Softball roundup: St. Al and PCA take tough losses; Tallulah Academy rolls
St. Aloysius overcame an early three-run deficit to take the lead Tuesday against Park Place Christian Academy, but could not hold on and wound up losing 17-7.
Sarah Kate Grice went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Park Place, which scored eight runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth to finally wrestle control of the game away from St. Al.
St. Al trailed 5-2 after one inning, but came back to take a 6-5 lead on an RBI double by Victoria Moorehead in the top of the fourth. Park Place then put together its two big innings and finished the game in five innings via the 10-run mercy rule.
Madison Waters and Maddy McSherry each had two hits and scored two runs for the Lady Flashes, while Grace Gannon was 2-for-3 with one run scored.
St. Al won the junior varsity game, 7-5.
Manchester 5, Porter’s Chapel 2
Lizzy Carpenter and Presley Trammell both doubled and scored during a three-run sixth inning that gave Manchester Academy the lead for good, and the Mavericks beat Porter’s Chapel Academy on Tuesday.
Carpenter led off the sixth inning with another double for Manchester, and scored the go-ahead run on an error. Trammell hit an RBI double with two outs and scored on another error for a 5-2 lead.
PCA (3-16-1) got one runner on base in the top of the seventh inning, but was not able to score.
Olivia Masterson and Raegan Thornell each had one hit and scored a run for PCA, which scored both of its runs in the fourth inning.
Kyleigh Cooper had two hits, and also pitched a good game. Cooper allowed two earned runs and no walks in six innings, while striking out one.
Tallulah Academy 19, Central School 2
Faith Kivett went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Tallulah Academy amassed 16 hits in a rout of Central School on Tuesday.
Carrie Beth Miller went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored for the Lady Trojans (9-6-1), while Ginny Claire Hargrave and Summer Fortenberry each drove in a pair of runs.
Tallulah scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning and seven in the third.
Hargrave also combined with Abigail Kennedy on a two-hitter. They struck out three batters in two innings between them. The game was over in three innings because of the 15-run mercy rule.