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.