COUNTY CHAMPS
April 26, 2018 Share

COUNTY CHAMPS

PHOTO: The Lady Bears make a three-peat by winning the DeKalb County Championship last Saturday. (Submitted Photo)

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Class 3A Plainview Lady Bears claimed the County Championship for the third year in a row last Saturday.

The Lady Bears earned a bye in the first round of the tournament. Plainview went on to defeat Ider, 16-0, to advance. The Lady Bears then defeated the Collinsville Lady Panthers, 10-3. This win put Plainview in the championship game, where they were once again pitted against the Ider Lady Hornets.

The Hornets took an early lead in the championship game with a solo, out of the park, homer by Crystal McElhaney. Bailey Smart tied the game for the Lady Bears in the bottom of one with a RBI double to score Kenzi Traylor.

In the second, Kenzi Traylor drove in Crimson Wells to take the lead for the Lady Bears. Smart hit a grand slam to broaden the lead by five. Traylor and Kobi Trotter each doubled to increase the Lady Bear lead to 10-1. Smart walked and Krimson Kidd was hit by a pitch. Kennedi Traylor got on base due to error. Elaine Puckett scored a 2-RBI triple to make the score 14-1. The game was called due to the mercy rule and the Plainview Bears were officially crowned as DeKalb County Champions for the third year in a row.

Kenzi Traylor took the win from the mound in five innings; striking out four, walking none and only giving up one run on two hits.

“It was a good win and good team effort,” said Head Coach Babe Brooks. “We hit the ball well and hopefully it will carry over to the Area Tournament.”

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