Last week of regular season for Chilton County softball teams
Published 11:25 am Friday, April 28, 2023
By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer
Chilton County area softball teams completed their last week of regular season games and made their last preparations before area tournaments begin next week. Here is how each area softball team fared between April 22-27.
Isabella High School
The Mustangs began their week with a 20-10 win over Verbena High School on April 22 that featured 12 hits from Isabella. Amelia Fjeldstad led the way going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Anna Johnson and Kelsey Cox were both 2-for-4 with seven RBIs between the two.
Later that day, Isabella had a pair of games against Billingsley High School and won both, 20-3 and 16-6, respectively. Morgan Short, Anna Johnson, Fjeldstad and Cox combined for 12 RBIs in game one, and Blair Underwood was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in game two.
Isabella finished its four-game day with another game against Verbena, but fell 7-6 on a walk off. Jasmine Brasher was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.
The Mustangs final game of the week on April 26 was a 6-1 win. Isabella scored six runs in the last three innings, and Short was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Underwood struck out six hitters on the mound.
Jemison High School
The Panthers were the busiest team in the area this week with six games starting with a 5-4 win over Briarwood Christian School on April 22. Kinsley Martin hit a two-RBI double in the fourth inning to put Jemison ahead 5-4 and the eventual win. Trinity Bean was 3-for-3 in the leadoff spot, and Braelyn Bradford and Martin both had home runs.
Jemison’s second and third games on April 22 were 8-3 losses to West Blocton and Maplesville high schools. Jaclyn Lowery was 2-for-2 against West Blocton, and Bean was 2-for-2 against Maplesville.
Jemison fell to Chilton County High School 12-0 on April 24, and 12-8 to Maplesville on April 25. The Panthers led 8-1 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, but Maplesville scored nine runs in the inning to take a 10-8 lead. Fifteen hits were knocked by Jemison, and Makayla Lang led the way going 3-for-4, and Lowery had two doubles and two RBIs.
Jemison picked up a 10-5 win over Verbena to end their week on April 26, and Lowery was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI. She also pitched seven innings and struck out 10 hitters. Martin contributed a double and two RBIs.
Maplesville High School
The Red Devils week began with a 15-4 loss to Briarwood Christian on April 22 where Kennedy Reed was 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Kamylia Talley was also 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
Maplesville rebounded with two wins to end their week over Jemison, the first later on April 22, 8-3. Talley was 2-for-2 with a double, and Lexi Smith had a double, triple and two RBIs.
The second win, 12-8 on April 25, saw Jaden McGee, Mollie Kayte Smith and Lexi Smith all have three hits each. Mollie Kayte Smith had four RBIs to lead the team, and McGee and Laci Cook each had a home run.
Chilton County High School
The Tigers won their only game this week on April 24 over Jemison 12-0. Macey Pierce was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBIs, and Mallie Harrison threw five innings of one-hit softball.
Verbena High School
The Red Devils’ April 22 loss to Isabella 20-10 saw Jaycee Quinn go 2-for-3 with a double, home run and four RBIs, and Jasmin Moates had two RBIs.
Verbena lost its second game on April 22 to Billingsley 10-9, and Moates and Quinn each had two doubles. Lakeyn Mims had two hits as well with one for a double. The team got back on track on April 24 with a 7-6 win over Isabella, and Kadence Willis’ RBI single scored Mims to walk it off. Mia Schiffert and Meagan Shiver each were 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Verbena fell 18-0 to Shelby County on April 25, and 10-5 to Jemison on April 26.
Billingsley High School
The Bears lost 20-3 to Isabella 20-3 and 16-6 on April 22, but picked up the 10-9 win over Verbena the same day. Shelby Boice was 2-for-2 with three RBIs in game two against Isabella.
Billingsley led 9-8 going into the seventh innings, and Ada Willis’ grounder forced an error to score a run that proved to be the winner after Verbena scored one run in their half inning. Mallory Shanholtzer was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
The Bears ended their week on April 24 on the road against Montevallo and lost 12-4. They led 4-1 before seven runs from Montevallo scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Sadie Primm was 3-for-3, and Brylin Tomlin and Amber Johnson each went 2-for-4.