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Chloe Davidson
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Girls wins Wetumpka tourney

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee softball team remained hot last week going undefeated in the Wetumpka Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Tigers, who won the same tourney last year, did it minus a couple of players due to coronavirus contact tracing.

The 2020 season started a bit rough after ending last year on a 15-game winning streak. Tallassee dropped its first three game and was 1-5-1 after the first week of competition. But things have turned around.

The Tigers (9-5-1) have won eight straight since a 4-1 win over Auburn on Feb. 25 including the title win in Wetumpka over Loveless Academy 5-3 on Saturday night.

Tallassee's victories in Wetumpka came over Saraland 2-1 and Springville 7-0 on Friday. On Saturday, the Tigers beat Southside Gadsden 10-5, Lawrence County 8-2 and Springville 2-0 setting up the title game with LAMP.

In the championship, Lexi Love drove in all five Tallassee runs going 2-for-3. Chloe Davidson pitched all five innings allowing two earned runs with eight strikeouts and four walks.

"The tournament was good," head coach Pat Love said. "We played solid softball. Got good pitching, good defense and timely hitting."

Wetumpka Tournament Champions
Submitted by Jay Manning

Junior Belle Haynes now has stolen 50 straight bases. Another junior teammate Chloe Baynes surpassed the 300 mark for her high school career. Baynes had a streak of 115 straight stolen bases herself in 2019. The career record for stolen bases belongs to Kendall Beth Sides of Sumiton Christian who stole 401 bases from 2013-17.

Area play begins this week with the Tigers facing Pike Road at Southside on Tuesday, March 9. Junior varsity play starts at 4:30 followed by the varsity game.

"Pike Road has a very good team," Love said. "We are going to have to play well to give us a chance to win."

2021 Schedule/Results