Across the diamond

RCHS first baseman Ansley Pike awaits a throw from third baseman Talee Sims in the Lady Tigers' 16-1 win over Faith Christian Friday.

Katie Pike’s two-run single in the top of the seventh broke a 2-2 tie and sent RCHS to a 4-2 win over Dadeville in the first area contest of the season for the Lady Tigers Tuesday.

Kaylee Robinson walked, and Talee Sims reached on an error, and the two runners advanced to second and third on a passed ball to set up Pike’s heroics.

RCHS scored single runs in the second and fourth innings, and Dadeville answered with two in the bottom of the fourth to tie it.

Pike, Brantlee Wortham and Ansley Pike had two hits apiece for RCHS.

RCHS 16, Faith Christian 1

RCHS pummeled Faith Christian Friday 16-1 in three innings in Wedowee. RCHS scored six runs in the first inning, seven more in the second and then ended it with three in the third.

Kamren Bivins went 3-for-3 with two RBI, and Emma Prestridge drove in four runs with a 2-for-4 performance.

Brantlee Wortham had three RBI, while Katie Pike and Ansley Pike drove in two runs apiece.

Katie Pike allowed just two hits and an unearned run in three innings of work to get the win.

Clay Central 7, RCHS 6

RCHS rallied from 5-0 down to take a 6-5 lead in the sixth inning, but Central scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to reclaim the lead and secure a 7-6 victory Monday.

Katie Pike had three hits to pace the RCHS offense, while the Lady Tigers got single RBI from Kaylee Robinson, Emma Prestridge, Talee Sims, Kamren Bivins and Emma Cavender.

RCHS is now 3-4 on the season and is scheduled to play at B.B. Comer Thursday.


The Woodland Lady Bobcats went 3-1 in a weekend tournament at Saks.

Woodland started the tournament Friday with a 12-0 win over Gadsden City in which pitcher McKenzie McCormick tossed a four-inning no-hitter.

McCormick allowed just four base runners on a walk and three errors.

Meanwhile Woodland’s bats erupted for 12 runs on 11 hits, fueled by an 8-run second inning that put them well in control of the contest.

Jaeden Herring, Madison Mitchell, Juliana Lovvorn and Leah Williamson had two hits apiece for Woodland, and Lovvorn and Williamson both drove in three runs.

Woodland followed that with a 3-2 win over Lincoln in four innings Friday night.

Madison Mitchell’s three-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the third inning was the difference in the game and was one of just three hits that Woodland managed.

Pitcher Juliana Lovvorn was up to the task however as she allowed just two runs on four hits and struck out six for the complete-game victory.

Woodland started its day on Saturday with a 12-3 thumping of Weaver.

McCormick, Herring, Amy Smith and Josie Cross had two hits apiece for the Lady Bobcats, and Chloe Chappell went 1-for-2 with two RBI.

Madison Mitchell pitched the entire game and got the win, giving up six hits and three earned runs while striking out three.

Woodland closed out the tournament with a 4-0 loss to White Plains Saturday afternoon. It was the first loss of the season for the Lady Bobcats, who managed just three hits in the game.

Woodland is now 4-1 and will take on Ranburne at home Thursday.

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