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Kadey Barbe’s score off Jovi Marble’s RBI groundout in the top of the eighth held up as the winning run in Southside’s 4-3 win over Etowah last Tuesday (Apr. 18) in Attalla. Sydney Simpson’s sacrifice fly in bottom of the inning drew the Lady Blue Devils within 4-3, but winning pitcher Lexi Darnell induced a double play to secure the victory. In two innings of relief, Darnell allowed one hit and did not issue a walk. In eight innings on the mound, Simpson scattered three hits and nine walks while striking out 12. Marble went 2-for-3, while Simpson went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

A four-run six inning helped Hokes Bluff defeat Ohatchee, 9-5, last Tuesday (Apr. 18). For the Lady Eagles, Ryan Lumpkin had a two-run home run and a run scored; Abby Payne went 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Kayla Traylor went 3-for-4 with an RBI double; Sophia Jackson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Ava Dodd went 2-for-4.

Glencoe belted out 23 hits in a 16-8 victory over Ohatchee last Monday (Apr. 17). For the Lady Yellow Jackets, Abi Bunt went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, six RBI and two runs scored; Emma Croy went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, four RBI and three runs scored; Cayse Willett went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored; Summer Crump went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored; Sadie Waldrop went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored; Aubrey Maxwell went 3-for-5 with three RBI; and Emma Hyfield went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. In seven innings, Crump scattered seven hits, two earned runs and three walks to earn the win.

A solid pitching outing from Lexi Darnell sparked Southside to a 1-0 victory over Boaz last Monday (Apr. 17). In seven innings, Darnell allowed three hits and two walks. She received all the support she would need on Peyton Burrell’s scored off Maddie Griffith’s RBI single in the top of the first inning. Burrell and Jovi Marble each had two hits for the Lady Panthers.

Hokes Bluff scored 13 runs over the first two innings en route to a 20-4 win over Saks last Monday (Apr. 17) in Anniston. For the Lady Eagles, Makenna Bennich went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored; Rosie Garrett went 2-for-3 with a triple, four RBI and two runs scored; Abby Payne had a three-run triple and two runs scored; Rain Barron went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI and a run scored; Hayden Wolfe had an RBI double and three runs scored and Kayla Traylor had an RBI and three runs scored.

Sardis improved to 17-13 on the season with a 4-1 victory over Class 5A Area 13 rival Douglas last Tuesday (Apr. 18) in Sardis City. In seven innings, winning pitcher Kayden Tarvin allowed one hit and two walks while striking out 12. Jordan Knight scored a pair of runs for the Lady Lions, while Jayda Lacks and Mia Fowler each scored one.

Class 2A No. 4 West End cruised past Cleveland, 17-0, last Tuesday (Apr. 18) in Walnut Grove. For the Lady Patriots, Josie Bunch went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored; Brayley King went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored; Daliegha Wheeler went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a run scored; Peyton Hall went 2-or-3 with two runs scored; Emma Finch had a hit, two RBI and two runs scored; Breyanna Johnson had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored; Liddy Falkner had three runs scored and Kaylee Tarpley had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Falkner earned the win, allowing two hits with two strikeouts. She did not issue a walk.

Sardis finished with 14 hits in a 13-2 five-inning win over Albertville last Monday (Apr. 17). For the Lady Lions, Jayda Lacks went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored; Baylor Gilmer went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored; Jade Knight went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; Vada Wilmore had went 2-for-2 with a run scored; Jordyn Knight had a hit and three runs scored; Jalyn Hannah had a hit, two RBI and a run scored and Kytha Edwards had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Halle Haynes allowed one hit and one run while striking out five to earn the win on the mound.

A big day at the plate by Jayda Burgess helped Ashville defeat Victory Christian, 11-1, last Monday (Apr. 17). Burgess went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Also at the plate for the Lady Bulldogs, Rachel St. John went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while Ansley Brashier and Ryleigh Cothran each had a hit and an RBI.

