PREP SOFTBALL: Addison falls to Winston County in County Championship Game 6-3

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ADDISON, Ala. — Addison Lady Dawgs needed to beat the Lady Jackets twice to grab the county championship Saturday night but came up short in game one against the Winston County 6-3 to finish as county runners up. Addison had to come out of the loser’s bracket on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and they almost pulled it off. The Addison Lady Bulldogs knocked out the Lynn Lady Bears 12-5. They then squeaked by the Meek Lady Tigers 4-3 to advance to the championship game. The Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Addison 6-3 for the Tourney title.

Addison started off the first inning red hot, with “Glove” Luker doubling and then “Pudding” Aderholt crushing a home run to left center field for a quick Addison 2-0 lead.

The Lady Jackets came right back with some help from the Dawg defense. The Jackets had a one out single by Emily Holt who then scored on a Baby Dawg error cutting the lead to 2-1.

That score held up till the top of the third when “Glove” Luker homered bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Baby Bulldogs.

Winston County plated another unearned run in the bottom of the fourth as Kanesha Flanagin singled bringing home Emily Hill. This cut the Addison lead to 3-2.

It all fell apart for the Lady Dawgs in the bottom of the fifth as Winston County scored 4 runs, only two of them earned, to take a commanding 6-3 lead. Olivia Wright walked and then Emily Holt singled. Both advanced on a wild pitch. Wright scored on an error, then Emily Hill scored Holt on a sacrifice fly. Kaygen Grace singled scoring Lindsey and then Kanesha Flanagin singled scoring Grace. At the end of the inning, the Lady Jackets led 6-3.

The Lady Bulldogs were unable to muster much of anything the last two innings as Lady Jacket pitcher, Ally Blackston, shut the door on the Baby Dawgs. Winston County came away with a 6-3 victory winning the Winston County Tournament Title. 

Addison was led by “Glove” Luker who went 2-4 with a double, a home run, one RBI and two runs scored. “Pudding” Aderholt went 1-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. Lexi “Toot” Luker went 1-3, Karly Early went 1-3. Makayla Wilkins went 2-4 with a stolen base.   

The “Glove” went six innings, giving up two earned runs, seven hits with four strikeouts.

WCHS was led by Olivia Wright who went 1-3 with a run scored. Emily Holt went 2-4 with two runs scored. Makayla Lindsey went 1-3 with a stolen base and a run scored. Kaygen Grace went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Kanesha Flanagin went 2-3.

Ally Blackston went seven innings, giving up three runs with five strikeouts.

Addison 12 – Lynn 5 (Game one)   

Addison was led by Anna Grace “The Glove” Luker who went 3-5 with a triple and two RBIs. Madison “Pudding” Aderholt went 3-5 with a double and one RBI. Saige Carter went 3-5 with three runs scored.  Makayla Wilkins went 1-3 with three RBIs. Luker went the distance going seven innings, scattering six hits and striking out seven.

Lynn was led by eighth grader Kamri Tittle who went 1-2 with a home run and two RBIs. Ninth grader, Phebe Burkett went 1-3 with a solo home run.

Addison 4 – Meek 3 (Game two)

Addison was led by Saige Carter who went 2-3 with a double and a walk. “Glove” Luker went 1-3 with two RBIs. “Pudding” Aderholt went 1-3 with a double. Karly Early and Haley Walker both went 1-3. The “Glove” again went the distance, scattering seven hits while striking out nine.

Meek was led by Abby Phillips who went 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Hannah Taylor went 1-2 while Christina Tyree and Marlee Mosley both went 1-3.

Buckhorn 10 – West Point 1 (Baseball)

In their second game of the day, the Warriors took on Buckhorn looking to make it five in a row, but they couldn’t get much going offensively and they wound up falling 10-1. Their lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning on back-to-back singles from Branson Smith and Eli Folds that later led to Smith scoring on a Buckhorn error. 

Smith, Folds, Will Cochran and Chase Sibley each collected a hit for West Point (15-11). The Warriors will travel to take on Russellville for an area series Tuesday before hosting the Golden Tigers in a doubleheader Thursday.

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