Wilson shows Danville way to 2nd round of sub-state
From Staff Reports
Senior Charleston Wilson wasted little time helping Danville High put away Sumiton Christian in the first round of the Class 3A sub-state softball playoffs.
In the first game, a 7-0 win for Danville, Wilson recorded a single, two RBIs, two stolen bases and two sacrifices. In the second game, a 10-3 win for the Lady Hawks, Wilson had two singles, a double, three stolen bases and one RBI.
The two victories move Danville (30-18) into Saturday's second round.
In the opener, pitcher Brittany Atkins tossed a one-hitter while striking out six. She also contributed with a single at the plate.
Kristen Thompson had a double, triple and two RBIs, and Bethany Evans had two singles and a stolen base. Kassie Cowart contributed two singles, a sacrifice and two stolen bases. Slapping singles were Kristen Sparkman, Mallory George, Kelsey Bell and Haley Hensley.
In the second game, Thompson got the pitching win, compiling seven strikeouts.
Cowart added two singles, two RBIs and a sacrifice. Sparkman had a double and RBI. Evans was busy with a pair of stolen bases, single, RBI and sacrifice. Hitting two singles were Atkins and Hensley, who also had a stolen base.
Nicole Linderman, Erin Gillott, Kirby Wallace and Whitney Haggamaker each added singles.
"Hitting made the difference," Danville coach Holly Little said. "The girls are playing well at the right time of the season." Pisgah 3-13, West Morgan 0-1: Winners of five straight state championships, Pisgah advanced past a Lady Rebels squad that struggled to score.
West Morgan (34-32) got a pair of singles from Lauryn Kilgo and one single each from Alison Reagin and Hayden Crawford. Mikaila Etheredge drove home West Morgan's lone run.
Class 5A Hartselle 8-0, Buckhorn 1-1: After winning the first game 8-1, Hartselle trailed 1-0 in the fifth inning when the game was called because of weather. The series will be picked up again Thursday at 5 p.m. at Buckhorn.
In the first game, Breanna Segars picked up the pitching win. Mary Curtis helped pace Hartselle's offense with two hits.
The Lady Tigers exploded for six runs in the fourth inning.
Brittney Wheatley got the loss as she was hindered by six Buckhorn errors.
Class 4A East Limestone 4-4, Guntersville 0-1: Sarah Beth Medley pitched East Limestone in the second round with a pair of complete-game performances. She struck out 10 in the first game and 13 in the second. She allowed seven hits in both games combined.
In the first game, East Limestone scored four runs in the top of the third inning. Cassandra McKinney scored on a wild pitch. Jyssica Pepper drove in Danielle Holder with a single, and Medley drove in Mallory Scott with a single. Shannon Bowling plated a fourth run with a double.
In the second game, Guntersville scored its lone run in the top of the first inning. East Limestone responded by scoring twice in the fourth and the fifth.
In the fourth, Mallory Scott tripled and scored on Medley's single. Laura Tittsworth scored later in the inning on an error.
In the fifth inning, Scott doubled, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Medley's single. Medley scored on Bowling's double.
Class 1A Addison 10-8, Collinsville 0-0: Lana Pigg shut out Collinsville twice to help Addison advance.
The first game lasted five innings because of the mercy rule, and Pigg pitched them all, striking out five and allowing two hits and a walk. In the second game, Pigg worked seven innings and struck out 10, while allowing two hits and two walks.
Kayla Woodard had three singles, an RBI and a stolen base in the first game. Marquita Taylor had two singles, a double and five RBIs.
Katie Voce added two singles. Amber Meigs singled once and stole three bases. Britney Taylor singled and stole two bases.
In the second game, Woodard had two singles and a stolen base.
Taylor added a double and a single. Meigs singled, and Taylor and Pigg each stole a base.
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