Early CCHS runs mount against Verbena

Published 3:50 pm Monday, March 20, 2017

The first game of pool play for Chilton County High School in the 2017 county softball tournament went as planned, as the Tigers shutout Verbena 6-0.

The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning, as Caelyn Griffin and Destinee Scott both reached base to start things off. They later came around to score.

“You want the top of the order to be clicking and Griffin just did a phenomenal job,” Lapp said. “She walked, hit and stole bases.

CCHS took advantage of more runners in scoring position with three more runs in the bottom of the third to increase its lead 5-0.

With the offense having done its part to provide a comfortable lead, Hallie Ousley took over in the circle and kept the Red Devils searching at the plate throughout the game.

“We have not fared of well as of late,” CCHS head coach Chad Lapp said. “We had some issues with pitching and defense, but we resolved those issues and the girls have had a whole new attitude.”

The eighth grader finished with three strikeouts on the night and capped off the complete game shutout.

Anastasia Pitts drove in two runs in the game and proved to be a reliable presence at the plate for the Tigers, while Brianna Connell had a pair of hits in the game.

“Once one got a hit, it all seemed to just flow together,” Connell said.

Jenae Pierce received her second start in as many days for Verbena and pitched a complete game once again for the Red Devils, despite the loss.