CCHS clinches right to host softball area tournamentBy Stephen Dawkins Published 1:35pm Monday, April 28, 2014
Chilton County High School’s softball team outscored visiting Talladega by a combined score of 32-2 in a doubleheader sweep on April 25.
The wins, 12-1 and 20-1, earn the Tigers the right to host its area tournament, which will be played Friday.
In Game 1, CCHS scored two runs in the first inning, two in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth behind a 4-for-4 performance at the plate for Kricket Caton, who also scored two runs and drove in five.
Kelsey Headley went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, Holly Watts went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI, Kayla Headley went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, and Haylee Cox went 1-for-2 with two runs and one RBI.
Meanwhile, Hannah Oaks shut out the visitors through three innings while allowing two hits and striking out two batters.
Kailey Cordes took the circle in relief of Oaks. Cordes allowed one run on one hit and one walk in one inning pitched while striking out one.
Kristen Binion, Cordes and Oaks combined to limit Talladega to one run in the second game, which was called after three innings of play because of the mercy rule.
Binion pitched 2 1/3 inning, allowing one run on five hits while striking out one.
Caton had another outstanding game at the plate, hitting safely in each of her four at-bats while scoring four runs and driving in six runs.
Hanna Jackson also went 4-for-4 at the plate. She scored a run and drove in two.
Watts was 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs and six RBI. Kelsey Headley and Morgan Dennis each scored three runs, and Keona DeJarnett drove in three runs.
Chilton County seniors Binion, DeJarnett, Kayla Headley, Jackson and Watts were recognized between the two games.