Dallas County dominates tourney

Published 9:12 pm Monday, March 21, 2011

Members of the Dallas County High School softball team claim their trophy Saturday after three straight wins in the Maplesville Invitational tournament. The Lady Hornets emptied the bench, but still did not give up a run the entire tournament. -- Special photo

The Dallas County High School softball team continued to dominate the competition, this time without allowing a single run in the Maplesville Invitational Tournament Saturday.

Because the tournament was against teams from lower classifications, the Lady Hornets were able to let several players see action.

The Lady Hornets, who are now 17-1 and ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, won the overall tournament with timely hitting and near flawless pitching.

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In the first game, the Lady Hornets were hot at the plate pounding out 11 hits in an 8-0 win over Maplesville.

The second game was more of the same. The Lady Hornets raked 15 hits in a 15-0 win over Thorsby.

As the day went on, the Dallas County bats seemed to get hotter. In their third game of the day, the Lady Hornets  did not let up as they ripped 16 more hits in an 11-0 win over Maplesville to claim the tournament championship.

Maplesville came back from the losers bracket to make the championship game with wins over Billingsly and Thorsby despite losing ace pitcher Courtney Killingsworth in the first game.

Kendall Veach, Whitney Denson, Avery Mott, Cassie Daniels, Ciera Ingram, and Katie White all collected at least four hits each for the day.  Daniels threw a one-hitter while collecting 11 strkeouts in the opening win.

Denson threw a two-hitter while collecting eight strikeouts in the second game.

Daniels threw a no-hitter in the championship game.

The Lady Hornets play Monday afternoon at Wetumpka at 4:30.