New Athens softball coach Travis Barnes got off to a winning start in his first few games as head coach. Athens went to the annual Hazel Green Classic over the weekend and won the Silver Bracket.
Held at Kiwanis Metro Park in Huntsville, AHS lost to Bob Jones Friday, but bounced back to beat Huntsville 10-7 and Hartselle 3-1 Saturday to win the Silver Bracket of the tournament.
Athens host Hartselle Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
East Limestone 1
East Limestone dropped its second game of the season Saturday in the Athens-East preseason baseball tournament. Austin pitchers Derrick Adams and Jimmy Pritchett combined for the win by allowing just four hits.
East Limestone’s only run came from a Witt Black solo home run in the seventh. Black also singled to lead East.
Hunter Waites and Austin Haataja each had singles for the Indians.