From Trussville Tribune staff reports
CLAY — The Clay-Chalkville softball team, who went 1-1 in area tournament play yesterday, has reportedly decided not to return to the Class 6A, Area 12 tournament Tuesday.
“There are three seniors on the team, and those three seniors are also getting awards,” Lee said. “I guess they made the decision to attend awards night.”
Conflicts are not uncommon during spring sports, but typically athletes play their scheduled games. Because this is an area tournament, the forfeit will likely result in a fine for the school.
“If the AHSAA decides to fine us, we’ll have to pay it,” Lee said.
There is a 95 percent chance the team will not play, though Lee said he is hopeful there could be some additional players who could be used from junior varsity to fill the spots.
Clay-Chalkville lost 15-0 to Pinson Valley yesterday, but defeated Center Point to advance to the loser’s bracket finals. The Cougars are scheduled to play the loser of the Pinson Valley and Gardendale winner’s bracket game.