EA halts Rebels advancePublished 11:14am Thursday, March 21, 2013
Edgewood softball, after a 2-2 outing at Border Wars, found momentum and a region win with a 12-0 win over Chambers Academy on the road in LaFayette.
Kelsey Hartley got the win as the Lady Wildcats, (6-9) ranked No. 9 in the most recent Alabama Sports Writers softball poll, shut out their region opponent.
Hartley tossed a two-hitter and kept the Lady Rebels offense on ice, while the Lady Wildcats offense caught fire. Chandler Thornton homered, as did Payton Rodie.
For Rodie, it was the first of her career and a grand slam. The momentum carried over into Thursday’s first game in the Edgewood Invitational.
The Lady Wildcats were again led by Hartley in the circle but offensively had to rally to secure the victory.
Katrina Harden (2-for-3) doubled. Thornton (1-for-2) singled to plate a run. C.J. Lee (1-for-2) drove two runs, as did Hartley (2-for-3).
Kevi Hansen and Emilee Ellis finished the day 1-for- 2.
Edgewood played Autauga Friday afternoon and will play a doubleheader Saturday morning against Hooper (11:30) and then later that afternoon against Monroe.