By Marla Jones, Sports Editor
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Plainview Lady Bears softball team are headed to the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Finals held in Montgomery after a perfect 3-0 showing during the 3A North Regional Tournament in Huntsville.
In the first game of regional play, Plainview defeated Colbert Heights, 11-5.
Neither team scored until the third innings when Plainview scored two from Krimson Kidd and Ava Jacobs.
Colbert Heights gained the lead in the fourth due to an error, then went on to score two more in the fifth. That was the last time Plainview was ever behind in the tournament.
Jacey Crowell finished the first game of the tournament, going 2-for-3 and scoring two home runs. She led the Lady Bears with three RBIs.
Plainview easily defeated East Lawrence, 22-4, in the second game of Regionals. The ballgame was called in five innings due to the mercy rule.
Krimson Kidd was 3-for-5, scored two times and batted in seven RBIs.
Kenzi Traylor was 3-for-4 and scored four times.
In the Region Title Game, Plainview defeated Lauderdale County, 10-3. Plainview grabbed the early lead at the top of the first inning with a 2-run rally and the Lady Bears never looked back.
Lauderdale County hit a home run in the bottom of the first.
Plainview built their lead by five in the third.
In the sixth, the Lady Bears had the 7-2 before adding three more runs.
Plainview (30-7) will face the north central runner-up, the Pleasant Valley Raiders (36-16) in the State Tournament opener on Thursday beginning at 10:45am at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.