The Hubbertville Lady Lions started off the week suffering a 10-1 loss to Marion County. Emma Nichols was the starting and losing pitcher for Hubbertville. Dixie Moye had two singles in the game, which were Hubbertville’s only two hits. Madison Cribb scored the only run for Hubbertville. Hubbertville beat Meek on Thursday by the score of 12-11. Emma Nichols pitched the eighth inning in relief for Hubbertville to record the win.
The Hubbertville Lions finished its 2021 baseball season with three games last week. Hubbertville beat Meek by the score of 19-14. Cade Fisher started the game on the mound for Hubbertville, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Carter Hollingsworth won the game in relief, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings. Brady Porter pitched the final inning for the Lions, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out three.
Hubbertville played two games in softball last week, winning the first game before losing the second. On April 6, the Lady Lions traveled to Brilliant and defeated the Lady Tigers 13-1. Emma Nichols captured the complete game victory from the mound, allowing only one hit and one unearned run in five innings while striking out five.
The Hubbertville Lady Lions softball team played five games last week, with mixed results in the outcomes. Hubbertville started the week with an 11-1 victory over Brilliant. Emma Nichols pitched a complete five inning game and allowed only two hits and no earned runs while striking out 10 batters. Laikyn Wright had three hits in four at-bats, including a double, with two RBIs and two runs scored. Krissa Comer was also three-for-four at the plate, with four RBIs and two runs scored.
The Hubbertville Lions finished second in the NAC Baseball Tournament held last week. In the semifinal game against Hackleburg, the Lions won by a score of 5-2. Gage Key was the starting pitcher, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing no hits while striking out 11 batters to record the win. Tanner McGough pitched the final 2 2/3 innings in relief and also allowed no hits. T.J. Keeton had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run. Carter Hollingsworth had a RBI, and Grayson Sullivan had a hit for the Lions.
Hubbertville played South Lamar on March 8 and was defeated by the score of 20-10. Cade Fisher was the starting pitcher for the Lions, allowing five hits and six earned runs in three innings of work. Greyson Key pitched 2/3 of an inning, and surrendered four earned runs on three hits. Carter Hollingsworth pitched 2 1/3 innings for Hubbertville, and allowed three earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Gage Alexander led Hubbertville at the plate with two hits, a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored. Gage Key scored two runs for the Lions during the game.
Hubbertville’s softball team opened its 2021 season with a 17-7 road loss to Hackleburg. Laikyn Wright had two hits, including a home run and four RBIs. Krissa Comer had two hits, including a solo home run. Kylee Dunn also had two hits and scored two runs, while Brenley Burkett had a solo home run. Emma Nichols started the game on the mound for Hubbertville. Nevaeh Hoobler picked up the loss in relief.
Hubbertville defeated Hackleburg on March 4 by the score of 10-9. Jagger Youngblood was two-for-two at the plate with two RBIs. Tanner McGough had two hits and scored a run.
Gage Key, Gage Alexander and Cade Fisher each scored two runs for the Hubbertville Lions.
Key started the game at pitcher and picked up the win for Hubbertville. Key allowed three earned runs on two hits, while striking out eight batters.
The revival of baseball as an organized sport began in Hubbertville in 1991, as the Hubbertville Community Park was established. However, it would be decades later when the baseball dreams started becoming reality on the school level. The true spirit of the Hubbertville community shined through the history of the baseball program and the establishment of the school baseball field.