By Marla Jones, Sports Editor
Plainview 9, Ider 6
RAINSVILLE, Ala.—Class 3A, No. 5 ranked Plainview Lady Bears defeated the Class 2A, No. 3 Ider Lady Hornets in the Championship game of the Dekalb County Softball Tournament, Saturday night.
Ider had the 5-4 lead in the third but Anabelle Brown scored in the fourth to tie the game. Jenna Maze scored two to increase the Hornet lead to 7-5. Mackenzie Hughes brought in Catlin Tinker on a single to make the score 7-6. That was the last time the Lady Hornets would score. In the sixth inning, Anabelle Brown scored to make the Plainview lead 8-6. Lacee Kirk scored in the seventh to make the score 9-6. Shelby Hawkins from Ider was credited the loss from the mound.
From the Plainview mound, Bailey Smart started and pitched ½ innings allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs. Jenna Mays was awarded the win. She pitched 3 ⅔ innings allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, no walk and had 3 strikeouts. Kenzi Traylor closed out for Plainview and pitched 3 innings allowing no runs, 1 hit, and 1 walk.
Anabelle Brown was named Tournament MVP. The Lady Bears have a 26-7 record and will host the Area Tournament starting next Thursday.
Congratulations to the Plainview Lady Bears!