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Calhoun County Area Softball

Alexandria, the Class 5A, Area 10 champion. (Submitted photo)
Alexandria, the Class 5A, Area 10 champion. (Submitted photo)

Calhoun County, AL – Hess’ walk-off grand slam punctuates dominant showing for Alexandria. Joiner homers twice as Handley sweeps to area title. Law homers as Spring Garden sweeps to area title.

Area softball tournament results/pairings

Class 6A, Area 12
At Choccolocco Park
FRIDAY, April 26
Oxford 14, Gadsden City 1
Pell City 15, Clay-Chalkville 0
Pell City 15, Oxford 4
SATURDAY, April 27
Clay-Chalkville 29, Gadsden City 16
Oxford 21, Clay-Chalkville 2
Finals: Pell City 7, Oxford 3

Class 5A, Area 10
At Alexandria
MONDAY, April 29

Central-Clay 2, Lincoln 1
Alexandria 15, Central-Clay 0
TUESDAY, April 30
Central-Clay 12, Lincoln 7
Finals: Alexandria 12, Central-Clay 2

Class 5A, Area 13
At Southside
SATURDAY, April 27

Southside 5, Douglas 1
Boaz 7, Sardis 4
Douglas 4, Sardis 3
MONDAY, April 29
Southside 12, Boaz 0
Boaz 15, Douglas 0
TUESDAY, April 30
Finals
: Southside 6, Boaz 1

Class 4A, Area 8
At Handley

TUESDAY, April 30
Munford 13, Talladega 0
Handley 15, Munford 0
Talladega 16, Munford 1
Finals: Handley 15, Munford 0

Class 4A, Area 10
At White Plains
MONDAY, April 29

Jacksonville 16, Cleburne County 1
White Plains 23, Anniston 2
Anniston 7, Cleburne County 3
White Plains 11, Jacksonville 0
TUESDAY, April 30
Jacksonville 16, Anniston 2
Finals: White Plains 11, Jacksonville 1

Class 4A, Area 12
At Cherokee County
SATURDAY, April 27

Cherokee County 1, Ashville 0
Oneonta 3, Etowah 2
Ashville 10 Etowah 1
Oneonta 3, Cherokee County 1
MONDAY, April 29
Cherokee County 5, Ashville 0
Cherokee County 8, Oneonta 0
Cherokee County 4, Oneonta 1

Class 3A, Area 7
At Beulah
FRIDAY, April 26
Randolph County 5, Dadeville 4
Randolph County 3, Beulah 1
SATURDAY, April 27
Beulah 13, Dadeville 3
Finals: Randolph County 10, Beulah 2

Class 3A, Area 10
At Piedmont
SATURDAY, April 27
Piedmont 11, Saks 1
Weaver 12, Wellborn 2
Wellborn 25, Saks 12
Piedmont 1, Weaver 0
MONDAY, April 29
Weaver 9, Wellborn 0
Finals: Piedmont 3, Weaver 1

Class 3A, Area 11
At Hokes Bluff

FRIDAY, April 26
Glencoe 13, Ohatchee 1
SATURDAY, April 27
Hokes Bluff 3, Glencoe 1
Glencoe 12, Ohatchee 11
MONDAY, April 29
Hokes Bluff 10, Glencoe 0

Class 2A, Area 9
At Pleasant Valley
MONDAY, April 29

Woodland 4, Ranburne 1
Pleasant Valley 15, Woodland 0
Woodland 7, Ranburne 0
Pleasant Valley 15, Woodland 0

Class 1A, Area 7
At Wadley
TUESDAY, April 30

Lochapoka def. Notasulga
Wadley 16, Lochapoka 0
Loachapoka 7, Notasulga 0
Finals: Wadley 17, Loachapoka 0

Class 1A, Area 11
At Spring Garden
FRIDAY, April 26
Spring Garden 17, Faith Christian 1
Cedar Bluff 10, Jacksonville Christian 0
Jacksonville Christian 12, Faith Christian 2
TUESDAY, April 30
Spring Garden 6, Cedar Bluff 2
Cedar Bluff 13, Jacksonville Christian 7
Finals: Spring Garden 5, Cedar Bluff 2

 

ALEXANDRIA — Cali Hess walked it off with a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Alexandria beat Central-Clay 12-2 in Tuesday’s Class 5A, Area 10 final at Alexandria.

The Valley Cubs (29-12-1) and Central-Clay advanced to next week’s East Regional at Albertville’s Sand Mountain Park. Class 5A teams open play May 7 at 10:45 a.m.

Hess, Alexandria’s shortstop, younger sister to senior first baseman Christian Hess and head coach Brian Hess’ daughter, tied Allyssa Hunt with a team-high four RBIs.

Hunt went 3-for-3 with a home run, double, two runs and four RBIs.

Charlee Parris tripled with an RBI, and Brenlee Sparks had a double and an RBI. Kaden Pritchett was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Pressley Slaton got the win, allowing three hits and no earned runs with six strikeouts in five innings.

Class 4A, Area 8

HANDLEY SWEEPS: Handley handled business at home, sweeping Munford 15-0 and 15-0 for the area title. Both teams advanced to the Central Regional at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park.

Class 4A teams open regional play May 6 at 9 a.m.

Handley (23-7) got a three-inning three-hitter with two strikeouts from Mariana Whaley in Tuesday’s first game with Munford.

Raquel Joiner hit a solo home run, an Brynnley Lane was 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Ella Hopper was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, three runs and three RBIs, and Ava Hill was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.

Tayi Goss was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

In the finals, Hill pitched two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and homered twice while going 3-for-3 with three runs and five RBIs.

Joiner hit her second homer of the day while going 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs, and Kia Brown went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.

Whaley was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Lane had two RBIs, and Hopper had a single and RBI.

Munford (24-11-1) clinched its regional berth with two victories over Talladega, 13-0 and 16-1.

Emma Gaither allowed three hits with nine strikeouts in four innings in the first game with Talladega.

Madison Arnold allowed a hit with a strikeout in one inning of relief and went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

Marlie Hall and Maddie Miller each had a double and RBI in pinch-hitting appearances. Amia Elston had a pinch-hit single and RBI.

Tayla Marlow had a single and RBI, and Bayleigh Durham was 2-for-2 with two runs.

In the second game with Talladega, Brooklyn Pressley pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts in four innings and homered while going 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs.

Jenna Gaither had two triples, two runs and two RBIs, and Emma Gaither was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs.

Raleigh Dew was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and three RBIs, and Ashlyn Bishop was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBIs.

Class 1A, Area 11

SPRING GARDEN SWEEPS: The Panthers (24-9) swept to the area title at home, beating Cedar Bluff 6-2 and 5-2.

Both teams advanced to next week’s East Regional at Albertville’s Sand Mountain Park. Class 1A teams begin play May 7 at 9 a.m.

Olivia Law hit a solo home run while going 2-for-2 in the first game with Cedar Bluff. Helena Ingram was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Lillian McCain doubled with two RBIs.

Addie Word had a single and RBI. Avery Steward went 2-for-4 with a run.

Ingram had a single, a run and an RBI in the second game. Maggie Jarrett tripled and scored a run, and McCain hit a double.

Steward pitched a three-hitter with one earned run and seven strikeouts.

 

Alexandria, the Class 5A, Area 10 champion. (Submitted photo)
Alexandria, the Class 5A, Area 10 champion. (Submitted photo)

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