FAIRVIEW – Here is a look back at the Cullman County High School Softball Tournament prior to Wednesday's Championship Title game.
West Point 14, Cold Springs 9 (championship)
West Point fought back from an 8-3 deficit in the sixth, scoring eight runs on two outs with four hits, three walks and capitalizing on three Cold Springs errors.
Hope Shedd belted a triple with the bases loaded, sending three runs in, including the go-ahead run.
Shedd returned to the plate in the seventh inning and added a couple of more runs with a double.
West Point tallied 13 runs in the final three innings on 10 hits and four critical errors by the Cold Springs' defense.
Jeri Beasley got the win while Rilee White suffered the loss. This would force the two to come back Wednesday and play in the if necessary game on the Fairview campus.
West Point 12, Good Hope 6 (Elimination bracket final)
Early momentum by West Point with a five-run first was erased by Good Hope coming back to score five in the second and tie the game.
Then West Point tallied three runs to get back the lead and never gave it up. Olivia Ball singled in a run, Courtney Blackwood had a run-scoring single and the third run in the fourth came from a double by Makayla Brown.
Four more runs were added during the fifth with Beasley giving up just one run in the final six innings after Good Hope touched her for five in the second.
Dereika Tankersley delivered a two-run double while Skylar Tucker sent home two runs with a single for Good Hope in its explosive second inning. The Lady Raiders got timely hits in the game from Mallorie Kauffman, Jami Starnes and Morgan Goodwin.
Good Hope 4, Fairview 2 (Elimination bracket game)
Down 2-0 when they came to the plate in the last of the fifth, Good Hope was finally able to make contact against Fairview's Karli Ashley.
Ashley had held Good Hope in check with just three singles through the first four innings and never allowed the Lady Raiders to get into scoring position.
Tucker singled home Tankersley for the first Good Hope run, Makailey Speegle doubled in Stinson with Josie McDonald getting a single to score Tankersley and a double to left by Bailey
Starnes made it 4-2 Good Hope.
Fairview's runs were produced on a double by Ashley, a groundout by Harley Gibbs and a Jordan Moore single scoring Jada Golden.
McDonald gave up a couple of singles in the last two innings as Fairview was unable to drive in the tying runs, getting eliminated from the tournament after four games on its campus.
Good Hope avenged a 7-3 loss to Fairview in the tournament opener Monday.
Cold Springs 2, West Point 1 (Winner's bracket final)
Pitching was the main contributor to this game. Rilee White of Cold Springs gave up three hits and a second inning run on a sac fly by Tess Hembree.
Jeri Beasley held Cold Springs to only three hits. But the difference was White's opposite field home run to right in the top of the fourth. That broke the tie and White stayed on top of her game from the mound the rest of the way.
Other scores from Tuesday:
- Good Hope 13, Holly Pond 2
- Fairview 16, Hanceville 0
- Fairview 7, Good Hope 3
- Holly Pond 10, Hanceville 0
- Cold Springs 13, Vinemont 3
- West Point 13, Fairview 10
- Cold Springs 11, Holly Pond 2
- Hanceville 7, Vinemont 5
Championship Title Game
Never showing a sign of panic, the West Point Lady Warriors’ incredible run through the loser's bracket of the Cullman County Softball Tournament ended Wednesday afternoon in a victorious celebration.
West Point toppled Cold Springs 9-3 to take home the championship for the third straight year.
Read the wrap-up of the final game at http://cullmansense.com/articles/2016/04/07/west-point-takes-county-softball-crown-third-straight-year.