By Erik Harris, sports editor
The Tuesday-night softball slate includes a senior night celebration at Hewitt-Trussville and a dominant showing from the Moody Blue Devils.
See game recaps below.
Hewitt-Trussville 13, Tuscaloosa County 4
It was senior night in Trussville, and the top-ranked Huskies celebrated the occasion with a 13-4 victory over Tuscaloosa County. Seniors Madi Mitchell and Meredith Whitt both homered as Hewitt-Trussville (40-2-1, 4-1) captured its 40th win of the season and ninth in-a-row.
Senior pitcher Tori Hyde worked a complete game, holding the visitors to four runs and seven hits while her Huskies scattered 14 hits and built a 5-0 lead after two innings. Fellow seniors Crystal Maze (two hits and two RBIs), Jenna Lord (two hits and two runs scored), Anyce Harvey (three hits and two runs scored) and Katelyn Murphy (one hit and one RBI) also delivered at the plate.
Shades Valley 8, Leeds 4
Leeds was unable to protect an early advantage on Tuesday night in an 8-4 loss at Shades Valley. The Greenwave (10-17) took hold of a 4-3 lead in the third inning, but went on to surrender five runs in the final two frames to drop the road test.
Kinlee Gilley finished with a game-high four hits to go with three more from Sophie Sisk. Maddie Payne connected with a home run and went home with two RBIs.
Moody 19, Pinson Valley 3
Moody wasted no time putting this one away. The Blue Devils racked up 13 hits in three innings to claim a 19-3 road win over Pinson Valley.
Gracie Wallace and Faith Myers both homered and finished with three RBIs for Moody. The Blue Devils also got two RBIs apiece from Alexandra Harvard, Skylar Black and Maddie Barfield as the visitors posted nine-run innings in the second and third.
Hollie Graham pitched all three innings to score the win with two hits allowed and three earned runs.