The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Sports

July 17, 2013

Softball all-stars split two games

Hoover — The Softball South All-Stars got the best of the North All-Stars Tuesday in game one but it was a different story in game two.

Athens senior Brianna Caldwell played in both games for the North where she was one of the heroes at the plate but struggled on the mound.

Caldwell walked in her only time at bat in the first game. In the second game the Athens hitter had the go ahead RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give the North an 8-4 win.

The clutch hit was redemption for Caldwell who, in two innings, walked four South batters and allowed three runs, including a three-run homer off the bat of Caitlyn Sapp to give the South an early 3-0 lead.

The North would seize the lead in the bottom of the fourth scoring four runs but it was short lived as the South scored a tying run in the top of the fifth to make it 4-4.

But in the end it was Caldwell and her teammates who found a way to pull out the win in the bottom of the seventh to split the Tuesday doubleheader.

Game one of the double dip was night and day as the South shut out the North  3-0.

Despite collecting eight hits, the North failed to cross home plate.

The South broke up a scoreless game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Another run in the bottom of the fifth sealed the win.

South All-Star pitchers Devin Brown, Raina Lanier and Deborah Elmore combined to strike out seven North batters.

Lanier, who pitched the fourth and fifth innings, earned the win while Elmore recorded a six out save en route to the win.

1
Text Only
Sports
Poll

What is your favorite Easter candy?

Chocolate bunnies
Marshmallow chicks
Chocolate eggs with filling
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee