By Marla Jones, Sports Editor
NEW HOPE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Lady Wildcats won four games last weekend to win the New Hope Softball Tournament.
In the series, the Lady Cats defeated DAR, Madison Academy, Skyline and tournament host, New Hope.
In the first game of the series, the Lady Cats met the DAR Patriots, winning 11-0. Addison Eason, claimed the victory from the mound, pitching a one hit shutout.
In the second game, the Lady Cats faced Madison Academy and defeated them, 2-0. Hayden Pettus pitched a four hit shutout.
In the third game of the series, Fort Payne took on Skyline. The Lady Cats easily defeated the Vikings, 9-0. Addison Eason pitched a three hit, shutout.
In the final game of the tournament, The Fort Payne Lady Wildcats faced the New Hope Indians. The Cats clawed the Indians, 12-1 to bring home the first place finish for the tournament. Pettus only allowed two hits from the mound.
Fort Payne standouts, Ashlyn Holland had eleven hits, 7 RBI and one home run for the tournament. Anna McElrath had seven hits, 7 RBI, and one homerun. Madison Medckie finished the tournament with seven hits, 6 RBI and one home run.
The Lady Wildcats will host a Spring Break softball tournament starting on Thursday, March 29 and concluding on Saturday, March 31. Times to be announced.