Lady Tigers end season at North Regional tourneyPublished 2:50pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hartselle High School’s Lady Tigers, 43-13-1, ended their season on a losing note as they fell to Lawrence County 1-0 in the North Regional Softball Tournament in Huntsville on Saturday.
The Lady Red Devils scored the winning run in the first inning on the strength of a two-out walk and a double. Hartselle had runners in scoring positions three times after the first inning but couldn’t come up with the hit they needed to score.
Hartselle out-hit LCHS 4-3. Taylor Wascavage had a pair of singles and Ashley Boggs and Sarah Ellen Battles each singled.
Jada Hayes pitched three and two-thirds innings and was credited with the loss. She allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three. Haley Jared pitched two and one-third innings in relief, allowing no runs on one hit while striking out four batters.
“Our players don’t have a thing of which to be ashamed,” said head coach Christy Ferguson. “They left everything on the field. In the end, it boiled down to which team was going to be able to score. They got the hit they needed and we didn’t.
“It was a great year for the Lady Tigers and I’m proud of them all,” she added.
She said the team will resume workouts but no summer camps are planned because all of the girls play travel ball in the off-season.
Scottsboro 3, Hartselle 2 (9)
No. 1 Scottsboro hit a bases-loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat No. 2 Hartselle in the Class 5A North Regional Saturday morning.
The Lady Wildcats loaded the bases with an error and two walks before the one-out, game-winning single to right field.
Jared took the loss, allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out one during three and one-third innings of work.
Kayla Faulk pitched the first five innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and six walks with two strikeouts.
Scottsboro got on the board with a two-out RBI single in the third inning.
Hartselle’s Hope Cain hit a two-RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead.
That lead was short-lived, as Scottsboro tied it up with an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning.
Pitchers held the teams scoreless for the next three innings, until Scottsboro scored the game-winning run in the ninth.
Cain, the No. 9 hitter, was 2-for-3 in the game. Battles, Wascavage and Hayes had the other Hartselle hits.
Muscle Shoals 0 (5)
Jada Hayes pitched a no-hitter in five innings to help lead the Tigers to the 12-0 win.
She finished with five strikeouts and two walks.
Baylee Holt the led the Hartselle hitting with a 3-for-4 effort including a two-run home run. Faulk also homered and finished 2-for-4.
Battles and Ashley Boggs and Wascavage each had a double and single and Madeline Sittason and Jared each singed.