PREP SOFTBALL: Cold Springs rolls over Holly Pond 16-0

Cold Springs' Toni West finished with two hits and five RBIs in the Lady Eagles' 16-0 win over Holly Pond. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND, Ala. – Cold Springs traveled to take on Holly Pond in the final regular season game for both squads and it was all Lady Eagles as they rolled to a 16-0 win over the Lady Broncos.

Cold Springs hit three straight singles to start the game and Journee Swann lined a two-run single to left field. After Shay Sellers drew a walk, Toni West lined a two-run single to center field and Maddie Pearl later added an RBI single with two outs as the Lady Eagles jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead. 

Cold Springs added to their lead in the top of the second as they pushed across five more runs to make it 10-0. West drew a bases-loaded walk, Ciara Calvert collected an RBI on a fielder’s choice, and Pearl added her second RBI single of the day to help push the Lady Eagle lead to 13-0 after three innings. West continued her red-hot day at the plate as she lined a two-run double to center field and Sellers scored on an error to make it 16-0 going into the bottom of the fourth.

Emma Black gave up a one-out single to Kaylee Stallings, but she retired the next two batters to end the game and Cold Springs ended the regular season strong as they rolled past the Lady Broncos, 16-0.

All but one Lady Eagle batter collected a hit in the contest. West finished with two hits and five RBIs for Cold Springs (14-12). Swann and Pearl each added two hits and two RBIs. Aaron ended up with two hits and an RBI. Nichols finished with a hit and an RBI. Calvert ended up with an RBI. Black added three hits, while Voce and Sellers each collected a hit in the game. Black gave up just three hits in her four innings of work and struck out five. The Lady Eagles will now get prepared for the area tournament at Sumiton Christian on May 4 and 5.

Samantha Giles, Audrey Armstrong and Stallings collected the only hits of the game for Holly Pond (14-8). The Lady Broncos will host their area tournament May 3 and 4.

Other Tuesday scores:

Hazel Green 5 – Cullman 0 (Softball)

After toppling James Clemens 6-1 on the road Monday, the Lady Bearcats returned home for another varsity matchup with Hazel Green Tuesday night. Unfortunately, Cullman was kept off the scoreboard by the Lady Trojans and Hazel Green was able to leave with a 5-0 win over the Lady Bearcats.

A solo homerun made it a 1-0 game in the top of the first and the Lady Trojans tacked on four more runs in the top of the third to pull ahead and take a commanding lead.

Savannah Davis led Cullman with a pair of hits in the win and Faith Guest, Chalea Clemmons, Sarah Herfurth and Shana Guest each added a hit as well. Clemmons got the start in the circle and allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out 12 Hazel Green batters, collecting her 200th of the season in the process.

The Lady Bearcats will be back home Thursday to take on Jasper.

J.B. Pennington 11 – Fairview 9 (Softball)

Fairview looked to make it three straight wins as they traveled to take on J.B. Pennington. After trailing early in the game, the Lady Aggies battled back and made it a game, but they fell just short at the end, 11-9.

Fairview loaded the bases with one out to start out the contest and Kaitlyn Benson drove in the first run of the game for the Lady Aggies on an RBI fielder’s choice. Later on, Deavan Fulmer scored on a Lady Tiger error to make it 2-0, but J.B. Pennington hit three straight RBI singles as they took a 3-2 lead into the second inning.

Emily Benson scored on a passed ball in the top of the second and that tied the game up at three, but the Lady Tigers pushed across four more runs in the bottom of the second and Fairview quickly found themselves down 7-3 after two innings. Ayda Payne scored on a Pennington error in the top of the third to make it a 7-4 contest, but the Lady Tigers made it 8-4 on a sacrifice fly in their half. 

Fairview closed the gap in the top of the sixth on a two-run double by Kaitlyn Benson, but Pennington again stretched the lead in their half as they scored three more times and the Lady Aggies went into their final at-bats down, 11-6. Fairview loaded the bases with one out and Emma Garcia hit an RBI ground out, then Fulmer hit a two-run single to make it an 11-9 game, but a strikeout ended the game and the Lady Aggies fell just two runs short, 11-9.

Kaitlyn Benson finished with a hit and three RBIs for Fairview (11-15). Fulmer added a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Garcia ended up with a hit and an RBI. Kyleigh Aleman and Payne each collected a pair of hits in the game, while Kloie Watson ended up with a hit. The Lady Aggies will look to end the regular season strong as they will travel to take on Appalachian on Thursday.

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