Pink Panthers win first place in Belles Division
Staff Reports, Hartselle Enquirer
The Pink Panthers dropped their last two games but still managed to finish in first place in the Belles Division of Hartselle's Dixie Girls Softball League with a 9-3 record. Hartselle Fire came in second with a 7-4 record.
The last four games in the regular season were played May 18-19. Results are as follows:
Hartselle Fire 12
Hartselle Fire scored five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Lethal 12-5 in the second of two games played on May 18. Joy Harris had three singles in Fire's 13-hit attack. Meaghan Gray slammed a pair of doubles, Olivia McKee had a pair of singles, Deleasa Henderson and Kati Salverson each doubled and Chelsea Fagan, Amanda Roden, Olivia Hampton and Kaitlin Maze each singled.
Rashawn Jones paced Lethal at the plate with a double and single and Briley Ward had a double.
Gray was the winning pitcher. She allowed one hit while striking out four and walking two in three innings of work. Dallas Snell pitched three innings in relief, allowing two hits while striking our three and walking three. Kayla Bolton was tagged with the loss. She gave up seven hits while striking out one and walking eight in four innings.
Pink Panthers 7
Havoc pushed across five runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie and held on to defeat the Pink Panthers 9-7 in the opening game. The winners had only one hit, a double by Christa Long, but collected nine walks. The losers cranked out 12 hits. Brianna Riley had a double and single, Chelsea Maze, Leah Dobbins and Taylor Bean each had a pair of singles, Brittany Tillman doubled and Jacquie Shadden, Whitney Samuels and Jessica Bradley each singled.
Meghan Stephenson pitched two innings in relief and was credited with the win. She allowed five hits while striking out one and walking three. Danielle Carden pitched eight innings. She allowed seven hits while striking out six and walking one. Leah Dobbins was the loser. She allowed no hits but walked seven and struck out one in two innings. Riley went eight innings, allowing one hit while fanning 11 batters and walking two.
Havoc closed out its season by scoring a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning and defeating Lethal 8-6 in the first of two games played on May 19. Leading a 10-hit attack for the winners was Long with a pair of singles and a double. Amber Compton had a pair of doubles, Stephenson doubled and singled and Hannah South, Carden and Taylor Stephenson each singled. Lethal also had 10 hits. Leading the attack were Alex Paulsen with a pair of singles and a double, Jessica Waddell with a pair of singles, and Hollie Nix, Ward, Bolton, Courtney Vinzant and Mercedes Tidwell each singled.
Stephenson was the winning pitcher. She allowed nine hits while walking four and striking our four. Bolton was the loser. She allowed three hits and two runs in a relief appearance.
Hartselle Fire 13
Pink Panthers 9
Hartselle Fire scorched the Pink Panthers with eight runs in the first inning and went on to record a 13-9 win in the regular season finale. Leading a 13-hit attack for the winners was Chelsea Fagan with four singles. Snell added a pair of doubles, Henderson had a double and single, Harris and Maze each had a pair of singles and Gray added a single. Shadden paced the losers at the plate with three singles. Riley had a pair of singles and Dobbins and Anna Chappell each singled. Gray was the winning pitcher. She allowed five hits while striking out four and walking four. Snell gave up two hits while striking out two and walking four in one inning. Chappell was the loser. She allowed 12 hits while striking our three and walking seven in three innings.