CCHS wins in extra inning

Published 8:35 pm Friday, March 13, 2009

After combining for 12 runs in the first 2 1/2 innings yesterday, Chilton County’s and Jemison’s softball teams didn’t score again until a play at the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning won it, 7-6, for CCHS.

Tabatha Cork, Jemison—2/5, 2 RBI

Tiffany Crowson, Chilton Co.—3/4, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Tiffany Guin, Jemison—1/2, 2B, RBI, R

Bevin Hawkins, Chilton Co.—3/5, 2B, 2 RBI

Lauren Stewart, Chilton Co.—3/4, 2B, R, RBI

The Tigers (2-2) took control early with six runs on six hits in the bottom of the first inning.

But the Panthers (2-4) struck back with five runs on six hits in the top of the second and tied it up when Samantha Glass scored on an error in the third after a single to lead off the inning.

Each starting pitcher was only able to record six outs before being lifted, but the relievers quieted the bats until the extra inning.

CCHS’s Kadie Coker earned the win by holding the visitors scoreless over the last six innings. Coker allowed only two hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Jemison’s Dallis Vanderslice was almost as effective. Vanderslice limited Chilton to one run on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out three.

But the one run was enough for her to get tagged with the loss.

Per the international tiebreak rule, CCHS started the bottom of the eighth with Rachel Johnston on second base. With a 1-2 count, Bevin Hawkins singled to left field, and Johnston slid into home ahead of the throw.

During Spring Break next week, Jemison will play in the Gulf Coast Classic at Gulf Shores. Chilton County’s next game comes at home against Calera at 5 p.m. on March 24.