PREP SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: West Point handles Curry at home 6-2, Monday night scoring wrap-up

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Gracie Abbott (3) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate in West Point's 6-2 win over Curry on Monday. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – Curry made the trip up to West Point Monday afternoon to take on the Lady Warriors and was sent home with a 6-2 loss. Carlie Wilkins went the distance on the hill for West Point, tossing seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and collecting eight strikeouts.

After two scoreless innings, the Lady Warriors jumped out in front on an RBI single from Gracie Abbott. Bethany Minck came around to score on a passed ball just a few pitches later and it was a 3-0 game after Abbott scored on a fielder’s choice.

The big inning continued for West Point. An RBI double off the bat of Makayla Brown extended the lead to 4-0 and Syndey Sellers brought her home with an RBI single to make it 5-0 going into the fourth.

Curry trimmed the lead to 5-1 in the top of the fourth and made it 5-2 in the top of the sixth, but an RBI double from Abbott put the Lady Warriors up 6-2 in the bottom half of the inning and put the game out of reach for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Abbott finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate, and Brown (one RBI) recorded two hits as well. Sydney Sellers (one RBI) and Shelby Sellers each collected a hit in the win as well.

West Point is now 3-4-1 on the season and will try to stay in the win column when it travels to Arab on Tuesday.

Vinemont 8 – Brindlee Mountain 7 (softball)

The Lady Lions scored two in the top of the second to take an early lead, but the Lady Eagles responded in their half of the inning. An RBI triple from Emilie Hoffman cut the lead to one and an RBI single from Makayla Noblett tied the game at 2. Vinemont was able to bring one more run across on a fielder’s choice to take a 3-2 lead into the third inning.

Maci Smith singled in the bottom of the third to make it 4-2 and the Lady Eagles added two more runs in the inning on an RBI double from Hoffman and an RBI single from Katelyn Evans. Brindlee Mountain plated one run in the fourth and three more in the sixth to tie the game at 6.

The Lady Lions brought a run across in the top of the seventh to take a 7-6 lead with just three outs remaining for Vinemont. Brooklyn Knott led off the inning for the Lady Eagles and reached first base with a single. Maddie Oliver drove her around to score with an RBI double that tied the game at 7. Mackenzie Lawrence sealed the first win of the season for Vinemont when she connected for an RBI double that brought Hailee Moore around to score and give the Lady Eagles an 8-7 win.  

Hoffman (two RBIs), Lawrence (one RBI) and Emma Dortch each racked up three hits in the win for Vinemont. Evans and Smith each just finished just behind them with two hits. The Lady Eagles will try to make it back-to-back wins when they travel to Holly Pond on Tuesday.

Fairview 16 – Southeastern 7 (softball)

The Lady Aggies took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame after they scored on an error and Katie Ball drove in a run with an RBI double. Southeastern cut the lead to one in the bottom of the first, but a triple from Kennedy Johnson put Fairview on top 3-1 in the top of the third.

The Lady Mustangs trimmed the lead to 3-2 in the bottom half of the fourth, but the Lady Aggies scored on a fielder’s choice, an error and a pair of RBI singles from Johnson and Olivia Overton to make it 7-2 in the top of the fifth.

Southeastern put together a big fifth inning and plated five runs to tie the game with Fairview, but Allyson Wooten put the Lady Aggies back in front by one with an RBI double in the top of the sixth, and an RBI triple off the bat of Devan Fulmer stretched the lead to 10-7. Another run came home on an error to give Fairview an 11-7 advantage going into the bottom of the sixth.

The Lady Aggies tacked on three more runs in the top of the seventh with back-to-back home runs from Wooten and Ball and officially put the game out of reach for the Lady Mustangs. Fairview added two more runs on passed balls to make it 16-7 going into the final frame and the Lady Aggies held on to win it with ease.

Ball led the way at the plate for Fairview in the win, going 4-of-5 with three RBIs and Wooten finished just behind with two hits and another three RBIs. Fulmer and Johnson each collected two hits and two RBIs as well.

The Lady Aggies will look to stay in the win column when they travel to Good Hope on Tuesday.

Hayden 16 – Cullman 2 (softball)

The Lady Wildcats put up 16 runs in the first three innings to end their matchup with Cullman early Monday afternoon. The Lady Bearcats scored a pair of runs in the top of the third when Olivia Hudson scored on a fielder’s choice and Alex Stansell drove in a run with an RBI single, but it was too little too late for Cullman and Hayden pulled away to win it 16-2.

The Lady Bearcats collected just two hits in the win, coming from Stansell and McKenna Kline. Cullman will try to bounce back with a win on Tuesday when it travels to face Curry.

Meek 10 – Lindsay Lane 0 (softball)

The Lady Tigers scored four in the bottom of the first to build an advantage early in the game and pulled away to win in it in six innings, 10-0. Autumn Peek got the win on the mound for Meek, going all six innings, shutting out Lindsay Lane, allowing just two hits and picking up five strikeouts.

Brooke Cleghorn led the Lady Tigers with three RBIs in the win, followed by Abby Phillips who went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and Savannah Smith who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs of her own.

Meek will look to stay on the winning side of things when it travels to Falkville on Tuesday.

Oneonta 10 – Hanceville 2 (softball)

The Lady Bulldogs fell on the road Monday night against Oneonta after being held to just two hits by the Lady Redskins' pitching. A home run from Peyton Embrey and a single from Taylor Short were the only hits of the game for Hanceville. After falling behind 10-2 in the first four innings, Cassidy Campbell took the mound and held Oneonta scoreless the rest of the way, but the Lady Bulldogs couldn't get the bats going and they dropped the game 10-2. 

Cold Springs 6 – Hanceville 1 (baseball)

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second but a five-run third inning by Cold Springs allowed the Eagles to pull away with the win on their home field.

An RBI single from Drew Campbell made it 1-0 Hanceville early in the game but a two-run single from Cold Springs’ Lawson Burgess made it 2-1 in the third. The Eagles scored on a fielder’s choice to make it a 3-1 game and two more runs crossed the plate on an error and a wild pitch to stretch the lead to 5-1.

Brooks Stephenson drove in one more insurance run in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win for Cold Springs. Jake Abbott went all seven innings on the mound for the Eagles, allowing one run on just two hits and collecting seven strikeouts.

Logan Rice went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate in the win and Burgess led Cold Springs with two RBIs. The Eagles will look to stay in the win column when they travel to Oakman on Friday and Hanceville will try to bounce back and respond when it travels to Fairview on Tuesday.

Albertville 4 – Fairview 0 (baseball)

The Aggies dropped a game on the road Monday afternoon after Albertville plated three runs in the bottom of the third to build a big lead and they couldn’t get the bats going to chip away.

Fairview recorded just two hits in the loss, coming from Dayne Black and Jarrett Miller. The Aggies will try to bounce back when they host Hanceville on Tuesday.

West Point 9 – Wilson 0 (boys’ tennis)

The West Point Warriors improved to 5-0 Monday night when they knocked off Wilson 9-0 at home and they will look to win their sixth straight when they travel to Fayette County on Tuesday.

Cullman 6 – West Point 2 (boys’ soccer)

J.B. Pennington 4 – St. Bernard 3 (boys soccer)

St. Bernard 4 – J.B. Pennington 2 (girls soccer)

 

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