Archived Story

Wildcats top Sylacauga in area contest

Published 11:35am Tuesday, April 24, 2012


With the chance of hosting the upcoming Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 5A, Area 7 tournament still hanging in the balance, Shelby County defeated Sylacauga 6-3 to remain in the hunt.

Kaitlyn Paschall gave the Wildcats an early 1-0 lead following her homer in the top of the third inning. The solo shot was Paschall’s ninth homer of the season.

Sylacauga took a 3-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning following a three-run double in the right-center field gap.

Courtney Shields ripped a triple in the top of the fifth inning before scoring on a RBI single by Brianna Buie, which cut the Wildcats’ deficit to 3-2.

Shelby County took the lead for good in the top half of the seventh inning.

Shields started things off with a walk before Brittany Lansford followed with a single.  Shields scored on a passed ball to tie the game. Buie then got on base and scored, giving Shelby County a 4-3 lead.

After Paschall walked, Ashlyn Blackerby stepped to the plate with a chance at redemption.  With a 2-2 count, Blackerby crushed a two-run blast to left field, the first homer of her career, to give the Wildcats a 6-3 lead.

Sylacauga threatened in the seventh inning before Buie caught a fly ball at short stop to end the game.

Editor's Picks

Meet Callie Reed and Shelby

Shelby Humane Society’s pets of the week, Callie Reed and Shelby have it all…except for a forever home. But with your help, they will have ... Read more

Meet Ben and Rally

Need a little bit of happy in your life? We have two featured pets this week that offer oodles of happiness. Rally is an endearing ... Read more

Meet two special girls

Hickup is a friendly grey/white 1-year-old fancy shorthair feline. She likes to lay in your lap and would love nothing more than to curl up ... Read more