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Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle wins Tiger Classic

By Staff
Charles Prince, Hartselle Enquirer
The top ranked Hartselle Lady Tigers are once again the champions of the Tiger Classic. Hartselle whipped Mortimer Jordan 2-0 in an eight-inning final. Hartselle had lost to the Blue Devils in pool play 4-0, but bounced back in the final behind the pitching of Sabrina Roberts.
Earlier in the week, the Lady Tigers split four games on a road trip to Mobile for the Baker High tournament.
Tuscaloosa County 4, Hartselle 3
Sabrina Roberts lost her first game of the year allowing seven hits and three earned runs in six innings. Roberts struck out three and walked one.
Anna Byrd was 2-for-2 at the plate with one run scored while Roberts was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
Hartselle 5,
Reidland, KY 1
In game two of the Baker High tourney, JJ Lawrimore improved her record to 5-2 with a four-hit pitching performance.
Lawrimore struck out four while walking three.
Shan Jones led the Hartselle hitters with a 2-for-4 day with one run scored.
Sarah Whitlow went 1-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI.
Baker 6,
Hartselle 3
The defending 6A state champions beat the defending 5A state champs behind the pitching of Tara Donaldson who improved to 18-1 this season.
Sabrina Roberts took the loss to slip to 7-2. Roberts struck out four and walked two while allowing only two earned runs.
Shan Jones went 3-for-4 with two doubles with two runs scored.
Roberts was 1-for-2 with a three-run triple. Shanice Johnson was 2-for-2 while Rachel Davidson went 1-for-2.
Hartselle 8,
St. Pauls 2
Elizabeth Stejskal picked up her first win of the year with four innings of five-hit pitching. Stejskal struck out four and walked one.
Sarah McNutt pitched three innings of one-hit relief and struck out three.
At the plate, JJ Lawrimore and Sarah Whitlow both went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Lawrimore had one RBI. Anna Byrd and Jessica Barbrey each went 2-for-4, Byrd scored twice while Barbrey scored once.
Sabrina Roberts had a two-RBI double and scored one run.
Hartselle 3,
Cullman 0
The Lady Tigers won a midweek 5A-Area 15 game over the Lady Bearcats.
Sarah McNutt picked up her first win of the season with a seven-inning four hit performance. McNutt struck out five batters and issued no walks.
Shanice Johnson and Rachel Carden both went 2-for-3 with one run scored. Carden crushed a two-run homer in the sixth inning after Johnson had doubled in the first Lady Tiger run.
Hartselle 4,
Buckhorn 3
Hartselle won the opening game of pool play at he 2004 Tiger Classic with a come from behind win.
JJ Lawrimore upped her record to 6-2 with a complete game. Lawrimore scattered nine hits while walking one and striking out one batter.
Shan Jones was 1-for-1 with a solo homer in the third inning. With Hartselle trailing 3-2, Sarah Whitlow delivered a game winning two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Mortimer Jordan 4, Hartselle 0
Sabrina Roberts slipped to 8-3 on the season while allowing eight hits and two earned runs.
Roberts struck out four and walked none.
Sarah Whitlow was 1-for-2 and picked up the Lady Tigers only hit.
Hartselle 9,
Bob Jones 0
Elizabeth Stejskal improved to 2-0 while throwing a five-inning no-hitter. She struck out one and did not issue a walk.
JJ Lawrimore went 2-for-3 with one run scored and two RBIs while Shanice Johnson went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Rachel Carden went 1-for-2 with one RBI.
Hartselle 5,
Decatur 2
The Lady Tigers reached the semi-finals of the Tiger Classic behind the three-hit pitching of Sabrina Roberts. Roberts struck out three and walked no one as she improved to 9-3 on the season.
Sabrina Roberts went 2-for-2 with four RBIs while JJ Lawrimore went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Rachel Davidson went 2-for-3 while Sarah Whitlow had one RBI.
Hartselle 3,
John Carroll 0
JJ Lawrimore (7-2) struck out nine while throwing a shutout to earn the Lady Tigers a rematch with Mortimer Jordan in the finals.
Rachel Carden went 2-for-3 with a double and two-run homer.
Ashley Wiseheart was 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI while Sabrina Roberts went 2-for-4. JJ Lawrimore and Sarah Whitlow each went 1-for-3 and scored one run.
Hartselle 2,
Mortimer Jordan 0
Sabrina Roberts improved to 10-3 with an eight-inning three-hitter. Roberts struck out 11 and walked none.
Anna Byrd and Rachel Carden each had one RBI. Byrd went 2-for-4 at the plate.
The Lady Tigers are now 21-6 overall and 4-0 in 5A-Area 15 play.

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