Prep Recap: Montevallo edges Isabella
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Montevallo High School scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Isabella, 8-7, Thursday. Tied 5-5 going into the seventh, Isabella took a 7-5 lead.
After Montevallo drew two walks to lead off the bottom of the seventh but had its next two hitters retired. Lee Walker hit a routine ground ball to third, which would have ended the game, but the throw to first base was dropped, allowing two runs to come across tying the game, 7-7. Walker then moved around the bases on two wild pitches to put him 90 feet from home, later scoring on a passed ball for the win.
Tanner Bush (1-1) recorded the win after pitching one-third of an inning. Jeff Roper started the game and allowed three runs through four innings.
Briarwood 4, Shades Valley 2:The Briarwood Christian Lions scored four runs in the first three innings Thursday and held off a late comeback by Shades Valley to take the win, 4-2. Briarwood (2-5) used some quick base-running skills to take advantage of the Mounties (5-3) as the Lions stole eight bases during the game.
Offensively for the Lions, Kyle Ogard finished with a double and a run scored, Ty Nash finished with a hit and an RBI and Adam Russell finished with a single. Evan Simmons, Paul McKelvey and Ben Bracewell each finished with a pair of stolen bases. Bracewell earned the complete-game win on the mound, finishing with no earned runs and four strikeouts.
SOFTBALLOak Mountain 14, Benjamin Russell 2: Oak Mountain (5-0) continued its undefeated start with the help of senior Allyson Ritenour’s three hits and two RBIs and junior Jessica Cooley’s two RBIs off a double and a triple. Ashley Bice was the winning pitcher.
Kingwood Christian 15, East Memorial 0: Madeline Lee helped Kingwood (3-1) dominate East Memorial in four innings Thursday, giving up two hits and striking out nine for the win. She also collected three hits at the plate, including a double and four RBIs. Whitney Gillespie was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Lauren Rozof was also 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Cornerstone Christian 26, Coosa Valley Academy 0: Cornerstone Christian (3-0, 1-0) began its defense of the area championship with a lopsided win on the road at Coosa Valley. Chasity Payne and Nichole Davis were both perfect at the plate, as Payne went 5-for-5 with four RBIs, and was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Chelsey Dunnaway pitched only the first inning for the win, striking out all three batters faced.
GIRLS SOCCERThompson 10, Northridge 0Mary Morris scored four goals to help lift the No. 9 Thompson Warriors to a dominating win over the Northridge Jaguars, 10-0. Courtney Linhares added three goals in the win, while Emilie Morrow, Madison Hooten and Katy Hutto each scored one goal for the Warriors (5-1-0).
Vestavia 2, Spain Park 0:Taylor Kerr had seven saves for No. 1 Vestavia as the Rebels shut out No. 2 Spain Park, 2-0. The loss dropped the Jaguars to 5-2-1