Athens opened area softball play Monday with a 13-0 win on the road against Russellville.

The Athens bats were alive as the Golden Eagles pounded out 14 hits, while pitcher Tiffinee Eaton pitched a gem in allowing only three hits while striking out 11 and walking only one.

Courtney White hit two singles and a triple with two RBIs, Clara Gregory hit two singles with an RBI, Jordynn Sweeney hit a single and a triple with two RBIs, Eaton stroked a single and double with two RBIs and Destry Gibson, Anna Grace Hargrove, Nicole Massey, Rachel Black and Kayla Blake all singled.

Athens improves to 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the area.

The Golden Eagles were playing at Priceville Tuesday night and will host Central Thursday.

— Sonny Turner

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