Crimson Tide rolls to gold medal in Jr. Pro Softball
After a rain-filled spring, the Butler County Jr. Pro Softball League wrapped up their season Tuesday night with a single elimination tournament. The Crimson Tide, coached by Kyle Newcom, came into the tournament as the top-seed and left with gold medals. The Crimson Tide racked up an impressive 13-1 record during the regular season. The Crimson Tide defeated the Hilltoppers in the gold medal game.
Crimson Tide - Jayden Dockery, Destiny Edmonds, Ellie Embry, Isabella Embry, Jalyn Embry, Jordyn Embry, Delaney Newcom, Mackenzie Pendley, Bailee Proctor, Frances Proctor, Kadence Whitsell, Coach Tony Finley, and Coach Kyle Newcom.
Cara Mae White, Hilltoppers, fires the pitch in to Skyler Schroeder, Cardinals.
The Hilltoppers, coached by Taylor King, entered the tournament as the third-seed and were able to secure their first win of the season in the opening game. The Hilltoppers showed tremendous growth over the course of the season in all phases of the game. The Hilltoppers defeated the Cardinals in game one of the tournament.
Hilltoppers - Lydia Brown, Jaycee Crank, Hannah House, Michayla Johnson, Cara Mae White, Heaven Johnson, Shay Oaks, Brooklynne Rayner, Haley Baize, Coach Ashlynne Brooks, Coach Kassie Jo Phelps, and Coach Taylor King. (not pictured Harley Proctor and Olivia Broesamle)
The Cardinals, coached by Angie Easley, took home bronze in the tournament. The Cardinals were the second-seed in the tournament after recording an 8-6 record during the regular season. The Cardinals fell to the Hilltoppers in the opening game of the tournament.
Cardinals - Carly Cardwell, Lola Clark, Mattie Clark, Isabella Easley, Ren Pannell, Skyler Ritchie, Skylar Schroeder, Peyton Gallagher, Ally Bivins, Lillian Jones (not pictured Taylor Smith and coaches Angie Easley, Leslie Cardwell, Ashley Runion, and Chad Smith).
Bailee Proctor, Crimson Tide, stretches for the ball as Hannah House, Hilltoppers, tries to make it safely to first.
"This season has been an amazing season," said league coordinator Katie Gary, "Each team showed steady improvement throughout the course of the season which made for some very exciting games. We would like to thank everyone who had a part in making this season a success. Thank you to our players, parents, coaches, and sponsors for your continued support. The league is especially grateful for our coaches for volunteering their time to work with their teams."
Carly Cardwell, Cardinals, makes contact with the ball.
Butler County Jr. Pro Softball is a fastpitch softball league for girls ages 9-12. Their season runs from March through May with games being played during April and May.