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Lady Tigers clinch area

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee girls softball team will be the host team for the upcoming area tournament. The Tigers improved to 7-0 in the area with a 15-0 win over Bullock County on Thursday in three innings.

Sinclair Cole retired all nine batters, seven by strikeout. Cole threw just 37 pitches, 30 for strikes.

Belle Haynes had three hits. LA Parker and Haylee Osborne had two hits each.

On Tuesday, THS topped rival Elmore County 12-0 for Senior Night.

"Haylee Osborne was excellent on the mound," head coach Pat Love said. Osborne went all five innings in the victory, allowing three hits and striking out four.

"Everyone was productive at the plate in some way," Love noted. "Kamme Parker hit a homerun, her first ever." Tallassee got two hits a piece from Meredith McClellan, Hannah Linville, Janashia Moore and LA Parker.

Last weekend, Tallassee placed third in the Opelika Tournament. The Tigers beat Valley 7-5, Opelika 8-1 and Lee 10-6. Beauregard topped THS 4-1 and 4-2.

Chloe Baynes and Kamme Parker had seven hits each over the weekend. Belle Haynes had six hits. Lex Love and Jordan Walters had four hits a piece. Love and Walters also had homeruns.

The Tigers (22-13) will play their final area game of the season at Holtville on Tuesday, April 18. They play in Beauregard on Thursday and again on Friday and Saturday. The area tournament in Tallassee begins on April 27.

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