Warriors eliminated in region tournament semifinals
By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor
The Thompson High School softball team was eliminated in the semifinal round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A North Central Region tournament May 14 following a 5-0 loss to Tuscaloosa County at Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills.
The loss came on the heels of a 5-0 loss to Hoover and knocked the Warriors out of the double-elimination tournament.
Thompson won its first two games in the tournament. The Warriors defeated Minor 12-2 in their opening game before topping Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 14-5 in the second round.
The Warriors racked up 15 hits in the 14-5 win over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa.
Marly Terrell led Thompson at the plate with five hits, including two homers. Terrell drove in six runs in the victory.
Rebecca Victory finished with four hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Sarah Beth Holdbrooks added three hits, including a homer and a double, and drove in two runs.
Rachel Rigney earned the win in the circle after giving up five hits with six strikeouts.