Wetumpka scores big win over Sylacauga

Despite being in the No. 9 hole, Kaylyn Richardson went to work for Wetumpka’s softball team Thursday in an 11-1 win over Sylacauga. She racked up three hits, including a double and a triple, and had four RBIs to lead her team to victory. Ashlyn Campbell also had a pair of hits, and Lily Gray […]

Despite being in the No. 9 hole, Kaylyn Richardson went to work for Wetumpka’s softball team Thursday in an 11-1 win over Sylacauga. She racked up three hits, including a double and a triple, and had four RBIs to lead her team to victory.

Ashlyn Campbell also had a pair of hits, and Lily Gray drove in two runs. Rebeka Cannon smashed a home run.

Mya Holt went the distance on the mound, allowing just four hits in five innings. The only run the Aggies scored was unearned. Holt struck out six and didn’t walk any.

The win came just two days after the Indians (3-6) suffered a narrow 8-7 loss against Chilton County last Tuesday. Wetumpka out-hit the Tigers, 10-6, but had four errors and gave up four walks. Anna Kate Norton, Cannon and Maddie Elmore each had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

Stanhope Elmore smokes Selma, 15-0

Despite having just five hits, Stanhope Elmore annihilated Selma on the softball diamond last Tuesday. The Mustangs were patient at the plate, as they drew 11 free passes.

Neci King led the offense with two hits, while Megan Smith, Brook Burkett and Courtney Taylor each had one.

 

BASEBALL

Edgewood has tough week

It was a rough week for the Edgewood Academy Wildcats in baseball this week. Their only win was a 3-0 victory over Heritage, but they also suffered three losses.

The Wildcats started the week with a 6-5 defeat the hands of Baconton Charter, and it came in heartbreaking fashion. Edgewood led 5-2 heading into the bottom of the final inning but Baconton came storming back with four runs in the fifth. With the bases loaded, Payton Bowles did more than enough to send the Wildcats packing with a walk-off double.

Edgewood got a great pitching performance from Undrez Crawford in the win against Heritage. He threw the complete-game shutout, scattering only three hits. He also struck out one and didn’t issue any walks. Crawford’s offense did just enough to secure the victory.

In the third inning, the Wildcats scored their first run on a wild pitch then they added two more via a two-run shot from Mitchell Boyd in the bottom of the sixth.

Lee Scott defeated Edgewood, 10-2, and Calvary Christian won, 3-1, to finish off the week.

Through four games, the Wildcats finished with 23 hits, led by five from Boyd. Crawford had four singles, and Kolby Potts also added three hits. Alex Johnson and Luke Sisson had a pair of hits for EA.