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(From left): Brooke Royster, Belle Haynes, Avary Lumpkin.All had homers in the Pell City Tournament on Saturday. The trio have combined for 19 dingers this season. Photo courtesy of THS Softball.

Softball Tigers set for area showdown

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee softball team returned to form even after a two-week respite. The Tigers played their first games since spring break and swept the field last week.

Tallassee (16-5) beat Stanhope Elmore 15-7 on March 31 at Southside. They won all three games of the Pell City Tournament on April 2 topping Pell City 6-4, Clay Central 8-0 and Pleasant Valley 9-0.

"We played good this week. We did some good things. It was good for us to get back on the field and play after spring break," head coach Pat Love said. "We played some quality softball in Pell City."

The Tigers are 1-0 in area play with the 14-4 five-inning win over Beauregard on March 17.

Next up in the area is Brewbaker Tech this week. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. The Rams are 23-1 and 2-0 in area play this season. Their only defeat was a 1-0 loss to Austin on March 26.

Austin is ranked No. 4 in Class 7A. Tallassee and Brew Tech are also ranked in the lastest ASWA poll. The Tigers are No. 2 in Class 5A behind top-ranked Alexandria. The Rams are No. 4.

"This week we've got a big test," said. Love. "Brew Tech  has a very good team. It should be a great game between us."

Tallassee's Chloe Baynes has one of the top batting averages in the state. She is hitting .712 and has 22 stolen bases. Avary Lumpkin and Brooke Royster share the team lead in homeruns with seven each. Belle Haynes has five homers.

The 1-2 punch of Chloe Davidson and Alexis Walls have combined for all 16 of Tallassee's wins. Davidson is 9-3 on the season with a 3.17 ERA. Walls is 7-2 with an earned run average of 3.78.

The Tigers are hitting .425 as a team averaging ten runs per game. They have a team ERA of 3.62.

Brewbaker Tech is hitting .387 this season with a team ERA below one-run per game (.748). The Rams are led in the circle by Taniyah Brown, who has thrown 95 innings of the team's 112 this year. She is 18-1 with a .589 ERA, 159 strikeouts and 44 walks. Teams are batting .090 against her.

Last Week's Highlights

THS 15, Stanhope 7
15 hits
Alexis Walls and Marlee Stewart had three hits each. Chloe Baynes, Chloe Davidson and Avary Lumpkin had two hits a piece. Belle Haynes and Abbie Davis had hits. Brooke Royster hit a homerun.

THS 6, Pell City 4
9 hits
Chloe Baynes had three hits. Chloe Davidson and Abbie Davis had two hits each. Marlee Stewart and Alexis Walls added singles. Davidson picked up the win.

THS 8, Clay Central 0
9 hits
Chloe Baynes and Chloe Davidson had two hits a piece. Belle Haynes hit two homers. Avary Lumpkin, Brooke Royster and Jenna Manning added a hit each. Alexis Walls recorded the win.

THS 9, Pleasant Valley 0
11 hits
Chloe Baynes, Belle Haynes, Avary Lumpkin and Abbie Davis all had two hits. Lumpkin and Brooke