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Prep Softball: Recap of Gardendale Varsity’s 5 Game Stretch & Big JV Win

Friday, March 3rd.
Gardendale vs. Chelsea Hornets

Gardendale went scoreless through 5 innings before scoring 2 runs in the 6th. Chelsea scored 1 run in the 4th and 1 run in the 5th and match the Rockets with 2 runs in the 6th as the Lady Rockets fall 4-2.

Chelsea had 9 hits and no errors. Gardendale had 6 hits with 3 errors.

Miya Covington and Kara Jasper had a hit for the Rockets and Sophie Gant and Ella Neal both went 2 for 3 to lead Gardendale.

Gant got the start and gave up 9 hits and 4 runs (none earned) with 5 strikeouts.

Saturday, March 4th.
Gardendale vs. Haleyville Lions

Gardendale got off to a good start and kept the offense rolling with 11 runs through 4 innings. Haleyville managed 1 run in the 2nd as the Rockets won 11-1.

Gardendale had 10 hits and no errors. The Lions had 2 hits and 2 errors.

Kara Jasper, Catey Thomas, Anna Valentine and Mary Grace Sizemore all had a hit for Gardendale. Miya Covington, Nattie Miles and Sophie Gant had multiple hits.

Kendall Norman got the win in the circle as she went 4 innings and gave up just 2 hits with 3 strikeouts.

Saturday, March 4th.
Gardendale vs. Hillcrest Patriots

It was a battle between the Rockets and Patriots in a game tied at 6 through 7 innings. Hillcrest edged Gardendale by scoring 1 run in the 8th inning to win 7-6.

Catey Thomas, Anna Valentine and Lillie Piersol each had a hit for the Rockets and Sophie Gant went 3 for 5 to lead the offense.

Bailey Snow started for Gardendale. She pitched 3 innings and allowed only 2 hits and 2 runs.

Gant came on in relief and gave up 7 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) with 2 strikeouts.

Hillcrest had 4 errors. Gardendale had 3 errors.

Saturday, March 4th.
Gardendale vs. Austin Black Bears

Gardendale scored 2 runs in the 1st and another 2 runs in the 4th to top Austin 4-3 in 5 innings.

The Rockets took advantage of key Austin errors, including one in the 4th that allowed 2 Gardendale runners to score.

Gardendale had 4 runs on just 3 hits with 2 errors. Austin came up short with 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 errors.

Kara Jasper led the offense while going 2 for 3 and Mary Grace Sizemore went 1 for 2.

Kendall Norman got the win for Gardendale. She gave up 3 runs on 5 hits.

Wednesday, March 8th.
Gardendale vs. Center Point

The Rockets pounded Center Point in 3 innings. Gardendale scored 17 runs on 9 hits. Center Point had 3 errors.

Bailey Snow threw a no-hitter in the win.

Nattie Miles went 2 for 2 and Anna Valentine went 3 for 3 to lead the Rockets.

Covington, Gant, Thomas, Kenley Vaughn, Jasper and Piersol all had a hit.

Bailey Snow shined in the circle and gave up no hits, no runs and struck out 9 of the 10 batters she faced.

Wednesday, March 8th.
Gardendale JV vs. Center Point JV

Emma Deck threw a no-hitter for the Rockets as she faced 9 batters and struck out all 9.

Gardendale scored 15 runs on 5 hits and took advantage of 8 errors by Center Point.

Alexis Piersol (3 for 3) and Emerson Murrell (2 for 2) led the Rockets.