Behind a complete-game, 11-strikeout performance from Aubrey Allen, Elmore County advanced to the second round of the state tournament with a 2-1 victory over Hayden Tuesday.
Despite elevated competition, game one for Elmore County at the state tournament was business as usual for Aubrey Allen.
Having fought back from early-round defeats in back-to-back double-elimination tournaments, the Elmore County softball team enters the state championships with a number of close victories under its belt this season.
Elmore County rattled off four consecutive victories in losers bracket play after falling in round one at the Tuscaloosa regional tournament, battling all the way back to advance to the state championship tournament next week with the region’s second and final qualifying spot.
Elmore County responded to a difficult loss against Brewbaker Tech with a 19-4 demolishing of Sipsey Valley in an elimination game during regional tournament play Wednesday.
The AHSAA Tuscaloosa regional softball tournament got underway Wednesday, and three Elmore County area teams, two in Class 5A and one in Class 6A took the field to battle for a state tournament spot.
With the Class 5A and 6A state championship track meets being run Thursday through Saturday, the track and field athletes of the Elmore County area saw their season come to an end.
Every week of the high school sports season, the Wetumpka Herald will host a poll to honor the Elmore County area’s top athlete with the Fan’s Choice Player of the Week.
Elmore County beat Holtville in game two between the two sides Thursday to even their records at 1-1 in area play. Holtville picked up a win in the tiebreaker.
Baseball and softball teams in the Elmore County area continue to hold competitive rankings amongst their respective classes during the second half of the season.
Elmore County softball took on Stanhope Elmore at Stanhope Elmore High School Tuesday, picking up a 7-2 win behind a six-inning, one-run pitching performance from Aubrey Allen and two RBIs from both Kelley Green and Anna Catherine Segrest.
Every week of the high school sports season, The Wetumpka Herald there will be a poll to honor the Elmore County area’s top athlete with the Fan’s Choice Player of the Week.
Only two Elmore County area softball teams were in action last week as Tallassee, Edgewood Academy, Stanhope Elmore and Holtville all took the week off for spring break.
After concluding a 14-game undefeated streak that included a championship run in the PCA Tournament, Tallassee softball remains ranked as the No. 2 team in Alabama Class 5A by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
Elmore County and Edgewood were the only two area softball teams that played multiple games last week, with the Mustangs improving upon their area-best record and the Wildcats going 2-2 across four contests.
Action in baseball was limited last week due to severe weather in the Elmore County area but each of the six area teams still managed to play at least one contest.
The Wetumpka Sports Complex served as host to the annual River Region Invitational Friday, a track meet with 11 schools in attendance including local programs such as Wetumpka, Stanhope Elmore, Tallassee, Elmore County and Holtville.
The first softball and baseball state rankings from the AWSA have been revealed with Tallassee softball leading the way.
Tuesday brought skies smothered by gray clouds and a series of rainouts for the softball and baseball teams of the Elmore County area, showing once again that spring sports schedules can be unpredictable.
With multiple tournaments being played around the state of Alabama this weekend, there was plenty of softball action for the teams of the Elmore County area as some programs played as many as nine games.
Stanhope Elmore suffered its first setback of the season this past week against Holtville as other Elmore County teams begin to rise.
Elmore County was in the lead in the first inning but the Tallassee Tigers’ near comeback in the fourth almost spelled disaster as the Panthers exited with the 12-8 victory Thursday night.
The first inning of the game against Dadeville set the tone for the Elmore County Panthers as the program’s momentum carried them to a 7-4 victory over the Dadeville Tigers Tuesday.
Baseball programs have been loosening up through the early part of the season and Elmore County High went from 1-4 to 4-4 on the season with three straight program wins to break back even on the young season.