Helped by a solid pitching effort from Aubbrie Coker and a home run by Jaleigh Devine, Etowah posted a 6-1 victory over Hayden at the Cullman Tournament last Saturday (Apr. 15). In five innings, Coker scattered four hits while not allowing an earned run or a walk. At the plate for the Lady Blue Devils, Devine went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored; Lauren Farmer went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored; Maggy Bennett went 2-for-3 and Chloe Kelley had three RBI.

Sydney Simpson and Bella Owen had big games at the plate in Etowah’s 9-0 shutout over West Point at the Cullman Tournament last Saturday (Apr. 15). Simpson went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored, while Owen went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Laura Wood and Kylee Wilder each had a hit and two runs scored. Winning pitcher Elizabeth Gilliland allowed three hits and one walk in five innings.

Gadsden City scored 14 runs over the first two innings on the way to a 14-3 victory over Woodville last Saturday (Apr. 15). For the Lady Titans, Kiera Hampton went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a run scored, while Jada Odom went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

With Hokes Bluff trailing by two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh, Abby Payne’s two-run home run eventually gave the Lady Eagles an 8-7 victory on April 13. The Lady Yellow Jackets loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning, but Rylee Hill struck out the next two batters to preserve the win. For the Lady Eagles, Payne went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored; Ava Dodd went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI and one run scored; Kayla Traylor went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and Hayden Wolfe went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. For Glencoe, Abi Bunt went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored; Hailey Hanners went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored; Emna Croy had an RBI triple and a run scored; Summer Crump went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Aubrey Maxwell went 2-for-4.

A pair of four-run innings was enough to push Southside past Cherokee County, 9-2, on April 13 in Centre. For the Lady Panthers, Peyton Burrell went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; Rylann Shaw went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored; Bailey Houston went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI; Jasie Brooks went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI; Jovi Marble went 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Maddie Griffith went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Lauren McKee had an RBI triple and a run scored. Lexi Darnell earned the win on the mound, allowing three hits, no runs and no walks in five innings.

Sardis outscored the competition 23 to 1 in a pair of victories last Saturday (Apr. 15) at the Albertville Invitational Tournament. The Lady Lions defeated Class 3A No. 4 Piedmont, 13-0 in five innings and Madison Academy, 10-1, in four innings.
Against Piedmont, Jayda Lacks went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored; Val Owens had a two-run home run and a run scored; Annah Kate Waldrep went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored; Vada Wilmore went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored; Baylor Gilmer went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored; Barit Snead had a hit, two RBI and a run scored and Kytha Edwards had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored. In three innings, winning pitcher Kayden Tarvin struck out six and did not allow a hit, a run or a walk.
Maddie Harris earned the win against Madison Academy, scattering five hits and three walks while fanning five. Lacks went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored; Gilmer went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored and Waldrep had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.

Peyton Hall’s solid pitching effort helped Class 2A No. 4 West End post a 7-1 victory over Oakman last Saturday (Apr. 15). In six innings, Hall allowed three hits and one run while fanning 10. She did not issue a walk. At the plate for the Lady Patriots, Liddy Falkner went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, while Brayley King went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

A stellar pitching effort from Lexi St. John went for naught in Ashville’s 2-1 loss to Ranburne on April 14. In six innings, St. John allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 15. Brooklyn Mikus had an RBI single for the Lady Bulldogs.

Class 2A No. 4 West End tied Oneonta, 4-4 in eight innings on April 13. In a complete-game effort, West End starting pitcher Peyton Hall scattered seven hits and one earned run while fanning four. She did not issue a walk. For the Lady Patriots, Liddy Falkner went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Laura Wood hit a pair of home runs and Sydney Simpson tossed a one-hitter in Etowah’s 13-6 win over Ashville on April 12 in Attala. Wood went 3-for-4 with a double, five RBI and three runs scored, while Maggy Bennett went 1-for-2 with a home run four, RBI and two runs scored and Kylee Wilder went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. In four innings, Simpson scattered nine walks and one earned run while striking out seven.

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