Cornerstone advances to AISA state tourney
By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter
COLUMBIANA – The Cornerstone Christian Lady Chargers advanced to the AISA Class A state tournament with a series sweep of Abbeville Christian Academy April 22.
Cornerstone handled Abbeville for a 15-4 victory in five innings in game one. Brooke Calma led the Lady Chargers with a 1-for-2 effort with four runs scored and three stolen bases. Lorin Rodger finished 2-for-3 with three runs while Laura Beth Franklin was 2-for-3 with two runs.
Alex Reed pitched five innings and allowed four runs on two hits with eight strikeouts and five walks.
Cornerstone sealed up a spot at the AISA state tournament with a 14-5 win in game two. Reed went 4-for-5 with three runs scored while Franklin and Alley Toney each finished 2-for-3 with three runs.
Calma pitched Cornerstone to the win allowing five runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and six walks.
The Lady Chargers advance to the Class A, Region 1 tournament April 24-27 and will face Lakeside in the first round. The region tournament will determine the seeding for the state tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery May 3-4.