West Morgan stops West Limestone
From Staff Reports
Lauren Seibert notched 10 strikeouts for West Morgan in its 6-4 win over West Limestone in high school softball action on Thursday.
Mikaila Etheredge blasted a two-run homer in the first inning and ended the game with three RBIs.
Lauryn Kilgo had three doubles and two RBIs and Hayden Hamby added a double, single and one RBI for West Morgan.
The Lady Rebels are 25-9 and ranked No. 9 in Class 2A.
Huntsville 7, Decatur 1: Whitney Fletcher led off the game with a double and scored on a ground out by Jelisa Thompson for Decatur's only run of the game. Ranked No. 5 in Class 6A, Huntsville improves to 35-6.
Ranked No. 6 in Class 5A, the Lady Red Raiders (29-14) will close out Area 16 play Tuesday when they host Russellville. First pitch is 6 p.m.
Lawrence County 4, Haleyville 2: Amber Dutton slapped two singles and had one RBI for the Lady Red Devils. Ashley Pitt added two singles for Lawrence County.
Whitney Hood, Sallie Beth Burch, Kassie Terry, Shae Lane and Nicole Jackson each contributed a single.
Kaylyn Smith got the win, hurling six innings. She struck out six and gave up four hits.
Ranked eighth in Class 4A, Lawrence County (28-11) plays Daphne in the Gulf Shores Tournament at 6 p.m. Monday.
Buckhorn 6, Austin 4: Sarah Corn had two singles, a double and scored two runs for the Lady Black Bears. Lauren Lindsey had double, two RBIs and scored a run. Rudi Acklin added a pair of singles and one RBI.
Amy Anderson, Haley Barnette and Melissa Thompson each singled for Austin (13-26).
Austin's next game is Saturday at Spain Park.
Speake 9, East Lawrence 2: Freshman Sarah Bolan picked up the win for the Lady Bobcats (23-10), striking out five batters. Tiffany Terry went five innings for East Lawrence with eight strikeouts.
Bolan added two singles and a two-run homer to lead Speake, which also got a single and a double each from Kylie Black and Paige Atkins. Also for Speake, Bridget Fulks had two singles.
For East Lawrence (21-20), Kayla Gardner had a double and scored a run. Jayda Terry added a single, a run scored and an RBI. Tiffany Terry had a single and an RBI. And LaSahe Shelton had a single.
Tanner 17, Clements 5: Cliff Bunch and George Adams each homered for the Rattlers (11-14). Bunch had a two-run homer in the fifth inning and added a single, two walks and a sacrifice. Adams scored three runs and had a single to go along with his grand slam in the sixth.
Clay McMeans scored four runs and knocked on two more with three singles.
Brett Pepper contributed a double and single and scored two runs.
Corey Ham got the win, striking out three in four innings. Chip Greenhaw got the save striking out two in two innings.
Tanner hosts West Limestone at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Speake 6, Meek 4: The Bobcats clinched the Class 1A, Area 11 championship behind the strong pitching of T.J. Green. Green struck out six in four innings.
Tyler Gillespie blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning for Speake. Josh Cooper singled three times for the Bobcats. Jesse Crowe had a double and two RBIs.
Priceville 14, Athens 9: Rand Hutchison led the Bulldogs' hitting parade with a two-run homer and single. Lance Hughes had two singles and a double. Kyle Bunnell poked three singles. Dustin Chambers and Cody Etheridge had a double and single each.
Priceville is 29-6.
West Morgan 13, Decatur Heritage 3: Josh McAbee had a homer, a double and two singles, while Michael Clem had a two-run homer and a double to lead the Rebels.
Anthony Atemon, the winning pitcher, also had a homer. Daniel Korpi added a double for West Morgan.
Drew Atchley had a two-run homer for Decatur Heritage. Bo Godwin had two doubles, a single and scored two runs. Sam Hurt added a single.
Decatur Heritage plays at Speake at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Athens Bible 8, Westminster 5: Down 3-0 after three innings, the Trojans battled back, tallying seven fifth-inning runs to steal the win. Joseph Baker went 6 1/3 innings, striking out 10 to pick up the win from the mound for Athens Bible (19-6). Ryan Morring closed out the game from the mound, getting the final two batters of the seventh inning out.
Athens bible freshman A.J. Price broke a 3-3 tie with a 3-run homer. Baker helped his cause with three singles and Connor Brown had two singles. Morring, Jonathan Winland and Will Stinnett each singled.
Hartselle girls win
Hartselle's Patricia Long carded an 82 to win medalist honors at the Bob Jones Golf Invitational at Sunset Landing in Madison on Thursday. Long's low score helped propel the Lady Tigers to the team title with a 263.
Hartselle senior Taylor Kirby shot 85 while teammates Kaylon King (96) and Mary Roberts (108) helped out.
Finishing second was Huntsville High at 273. Austin was third at 276. Grissom was fourth at 288. Florence High was fifth with a 292. Tying for sixth with 301 totals were Scottsboro and host Bob Jones. Athens was eighth at 340.
Sloan Davis led Austin with an 86. Francie Caradine and Kristen Askew each had 94s.
Whitney Johnston of Decatur posted an 86 to finish sixth individually.
Hartselle's next match is Monday in Auburn.
Lawrence County Red second
Brandon Dutton recorded a 40, while teammates Peyton Harris and Kyle West each turned in 41s as the Lawrence County Red golf team finished second with a 164 at Deer Run Golf Course in Moulton. Casey Vinson rounded out the Red scoring with a 44.
The Lawrence County White team got a 41 from Clay Letson and 44s from Jakob Oliver and Blake Maltbie and a 58 from Jud Harville to finish fourth with a 187 total.
Brooks Orange posted a 154 team total to win. Dean Rikard had a 36 and Rob Rikard had a 38 for the winners.
Brooks White had a 186 for third.
Lawrence County next plays April 24 at Deshler.
Florence 2, Austin 1: Jake Mendenhall gave Austin (14-6-2) a 1-0 first-half lead on a penalty kick. Florence answered with a PK of its own, then won the game in a PK shootout.
Austin goalkeeper Andrew Lowman came up with eight saves.
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