ROUNDUP: Hillcrest 2-2 at Bob Jones Tournament
Sat. April 07, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. | By Staff Report
MADISON | The Hillcrest softball team competed in the Bob Jones Tournament on Friday and Saturday, winning over Moody and Haleyville but falling to Austin and Assumption (Ky.).
In an elimination game on Saturday, Assumption (Ky.) defeated Hillcrest by holding the Patriots without a hit. Allison Freeman (13-5) was the losing pitcher with four hits allowed and 15 strikeouts.
Hillcrest also fell 5-4 to Austin in the first game Friday, though Bree Fornis was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Karly Sanders added a double for the Patriots, and Hannah Payne (4-1) was the losing pitcher with six hits allowed.
In Friday’s second game, Callie Brister was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Hillcrest to a 4-0 win over Moody. Samantha Cumming added a home run, and Freeman was the winning pitcher with 10 strikeouts and four hits allowed.
In the elimination games on Saturday, Hillcrest first defeated Haleyville 15-0 behind back-to-back-to-back fourth-inning home runs by Sanders, Brister and Desiree Morrow. Brister and Morrow were 2-for-3, and Morrow and Sanders each had three RBIs. Ashley Hixon, who was 2-for-2 with three RBIs, homered two batters later.
Sanders (12-1) also picked up the win on the mound with a six-strikeout, no-hit performance.
Hillcrest (29-6) hosts Tuscaloosa County at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
South Lamar 12,
Fayette County 1
VERNON | Laken Hancock led South Lamar offensively with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and four runs scored as South Lamar defeated Fayette County in five innings to win Lamar County’s Bulldog Classic.
Hannah Cox (5-0) pitched for three innings to get the win, allowing three hits with one strikeouts and no walks.
Lauren Crimm added a home run and a double, and Bailie Springfield, Karoline Holsomback, Cox and Blake Hardin each had a pair of hits.
For Fayette County, Jacee McGuire was the losing pitcher with one strikeout, one walk, nine hits allowed and six earned runs allowed over three innings.
Sara Beth Rhudy, Allie Kizzire and McGuire each had a hit to lead Fayette offensively.
South Lamar 8,
Lamar County 2
VERNON | South Lamar defeated Lamar County as Cox was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts, two walks and two hits allowed over three innings.
Cox also had two hits and an RBI at the plate. Springfield added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, Kallie Pollard had two hits, an RBI and three runs scored, and Holsomback had a pair of hits.
Lamar County was led by Summer Franks and Brooke Spencer, each of whom had a hit.
Jessica Turman was the losing pitcher with three strikeouts and 11 hits allowed over a complete game.
South Lamar 4,
VERNON | South Lamar also defeated Northside as Hancock and Cox each had two hits.
Hancock (10-2) was also the winning pitcher with five strikeouts, two walks and five hits allowed over a complete game.
Jessica Pendley was the losing pitcher with three hits allowed, two earned runs allowed and no walks over one inning of work.
South Lamar (21-3) will host Gordo at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Red Bay 1
VERNON | In play Saturday morning at Lamar County’s Bulldog Classic, Berry beat Red Bay to advance to the semifinals. Emma Herren was 2-for-4, Leah Sanford was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and Hannah Herren scored two runs. Taylor Thomas was the winning pitcher. She pitched seven innings and struck out 14. She walked two, and allowed one run and four hits.
Fayette County 1,
VERNON | In Saturday’s semifinal game at Lamar County’s Bulldog Classic, Fayette County’s Sara Beth Rhudy scored the game’s only run for the win, scoring it in the first inning. Rhudy was the leadoff batter in the game. She got on base with a walk, got to second on a wild pitch and stole third base. She scored on a throwing error.
She ended the game 1-for-2 with the run scored, and Erica Holliman was 1-for-3. Jacey McGuire was the winning pitcher, throwing seven innings and striking out five while giving up three hits.
Taylor Jones hit 2-for-3 and Tabaitha Sanford 1-for-3 for Berry.
Taylor Thompson (14-6) was the losing pitcher. In seven innings, she struck out 13, walked one and allowed one run on two hits.
Berry (14-6) plays at home on Monday against Pickens County.