Coach Pat Love with Senior Pitcher Alexis Walls
Photo by Kyle Thornton
Softball goes 3-1 for week
By Michael Butler
The week began with a lopsided 17-7 defeat on Senior Night Tuesday vs. Wetumpka, but it ended nicely - in walkoff style on Friday.
One of Tallassee's seniors got a grand slam in the Tigers' 6-4 win vs. St. James in Beauregard. Belle Haynes cleared the bases in the seventh with the Tigers trailing 4-2 in their final at-bat.
Tallassee went 2-0 in the rain-shortened Beauregard Tournament with the other win coming against Smiths Station 10-3.
The Tigers also beat Beauregard 14-7 on Wednesday of last week. The team remains undefeated in area play (5-0). A win at Brebaker Tech on Tuesday, April 19 would clinch the area's top seed.
Tallassee is 22-6 overall and was ranked No. 2 in the most recent ASWA Class 5A Rankings.
Highlights (Week of April 11):
Chloe Baynes: 3-for-4, 3 Stolen Bases
Chloe Davidson: 1-for-5, 1 RBI
Belle Haynes: 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, 1 Stolen Base
Avary Lumpkin: 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, Double
Marlee Stewart: 1-for-4
Brooke Royster: 2-for-3, 1 RBI
Chloe Baynes: 2-for-5, 1 Stolen Base
Chloe Davidson: 2-for-5, Double
Belle Haynes: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 Stolen Base, Double
Avary Lumpkin: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
Marlee Stewart: 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2 Stolen Bases
Alexis Walls: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
Jenna Manning, 1-for-4, 3 RBIs, Homerun
vs. Smiths Station
Chloe Baynes: 2-for-3, 4 Stolen Bases
Chloe Davidson: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, Stolen Base, Double
Belle Haynes: 1-for-1, 1 RBI
Avary Lumpkin: 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, Double
Marlee Stewart: 2-for-2, 2 RBIs, Double
Brooke Royster: 2-for-3, 2 RBIs
Alexis Walls: 1-for-3, *Winning Pitcher (5 ip, 3 earned runs, 3 SO, 2BB)
vs. St. James
Chloe Baynes: 2-for-4, 1 Stolen Base
Chloe Davidson: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Belle Haynes: 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, 2 Stolen Bases, *Walkoff Grand Slam
Alexis Walls: 1-for-3, *Winning Pitcher (7 ip, 0 earned runs, 0 SO, 4 BB)
Jenna Manning: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, Double
Abbie Davis: 1-for-3