Loss in 9th inning puts Calhoun in 4th place
From Staff Reports
ALABASTER — Calhoun placed fourth in the Alabama Community College Conference softball tournament Monday.
After beginning the tournament with two wins and a loss, the Lady Warhawks began the day in the losers' bracket. Calhoun advanced with a 4-1 win over Jefferson State before falling to defending champion Central Alabama 8-6 in nine innings.
In Monday's first game, Alicia Hall got the pitching win with Breanna Lee entering in the fifth inning to close out the victory.
Courtney Terry had a triple for Calhoun, while Ashley Blankenship, Jenia Stephenson, and Whitney Mooney each had a single.
Against Central Alabama, Calhoun trailed 3-0 after the first inning after allowing two hits and making three errors.
In the top of the second inning, the Lady Warhawks scored twice to cut the advantage to 3-2. Lacey Keenum had an infield hit, and Kala Weatherly followed with a single.
Whitney Mooney brought home Keenum on a sacrifice, and Kimberly Haney singled to score Brittany Chafin, who pinch-ran for Weatherly.
In the bottom of the second inning, Central Alabama increased its lead to 5-2 after scoring two unearned runs with two outs.
The Lady Warhawks cut the lead to 5-4 in the third when Terry, Stephenson and Keenum each singled to produce two runs.
In the fifth, Calhoun took a 6-5 lead after scoring twice with the help of a single by Weatherly and a double by Lindsey Lowrey.
Central Alabama tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth and won it with a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
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