Catholic 71, Wicksburg 61
WICKSBURG -- LJ Green had a triple double with 24 points, 10 assists and 10 steals as the Knights advanced to the regional finals for the sixth time in school history with a 10-point win over Wicksburg in the Southeast Regional semifinals in the Wicksburg gym on Friday night.
Catholic (19-5) won its 14th consecutive game on Friday and will face Dadeville in the Southeast Regional championship game at Garrett Coliseum on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Matthew Reardon added 14 points in the win, followed by DJ Jamerson with 13 points and 15 rebounds and Myles Butler with 11 points.
Alabama Christian 6, Reeltown 5
Mason Prestage went 2 for 4, including a seventh-inning double in the bottom of the seventh to score Zac Westbrook with the game-winning run in a 6-5 win over the Rebels on Friday.
Westbrook allowed just three hits and two runs in 5.1 innings, but it was JT Moorer who picked up the win in relief, allowing four hits and three runs in 1.2 innings.
Brandon Bice went 2 for 3, while Thomas Stovall went 2 for 4 in the win and Trey Schlemmer went 1 for 3, driving in a pair of runs for ACA (2-1).
Prattville Christian reached semifinals of Brew Tech tournament
The Panthers opened the 2021 season in the Brew Tech tournament, winning their first four games before losing to Lincoln 7-0 in the semifinals of the tournament on Saturday.
PCA defeated Alabama Christian 4-3, Beauregard 6-2, Valley 12-5 and Chilton County 7-6. PCA was down 6-0 in the Chilton County game going into their last at-bat before storming back to win.
Landyn McAnnally picked up the win in PCA’s battle with Alabama Christian, while Arielle Williams earned the win against Beauregard, Alivia Messick was the winning pitcher against Valley and Riley Sweeney picked up the win against Chilton County. Sweeney was the losing pitcher against Lincoln.
Top PCA hitters in the tournament included Williams, who went 6 for 10 with two home runs and four RBIs; Sweeney, who went 4 for 9 with a home run and five RBIs; McAnnally, who went 5 for 9 with six RBIs; and Chloe Hollon, who went 4 for 10 in the tournament.
PCA (4-1) will travel to Holtville to play the Bulldogs on Thursday.
Catholic wins three, ties one in Brew Tech tournament at Lagoon
The Knights advanced through pool play unbeaten before losing to the host Rams on Saturday in the Brew Tech tournament at Lagoon Park Softball Complex.
In the Knights’ opener, Alanna Aiken pitched a no-hitter, striking out 8 batters, as Catholic rolled to a 10-0 win over Reeltown. Chloe Walden had three hits and stole three bases, while Carissa Gilbert had three hits and four RBIs. Aiken had a pair of hits and three stolen bases in the win.
In the second game, Catholic and Opp fought to a scoreless tie as the Knights managed only a hit from CeCe Crawford, while Gilbert held the Bobcats to three hits while striking out seven.
In the Knights’ third game, Aiken excelled in the circle and at the plate, hitting a grand slam among her three hits in a 10-3 win over Lincoln. In the circle, she scattered five hits while striking out five. Walden scored a pair of runs and had two stolen bases, while Nona Johnson and Crawford each had a pair of RBIs in the win.
Gilbert pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Andalusia, striking out six, while getting offensive support from Aiken, who had two hits, scored a pair of runs, stole two bases and drove in two runs; Walden, who scored twice and had a stolen base; and Auburn Wilcoxson, who had a hit and a stolen base for the Lady Knights.
Brew Tech finally slowed down the Catholic offense, grabbing a 3-1 win over the Knights on Saturday. Aiken had a pair of hits, going 2 for 2, while Hannah Prrish had a hit and Crawford had a hit and drove in a run. Gilbert took the loss despite throwing a four-hitter, striking out three and allowing just one earned run.
Catholic (3-2-1) was scheduled to play Tuesday against Robert E. Lee but that game was canceled. The Knights return to action on Thursday at Alabama Christian Academy at 4 p.m.
Stanhope Elmore 9, Catholic 8
The 6A Mustangs rallied past the 3A Knights in an eight-inning contest on Thursday.
Mallory Hildebrand, Nona Johnson, and Hannah Parrish had two hits each for Catholic, while Alanna Aiken and Auburn Wilcoxson each had a pair of RBIs.
Carissa Gilbert took the loss in the circle for Catholic (0-1) in the Knight’s season opener.
Montgomery Academy wins Capital City Classic
Montgomery Academy won three games on Friday and Saturday to win their bracket in the Capital City Classic at the YMCA soccer fields.
The Eagles opened the tournament with a 6-0 win over Alabama Christian as Kaitlin Phenix scored four goals and Hayes Jenkins and Sophia Cho scored a goal each.
Phenix continued her hot streak, scoring the final three goals in a 4-1 win over top-ranked John Carroll after Jenkins scored the Eagles’ first goal.
Montgomery Academy wrapped up play in the Capital City Classic on Saturday morning with a 4-0 win over 7A Prattville. A tough battle in the first half stayed level until Camilla Veale broke through and was taken down in the penalty area. Hannah Dunning put the PK away with the last kick of the first half. The second half opened up a little bit and allowed MA to dominate the ball. Jenkins scored a pair of goals and Kerstin Daniels capped the scoring with a goal of her own for the 4-0 win.
“I’m delighted with how we competed this weekend,” MA coach Joseph White said. “A real team effort, with all 25 of our available players getting minutes at some point. I feel this will be a great base for us to build on for the rest of the season. Special mentions go to Kaitlin Phenix, Hayes Jenkins and Kerstin Daniels who were our standout performers.”