Tribe, Dogs tangle with state’s best at HooverPublished 9:24am Thursday, April 25, 2013
With one weekend left in the 2013 season, softball teams at Wetumpka and Holtville are making the most of it.
Both will travel to take part in the 24th Hoover Classic Friday and Saturday.
“Our girls enjoy playing good teams,” said Robert Rollan, coach of the No. 4 (4A) Lady Bulldogs. “My goal for them is to see the best the state has to offer. That’s what you are going to see when you play in area, regional and state.”
Both the Lady Indians and the Lady Bulldogs are going to get their money’s worth.
Holtville will play Thompson at 5 Friday evening and then will end the night with No. 1 (6A) Pelham. The Bulldogs then crank things up with No. 2 (6A) Sparkman at 8:30 Saturday morning.
“I wanted us to be playing at the end of the season,” said Rollan. “We are getting in a groove and working through some things. I didn’t want us to be sitting at home while everyone else was playing and getting better.”
The Lady Indians, fresh off a second-place finish at Scottsboro the weekend prior will play No. 6 (5A) Hartselle at 5 Friday evening and then will close the night with an eight o’clock waltz with Central-Phenix City.
“Great day, they put us in a tough pool,” said Randy Belyeu, coach of the Lady Indians. “But that’s good for us. I don’t know whose pool is harder, mine or Robert’s.”
The Tribe caps pool play Saturday morning at 10 against Clay-Chalkville.
“I’m not worried about wins and losses this weekend,” said Belyeu.
“I just want to see us get better going into area play.”
Elimination rounds begin at noon with the championship quarterfinals set to start later that afternoon at 3.