BRHS softball

Submitted / The Outlook Benjamin Russell had four home runs in Friday’s game against Dadeville. Pictured are Bailey Underwood, Taylor McVey, Emma Tapley and Ryan Ruffin.

After putting up six runs in the top of the first inning, Benjamin Russell’s softball team kept the pedal to the metal and dominated Dadeville, 13-3, on Friday to end both teams’ regular seasons. The Wildcats racked up 16 hits in the victory.

Benjamin Russell had its bats on fire to open the game. Asia McWaters led off with a single followed by a double from Taylor Harris. Haylee Hunter got the scoring started with a run-scoring single before Taylor McVey smashed one over the center-field fence to drive in three runs and give BRHS a 4-0 lead. Ryann Ruffin kept things going with a single shot before a single out was put on the board.

With two outs, though, Benjamin Russell wasn’t done yet. Another home run by Bailey Underwood gave the Wildcats a six-run spot before the inning’s end. From there, the Tigers looked to play catch-up but couldn’t even get close.

Ruffin led the offense with three hits as all but one Wildcat had at least one hit. Harris smacked two singles, and McVey, Na’Skia Russell and Underwood each had a pair of hits.

Harris took the win in the circle, tossing the complete game and allowing just four hits. Only two of Dadeville’s three runs were scored. Harris fanned 10 and walked just one.

For the Tigers, Tiffany Rice hit a double.

Generals struggle at Tallassee Tournament

After a strong start during which Horseshoe Bend’s softball team defeated Beauregard, 5-0, things got worse and worse for the Generals at this weekend’s Tallassee Tournament. HBS suffered losses to Tallassee, 5-0 and 16-0, and St. James, 7-1 and 8-4.

Caly Carlisle led the Generals to a win against Beauregard. The Hornets had just four hits in the five-inning game as Carlisle pitched the shutout.

But it was Horseshoe Bend’s offense that struggled, finishing with just 21 hits over the five games. Ivy Vickers and Leighann McWhorter each had four hits, while Alyssa Whiteard contributed three singles and Danielle Mitchell had two singles and a double. Abby Cheatam had a pair of hits.

Rebels go 1-2 at weekend tournament

A walk-off single by Bella Studdard highlighted a 5-4 victory over Straughn for Reeltown’s softball team this weekend, but from there, the Rebels suffered losses to Pleasant Home, 5-3, and Goshen, 7-6.

Against Straughn, the game was tied 4-4 going into the fifth when Bentley Baker was walked to lead things off. With one out, Studdard played hero as she laced a single to center field to drive in the winning run. Studdard led the offense with a pair of hits.

In the loss to Pleasant Home, Reeltown’s bat stalled as it finished with just four hits. Against Goshen, the Rebels actually outhit Goshen, 10-7, but it was the Eagles who turned the tables for a walk-off victory. Chloe Davidson, Madison Ledbetter and Kenzie Gibson each had a pair of hits in the narrow loss.


Wallace State sweeps Trojans

Hitting the ball wasn’t the problem for Central Alabama Community College on Sunday, but getting key hits was as the baseball team suffered a sweep at the hands of Wallace State. The Trojans lost, 7-3 and 8-2, despite outhitting Lions 17-12.

Donald Stokes led the offense with four singles, while Cal Burton (Reeltown), Gage Herring and Mathew Radoslovich each had three hits apiece. Jeremy Almaguer had a pair of singles.

Lizi Arbogast is the sports editor at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.