Montevallo beats Calera

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kylie Stansell was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Montevallo (14-8) to a 15-4 victory over Calera on Thursday.

&8220;She was just hitting the ball really hard. It was as hard hit singles as you&8217;d ever see,&8221; head coach Ronnie Holsombeck said.

Whittney Farrington, who continues to lead the team with her .530 batting average, also helped produce three runs, driving in two with a triple in the third inning.

&8220;Somebody with her speed will create problems for anybody,&8221; Holsombeck said.

Brianne Edwards and Kayla Irwin each added two RBIs, while Anna Nix struck out seven, allowing just one earned run and one hit through five innings.

Montevallo collected another large margin win on Monday night, as they defeated Chilton County 17-4.

&8220;It was close early on and we just kind of ran away with it late,&8221; Holsombeck said.

The Lady Dawgs compiled eight runs in the seventh inning, after scoring five in the fourth inning to break the game open with an 8-2 lead.

Montevallo can clinch the regular season area title with wins over Gordo and West Blocton at home this Tuesday and Thursday.

In other games from staff reports:

-Briarwood slips past McAdory: Amy Hale collected three RBIs off a pair of singles to lead Briarwood Christian to a 5-4 victory at McAdory on Thursday.

-Spain Park and Oak Mountain battle in area play: Oak Mountain shutout Spain Park last Tuesday 10-0 with the help of winning pitcher Sarah Morton&8217;s six innings of work in the circle and 2-for-3 performance from the plate. Jessica Cooley was a perfect 4-for-4 for the Lady Eagles, while Erin Carpenter added three RBIs off a 3-for-3 day.

Cooley added two RBIs Thursday to lead Oak Mountain

in a 7-5 area loss to No. 3 Hoover. Spain Park was blanked 15-0 by No. 1 Vestavia Hills, who completed area play a perfect 3-0.

-Dunnaway leads Cornerstone past Coosa Valleey: Chelsea Dunnaway and the Cornerstone Christian Lady Chargers improved to 16-0 last Tuesday with a 17-1 victory over Coosa Valley. Dunnaway struck out the first eight batters faced in the game. Mandy Hawkens led the team with five RBIs off three hits, while Chasity Payne added three RBIs off three hits.