Week recap of softball action in Chilton County

Published 4:26 pm Friday, March 15, 2024

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

Softball teams across the Chilton County Area entered into the second half of their seasons the week of March 7-14.

Chilton County High School picked up two wins from three games in its first week following its win in the 2024 Chilton County Softball Tournament. Oak Mountain High School took down the Tigers 8-6 on March 11 as Mallie Harrison went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs, and Ishunti Brown posted a 2-for-4 effort.

The Tigers picked up a 6-4 win over Marbury High School on March 12 with Harrison and Ava Baugh combining for seven innings, four hits and four runs in the circle. Emma Penley was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Macey Pierce had two RBIs and a double. CCHS handled Jemison High School 16-0 on March 14 outhitting the Panthers 12-1 with Lily Benson and Baugh combining for three innings, one hit and seven strikeouts. Anna Cate Burnett, Brianna Goggins and Pierce each contributed three RBIs, and Pierce had a home run.

Jemison picked up a win prior to the CCHS clash, beating Shelby County High School 12-8 in its first AHSAA Class 5A Area 7 game of the season. The Panthers had 14 hits as a team, and Trinity Bean led the way with a 3-for-4 effort, followed by Gracie Conway with four RBIs. Isabella Larocca was effective in both facets earning 10 strikeouts in the circle, and posting a 2-for-3 effort with a double, home run and three RBIs at the plate.

Thorsby High School earned a win in its area as well, a 4-1 win over Fayetteville High School in AHSAA Class 2A Area 6, its only game of the week. Makinley Turner pitched seven innings for four hits, one run and striking out nine batters. She added a double and two RBIs at the plate, and Braelyn Whitfield, Brooklyn Reeser and Addison Wood each had two hits.

Isabella High School took down Dallas County High School 16-3 on March 11 outhitting them 10-3. Blair Underwood threw seven innings surrendering three hits, three runs (two earned) and striking out 15 batters. Anna Johnson and Eliza Lovett each had 2-for-4 efforts, and Lovett had three RBIs. The Mustangs moved to 2-0 in Class 2A Area 6 play with a 15-5 win over B.B. Cover High School on March 12. Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBIs, and Lovett was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBIs.

Maplesville High School dropped a high-scoring battle to Holtville High School 18-14 on March 11, but posted 14 hits as a team. Kamylia Talley, Mollie Kayte Smith and Hannah Crowe each had three hits, and Grace Williams, Jaden McGee and Crowe all launched home runs.

The Red Devils got back in the win column the next day taking down Verbena High School 15-0. Smith threw three innings giving up no hits with four strikeouts. Makenzie Williams was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, and Kenlee Swanson and Grace Williams had two RBIs each.

Maplesville closed its week with an 11-0 win over Montevallo High School on March 14 with Kennedy Reed throwing five innings of one-hit softball with five strikeouts. McGee had a two-RBI triple, and Talley, Williams and Reed each had two hits.

Verbena got back on track following the Maplesville loss with a 7-2 win over Billingsley High School on March 14. Jaycee Quinn threw seven innings with four hits, two runs (one earned) and 11 strikeouts. Maya Schuffert had three RBIs, and Adie Tubbs and Jasmin Moates were each 2-for-3. Sadie Primm had an RBI, and Addyson Raines, Claire Seamon and Brylin Tomlin all collected hits for Billingsley.

The Bears picked up two wins prior to the Verbena game, starting on March 12 with a 13-3 win over Dallas County. Ada Willis threw three and one-third innings with one hit, three runs and seven strikeouts. Alana Jones was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, followed by Primm with two RBIs. The second win came on March 13 over Keith High School 13-5 as the Bears collected 14 hits. Kaliyah McCary threw seven innings with four hits, five runs (no earned) and 12 strikeouts, and Primm was 3-for-3 with a triple and RBI, followed by Shelby Bice going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.