PREP SOFTBALL: West Point fends off Fairview 5-4, Monday scoring recap

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West Point 5 – Fairview 4 (Softball)

A solo home run off the bat of Brinlee Phillips gave West Point an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fairview tied the game up at one in the top of the second on a sacrifice bunt by Ava Pruett. The Lady Warriors broke the tie in the bottom of the third. Macie Brown hit a two-out double, then Kara Jones hit an RBI single to center field to give them a 2-1 lead. West Point added to its lead in the bottom of the fifth. Macayla Wilkins and Phillips each scored on an error to push their lead to 4-1.

Fairview got a rally started in the top of the sixth. The Lady Aggies made it a 4-2 game, then Pruett hit a two-run double to tie the game up at four. The Lady Warriors quickly broke the tie in their half. Quinn hit a one-out double and later scored on an error to give them a 5-4 lead. After walking the leadoff batter, Jones got a double play and a strikeout to end the game, and West Point held on to knock off Fairview 5-4.

Phillips finished with the solo home run in the game for West Point (11-9-1). Jones added a hit and an RBI in the win; she went the distance, giving up six hits, two earned runs, walking two, and striking out 10. For Fairview (12-7), Pruett finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs in the loss. Ayda Payne went six innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs, walking three, and striking out three.

Cold Springs 10 – Meek 7 (Baseball)

Cold Springs struck first in its opening at-bats against Meek. A pair of walks and an error loaded the bases with two outs, then Mason Gable hit a two-run single to left field to give them a 2-0 lead. Meek hit an RBI single in their half to cut it to 2-1. Gable scored on an error in the third to make it 3-1, but the Tigers got a run in their half to cut it to 3-2. An RBI groundout by Josh Winfrey made it 4-2 in the top of the fourth. The Eagles pushed their lead to 5-2 in the fifth on an RBI single by Boston Archer. An RBI single and a passed ball allowed Meek to trim it to just one at 5-4 in their half.

Ethan Nabors drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to give Cold Springs a 6-4 lead, but the Tigers put up three runs in their half to take a 7-6 lead. The Eagles looked to keep their chances of winning alive in the seventh. They loaded the bases to start the inning, and Lindan Hill came up with the biggest hit of the inning, hitting a bases-clearing single to give them a 9-7 lead. Hill later scored on a passed ball to make it 10-7. Cole Bales struck out the side to help seal the three-run win for the Eagles.

Hill finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs for Cold Springs (8-14). Gable added a hit and two RBIs, while Winfrey (one hit), Archer (one hit), and Nabors each collected an RBI in the win.

Cold Springs 6 – Falkville 5 (Softball)

Falkville got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but Cold Springs countered in the top of the third. Peyton Kennedy drew a leadoff walk, and the pinch runner for her, Cheyenne Bishop, later scored on an RBI single by Brooklyn Ingram to make it 2-1. Ingram scored on an error later that inning to tie the game up at two. Cold Springs broke the tie in the top of the fifth as an RBI groundout by Ciara Calvert gave them a 3-2 lead. The Lady Eagles made it 4-2 in the sixth on an RBI single by Brooke Rowan.

Cold Springs padded their lead in the seventh. A sacrifice fly by Sadie Smith and an RBI single by Cloe Shelton pushed their lead to 6-2, but the Lady Blue Devils made things really interesting in their half. An RBI single and a two-run double trimmed it to just one at 6-5, but Kennedy forced a ground ball to end the game, and the Lady Eagles ended up collecting a 6-5 win over Falkville.

Ingram (one hit), Smith (one hit), Shelton (one hit), Rowan (one hit), and Calvert all finished with an RBI in the win for Cold Springs (5-5).

Good Hope 9 – East Lawrence 6 (Softball)

East Lawrence jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in their opening at-bats, but Good Hope countered in the top of the second. Haley Lay hit a one-out single, and Addyson Burgess hit a two-run home run over the center field fence to cut it to 3-2. A wild pitch in the bottom of the second made it 4-2, but the Lady Raiders cut it to 4-3 on a passed ball in the top of the third.

Natalie Miller hit a one-out triple in the top of the fourth, and for the second time in the game, Burgess went deep as her second two-run home run of the game gave Good Hope a 5-4 lead. The Lady Eagles hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, and later that inning, added an RBI groundout to take a 6-5 lead. The Lady Raiders quickly got the lead right back in the top of the sixth. They loaded the bases to start out the inning, then Lizzy Steed drew a walk to tie the game up at six. Later that inning, Miller scored on a passed ball, then an RBI single by Campbell Koch and an RBI groundout by Garmon gave them a 9-6 lead. The Lady Raiders held that lead for the rest of the game and ended up getting a 9-6 win over East Lawrence.

Burgess collected a pair of two-run home runs in the game for Good Hope (11-5-1). Koch and Garmon each added a pair of hits and an RBI, while Steed ended up with an RBI of her own in the win.

Cullman 13 – Arab 3 (Softball)

Reese Hopper hit a two-out RBI single in the top of the first to give Cullman a 1-0 lead. Kynlei Storey scored on a wild pitch in the top of the third to make it 2-0. A two-run single off the bat of Abby Maples pushed the Lady Bearcat lead to 4-0 in the top of the fourth. Arab hit an RBI single in their half to cut it to 4-1, but Brie Voss hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth to make it 5-1.

Cullman broke the game wide open in the sixth. They batted around and scored six runs. The big hits came from Brooklyn Morton (two-run double), Voss (RBI single), and Maples (three-run double), as that stretched their lead to 12-1. The Lady Knights cut it to 12-3 in their half, but Morton added a sacrifice fly in the seventh to give the Lady Bearcats a 13-3 lead. Voss retired Arab in order on 14 pitches to help seal the 13-3 win for Cullman.

Maples had a huge game at the plate for the Lady Bearcats, as she finished with three hits and five RBIs. Morton added a pair of hits and three RBIs. Voss ended up with a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Hopper (three hits) and Kylie Stracener (two hits) each collected an RBI in the win for Cullman (16-10). Voss gave up just two hits and one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and struck out four.

Locust Fork 15 – Holly Pond 5 (Baseball)

Locust Fork put up eight runs to start out the game and added one more in the top of the third to give them a 9-0 lead. Holly Pond trimmed into their lead in the bottom of the fourth. A pair of singles put runners on the corners to start out the inning, then Bradly Butts hit a two-run single to cut it to 9-2. Butts later scored on an error, and Jackson Miller added an RBI single to make it a 9-4 game. The Hornets quickly put up five runs in the top of the fifth to push their lead to 14-4. Kollin Brown made it 14-5 in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI groundout, but the Broncos didn’t get any closer after that, as they ended up dropping their game to Locust Fork 15-5.

Butts collected a hit and two RBIs in the game for Holly Pond (6-16), while Brown (two hits) and Miller (one hit) each finished with an RBI in the loss.

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