Benjamin Russell’s boys golf team wrapped up its regular season of match play Tuesday with a match against Phenix City. The Wildcats pulled out a 149-154 victory to end their season 11-0.
The boys were led by Matthew Cush, who turned in a 35. Caziah Gilmore carded a 36, while Sawyer Parks followed closely behind with a 37.
Also competing for the boys were Saxon Coker, Harrison Kelly, Kyle Mattox, Jacob Scott and Trey Shockley.
On the girls side, Benjamin Russell put up a strong fight but fell to the Red Devils, 157-161. Balla Arami, Megan Harris, Hannah Henderson, Lainey Peters, Finlay Radney, Hadleigh Tidwell and Keegan Wendling competed for BRHS.
Both Wildcat teams are now preparing for sectionals, which will be played at Willow Point on Monday.
Wildcats fall to Beauregard despite strong hitting
Although Benjamin Russell’s softball team outhit Beauregard on Tuesday afternoon, it couldn’t put up enough runs and lost a 10-5 contest.
The Hornets built up a 3-0 lead after three innings before the Wildcats could finally put a run across. Leah Leonard and Baylee Adkins both drew bases-loaded walks to cut Beauregard’s lead to just 3-2, but the Hornets immediately answered in the home half of the inning with a pair of runs of their own.
Benjamin Russell finished with 10 hits led by two each from Taylor Harris, Bailey Underwood and Brooke Bowden. Haylee Hunter, Taylor McVey, Emma Tapley and Chloe Davis each had singles.
Asia McWaters and Harris split time in the circle. McWaters threw the first four innings, allowing just four hits and three earned runs. She struck out one and walked on. Harris gave up four hits and five runs in the final two innings.
Horseshoe Bend dominates Central Coosa
Despite having only six hits, Horseshoe Bend took advantage of three errors and 15 walks to defeat Central Coosa, 19-0, on Tuesday night.
Alyssa Whiteard led the General offense with two hits and four RBIs. Danielle Mitchell, Ivy Vickers and Erica Bryan each had one hit.
Caly Carlisle tossed the three-inning no-hitter. She struck out four and walked two.
Shelton State sweeps CACC
Central Alabama Community College’s softball team allowed 21 hits over the course of Tuesday’s doubleheader and was swept by Shelton State, 4-1 and 10-1.
Madison Huston and Sierra Easterwood each had two hits and an RBI for the Trojans. Chelsea Parker, Elizabeth Burns, Keana Pearson, Lauren Phillips and Sawyer Martin recorded one single apiece.