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County softball roundup

Editor’s note: All information submitted by coaches.

Belgreen

The Belgreen Bulldog softball program split a pair of games in a round robin tournament at Sheffield Saturday.  In the first game Belgreen lost to Elkmont 14-1. Krista Sikes picked up the loss. Kylie Murray and Kaycee Wilson each went 2-for-2. Sikes and Courtney Williams each went 1-for-2 and scored the only runs.

In game two, Belgreen defeated Sheffield 9-6. Seventh grade pitcher Emma Dempsey picked up the win, scattering the runs over seven innings and striking out five batters. Courtney Williams went 4-for-4 with three doubles. Grace Smith went 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run to break the game open in the bottom of the third inning. Kaycee Wilson went 2-for-2 with a double and a single. Krista Sikes went 2-for-4 with a double and a single.

Vina

Early in the week, Vina defeated Thrasher (Miss.) 6-3. Thrasher jumped out to a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second, Erica Cantrell and Kim Stevens scored on RBIs walks of Abby Hester and Brooke Brown. In the bottom of the third, Annabelle Upton, Kaitlyn King and Cantrell scored on hits by Stevens and Maddie Raper.  Hester walked in another run. Upton would score in the fourth, and Thrasher would add a run in the fifth to make score the sixth and final Vina run. Cantrell was the winning pitcher, striking out nine in the contest.

Later in the week, the Lady Red Devils had a wild come-from-behind win over Winston County. Abby Hester led off with a walk, stole two bases and came into take a 1-0 lead. Winston County, however, would score five runs in the second inning on four errors by Vina. Erica Cantrell, Kaitlyn King, Brooke Brown and Emily Renfrow all scored in the next two innings to tied the game at 5-5. Maddie Raper scored for Vina in the bottom of the fourth to retake a 6-5 lead. Winston County would score four runs in the fifth before Vina exploded for ten runs.  Eight of nine Vina hitters scored, with Cantrell and King scoring twice in the inning. Annabelle Upton had a three RBI triple in the inning. The Yellow Jackets added a run in the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth, Kim Stevens, Ashleigh Thompson, Cantrell and King all came across home plate to ten-run Winston County by a score of 20-10. Cantrell was also the winning pitcher with three strikeouts.

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