Cleburne County hosts its Tiger Classic softball tournament Friday and Saturday
at Anniston’s McClellan sports complex. The Tigers play Jacksonville Friday at 4:30 p.m. They meet Ranburne at 6 p.m. then pack it in as Saturday is prom day at Cleburne County.
Wellborn, Leeds and Horseshoe Bend are also playing in the varsity division of the tournament and four junior varsity teams make up another bracket.
In Cleburne County’s only game over the past week, Oxford defeated the Tigers 11-1 at Oxford Tuesday. Kiara Akles scored the only run. She walked and Kaity Zeiders’ sacrifice bunt advanced her to second base.
Bailey Beam lined a single up the middle to score Akles. Beam, Akles and Hannah Gossage each had a single for the only Cleburne County hits.
“We put the ball in play but it was either a pop up or straight to somebody,” said Tigers’ coach Ron Ervin.
Cleburne County is scheduled to host area opponent Lincoln today. Ervin said Wednesday afternoon that he planned to make every effort to have Tiger Field playable today. If he is unable to get the field in playing shape, today’s game may move to Lincoln with the Golden Bears coming to Heflin later in the season.