Warriors eliminated in region tournament semifinals

Published 3:01 pm Sunday, May 15, 2011

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.