Offense comes alive for CCHS

Published 2:42 pm Friday, February 24, 2017

Chilton County defeated Maplesville in grand fashion with 12-2 victory in the season opener for the Red Devils (0-1).

The first inning dictated how the game went, as Chilton County (1-1) jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the top of the inning.

The confidence displayed at the plate by the Tigers seemed to be contagious up and down the lineup.

“There is a lot of potential on this team, and I just hope that we continue to grow,” Chilton County head coach Chad Lapp said.

Chilton County received several contributions at the plate, especially from Morgan Dennis, who finished 2-for-4 on the night and drove in four of the Tigers’ 12 runs.

“We were all just trying to have fun out there,” Dennis said. “Hitting the ball definitely makes the entire team feel better about itself.”

Brianna Connell started the game at pitcher for Chilton County, but left with tightness in her back after facing just three batters.

“She’ll be fine, but we felt it would be best to pull her out,” Lapp said.

Eighth grader Hallie Ousley was thrust into the role of replacing Connell, and pitched a magnificent game, as she stymied Maplesville hitters throughout.

“She’s [Ousley] a hard worker and she was doing a good job of hitting her spots tonight,” Lapp said. “Hallie’s always ready to go.”

Despite the lack of effectiveness at the plate, Maplesville showcased its skills in the field on several occasions, as seniors Brinley Carter and Megan Weaver each made diving catches in the outfield to rob potential hits late in the game