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Elks Lodge holds on to beat Cougar

The Selma Times-Journal

Elks Lodge #167 came from behind and held on to beat Cougar Chevron 16-9 Thursday in 9-11 fastpitch softball action at the Sportsplex.

In the top of the first inning, Cougar Chevron sent nine batters to the plate. Morgan Barrett singled, and then Dytaria Johnson, Ashley Warren and Alexis Smith walked. All four scored to give Cougar Chevron a 4-0 lead.

Elks Lodge scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Jamie Horton led off with a walk and scored on Mary Logan Kelley’s RBI triple. A Cougar Chevron error allowed Kelley to score on the play.

Cougar Chevron increased its lead in the second inning, scoring three runs. Barrett, Johnson and Warren all walked and scored to give Elks Lodge a 7-2 lead. Shelby Boswell and Shay Spradley had RBI singles in the inning.

In the bottom of the second inning, Elks Lodge sent nine of its own to the plate. Eight were able to cross the plate, and Elks Lodge took the 10-7 lead. Anna Gayle Hubbard, Donna Neeley, Cameryn Bagget, Aanessa Watson, Horton, Kelley, Lauren Criswell and Maggie Jackson all scored. Horton, Kelley and Criswell singled, and Jackson had an inside-the-park grand slam in the inning.

Elks Lodge continued to take control of the game in the third inning. Shirlenta Ramsey, Logan Damoth, Hubbard, Neeley, Bagget and Watson all scored to make the score 16-7.

In the top of the fourth inning, Cougar Chevron was only able to score two runs. Smith walked and scored on Spradley’s RBI double. Spradley also scored on the play after an Elks Lodge error.

Horton picked up the win on the mound, and Ashton Primm took the loss for Cougar Chevron.

Roundup:

12-14 Fastpitch Softball

Rotary Club 12, Swift Drug 1

Winning Pitcher: Stephanie Parton; Losing Pitcher: Jade Johnson

Rotary Club runs: Ashley Friday, Alma Parton, Heather Bright, Amy Persinger, Rebecca Boutwell, Haley Grace Bone, Jasmine Gould, Katherine Averitt

Swift Drug runs: Susanna Wagoner

11-12 Dixie Youth Baseball

Brown Drug 14, Boyd Financial 8

Winning Pitcher: Adam Seele; Losing Pitcher: Jacobe Relph

Brown Drug hits:

M.J. Petersen, Ryan Tindall, Alex Davis, Javarious Brooks

Boyd Financial hits: Xavier Waller, Mark Black, James Wells, Lowell Furlow, Anthony Dailey

7-8 Dixie Youth Baseball

Captain D’s 12, Cougar Chevron 8

Captain D’s runs: Lazarus Howard, Devon Moore, Mason Kendrick

Cougar Chevron runs: Derrick Thomas, Rondarious Sanders

Mr. Roy’s 16, CWA 6

Mr. Roy’s runs: Brayton Brown, Britton Adams, Peyton Egbert, Daniel Portwood, Colton Roberts, Keyshawn Arrington, Nicholas Nettles, Amarious Faton, Eric Davis, Jackson Patton

CWA runs: Sam Plummer, Hardin Utsey, Dalton Steward, Hayden Cole, Shane Morgan

9-10 Dixie Youth Baseball

Dallas Avenue Pharmacy 6, Cargill Cotton 2

Dallas Avenue Pharmacy runs: Harrison Adams, Joseph Jones

Cargill Cotton runs: Jarvis Thigpen, Dylan King