with a 57, Tevyn Young shot a 59, Cody Ford a 60 and Dontae Robinson a 63.
West Morgan also had two other individuals play, with Jacob Dockery scoring a 50 and Tanner Coffey a 64.
East Lawrence boys 208, Speake 271: Kolby Buttram brought in East Lawrenceís best score of the day, leading the Eagles to the win with a 41. Caleb Coan shot a 43, also for East Lawrence.
Mars Hill girls 2, Priceville 1: With the two teams scoreless 35 minutes into the game, Stephanie Varner scored for the Lady Bulldogs.
However, Mars Hill answered back almost immediately to tie it at the half.
Haley Smith was in goal for the Lady Bulldogs.
Mars Hill boys 1, Priceville 0: Lorand Dragu was in goal for the Bulldogs.
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