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Sarah Bowling pitches in a game earlier this season, combined with Sofia Hutson for a perfect game in Hartselle’s 20-0 win over Decatur. Enquirer photo by Jim Meadows

Hartselle dominates Decatur in doubleheader sweep

The Hartselle Tigers softball team dominated Decatur in their area doubleheader matchup this past Thursday. The Tigers outscored the Lady Red Raiders 36-0 in their two games. Hartselle improves to 17-7 and 3-0 in area play.

Game one: Hartselle 20, Decatur 0

Hartselle sent 23 batters to the plate in the first inning of game one and scored 18 runs. The Tigers hit three home runs in the 20-0 win.

Katie Norgard homered, had three RBI and scored two runs to lead Hartselle. Chloe Gray had two hits, including a home run, with two RBI and scored two runs, while Brooklyn Stiles added a solo home run and scored two. Kaelyn Jones, Brityan Godfrey and Sofia Hutson each had two hits and two RBI.

Sarah Bowling and Hutson combined for a perfect game, striking out six and facing only nine batters. Bowling earned the win after pitching the first two innings.

Game two: Hartselle 16, Decatur 0

The Tigers rested most of their starters in game two but didn’t skip a beat in their 16-0 win over Decatur.

Aly Putnam had two hits, including a triple, and four RBIs to lead Hartselle. Grace McClendon had three hits and an RBI. Morgan Osborn had two hits, including a double, and two RBI in her first career start.

Hutson got the start and earned the win with a perfect first inning. Bailey Lawrence pitched the final two innings in relief and struck out four.

Hewitt-Trussville 3, Hartselle 2

The Tigers fell at home to Hewitt-Trussville 3-2 to start the week. The loss was the Tigers’ fifth by one run. All of Hartselle’s losses have come to teams ranked in the 7A Top 10.

Katie Norgard hit a solo homer, while Kaelyn Jones had a triple and scored a run. Blayne Godfrey had an RBI.

Godfrey took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits in seven innings. She struck out 14.