Lady Bulldogs fall in semi-finals
ACA 3, Priceville 2
Priceville softball lost 3-2 to ACA in the semi-finals of the Cullman Pre-State Blowout Saturday.
After allowing a two-run homer in top of the first, Priceville answered with a double with bases loaded for a two-run RBI for Hannah Wheeler. Her hit just missed clearing the fence for a grand slam.
Back-to-back singles in the second and a ground-out gave ACA the winning run.
Coach Preston Potter said Abby St. John pitched well enough to win, but they missed a few offensive opportunities.
McKenzie Parker had two singles, and Alex Shields singled and scored. St. John scored a run, Kathleen Wheeler singled and stole a base, and Destinee Hargrove added a single.
“We are playing with a lot of confidence and unity this weekend, and I couldn’t be any more proud of how well we are playing,” Potter said. “We’re excited to get rolling on Thursday with the area tournament.”
Priceville 2, East Lawrence 1
The Lady Bulldogs beat East Lawrence in the second round of bracket play Saturday of the Cullman Pre-State Blowout 2-1.
Coach Preston Potter considered it another well played game with timely hitting. He said Abby St. John had a great pitching performance, allowing one unearned run on four hits with two strikeouts.
McKenzie Parker led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple into right field. She was able to score on a passed ball. She added another run in the second inning with an RBI single.
Parker finished 2-for-2 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Sara Beth Wilson added a single and a stolen base. Hannah Wheeler had two singles and a stolen base. Abby Hensley singled, stole a base and scored a run, and Kenzie Price added a single.
Priceville 12, Susan Moore 1
Priceville softball utilized their 15 hits to beat Susan Moore 12-1 in the first game of bracket play Saturday during the Cullman Pre-State Blowout.
Coach Preston Potter said they played a great offensive game and had good pitching and defense to go along with it.
Abby St. John tallied the win, allowing three hits and striking out four.
Mckenzie Parker went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run scored.
St. John had an RBI, singled and scored once. Sara Beth Wilson also singled and scored. Hannah Wheeler had two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Kathleen Wheeler went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Abby Hensley had a double, a single, two RBI, two runs score and a stolen base. Mia Grantland singled and scored. Destinee Hargrove added two singles and scored a run. Kenzie Price added a two-RBI single, and Alex shields scored a run.
AVA 10, Priceville 2
The Lady Bulldogs lost game two of the Cullman Pre-State Blowout Friday to ACA 10-2.
They started off well with a 2-0 lead before giving up a few runs in the second and third innings and finally allowing six runs in the fourth.
Mckenzie Parker singled and scored once. Alex Shields singled, scored and stole a base. Abby St. John added a hit. Sara Beth Wilson singled with an RBI and added a stolen base. Hannah Wheeler had an RBI single, and Mia Grantland added a hit.