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Red Bay girls win county softball tournament

By Staff
Mike Self FCT Sports Editor
Red Bay scored three runs in its final at bat on Saturday to defeat Phil Campbell 3-1 in the championship game of the Franklin County Tournament at Red Bay High School.
The Lady Tigers trailed 1-0 when Ashley Hardin led off the top of the fifth with a single. Following a hit by Laura Garrison, Hardin scored on a bunt by Keena Goines to tie the game.
Kirstin Sharp drove in the go-ahead run with a base hit, and Lauren Tucker's RBI single made it 3-1.
Phil Campbell had defeated Red Bay 6-1 to force a deciding game.
In previous action:
Red Bay 7 Phil Campbell 6
Lauren Tucker drove in Keena Goines with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Red Bay overcame a 5-0 deficit to hand the Lady Bobcats their first loss of the tournament.
Shelly Cooper's two-run homer highlighted a four-run first inning by Phil Campbell, and Alis Hutcheson's RBI single in the top of the third made it 5-0.
Red Bay still trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the fifth. Kirstin Sharp doubled and scored on a hit by Tucker, and Alyssa Horton followed with a single.
Brittany Scott's two-run triple trimmed the lead to 5-4, and Ashley Frame's RBI single sent the game into extra innings.
An RBI single by Tanna Benford in the top of the sixth put Phil Campbell back on top, but Whitney Sharp doubled and scored on a bunt by Elana Price to tie the game 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth.
Tucker drove in Goines, who had earlier walked, for the winning run.
Belgreen 10 Vina 2
Sarah Billingham got the win and Martha Billingham also pitched as the Lady Bulldogs defeated Vina in an elimination game.
Both teams lost their first game of the day, with Vina falling 4-1 to Red Bay and Belgreen dropping a 9-2 decision to Phil Campbell.
Belgreen was later eliminated with a 4-3 loss to Phil Campbell.
Regular season
Belgreen 8 Hackleburg 6
Lindsey Barber drove in five runs, including a game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the ninth, as Belgreen edged visiting Hackleburg in extra innings.
Hackleburg scored four runs in the top of the first inning, but Belgreen battled back to lead 6-4.
The Lady Panthers scored one run in the top of the sixth and another in the top of the seventh to tie the game and force extra innings.
Neither team scored in the eighth inning, and Hackleburg failed to score in the top of the ninth. In the bottom half, Barber doubled with two runners on to end the game.

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