The Berry Lady Wildcats played only two softball games last week, losing a 10-inning, 1-0 heartbreaker to area foe South Lamar before suffering a shutout the next day at Holy Spirit.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a magnificent game against South Lamar on April 11, scattering five hits and allowing no runs entering the 10th inning of the game. She also tied a school record set by Taylor Thomas in 2012 with 20 strikeouts in the game. Thomas set the record by striking out 20 of the 21 batters she faced.
Berry and Hubbertville started the week off facing each other in softball before finishing the week playing in the NAC Tournament. Berry defeated Hubbertville by the score of 7-2 on April 4.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete seven-inning game for Berry, allowing two runs on four hits with 16 strikeouts and only two walks. Edmonson also hit a home run for the Lady Wildcats and had three RBIs.
The Hubbertville Lions’ baseball team played two games last week, losing both of the games to Lynn. On March 31, Lynn defeated Hubbertville by the score of 14-2. Brady Porter started on the mound for Hubbertville, allowing seven hits and three earned runs in four innings of work. He struck out two batters and issued three bases-on-balls while surrendering the loss.
The Hubbertville Lions baseball team got a thrill that few modern baseball players get to experience - playing at the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Rickwood Field opened on August 18, 1910, and predates the opening of Boston’s Fenway Park by two years. Though no longer used regularly, Rickwood Field is still considered the oldest baseball park in America.
Fayette opened its 2022 baseball season at home, playing Bibb County in the first game of a doubleheader and facing cross-county rival Hubbertville in the second game of the twin-bill.
Fayette defeated Hubbertville in the second game by a score of 14-0. Cooper Sanford started the game on the mound for the Tigers, and Brodie Porter was the starting pitcher for Hubbertville.