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Southside 3, Sardis 2
A sharp pitching effort by Jalyn Allen helped Class 5A No. 7 Southside (19-6-1) edge Sardis, 3-2, on Thursday, April 4.
In seven innings, Allen (pictured above) allowed three hits, one earned run and two walks while striking out four. She also provided the winning run with her RBI base hit in the bottom of the fourth inning that scored Jasie Brooks.
The Lady Lions (11-8) drew within a run in the top of the fifth on Barit Snead’s RBI single and Preslee Hubbard’s score off an error, but Allen retired eight of the next nine batters to secure the win. Peyton Burrell went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Coosa Christian 16, Talladega County-Central 1
An 11-run second inning paved the way for Coosa Christian’s 16-1 victory in three innings over Talladega County Central on Thursday, April 4 in Gadsden. For the Lady Conquerors, Lexi Reeves went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored; Jillian Delp went 2-for-3 with a triple, four RBI and a run scored; Meleah Crane went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored; Kaitlyn Clough had a hit, an RBI and three runs scored; and Mya Ellen had a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Glencoe 22, Sand Rock 4
Glencoe collected 22 hits, including eight for extra bases, in a 22-4 win over Sand Rock on Thursday, April 4.
For the Lady Yellow Jackets (11-16), Cayse Willett went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, a double, three RBI and four runs scored; Abi Bunt went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored; Aubrey Maxwell went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored; Emma Croy and Summer Crump each went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored; Kinsley Freeman went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; Jordyn Morris went 2-for-4 with two RBI; Adyson Owens went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored; and Sadie Waldrop had a hit, and RBI and two runs scored.
Crump earned the win on the mound, allowing six hits, one earned run and no walks while fanning four.

Gaston 28, Asbury 27
In a game that featured 41 hits (including 15 for extra bases) and 77 baserunners, Gaston eventually emerged with a 28-27 win over Asbury on Tuesday, April 2 in Guntersville.
Brooklyn Whitten’s RBI triple in the top of the seventh held up as the winning score. Asbury scored a pair of runs with two outs in the bottom of the inning before winning pitcher Brylie McCarver induced a force-out at second base to end the game.
For the Lady Bulldogs, McCarver went 5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored; Charlee Skaggs went 4-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored; Whitten went 4-for-5 with a triple, a double, four RBI and five runs scored; Lexi Ponce went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored; Mylie Harper went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and four runs scored; Kayleigh Rogers went 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored; Mychaela Jemison went 3-for-6 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Sidney Fitts had a two-run double and three runs scored; and Mariah Latimer went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

Hokes Bluff 9, Collinsville 1
A big day at the plate by Abby Payne helped Hokes Bluff dispatch Collinsville, 9-1, on Monday, April 1. Payne went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Peyton Ward had a strong effort on the mound, scattering five hits, one runs and three walks with one strikeout in seven innings.
Also for the Lady Eagles, Chloe Dodd went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Makenna Bennich went 2-for-4 with a run scored; and Lacey Grace Hall and Sophia Jackson each had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.

West End 3, Oneonta 2
Class 2A No. 2 West End built an early three-run lead and then held off a late Oneonta rally on the way to a 3-2 win on Monday, April 1.
With West End ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lady Indians drew within a run with two outs. But winning pitcher Braylee King ended the threat by inducing a pop fly that was caught by catcher Bella Faulkner. King’s score off Josie Bunch’s RBI single in the top of the third held up as the winning run.
In seven innings, King scattered five hits, two runs and one walk with one strikeout. At the plate for the Lady Patriots (12-4-1), King went 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Bunch went 2-for-3 with an RBI; and Kaylee Tarpley went 2-for-3.

Gadsden City 15, Crossville 14
Jadan Odom’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled Gadsden City to a 15-14 win over Crossville on Monday, April 1. Odom went 3-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored. Also for the Lady Titans, Bella Gray went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, an RBI and a run scored; Chassidy Autrey went 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored; Anna Lambert went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; Kiera Hampton went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored; and Maranda Henderson went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Coosa Christian 6, Arab 5
Jillian Delp’s walk-off RBI doubles gave Coosa Christian a 6-5 victory over Arab on Friday, March 29. With the Lady Knights leading 5-4 on the bottom of the sixth inning, Lexi Reeves scored on an error to tie the game with one out and set up Delp’s game-winning hit. For Coosa, Jaylee Voss went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored, while Delp and Mya Ellen each had a double, an RBI and a run scored. Voss earned the win on the mound, scattering 10 hits, three earned runs and three walks while striking out eight.

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