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Alexandria Rallies To Win Class 4A State Softball Title

May 17, 2014
Tri County Sports

  Alexandria’s Erin Farlow had one hit, drove in two runs and scored twice to lead the Valley Cubs to a 5-4 win over Alabama Christian in the Class 4A state softball tournament finals Saturday night at Lagoon Park. The Valley Cubs trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth but scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Alabama Christian responded with three runs – the big blow a two-run homer by Jordan Jones, in the top of the sixth and led 4-2.  Alexandria then scored three runs to regain the lead and winning pitcher    Taylor Ellison did the rest by shutting out the Eagles in the seventh. Ellison pitched the complete game scattering six hits and striking out five.  Caytelynn Howell also had a double and single for Alexandria. Jones  had two hits and three RBIs for the Eagles. Alexandria finished 4-0 beating Headland 6-5, Central-Florence 6-2 and Alabama Christian 3-0 to reach the finals.

Class 4A All-Tourney Team                                                                                                               Lauren O’Dell, Alexandria (MVP); Kaitlyn Rhodes, Alexandria; Taylor Ellison, Alexandria; Catelynn Howell,  Alexandria; Caitlin Perry, Alabama Christian; Peyton Kegley, Alabama Christian; Jordan Jones, Alabama Christian; Jaycie Walker, Headland; Holly Ward, Haleyville.

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