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Softball action begins
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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Softball season has begun with an abundance of action in week one. The Tallassee varsity team opened play with Benjamin Russell on Tuesday, Feb. 20 with a loss 7-2. The lady Tigers fell behind after a sixth-inning homer gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.

The junior varsity Tigers cruised in their opener against Benjamin Russell with an 11-2 victory. Seventh grader Brooke Royster picked up the win on the mound. Ella Thrash went 3-for-3 with two doubles. Ivory Champion was 2-for-2 with a solid glove at third base.

On Thursday, Tallassee traveled to rival Reeltown and split the JV and varsity games. The junior varsity girls topped the Rebels 12-1. Sinclair Cole pitched in the five-inning affair surrendering just a single run on five hits. Hannah Martin was 3-for-3, Ella Thrash 2-for-3 and eighth grader Avary Lumpkin blasted her first homerun of the year over the left-center fence.

The varsity squad fell 3-0. Reeltown's Aryianna Stoneback threw a perfect game.

At the Benjamin Russell Invitational on Friday and Saturday, the JV team beat Horseshoe Bend 6-2 and Eufaula 6-5. The Tigers lost to Oxford 6-1, Benjamin Russell 2-1 and Oxford 8-3. Ivory Champion and Anilexa Serritelli had wins on the mound. Hannah Martin had five singles in the tournament. Ella Thrash was 4-for-9, Brooke Royster 6-for-10 and Avary Lumpkin 3-for-9 including a walkoff two-out, two-strike, two-run homer.

The varsity Tigers beat Sylacauga 6-2, Cleburne County 10-3 and Dadeville 5-3 at the Alex City Sportsplex. The Tigers lost to Eufaula 6-4 by international tiebreak rule.

Tallassee (3-3) plays at Prattville Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5:00. The JV Tigers (4-3) will host Catholic on Thursday, March 1 in a varsity/junior varsity doubleheader beginning at 4:30.

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