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County softball area tournaments continue Thursday

Area softball tournaments began Monday and will continue Thursday.

Belgreen leads the way in the winner’s bracket of the Class 1A Area 14 tournament.

The Bulldogs easily beat Phillips 10-0 in their first game of the tournament, but their second game was a little tougher. Belgreen had to go into extra innings to beat Hackleburg 6-4 to stay in the winner’s bracket.

Vina lost to Hackleburg but beat Philips 9-8 to remain in contention. Vina and Hackleburg will play at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Belgreen.

The winner will face Belgreen in the finals at 5:30 p.m.

Red Bay is in the driver’s seat of the Class 2A Area14 tournament. Red Bay beat Colbert County 17-0 to wrest control of the tournament in the winner’s bracket.

Colbert County had beat Tharptown 4-3 earlier in the day.

Tharptown will have to play the Indians again Thursday at 3 p.m. to remain in contention. The winner will play Red Bay in the finals at 5 p.m.

Phil Campbell will have to climb out of the loser’s bracket in the Class 3A Area 15 tournament being held at Danville. Phil Campbell lost to East Lawrence 10-7 and beat Vinemont 10-9 Monday.

Phil Campbell will play East Lawrence at 1 p.m. Thursday. If the Bobcats win, they will face Danville in the finals at 3 p.m.