Sweet Water softball wins pair in weekend tourney

Sweet Water (7-4) took two of its five games against stiff competition at the Trojan Classic Tournament.

Holtville 1, Sweet Water 0

Sweet Water opened play Friday with a 1-0 loss to Holtville that saw the lone run of the contest come in the bottom of the fourth inning. The loss came despite a dominant complete game effort from Emily Black that saw her strike out six and scatter five hits over five innings of work. Black was bested only by Kaylyn Dismukes, who fanned 12 batters over five innings and surrendered just one hit in the game.

That hit went to Sara Irvin, who also stole a base in the game.

Prattville 5, Sweet Water 3

Sweet Water took its second loss of the weekend during an 8:40 a.m. start Saturday when it fell to Class 7A Prattville 5-3.

Locked in a 2-2 tie, the Lady Lions scored three runs in the top of the seventh to move into position for the win. Sweet Water responded with just one run in the bottom of the seventh.

Thea Luker struck out six over seven innings, scattering four hits and three earned runs in the game.

Irvin and Victoria Washington each scored a run while Emily Black went 1-for-2. Bailey Brunson finished 1-for-3 with one RBI. Charlie Sturdivant scored and stole a base. Peyton Singley and Kamae Retic each drove in a run.

Sweet Water 16, Highland Home 1

The Lady Bulldogs followed with an offensive explosion in which they scored in all four innings of a 16-1 thrashing of Highland Home.

Black worked one inning, striking out one and giving up no hits and exiting with a 9-0 lead. Irvin tossed three innings while striking out three and giving up just two hits and one run.

Sweet Water scored three runs in the first, six in the second, four in the third and three in the fourth. The Lady Bulldogs also tallied nine stolen bases in the game with Kayla Marshall swiping three and Washington taking two. Brunson, Irvin, Black and Kora Myers each stole a base.

Irvin went 2-for-4 with two runs while Washington was 1-for-1 with three runs scored. Lara Little finished 1-for-4 with a run scored. Black was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Retic finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four driven in.

Sturdivant finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Brunson was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Myers scored a run. Marshall went 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Haley Glass was 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

Sweet Water 6, Thomasville 4

The Lady Bulldogs moved on to pick up a 6-4 win over Thomasville. All of the Lady Tiger offense came in the bottom of the fifth but Black proved able to slam the door and preserve the victory. She threw five innings, striking out three and giving up two earned runs in the game.

Sweet Water proved adept on the base paths again, sealing eight bags in the game. Little and Washington each swiped two while Singley, Irvin, Washington and Black stole one apiece.

Irvin went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Black and Singley each scored a run. Little drove in a run. Brunson was 1-for-3 while Sturdivant was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Retic finished 1-for-2 while Washington was 1-for-1 with two runs scored.

Prattville 12, Sweet Water 2

Prattville overpowered Sweet Water in the final game of the weekend, scoring in every inning for a 12-2 victory.

The Lady Bulldogs scored their only runs of the game in the top of the third inning. Irvin went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Black finished with one RBI. Little was 1-for-2 with one RBI. Retic finished 1-for-2. Marshall drove in a run while Washington finished 1-for-1 with a run scored.

Sweet Water returns to the field Monday at Thomasville.