Handley won its first four games in a Friday-Saturday tournament in Ashville before losing the finale in one-run fashion to St. Clair County.

The Lady Tigers are now 8-4 on the season.

They started the tournament Friday with a 2-1 win over St. Clair County. Handley scored single runs in the first and third innings, and eighth-grade pitcher Mariana Whaley made those two runs stand up. Whaley surrendered one run on two hits in five innings to secure the win.

Whaley also went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI at the plate, and Alexis Henry also was 2-for-2.

Handley followed that with a 16-0 drubbing of Saks in three innings Friday night. The Lady Tigers had 10 hit and drew six walks to help fuel the offensive onslaught.

Alexis Henry homered and drove in three runs to set the pace at the plate, while Ava Hill (2-for-2, 3 RBI) and Whaley added two hits apiece. Jessi Gosdin was 1-for-3 with a walk and drove home three runs.

Malia Pike was the beneficiary of all that offense. She allowed just one hit and recorded two strikeouts for the shutout victory.

Saturday began on a high note with an 8-0 win over Lincoln in four innings.

Kam Holloway went 2-for-3 and scored two runs for Handley, while Gosdin and Hill each drove home a pair of runs.

Whaley allowed two hits and struck out five in the circle and picked up the win.

Handley posted a dramatic come-from-behind win over Ohatchee Saturday night.

Alyssa Bickers was the hero as her two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth allowed Handley to walk off with a 7-6 victory after Ohatchee had claimed a 6-5 lead with three runs in the top of the inning.

Hill went 1-for-3 and had three more RBI in the win.

Handley closed the tournament Saturday night with a another closely contested showdown with St. Clair County, but this time the Lady Tigers came up short in a 3-2 loss.

Handley took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run triple by Whaley, but they could not score again. St. Clair County posted three runs in the third inning, but only two of those runs were earned.

RCHS 12, Wellborn 4

RCHS got its first win of the season with a 12-4 victory over Wellborn in the Lions Softball Classic in Munford Saturday.

Talee Sims went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI for the Lady Tigers, and Emma Prestridge added four hits and two RBI in four trips to the plate as RCHS ripped 14 hits in the win.

Katie Pike got the win with five solid innings in the circle. She allowed 10 hits but only surrendered on earned run with no walks.

The win was the only victory for RCHS in four games in Munford. They lost to Jacksonville once and Cleburne County twice and are off to a 1-3 start to the season.

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