Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

PREP ROUNDUP: Hillcrest Softball Wins Patriot Classic

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

PREP ROUNDUP: Hillcrest Softball Wins Patriot Classic

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The Hillcrest softball team won its own Patriot Classic on Saturday at Sokol Park, outscoring its four opponents on Saturday 25- 4 and improving its overall record to 8-0-1 going into Tuesday's regular season home game against Thompson.

Hillcrest beat Curry 4-3 in the championship game Saturday night, with Karley Sanders walking in to score the game-winning run. Hillcrest led 3-0 going into the fifth inning, but Curry staged a major comeback, scoring three runs in its turn at bat to tie the game at 3-3 and send it into an extra inning. Sanders scored the winning run and was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings and allowing two walks while striking out four batters. She hit 2-for-3 at the plate, including leading off the sixth inning with a single. She also had an RBI. K.K. Crocker hit 2-for-4 with a double.

In the semifinals, Hillcrest beat Moody 4-0. Hannah Payne was winning pitcher, throwing seven innings, walking one and striking out seven. Hits came from Crocker and Sam Cummings, who both went 2- for-3, and Desiree Morrow who hit 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

The first of four games on Saturday was an 11-0 win against Cullman with Allison Freeman throwing four innings, walking one and striking out three for the win. Sanders hit 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Lyndsey Vaughn was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Bre Fornis went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

And in the second game of the day, Hillcrest was a 6-1 winner against Thompson. Fornis was 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs. Kailyn Dunn was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Cummings went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Winning pitchers was Sanders. In five innings who struck out four.

BASEBALL

Bibb County 4, Chelsea 3

CHELSEA | Taylor Caffey (1-0) pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up three hits and struck out three for the Bibb County win. Hits came from Brett Lightsey who went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI, tanner Wallace who was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Watson Fondren who was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Bibb County (3-2) hosts Hillcrest on Tuesday in a doubleheader that begins at 4:30 p.m.

Hillcrest 10, Jacksonville 7

JACKSONVILLE | Corbin Horst hit 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single, Keith Holcombe went 3-for-5 and Lee Clark was 2-for-4 with a single and triple for Hillcrest. …

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