Chilton softball teams notch wins during week’s actions

Published 1:13 pm Friday, March 22, 2024

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The week of March 15-21 saw all seven Chilton County area high school softball teams in action.

Maplesville High School fared the best of the schools winning three out of four of its games, starting on March 18 sweeping a doubleheader over Autaugaville. The Red Devils won game one 15-0 behind a 3-for-3 effort from Kamylia Talley, Kennedy Reed with three RBIs and Mollie Kayte Smith with eight strikeouts in three innings. Game two went to Maplesville 17-1 after Makenzie Williams, Grace Williams and Smith each had two RBIs, and Reed struck out nine batters in four innings.

Maplesville continued its hot streak into March 19 taking a 11-8 win over Billingsley High School. Jaden McGee was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs, and Smith had three RBIs. For Billingsley, Claire Seamon was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, followed by Ada Willis with two RBIs.

The winning streak came to an end on March 21 falling 7-6 to Shelby County High School after a furious comeback in the seventh inning came up one run short. Smith was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs, and Hannah Crowe launched a home run.

Chilton County High School split its two games during the week, starting on March 18 beating Holtville High School 15-12. The Tigers had 12 hits as a team, and Emma Penley led the way going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Tyeshia Williams knocked a three-run homer, and Macey Pierce, Ishunti Brown and Gracie Brewer each had two RBIs.

The Tigers dropped an AHSAA Class 6A Area 5 game to Calera High School 7-2 on March 21 to fall to 1-1 in area play. Pierce was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs, and Mallie Harrison was 2-for-3.

Verbena High School dropped its first game of the week to West Blocton High School 12-1 on March 18, and Jaycee Quinn’s double and Meagan Shiver’s single were the only hits for the Red Devils. Verbena righted its ship on March 22, sweeping a doubleheader over Autaugaville High School. Kiara Ray’s five RBIs and home run, and Lakeyn Mims’ home run in game one led them to a 18-1 win, and Maya Schuffert had four RBIs, a home run and a triple in the 17-0 win in game two.

Jemison High School also split its two games during the week, capturing a 11-7 win over Billingsley on March 21. Trinity Bean was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a triple and RBI, Gracie Conway was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Hannah Popwell had three RBIs. For Billingsley, Willis had two RBIs, and Brylin Tomlin, Alana Jones, Mckenna Manning and Shelby Boice all had an RBI.

The Panthers lost 10-0 on March 19 in an AHSAA Class 5A Area 7 clash with Sylacauga High School that dropped them to .500 at 1-1 in area play. Abby Pate, Olivia Gilliland and Conway each had a single in the game.

Thorsby High School picked up an AHSAA Class 2A Area 6 win over Isabella High School 14-8 on March 19 to stay unbeaten at 3-0 in the area. Thorsby had 14 hits as a team, and Brooklyn Reeser and Makinley Turner each had home runs. Turner added five RBIs and was a triple shy of the cycle. Allie Reeser and Braelyn Whitfield had three hits each. For Isabella, Amelia Fjeldstad led the way going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, followed by Blair Underwood and Aliyah Patterson each with an RBI.

Thorsby dropped its March 21 game to West Blocton High School 10-3. Brinley Giambrone and Summer Powell each had singles, and Turner threw three innings with no hits and six strikeouts in relief.

Isabella compounded its loss to Thorsby with a 15-10 area defeat to Fayetteville High School on March 21, which dropped the Mustangs back to .500 at 2-2 in area play after starting 2-0. Ann Johnson was 3-for-3 with a double and RBI, and Patterson was 2-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.