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Falkville picks up 1st win on new softball field

By Staff
Justin Schuver, Hartselle Enquirer
Falkville won its first game on its new softball field Monday afternoon when it defeated Holly Pond 9-2. The Lady Devils had lost three straight games on the new field.
Sarah Champion pitched the complete-game win for Falkville, allowing just three hits and two runs. She struck out five.
Offensively, the big hit came from Whitney Eaves in the bottom of the third inning. Eaves hit a two-RBI triple that put Falkville ahead of its opponent by the score of 2-1. The game-winning RBI came on Katrina Wildmon's groundout that scored Eaves from third base.
Story had a two-RBI triple of her own in the sixth inning, an inning where Falkville took advantage of four Holly Pond errors to break the game wide open. The Lady Devils scored six runs that inning, but just two were earned.
Story, Eaves and Ashlie Mayer each scored two runs. Wildmon, Nikki Hale and Katie Annerton also scored a run each.
Hartselle 5
Athens 4
Mary Curtis pitched all seven innings to pick up the win for Hartselle, who improved to 26-14 and avenged two losses to Athens earlier in the season.
Kayla Orr had two RBIs and finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. Shanice Johnson and Michel Fields both hit RBI doubles and Shauna Clemons finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
West Morgan 3
Danville 2
Danville fell to West Morgan in the final game of the Cullman Invitational Saturday. The Lady Hawks led 2-1 after 6.5 innings before West Morgan's Lauren Seibert's two-RBI single gave the Lady Rebels the come from behind victory.
Seibert also picked up the win on the mound, striking out 11 in the complete game.
Danville's Charleston Wilson, Christine Thompson and Kassie Cowart each hit singles.
Danville 1
Geraldine 0
The Lady Hawks got a complete game performance from Christine Thompson to move into the finals of the Cullman Invitational. Thompson struck out nine batters and allowed seven hits in the shutout victory.
For the Lady Hawks, Bethany Evans, Whitney Haggamaker, Brittany Atkins and Haley Hensley each had singles in the win.
Danville 12
Vinemont 1
Christine Thompson pitched a three-hit six-inning game as Danville improved to 19-7 overall.
Thompson also pitched in at the plate, hitting a two-run home run and a triple. Brittany Atkins and Bethany Evans had two singles; Kristen Sparkman had a triple, single and a stolen base; Kassie Cowart hit a triple and a single; Charleston Wilson had a single and two stolen bases; Whitney Haggamaker singled and stole a base; and Hannah Little had two stolen bases.
Westminster 9
Falkville 3
Falkville allowed seven unearned runs in the fourth inning to fall to its area foe.
Ashlie Mayer took the tough-luck loss on the mound, pitching all seven innings and allowing five hits and two earned runs.
Mayer also helped at the plate with a single. Whitney Eaves hit two singles and had an RBI, Jody Holmes hit a single and Katie Annerton scored a run, hit a double and had an RBI.