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RCHS softball improves to 8-3 on season

RCHS won three games against its cross-county foes Woodland and Wadley in a busy week in which the Lady Tigers went 5-1, including a 3-1 mark in a tournament hosted by Saks over the weekend.

RCHS is now 8-3 on the season, and will begin area play at Horseshoe Bend Thursday.

Here are some highlights from last week for RCHS:


Tuesday – RCHS 10, Wadley 0

Thursday – RCHS 11, Woodland 6

Friday – RCHS 6, Childersburg 2

Friday – RCHS 4, Lincoln 0

Saturday – RCHS 5, Woodland 4

Saturday – Sylacauga 2, RCHS 1

Standout performances

• Talee Sims had at least one hit in five of the team’s six games last week. She went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the win over Wadley and hit her second home run of the season in the win over Lincoln. In all, Sims went 7-for-12 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple and 11 RBI in the six games. She is now hitting .500 with two home runs and 14 RBI for the year.

• Brantlee Wortham went 6-for-13 for the week with eight runs scored and also had a 3-RBI day in the win over Wadley. She also came around to score the game-winning run in walkoff fashion against Woodland Saturday in the bottom of the fifth, after leading off the inning with a double. Wortham is now hitting .478 and has scored 14 runs in 11 games for the Lady Tigers.

• Leadoff hitter Chaluncie Denny went 8-for-20, stole five bases and scored 10 runs in the week’s six games. Denny went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and four runs scored in the win over Wadley. She is now hitting .478 for the year and leads the team with 15 runs scored.

• Catcher Laura Fendley was 6-for-18 with a home run, three doubles and nine RBI for the week. She went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Thursday’s win over Woodland and had two doubles in three at-bats and drove home three more in the win over Lincoln. She also hit her first home run of the season and had two RBI in the win over Childersburg.

• Pitcher Lexi Key got complete-game victories against Woodland Thursday and Lincoln Friday before taking the loss in a well-pitched 2-1 defeat against Sylacauga Saturday.

She tossed a 6-inning shutout of Lincoln, scattering six hits and issuing just one walk.

Key is now 5-2 on the year with an ERA of 4.59.

Shortstop Brantlee Wortham takes off from first base as a pitch is delivered Thursday against Woodland.

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