It was an all-around spectacular night for seventh-grader Alyssa Faircloth in Holy Spirit’s 9-1 softball victory over Holt in its season opener. Faircloth pitched a complete game, striking out 17 batters and giving up just one run. At the plate, Faircloth was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

 

Lilly Laubenthal batted 4-for-5 and also drove in a pair.

 

Hale County 12,

Northridge 4

Emily LaFoy got it done on the mound and in the batter's box for Hale County. She pitched four innings, striking out two and allowing two earned runs in addition to hitting 3-4 and recording two RBIs. Keslie Gilliam and Madalynn Langham also recorded a pair of RBIs each. Gilliam recorded two singles while Langham had two doubles.

 

Hillcrest 12,

Gordo 2

Maci Morrow threw four innings, striking out four and allowing just three hits for Hillcrest (6-1). Brantley Plamer led the way at the plate with three hits, including a triple and five RBIs. Hanna Hargrove and Jadia Choice also had two hits and an RBI apiece. Hillcrest will host Thompson Tuesday, March 6th.

 

Tuscaloosa Christian 9-9

Brooklane 5-7

In the first game, Sara Crawford pitched a complete game and allowed eight hits and all five runs to earn the win.

Tristen Ash went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Loren Caudle went 2-for-4, and Anna Suttle had a three-run double.

In the second game, Allie-Grace Ramsey earned the win in the five-inning game. She struck out four and allowed eight hits.

Ash went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a home run with two RBIs, and Caudle went 2-for-3 with a triple.

Tuscaloosa Christian (3-0) plays Monday in Columbus, Mississippi, against Victory Christian.

 

Pickens Acad. 12,

Southern Acad. 2

Sydney Kilpatrick pitched five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits with six strikouts to get the win for Pickens Academy (4-2). Also, Kilpatrick was 3-for-3 with a double. Caroline Lewis had a double and two RBIs. Shelby Lowe had a double.

 

BASEBALL

Northside 5,

Hale County 3

MOUNDVILLE - Brady Bolton pitched six innings, surrendering just one run to earn the win for Northside (2-1). Chase Johnson collected three hits while Levi Stroud had a hit with two RBIs.

Cade Austin had two hits for Hale County.

 

West Blocton 16,

Isabella 6

Tyler Colton pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four runs on four hits and getting the win in addition to going 2-for-4 at the plate adding an RBI. Dylan Hembree batted 3-for-4 and added an RBI, while Curtis Wright hit 2-for-5 and drove in three.

West Blocton (3-0) will play at Verbena on Thursday.

 

Hillcrest 7,

ACA 2

Kyle Chastine pitched three scoreless innings for the win, surrendering only one hit and striking out four.

Walt Dailey collected four hits, a pair of singles and a pair of doubles, and drove in two for Hillcrest. Colby Smelley also had 2 RBIs on a pair of hits. Griffin Eldridge has four hits and an RBI of his own.

Hillcrest (5-1) will travel to Jackson, Mississipi, to compete in the Mid-Mississippi Classic, playing a pair of games on both Friday and Saturday.

 

Tuscaloosa Academy 8,

Oak Hill (Miss) 1

Hayden Johnson pitched five innings and gave up one run on one hit with two walks in his second win of the season.

Brook Bannon went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two RBIs in addition to a perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts.

Tuscaloosa Academy (4-2) will play Friday at Edgewood at 2 p.m and 6 p.m in the Edgewood Invitational.

 

Tuscaloosa Christian 21,

Brooklane Baptist 3

Caleb May batter 4-for-5, including three doubles with 4 RBIs. Luke McCroskey went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three.

Derain Primm pitched three innings for the win and struck out three. Tuscaloosa Christian (2-0) will play Monday at Victory Christian in Columbus, Mississippi.

 

GOLF

TCHS takes third

Tuscaloosa County finished third in the Blue-Gray Invitational at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery. The team shot combined scores of 308 and 311 in the two-day event over Monday and Tuesday.

Aaron Banks led the team with scores of 71 and 78 on his way to a sixth-place individual finish. Seth Rogers shot rounds of 79 and 75 to finish 11th in the field of 125 players. Tuscaloosa County will compete at the Hoover Invitational at Oxmoor Valley in Birmingham on Monday.

 

TENNIS

Jagars stay unbeaten

The Northridge girls' tennis team traveled to Chelsea to earn a 9-0 victory. Northridge remains undefeated at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in area.  The Jaguars will host Hillcrest on Wenesday.

Singles

#1 India Woods (N) def. Ellie Burdell (C) 10-2

#2 Gabbi Fernandez (N) def. Lindsey Howard (C) 10-3

#3 Bella Swindoll (N) def. Lindsay Walton (C) 10-5

#4 Grace Evans (N) def. Maddie O'Neal (C) 10-3

#5 Allison Stegall (N) def. Alice Rebman (C) 10-4

#6 AC Sullivan (N) def. Kirkland Thomas (C) 10-2

Doubles

#1 Woods/Evans (N) def. Burdell/Walton (C) 10-1

#2 Swindoll/Jacque Alcocer (N) def. Howard/O'Neal (C) 10-2

#3 Stegall/Carson Ryan (N) def. Thomas/Alba (C) 10-2