Red Level knocks off Georgiana
Published 1:11 am Friday, May 13, 2016
The Red Level Lady Tigers extended their season at least one more day after knocking off Georgiana 28-1 Thursday night in the first elimination game of the Class 1A South Regional softball tournament in Gulf Shores.
Meredith Nall drew a one-out walk, stole second and then moved to third on hit by Tori Hall.
Nall then came around to score on a passed ball.
Jayla Poindexter then singled to put runners on second and third.
Olivia Whitefield drew a walk to load up the bases and then Alexis Perdue drove in run with a walk to give the Lady Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Madison Dunsford then drew a bases loaded walk to put Red Level up 3-0 after the top of the first.
Georgiana battled back and tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the first inning.
Marianne Vigor drew a walk to start the top of the second for the Lady Tigers, and then a walk to Ashlyn Joyner put Red Level in business.
Nall then ripped a ball to first base that caused an error and allowed Vigor and Joyner to score.
A walk to Whitefield extended the Lady Tigers’ lead to 6-3.
A few batters later, Joyner singled to center to score Perdue and Vigor for an 11-3 Red Level lead.
In the top of the third inning, the Lady Tigers got a triple from Hall with one out, and then a single from Poindexter put Red Level up 12-4
Whitefield followed with a double to score Poindexter.
Red Level continued to take advantage of mistakes and poor pitching in the top of the fourth.
Georgiana walked or hit 10 batters in the top of the fourth inning to put the Lady Tigers up 21-4.
In the bottom of the fourth, Georgiana added three runs to make it 21-7.
Red Level added seven more runs in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a slew of walks and hit batters. Through five innings, Georgiana pitchers walked 21 Red Level batters and hit six more to help give the Lady Tigers a 28-18 victory.
Red Level will play J.U. Blacksher at 9 a.m., today.
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The top-ranked Brantley Lady Bulldogs made short work of the Red Level Lady Tigers with a 15-0 victory in the opening round of the Class 1A South Regional softball tournament in Gulf Shores.
Brantley didn’t allow a single Lady Tiger to reach base in the four-inning game.
The Lady Bulldogs went up 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, but nice pitching from Red Level’s Hannah Colvin kept the Lady Tigers in it.
Ashlyn Joyner took over in the pitcher’s circle in the bottom of the second inning and limited Brantley to no runs and just one hit in the inning. Joyner also picked up a strikeout to end the inning.
In the bottom of the third, Brantley added five runs to take an 8-0 lead into the fourth inning.
After the Lady Tigers went down in order in the top of the fourth, Brantley tacked on seven runs to give the a 15-0 victory in just four innings.
“Brantley is a very good team,” Red Level head coach Allen Catrett said. “I felt like we played pretty well the first two innings, but the last two innings we just didn’t make the plays that we should have. Against a good team like them, you can’t do that.”