Local softball teams finish seasons with area tounaments

Kylee Dunn is shown making a play at shortstop for the Lady Lions.

 All three high school softball teams finished their 2022 seasons by losing in the area playoffs. Hubbertville traveled to Guin to participate in the Class 1A, Area 12 tournament on Monday, May 2. The Lady Lions won its first game of the tournament by defeating Brilliant by the score of 8-4.


Local baseball teams have mixed results for week

Jagger Youngblood is shown pitching for the Lions.

The Hubbertville Lions defeated Meek High School by the score of 11-8 in a game played on April 11. Jagger Youngblood pitched six innings to record the victory, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while striking out seven. Brodie Porter pitched the final inning in relief for Hubbertville.


Area softball teams winding down season

Nevaeh Hoobler is shown pitching for Hubbertville.

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.


Hub, Berry participate in NAC Tournament

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.


Hub softball defeats Berry 2-1

Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for Berry against Hubbertville. Despite pitching a complate game with 13 strikeouts, the Lady Lions were defeated by Hubbertville by the score of 2-1.

The Berry Lady Wildcats had a heartbreaking week of softball last week – losing a 2-1 game to its cross-county rival Hubbertville and also losing a no-hit game to Holy Spirit. Berry lost 2-0 to Holy Spirit despite Lady Wildcats’ pitcher Kyla Edmonson pitching a complete seven-inning, no-hit game.


Hubbertville baseball loses twice to Lynn

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.


Hubbertville baseball at historic Rickwood Field

Shown is the Hubbertville baseball team at Rickwood Field in Birmingham. From left, front: T.J. Keeton, Jagger Youngblood, Tyler Stovall, Cade Fisher, Landon Logan, Gage Alexander, Dawson Youngblood, Grayson Sullivan, Angel Molina Urbano, Brodie Porter and Will Benton. Back: Coach Daniel Brashier, Blaize Wakefield, Brady Porter, Carter Hollingsworth, Kade Watkins, Tucker Bowen, Cole Brand, Ceth Hollingsworth, Greyson Tidwell, Alex Barnes and Coach Adam Brand.

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.


Lions beat Lamar Co., lose to Berry

Isaiah Kizzire is shown pitching for Berry against Hubbertville.

The Hubbertville baseball team defeated Lamar County 15-13 in a baseball game played on March 7.  The Lions started the game slowly, trailing 2-0 entering the fourth inning. In the fourth inning, Hubbertville pushed four runs across the plate and never trailed again.

Fayette defeats Hubbertville in baseball

Brantley Stocks is pictured making contact with the ball for a base hit.

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.