Handley entered its area tournament Tuesday on a four-game winning streak thanks to an 8-6 win over Woodland in the regular season finale for both teams Friday.
The Lady Tigers scored three runs without the benefit of a hit in the sixth inning to snap a 5-5 tie and secure the win.
Two walks, two hit batters, an error and a wild pitch contributed to the Handley rally.
Madison Mitchell went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI for Woodland, and Amy Smith added two hits in three at-bats and scored two runs for the Lady Bobcats.
Handley began its area tournament on Tuesday at Lincoln with a game against Cleburne County. Results from that game were not available at press time.
Woodland 10, Wadley 0
Woodland scored seven runs in the first two innings then closed things out with three more in the fifth to earn a 10-0 win over Wadley Thursday in the Lady Bobcats’ final home game of the season.
McKenzie McCormick held Wadley to just one hit and recorded four strikeouts to get the complete-game victory in the circle.
Woodland’s offense erupted for 15 hits, led by Jaeden Herring’s 4-for-4, two RBI performance. Herring came up a double shy of hitting for the cycle as she had a home run, a triple and two singles and scored three runs.
Jaycee Lovvorn also homered and went 3-for-4 with three RBI, and Jose Cross, Leah Williamson and Amy Smith added two hits apiece for Woodland.
Both Wadley and Woodland began area tournament play Tuesday. Full coverage of all four county teams’ area tournaments will be in next week’s edition of the Randolph Leader.
RCHS closed its regular season in the Gadsden Umpires Tournament at Choccolocco Park Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Tigers went 2-3 in five games with wins over Gaylesville Friday and Cleburne County Saturday, and two losses to Spring Garden and a loss to Boaz.
Standout performances from the weekend included:
• Emma Cavender, who scattered 10 hits but allowed just two runs in six innings in the circle and added two RBI at the plate in her team’s 9-2 win over Heflin.
• Keisley Cotton, who went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the win over Heflin.
• Katie Pike, who had two doubles and two RBI in three at-bats in the 7-3 win over Gaylesville. Pike also went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in the 5-3 loss to Spring Garden Friday.
• Brantlee Wortham, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the 15-5 loss to Spring Garden Saturday.
• Nia Green, who got the win against Gaylesville with five solid innings in which she allowed just one earned run on four hits.
RCHS is hosting its area tournament this week. Full coverage of that tournament will be in next week’s edition of the Randolph Leader.