West Point

West Point's softball team won the Class 5A, Area 14 Tournament title.

West Point defeated Brewer 11-8 on Thursday to win the Class 5A, Area 14 Tournament title.

The Lady Warriors eliminated Arab 13-3 earlier in the day before besting the Lady Patriots 11-1 to force a winner-take-all championship game.

West Point pounded out 37 hits overall and improved to 22-17-1 this season.

“I’m amazed at the grit and fight this team has,” coach Eric Pendley said. “After being at the field for seven hours and losing the lead in the sixth, it would have been easy to quit and feel sorry for themselves. This team will fight you to the end. These ladies will do big things in life.”

The Lady Warriors led 7-2 after five innings, but Brewer plated six runs in the top half of the sixth frame to seize an 8-7 advantage.

West Point, however, wasn't to be denied.

Sydney Sellers tied things up in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI double before Gracie Abbott put her team in front for good with a two-run double shortly afterward. Carlie Wilkins then tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single and closed the door on the Lady Patriots in the seventh inning.

Molly Pendley had four hits for the Maroon and White, while Abbott (three hits and two RBIs), Wilkins (two hits and four RBIs) and Sellers (two hits and three RBIs) provided terrific offensive performances.

Braelee Quinn added a solo homer, Gracie Thompson had a hit, and Makayla Brown drew five walks.

Abbott, Brown, Pendley, Shadix and Wilkins were named to the All-Area team.

The Lady Warriors advance to the North Regional Tournament in Florence.

See more local roundup below:

Thursday, May 2

Hartselle 9, Cullman 5 (Softball)

➤ Ashlen Heatherly: three hits

➤ Alex Stansell: two hits, one RBI

➤ Faith Guest: two hits

➤ Savannah Davis: one hit (HR), three RBIs

➤ Carlie Burnham: one hit, one RBI

*Class 6A, Area 14 Tournament

**Cullman advances to the North Regional Tournament in Florence

Cullman 11, Decatur 10 (Softball)

➤ Sydney Holder: three hits, four RBIs

➤ Faith Guest: two hits, one RBI

➤ Savannah Davis: two hits, one RBI

➤ Taylor Au: two hits

*Class 6A, Area 14 Tournament

West Point 11, Brewer 1 (Softball)

➤ Lexi Shadix: two hits (HR), four RBIs

➤ Gracie Thompson: two hits, three RBIs

➤ Bethany Minck: two hits, one RBI

➤ Braelee Quinn: two hits

➤ Gracie Abbott: one hit, two RBIs

➤ Carlie Wilkins: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K

*Class 5A, Area 14 Tournament

West Point 13, Arab 3 (Softball)

➤ Lexi Shadix: two hits, two RBIs

➤ Gracie Abbott: two hits, one RBI

➤ Molly Pendley: two hits, one RBI

➤ Braelee Quinn: one hit, two RBIs

➤ Makayla Brown: one hit, one RBI

➤ Gracie Thompson: two RBIs

➤ Carlie Wilkins: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6 K

*Class 5A, Area 14 Tournament


Sulligent 3, Cold Springs 2 (Softball)

*Class 2A, Area 12 Tournament

Winston County 8, Addison 0 (Softball)

*Class 2A, Area 14 Tournament

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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