Plainview Lady Bears are County Champs!

Plainview Lady Bears are County Champs!

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!