Berry softball players named to All-State teams

Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for Berry during the 2021 season.

A pair of softball players for Berry High School combined to make the 2021 Alabama Sports Writers Association’s All-State Softball Team. Junior pitcher Kyla Edmonson made second team All-State, while her batterymate, catcher Allie Taylor, was named as All-State honorable mention. Berry played in the highly-competitive Class 1A, Area 9. Teams from the area placed two players on the first team, four on the second team, and three players were selected honorable mention.

Fayette loses twice to Hamilton in area tournament

Shortstop Harley Johnson is shown making an easy tag against Hamilton.

Fayette’s 2021 softball season came to a close last week as Hamilton defeated Fayette twice in the Class 4A, Area 12 Tournament. Fayette had trouble in the field during the first game against Hamilton as the Lady Aggies won 12-2. The Lady Tigers out-hit Hamilton 7-2 in the game, with Searaley Nichols and Tyy Smith each collecting multiple hits.

Berry closes season with losses in area tournament

Berry struggled for hits early in its first area tournament game against South Lamar, losing by a final score of 5-3. The Lady Wildcats had not managed a hit entering its half of the seventh inning. Ashlyn Smith led off the inning with a single, followed by a bunt single by Brooke Hill. Allie Taylor had a single, then Caitlyn Banks followed with a RBI single, scoring Smith.
With one out, Gracyn Hydrick singled to center field to score Hill. Anna Kate VanDee then hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Allie Taylor with the third run of the inning.


Hubbertville defeats Brilliant in area tournament

The Hubbertville Lady Lions won one of three games in the area 12 tournament to close its 2021 softball season. Hubbertville lost a heartbreaker to Meek to begin the tournament by a score of 11-10. Emma Nichols started at pitcher for the Lady Lions, and was relieved by Dixie Moye, who suffered the loss. Laikyn Wright had a double, while Moye had a hit, scored two runs and had a RBI. Kaydance Brown and Krissa Comer each had hits and scored a run.

Fayette wins three games during week

Sarah Moore is shown pitching against Aliceville.

Fayette softball won three of its four games during the past week. The Lady Tigers started the week with a 13-6 victory over Hubbertville. Sarah Moore was the winning pitcher for Fayette, allowing three earned runs in seven innings with four strikeouts. Jessica Duck started the game off in grand fashion, hitting the first pitch to the Lady Tigers over the fence for a solo home run.

Hubbertville splits games for week

Savanna McGraw is shown getting a hit for Hubbertville.

Hubbertville played two softball games last week, losing to Fayette and defeating Phillips later in the week. On April 26, Hubbertville traveled to Fayette and lost to the Lady Tigers by a score of 13-6. Emma Nichols started the game on the mound for Hubbertville, but was relieved in the sixth inning by Dixie Moye. Moye suffered the defeat in relief.

Hubbertville defeats Phillips, Hackleburg

Hubbertville won two of its three softball games that it played last week. On April 19, Hubbertville defeated Phillips 16-6. Emma Nichols pitched a complete seven-inning game to record the victory, She allowed seven hits and no earned runs while striking out seven. Madison Cribb had three hits in four at-bats with two RBIs and four runs scored. Krissa Comer had three hits, including two doubles, with two RBIs and three runs scored. Nichols also had two doubles with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Lady Wildcats defeat Lamar County

The Berry Lady Wildcats played only one game last week, defeating the Lamar County Lady Bulldogs 8-5. Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete seven inning game for Berry, allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out 12 batters. Allie Taylor had three hits in four at-bats, with two RBIs, while Anna Kate VanDee was also three-of-four batting with a run scored.

Fayette softball suffers three losses

The Fayette Lady Tigers played three games last week in softball. Fayette began the week with a 17-8 loss to Cordova. The Lady Tigers had 10 hits during the game, but could not manage to outscore the hot bats of the Lady Blue Devils. Lauren Seale suffered the loss on the mound for Fayette. Tyy Smith and Ally Porter had three hits each during the game.