- Cullman, Alabama

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March 7, 2014

PREP SOFTBALL: Short rips grand slam, Cullman beats Pinson Valley 8-6

Tori Swafford smacked a foul ball through the back window of her family’s car, but Hayden Short ripped one over the fence for a grand slam to lift Cullman to an 8-6 victory over Pinson Valley Friday evening.

Sierra Easterwood was a spotless 3 for 3, Claire Jenkins was a perfect 2 for 2 and Short was 2 for 3 with the four RBIs from her blast. Tiffani Schwaiger tacked on a double, Olivia Schwaiger added a hit and RBI and Kaitlyn Brannon kicked in a single.

Olivia Schwaiger was the winning pitcher.

The Black and Gold later lost a 2-1 thriller against Curry later in the night. Short scooted across for Cullman’s lone run on an error.

The Cats (5-5) are scheduled to hit the field again at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spain Park. They'll play Mountain Brook. 

% The Times’ sports editor Rob Ketcham contributed to this report.

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