CCHS softball dominates first day of county tournament
By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer
The Chilton County softball tournament kicked off on March 12 in Thorsby. All six Chilton County softball teams participated. However, it was the Chilton County High School Lady Tigers that ruled the day as they were they only team to win both of their games in the first day.
The Lady Tigers beat Jemison High School 6-0 in their first game, and then knocked off Verbena High School 18-0 in their second.
CCHS was led by dominant pitching as Mallie Harrison led the way in the first game, giving up just four hits and two walks in a complete game shutout. Emma Deason and Raygan Linville got the job done in just three innings of work in the second game, throwing a combined no-hitter.
The loss to CCHS was just one of two losses on the day for Verbena. The Lady Devils also fell to Jemison earlier in the day, as Panthers pitcher Kinley Bolton went the distance in a 10-0 shutout performance.
Bolton wasn’t the only one to deliver a shutout for her team. Thorsby freshman Makinley Turner also went the distance in an 8-0 win over Isabella High School. Turner gave up just two hits in the victory while striking out 10.
Thorsby wasn’t able to win both of their scheduled games for the day though. The Rebels fell to Maplesville High School 4-3 after Hannah Hollis drove in a run on an RBI single in the fifth inning to put Maplesville ahead for good.
The win for Maplesville came after a disappointing loss to start the day, as they fell to Isabella 5-4 despite having an early 4-1 lead. A four-run rally in the third inning led to the Isabella victory.
The tournament will continue on March 13, as Verbena will start the day off facing Maplesville at 8:00 a.m. followed by Jemison playing Isabella at 10 a.m. The winners of those games will play CCHS and Thorsby in the second round, with the winners of those games facing off in the championship round at 4 p.m.