E.A. Sports Today

Prep softball

White Plains wins area tourney; Oxford takes second; Piedmont wins three regular-season games; includes scores and pairings for AHSAA area softball tournaments

Area tournaments

Double elimination

Class 1A, Area 11
At Spring Garden

May 2
Spring Garden vs. Faith Christian, 4 p.m.
Jacksonville Christian vs. Cedar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.
May 4
Elimination, championship rounds, 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Class 2A, Area 9
At Pleasant Valley

May 1
Woodland vs. Ranburne, 2 p.m.
Pleasant Valley vs. Woodland/Ranburne, 4 p.m.
May 2
Final round, 5 and 7 p.m.

Class 3A, Area 11
At Hokes Bluff

May 1
Glencoe vs. Ohatchee, 4:30 p.m.
Hokes Bluff vs. Glencoe/Ohatchee, 6:30 p.m.
May 2
Final round, 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Class 3A, Area 10
At Piedmont

May 1
Piedmont vs. Saks, 4 p.m.
Wellborn vs. Weaver, 5:30 p.m.
Elimination bracket, 7 p.m.
May 2
Winners’ bracket, 5:30 p.m.
Final round, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Class 3A, Area 7
At Beulah

May 2
Randolph County vs. Dadeville, 2 p.m.
Beulah vs. Randolph County/Dadeville, 4 p.m.
Elimination bracket, 6 p.m.
May 3
Elimination bracket, 2 p.m.
Finals, 4 and 6 p.m.

Class 4A, Area 10
At White Plains

April 28
White Plains 19, Anniston 1
Jacksonville 3, Cleburne County 0
Cleburne County 17, Anniston 8
April 29
White Plains 14, Jacksonville 4
Jacksonville 11, Cleburne County 2
White Plains 12, Jacksonville 1
* White Plains, Jacksonville advance to regional.

Class 4A, Area 8
At Handley
May 2
Munford vs. Talladega, 10 a.m.
Handley vs. Munford/Talladega, noon
Elimination bracket, 2 p.m.
Final round, 4 and 6 p.m.

Class 5A, Area 13
At Sardis
May 1
Sardis vs. Douglas, 4 p.m.
Boaz vs. Southside, 6 p.m,
Elimination bracket, 8 p.m.
May 2
Winners’ bracket, 4 p.m.
Elimination bracket, 6 p.m.
May 3
Finals, 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Class 5A, Area 12
At Alexandria
May 2
Central-Clay vs. Lincoln, 4:30 p.m.
Alexandria vs. Central-Clay/Lincoln, 6:30 p.m.
May 4
Elimination bracket, 4 p.m.
Finals, 6 and 8 p.m.

Class 6A, Area 12
At Choccolocco Park
April 28
Oxford 18, Gadsden City 0
Pell City 16, Clay-Chalkville 0
Winner’ bracket
Pell City 5, Oxford 3
Elimination bracket
Clay-Chalkville 21, Gadsden City 1
April 29
Elimination bracket
Oxford 10, Clay-Chalkville 0
Pell City 12, Oxford 0
*Pell City, Oxford advance to regional.

By East Alabama Sports Today

WHITE PLAINS — Leighton Arnold homered twice and drove in five runs, and White Plains beat Jacksonville 12-1 in Saturday’s Class 4A, Area 10 final.

Both teams advanced to the East Regional in Albertville and will face opponents to be determined.

Callie Richardson pitched a four-hitter over five innings against Jacksonville, striking out three batters. She also had two doubles and two RBIs.

Kannon Slaughter hit a solo home run for White Plains (28-14), and Sara Kate Adams hit a solo home run for Jacksonville (14-16).

White Plains beat Jacksonville 14-4 in the winners’ bracket final earlier Saturday. Hallie Williams hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the fourth inning and drove in five runs for the game.

Richardson had a triple and double and an RBI, and Cassidy Arnold went 2-for-4 with a double and run. Karli Otwell had two singles, three runs and two RBIs.

Richardson and Leighton Arnold combined to hold Jacksonville to three hits, and each had five strikeouts.

OXFORD RUNNER UP: Oxford advanced to the 6A, Area 12 final by beating Clay Chalkville 10-0 but lost to Pell City in the final, 12-0.

Kenlee Rodgers homered, hit a triple and drove in two runs against Clay Chalkville. Kaelyn Crossley and Raina Zachery each had a triple, and Crossley drove in three runs. Zachary, who also had a double, drove in one run.

Emma Tims-Becerra doubled and scored a run.

Crossley pitched a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.

Regular season

PIEDMONT WINS THREE: On a day that featured an Emma Grace Todd no-hitter, Piedmont won three games in the Hokes Bluff Pre-Area Tournament at Gadsden State, beating Southside 3-0, Oak Mountain 4-2 and Munford 5-3.

Against Southside, Todd allowed no hits and no walks with three strikeouts. She hit one batter.

Savannah Smith and Carson Young each had a hit and RBI.

Against Munford, Young and Smith combined to hold the Lions to four hits, and Young had two RBIs. Jaycee Glover had a single and three RBIs.

Jenna Calvert and Cacey Brothers each had two hits, and both had a double.

Against Oak Mountain, Smith pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and hit a solo home run. Sarah Goss went 2-for-3 with a double, run and RBI, and Brothers was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Glover had a double and scored a run.

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