PLEASANT VALLEY —
Pleasant Valley’s softball team scrapped and clawed its way to the Class 2A, Area 12 regular season title Thursday night, knocking off Wellborn 6-5 in eight innings.
Down 5-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, Atleigh Brannon and McKinley Parris singled to start the Raiders’ rally. After Savannah Williams moved both runners into scoring position, Pleasant Valley’s lone senior, Tori Shepard, hit the game-winning single, driving in both Brannon and Parris.
The Raiders rallied in the bottom of the seventh as well. Kara Perry tied the game at 4-4 with a two-out double, driving in Williams and Anna Craven.
Craven finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Perry went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Brannon was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Parris finished 2-for-2 and scored the game-winning run. Shepard went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Tiffany Williams was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Christa Lynn pitched the first seven innings for the Raiders, allowing four runs. She struck out four and walked none. Anna Bryant pitched the eighth, allowing one hit and one run.
Pleasant Valley (17-11, 7-0) plays Piedmont and Geraldine in the Lady Raider Classic at McClellan today.
Faith Christian 15, Weaver 4:
Kirstyn Cotton and Peyton Camp led the Lions with three hits each in a home win over Weaver.
Logan Boyd, Presley Whitten, Andrea Davis and Jasmyne Groce added two hits apiece. Whitten got the pitching win, striking out eight.
Faith Christian (10-14) hosts Ranburne on Monday.
White Plains 15, Saks 3:
The Lady Wildcats rode a 13-hit performance to their 28th win of the season.
Sophia Taylor led in hitting and went 2-for-3 on a single and a triple with 4 RBIs. Anna Snider, a Jacksonville State commitment, finished 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs. She was a homer shy of the cycle. Amber Greenwood went 3-for-4. Anna Rouse 1-for-2 with an RBI double.
Snider started the game and pitched one inning, striking out two. Greenwood earned the win. She pitched the final four innings, struck out two and surrendered three hits and one earned run.
White Plains (28-5-1, 5-0 Class 3A, Area) will play again Monday at Springville.
For Saks, Laken Haynes finished 1-for-2 with a three-run double.
Cleburne County 22, Anniston 1:
The Lady Tigers earned the win behind Madison Jones’ complete-game performance.
Jones pitched three innings, struck out one and surrendered only two hits.
Jones managed a single and a double in the batter’s box. Hannah Gossage served as her courtesy runner and scored three runs. Kiara Akles went 2-for-3 with three runs and a homer. Chelsea Parker went 3-for-3 on two singles and a double and scored two runs.
Kristen Leggett finished 3-for-3 on a single and two doubles with three runs. Shay Henson had two singles, a triple and scored two runs.
Cleburne County will play today in the Lady Raider Classic at McClellan.
Piedmont 7, Gaston 1:
At Piedmont, Hayden Tyree was 3-for-3 with a home run and a double. Peggy Ridley, Hannah Hulsizer and Torre Roberts each had two hits. Kendall Pressley pitched all seven innings, allowing five hits and one walk. She fanned five and did not allow an earned run.
Oxford boys 149, White Plains 156:
Chandler Allen shot the low score at three under 33. Cole Abney shot a 37. Tyler Putnam shot a 38.
For White Plains, Dustin Travis shot 37. Drennan Beam shot 39.
The Yellow Jackets will play again Monday and Tuesday at Cider Ridge in the Kelsey Goodwin Memorial Classic.
Donoho boys 165, Pleasant Valley 192:
The Falcons defeated the Raiders on Thursday at Silver Lakes.
Donoho’s Jacob Lecroy shot a 38 to lead the Falcons.
Donoho girls 164, Pleasant Valley 179:
The Lady Falcons defeated the Lady Raiders on Thursday at Silver Lakes.
Donoho’s Madison Huckaby was the low scorer. She shot a 52.
Donoho will play again Monday and Tuesday at Cider Ridge in the Kelsey Goodwin Memorial Classic.