Scottsboro knocks off Hartselle
From Staff Reports
Scottsboro High surprised visiting Hartselle with a pair of softball sub-state playoff victories Saturday morning, winning 1-0 and 7-2.
By winning the second-round best-of-three series, Scottsboro (32-18) will advance to the state tournament in Montgomery, while Hartselle has finished its season at 53-16.
Freshman pitcher Hilary Mavromat (23-9) put together a pair of complete games to beat Hartselle. She didn’t allow a run until the seventh inning of the second contest.
In the opener, Chasity McCrary bunted for a single and eventually scored on a passed ball.
Athens Bible 2-3, Spring Garden 0-1: After finishing in the top three in Class 1A for the past two years, Athens Bible is headed back to the state tournament.
ABS beat Spring Garden in a second-round best-of-three series in the 1A sub-state. The Lady Trojans (42-8) will travel to Montgomery and face either Isabella or South Lamar in their opening game of the state tournament Friday at 9 a.m.
Athens Bible finished third last year after placing second in 2005.
On Saturday, Abbie Melvin paced ABS in the opening game by pitching a five-hit shutout. She struck out six.
At the plate, the Lady Trojans broke through in the fifth inning when Brooke Chittam tripled and scored on Emily Cathey’s sacrifice fly.
ABS added another run in the sixth inning when Emily Irwin singled and eventually scored on Ashlee Eaton’s sacrifice fly.
In the second game, Hallie Sandberg gave Athens Bible its second strong pitching performance of the day. She pitched all seven innings, struck out two and allowed only three hits.
After trailing 1-0, the Lady Trojans rallied in the sixth when Cathey singled home Melvin and Eaton for a 2-1 lead.
In the seventh, Kerri Pender singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Haley Chittam’s single.
Mount Hope 0-6-4, Ragland 4-1-3: The Lady Yellow Jackets took the last two games of Saturday’s triple header to advance to the state tournament.
In the third game, Chelsea Fike was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Elizabeth Kimbrough was 1-for-4 with a single, and Anna Roberson was 2-for-4 with two singles. Brittany McCormick chipped in with a single as well.
In the second game, Morgan Smith went 3-for-4 with three singles. Kimbrough, McCormick and Tiffany Sparks each had one single.
In the opener, Amber Lynch was 2-for-3 with two singles. Morgan Smith had a double, while Roberson and Haley Flannagan each went 1-for-3 with one single. Fike and Kimbrough both were 1-for-4 with one single for Mount Hope (29-17).
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