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Coming at You - Pitcher Chloe Davidson fires it toward the plate
Photos by Kyle Thornton

Softball Tigers win streak snapped at 5

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee High School softball team got on a roll last week piling up five straight wins. The run ended in the Round of 8 of the 32-team Wetumpka Tournament.

The Tigers hosted Pratville Christian on Tuesday winning 10-3. Chloe Baynes, Belle Haynes and Avary Lumpkin had two hits each. Haynes belted a homerun. Alexis Walls and Chloe Davidson pitched. Walls got the win allowing two runs over four innings. Davidson gave up one run in three innings of work.

Tallassee (9-4) opened with four straight victories in the Wetumpka Tournament. THS began pool play on Thursday, March 3 with a 15-7 win over Spanish Fort.

Davidson was 3-for-4 at the dish with a double and three RBIs. She also recorded the win with four innings in the circle. Four of the seven runs were earned.

The Tigers improved to 2-0 in pool play on Friday with a 13-1 win over Bibb County to earned the top seed in their pool.

Baynes was perfect at the plate going 4-for-4. Avary Lumpkin added two hits including a two-bagger. Walls pitched all four innings.

The top-seed blasted Dadeville 16-1 on Saturday and then in comeback fashion beat Benjamin Russell 7-6. They fell to Fairhope 10-2 in the quarterfinals.

Against Dadeville, Tallassee collected ten hits. Baynes and Lumpkin had two a piece. Lumpkin hit a double and a homerun. Marlee Stewart also had a homer. Walls, Lumpkin and Brooke Royster each pitched an inning in the run-rule game.

Tallassee trailed 6-5 prior to its final at-bat against Benjamin Russell. However, the Tigers found life in a two-out rally. With Baynes at second and down to the final out, Lumpkin walked. Then, Stewart singled to score Baynes and move Lumpkin to third. Tied at 6-6, Royster's single scored Lumpkin in the walk-off win. Davidson picked up the victory in relief of Walls, throwing 3 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and one walk.

In the tournament finale, the Tigers mustered just three hits in a 10-2 loss to Fairhope. Baynes had two including a homer. Haynes had the other base hit. Walls took the loss. Five of the ten runs were unearned.

The girls get back to action this week returning a trip to Prattville Christian. The junior varsity team is slated to start at 4:30 followed by the varsity game, weather permitting.