High school softball teaser

Leah Patterson won a complete-game pitchers’ duel with Wellborn’s Landon McDaniel, spreading out seven hits and striking out six batters, as Pleasant Valley’s softball team edged Wellborn 2-1 on Tuesday to clinch the right to play host to the 3A, Area 11 tournament.

McDaniel pitched a solid game, as well, allowing seven hits with five strikeouts and six walks.

Top performers for Pleasant Valley (22-8, 7-0 area):

—Savannah Williams, 1-for-3, one run.

—Cortney Williams, 2-for-3, double.

—Bailey Harris, 2-for-4, double, two RBIs.

Top performers for Wellborn (13-14, 4-3):

—Lynzee Hicks, 1-for-3, one run.

—Lucy Williams, 2-for-3, one RBI.

Oxford 3, Fort Payne 2: Bailey Clark, Eilee Sparks and Takya Garrett each drove in a run, and Emily Thrasher pitched a complete game as Oxford won in 6A, Area 13 play.

Top performers for Oxford (18-15):

—Clark, 2-for-4, double, one run, one RBI.

—Sparks, 1-for-3, one RBI.

—Garrett, 1-for-3, one RBI.

—Thrasher, pitched seven innings, allowing five hits with one earned run, two walks and four strikeouts.  

Alexandria 9, Cleburne County 1: Ashley Phillips, Maggie Phillips and Lanie Dreyer each had two hits, and Dreyer turned in a strong outing in the circle to lead Alexandria.

Top performers for the Valley Cubs (22-8):

—Mattie Wade, 1-for-4, two runs, RBI.

—Ashley Phillips, 2-for-5, double, two runs, one RBI.

—Maggie Phillips, 2-for-4, double, one run, one RBI.

—Millie Burt, 1-for-4, one RBI.

—Dreyer, 2-for-3; pitched seven innings, allowing five hits, no walks and one earned run and striking out seven batters.

—Logan Irwin, 1-for-4, one run, one RBI.


Alexandria 11, Ohatchee 1: Mitch Welch struck out 14 batters over six innings. He also had two hits and drove in a run as Alexandria ended its season with a victory.

Other top performers for Alexandria (18-12):

—Noah Primm, three hits.

—Ryan Taylor, two RBIs.

—Jalen Borders, struck out three batters.