All four county softball teams got in some final regular season tuneups as the area tournaments begin next week. Here's how the week went for all four teams.
Woodland fell to Reeltown 4-3 after giving up a pair of runs in the sixth inning. The Lady Cats held a 3-2 lead heading to the sixth inning, and a wild pitch proved to be the difference.
Woodland got off to a great start plating three runs in the bottom of the second inning, with Julianna Lovvorn doubling to score two runners.
The Woodland Bobcats had six hits on the day. Madison Mitchell and Jaycee Lovvorn each contributed two hits, while Julianna Lovvorn and Amy Smith had one a piece.
The Handley Lady Tigers opened last week with an 8-3 victory over Talladega High.
Cassie Smith and Alyssa Bickers each had two hits in the victory. Taya Rushing, Mariana Whaley, and Alexis Henry added one hit each in the win. Lexi Gosdin scored two runs for the Lady Tigers.
Cassie Smith pitched all seven innings, allowing four hits, three runs, and recording five strikeouts.
Handley continued its winning by posting a 7-5 victory over area opponent Lincoln. The Lady Tigers needed just five hits to secure the win. Five Handley hitters, each with one hit apiece were Cassie Smith, Mariana Whaley, Alyssa Bickers, Bri Watkins, and Alexis Henry. Smith, Bickers, and Watkins all had two RBI in the victory.
Cassie Smith pitched two innings, allowing one hit and one run, with a strikeout, and Mariana Whaley tossed five innings, allowing six hits, four runs, and striking out four for the Lady Tigers.
In come from behind fashion, the Randolph County Lady Tigers picked up a 7-6 victory over Dadeville on Tuesday. Christa Marable singled in the top of the sixth, scoring what proved to be the winning run.
Dadeville got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and added one in the fourth. Dadeville, responded with three runs in the fifth, after RCHS had picked up their first run of the game in the fourth, and Dadeville would lead 6-1 after 5.
Randolph County would explode for six runs in the sixth inning to claim the win. Marable singled on a 2-1 pitch scoring the winning run.
The Lady Tigers of Randolph County had nine hits in the 7-6 area 7 contest. Keisley Cotton and Brantlee Wortham each had two hits on the afternoon to lead RCHS.
Nia Green started the game in the circle for RCHS, allowing five hits and two runs over three innings, striking out three. Emma Cavender picked up the save for the Lady Tigers, after recording the last six outs of the game.
On Thursday afternoon the Randolph County Lady Tigers were 6-5 winners over Ranburne.
The Lady Tigers got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first with a pair of runs. Katie Pike singled in the first run of the afternoon.
Ranburne took the lead in the top of the third with four runs. The lead was short lived, as RCHS answered in the bottom of the third inning with four runs of their own.
Katie Pike would double, scoring one run, Zoe Johnson singled to bring home the second run of the inning, and Talee Sims singled scoring the last two runs for RCHS. Johnson went 3-for-3 on the afternoon.
Emma Cavender got the win in the circle for Randolph County, pitching all seven innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits, with two strikeouts and no base on balls.
On Monday, the Wadley Lady Dogs fell to Faith Christian 8-7 on a walk off.
With the game tied at one apiece in the top of the third, the Lady Dogs scored three runs with Katie Overton and Madison Gilliland doing the damage at the plate. Wadley would hold a 4-2 lead after four innings, before getting a couple of more in the top of the fifth, to lead 6-2.
The bottom of fifth would prove to be the undoing for the Lady Dogs. Faith Christian plated five runs of their own to take a 7-6 lead over Wadley. Wadley was able to tie the game at 7-7 before the walk off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Wadley blasted 11 hits in the game. Cailin Birdsong, Katie Overton, Mallory Caypless and Katie Ward each collected two hits apiece for Wadley.
Melody Jordon pitched two innings, allowing five hits, and Katie Ward threw five innings giving up eight hits. Both pitchers recorded two strikeouts.
On Tuesday, Wadley lost a tough 5-3 game to Talladega County Central.
Wadley trailed early in the contest and was not able to complete the comeback. Talladega led 2-1 after three innings, then added one run in each of the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to record the 5-3 victory.
Katie Ward and Katie Overton each had two hits for the Lady Dogs, while Madison Gilliland, and Makenzie Gilliland had one hit each in the loss.
Ward recorded six strikeouts in the loss.
On Thursday, Wadley was able to avenge Monday’s loss to Talladega County Central with a 13-11 victory. The Lady Dogs exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning to provide the difference.
Melody Jordon started the game for Wadley, going five innings, allowing four runs on five hits, striking out three. Katie Ward picked up the win, surrendering seven runs on nine hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.
Wadley’s hitters cranked out 17 hits, with Melody Jordon leading with four hits in five appearances. Emily Gosdin went 3-for-5, while Katie Ward, Katie Overton, Madison Gilliland added two hits apiece.