Recaps are selected and written (photos too) by members
of the CAScoreboard Staff and covering March 18
No. 1 (3A) Prattville Christian 13, Montgomery Catholic 3
PRATTVILLE — The top-ranked PCA Panthers made short work of the visiting Montgomery Catholic Knights Thursday night. The win moved PCA to 2-0 in the area and 15-5 overall with spring break and a week off from competition on the horizon.
Landyn McAnnally worked the run-ruled shortened game, fanning 11 and holding the Knights to one hit (CeCe Crawford, a run-scoring single).
Arielle Williams (2-for-3) accounted for six RBIs in the win, connecting on a grand slam and then a two-run shot. Riley Sweeney finished the affair 2-for-3 with 2 RIBs. Sarah Williams and Chloe Holton were a combined 4-for-6 with two RBIs. Jersey Carter and Saniyah Weaver were a combined 5-for-6. .
No. 8 (4A) Alabama Christian 15, Stanhope Elmore 0
MILLBROOK — Rose Costanza fanned eight Mustangs and gave up two hits – a single to Rikki McAdams and a single to Brooke Burkett (both late in the game)
“We didn’t seem focused tonight,” said Mustangs Coach Virginia Barber. “It’s a tough loss to a great team, but we didn’t help ourselves at all. We struggled to hit a good pitcher, but also didn’t make the adjustments.”
The biggest distraction – just like during football season – was that this week is homecoming at Stanhope Elmore (making up for what was taken away due to covid).
Barber: “Their minds just didn’t seem to be on softball. The great thing about our sport is that we play a lot of games and we have a much-needed break next week and then we will finish out the season.”
Stanhope Elmore had their best opportunity to put runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth, but left them stranded on second and third.
The visiting Eagles put two on the board in the third and then 13 on the board in the sixth.
“I thought we played pretty good,” said Chris Goodman, coach of the Eagles. “Htting is contagious and not-hitting can be contagious the other way. So It was important to go out there and have those good at-bats.
Haley Ingram and Skylar Crews combined for six hits. Crews had the biggest hit of the night turning on a Jerrica Word offering and driving it deep into the frosty Millbrook night.
The home run, a grand slam actually, was Crews first on the season. Ingram (two), Katie Chappell (two), Hayley Cassidy (two) and Crews with four, led the ACA offense
Goodman: “this is not one of my teams from the past. Our No. 1 from last year was down there in Florida throwing against the USA Olympic team.”
No. 5 (6A) Spanish Fort 6, Foley 2
CENTRAL ALABAMA SCOREBOARD OFFICE — After dropping their third game of the year to No. 1 (5A) Faith earlier in the week, the Spanish Fort Toros were looking for the chance to relax and get back to playing their brand of ball. They did that Thursday night night, knocking off Foley 6-2.
“After our loss to Faith (5A) Tuesday, it was nice for us to relax and have a good time before going off into our weekend,” said Lauren Stewart, coach of the Toros. “The girls fully supported one another and it was great to see them excited for their teammates.”
And unlike Tuesday, they had a lot to be excited about.
Tabitha Frazier (a junior and the heir apparent to the ringleader role next year) got the win on the mound, fanning three and scattering four hits across her outing. Offensively, Spanish Fort touched up Foley’s pitching for nine hits. Hanna Carlton (a senior) and Raeleigh Hocker (a freshman) rattled off multiple hits.
Frazier helped herself out with a solo home run in the first inning.
Spanish Fort will be in area action Monday against Robertsdale.
Auburn 8, Prattville 1
CENTRAL ALABAMA SCOREBOARD — The Auburn High Tigers made the most out of their trip to Prattville Thursday night, using a five-run seventh to finish off the homesteading Prattville High Lions. Hannah Pitts had her riseball working, fanning 13 on the way to the 8-1 win.
“Our bats didn’t didn’t work like we wanted and that was our own demise,” said Kaitlin Campbell, coach of the Lions. “You can’t win a ball game with 13 strikeouts.”
She held the Lions to three hits and one run – a third inning home run off the bat of Kaylee Robles. Kylie Jarman and Jayden Kendrick accounted for the other two Lions hits.
Auburn – on the other hand – had Jarman’s number for most of the game. The Lions pitcher got batted around by the Tigers to the tune of eight runs (five earned), eight hits and a homer.
“I thought we played well, especially coming off a 12-day break (Auburn High’s Spring Break was March 8-12),” said Matt Hendricks, coach of the Tigers. “WE played solid defense and executed on offense. We drove the ball through the middle, executed the short game and ran the bases well.” The star for the Tigers, aside from Pitts and her 13K performance was Shelby Owsley and her three hit performance. The last of her three hits was the longest and loudest a three-run shot in the seventh to break the game open and solidify the Tigers win. “We consider the spring part of the schedule the ‘preseason,'” said Hendricks. “Now we’re looking forward to the regular season.”
Campbell: “Our sophomore, Jarman, did really well on the mound to hold Auburn at three runs until the top of the seventh.”
The wheels fell off for the Lions in the top of the seventh.
- Sylacauga 24, Dadeville 4
- No. 7 (5A) Hayden 16, Cordova 0
- No. 5 (AISA) Edgewood 16, Cornerstone 6
No.5(5A) Holtville 3, No. 3 (7A) Prattville 2
CENTRAL ALABAMA SCOREBOARD OFFICE — Knotted at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Todd Wilson grounded out allowing the go-ahead score to run and put the No. 5 Bulldogs on top on the way to win over Prattville High.
Randy Davis picked up the win, working a complete game while fanning seven and limiting the Lions to just three hits and two runs over the complete game.
On the other side, Edrick Yelder and Brooks Bius combined to strike out nine in the loss. Offensively for the Bulldogs, Sam Silas (three hits including a double and a triple) and Cooper Mann (a double) were the big hitters for the night and scored a run each. Tanner Potts ( a single and an RBI), and Todd Wilson (an RBI late that proved to be the game winner) pushed runs home.
Prattville was led offensively by James Chancey (two hits) and Jackson Reed.
No. 10 (6A) Chilton County 5, Pelham 2
CENTRAL ALABAMA SCOREBOARD OFFICE: the Tigers scattered five runs over seven innings to defeat Pelham in a Thursday-night catfight. Along with the five runs, the fellas from Clanton rattled off nine runs. Elan Headley (two singles), Dylan Cullum (two singles) and Katon Elijah (two singles) combined to rattle off six of the team’s nine hits. Deuntae Childers, Pico Kohn and Cannon Miller accounted for the remaining three. Cullum, Aiden Bee and Elijah pushed Tigers’ runners home.
Eli Chambers, Trent Jones, Logan Green and Josh Calvert had the Panthers hits. Jones and Green’s connections were run scoring.
Kohn picked up the win for the Tigers, working a complete game with 16 strikeout and four hits. Jd Wilkins and Zachary Egen combined to take the loss for the Panthers, working a combined seven and fanning only four despite throwing 121 pitches.
- Homewood 2, No. 9 (7A) Spain Park 1
- Edgewood 4, Cornerstone 0
- No. 6 (6A) Stanhope Elmore 11, Park Crossing 1
- No. 5 (AISA) Macon East 15, Crenshaw Christian 0
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