Thorsby, Maplesville host area softball tournaments

Published 3:03 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

Area softball tournaments get underway for Chilton County area teams on May 1 and 2. Both Maplesville and Thorsby high schools are hosting their respective area tournaments, and the other five area teams are poised to make a run in their area.

All tournaments are double elimination with the top two teams moving on to regionals. Double elimination means teams will need to win at least two games during the tournament to lock themselves into the regionals.


AHSAA Class 1A Area 6 Softball Tournament

Class 1A Area 6 has three Chilton County area teams represented in it, and all three went a combined 6-0 over Autaugaville High School, the fourth school in the area. Host school Maplesville gets the tournament underway on May 2 at 1 p.m. taking on Autaugaville. Billingsley and Verbena high school will face off in game two right after at around 3 p.m.

With three of the four teams in the area from in or around Chilton County, the county is guaranteed to have a representative from Class 1A Area 6 in the regional tournament from the area.

Game three between the losers of games one and two will be played at around 5 p.m., and game four between the winners of games one and two will conclude day one at around 7 p.m.

The conclusion of the tournament will be on May 3 starting at 1 p.m.


AHSAA Class 2A Area 6 Softball Tournament

Thorsby and Isabella High School shared Class 2A Area 6, and the Rebels went 5-1 during the season to host the tournament from May 1-2. The Rebels lead things off on May 1 against Fayetteville High School at noon. Isabella takes on B.B. Comer High School right after at around 2 p.m. If Isabella and Thorsby win their first games, the two schools will face off on May 2 at noon for a chance to lock themselves into the regional tournament to start day two of the tournament.

Game three, the losers from games one and two, will conclude day one on May 1 at around 4 p.m.


AHSAA Class 6A Area 5 Softball Tournament

Chilton County High School will travel to Calera High School on May 2-3 for the Class 6A Area 5 softball tournament. The Tigers are featured in game two at around 3 p.m. on May 2 after Calera and Carver high schools conclude game one. CCHS takes on Stanhope Elmore High School in game two. If the Tigers win, they will move on to game three at around 5 p.m. If the Tigers lose, they will be in game four at around 7 p.m.

The tournament will conclude on May 3 starting at 1 p.m.


AHSAA Class 5A Area 7 Softball Tournament

The Panthers are the only Chilton County area softball team in a three-team area in Class 5A Area 7. Jemison will travel to Sylacauga High School on May 1 and kickoff the tournament at 10 a.m. against Shelby County High School.

Sylacauga received the bye from placing highest in the area during the regular season, and will play the winner of the Jemison and Shelby County game at around noon. The loser of the Jemison and Shelby County game will await the loser of the noon game which will be at around 3:30 p.m.