Threat of rain causes juggled schedules at Troy

Published 11:03 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

Chilton County’s and Jemison’s softball teams staved off elimination Friday in their respective regional tournaments, while other squads saw their schedules changed because of the threat of rain Saturday.

Six local teams are playing at the Troy Softball Complex.

CCHS and Jemison lost their first games of the day Friday but won their second games, so they will play Saturday to try to advance to their state tournaments.

Chilton fell to Hueytown, 11-1, but then defeated Greenville, 12-0.

The Tigers play at 8 a.m. Saturday in the double-elimination Class 5A tournament.

Jemison lost to Oak Grove, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Panthers then defeated West Blocton, 5-4, to stay alive.

They play Calera at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Verbena lost to Wadley, 17-15, in their first regional game.

“They played with more heart than ever before,” coach Nicole Ivey said about her team.

The Alabama High School Athletic Association moved games up to try to avoid rain forecasted for Saturday, so Verbena was scheduled to play two games later Friday night.

Check Tuesday’s newspaper for results from those games.

Maplesville won two games Friday, 6-0 over Fayetteville and 14-2 over Holy Spirt. MHS was also scheduled to play additional games Friday.

Thorsby lost to Goshen in their first game of the day but then won later to stay alive. The Rebels’ schedule for the rest of the tournament couldn’t be determined at press time.