The Stanhope Elmore softball team snapped a three-game losing streak by going undefeated at the Holtville tournament Saturday. The Mustangs defeated Marbury and Bibb County in one-run games before capping the day off with 15 unanswered runs in a 15-4 win against Jeff Davis.
The Mustangs (20-20) had seven different players record at least four hits across the three games. Morgan Carroll led the way on offense with two doubles and two home runs while knocking in a team-high five RBIs.
Carroll also led the team with seven runs scored in just 12 plate appearances. Courtney Taylor scored five times for the Mustangs while reaching base in nine of her 11 plate appearances.
Stanhope only made one error per game but the offense was needed to pick up the slack on a below-average day for the pitching staff. The Mustangs finished with an ERA of 6.30 across 20 innings while allowing 21 hits and 11 walks.
The Mustangs brought their record to .500 with a win against Jeff Davis on Monday night. Taylor has a double and three RBIs in the victory.
Stanhope has wrapped up its regular season play but will host Wetumpka and Selma for the Class 6A Area 5 tournament beginning Monday. The Mustangs have earned a first-round bye and will get the winner of the Indians-Saints opening round game.
Holtville also went unbeaten during the tournament, extending its winning streak to eight games and improving to 35-8 on the season. The Bulldogs followed that with a 10-0 win against Montgomery Catholic on Monday night.
Holtville will celebrate its senior night Friday with a rescheduled game against Wetumpka before hosting the Class 4A Area 5 tournament next weekend. Elmore County and BTW will play in the first round of the tournament with the Bulldogs awaiting the winner.