Surprised at the fireworks show that welcomed them home after last year’s championship, the Hale County Wildcats expected more of the same this weekend.
“We had hundreds of people there when we got home, and then there were the fireworks,” freshman Kayla Wyatt said. “It was amazing because we got back so late.”
Friday’s 9-3 win over Pisgah in the Class 3A finals at Lagoon Park left Hale County (36-10) anticipating more.
“We went home last year, and everybody was waiting for us at the school,” sophomore Harley Stokes said. “Everybody was videoing it and there were the fireworks. It was great.”
Stokes sounded worse for the wear. Her voice was hoarse.
“I was cheering too loud,” she said.
Pisgah (40-10) reached the championship round for a fifth straight season and 11th time in 14 years. The Eagles have eight state championships.
Kelsey Robinette knocked in four runs to lead Colbert Heights in a 6-5 win over Prattville Christian in a Class 3A elimination game.
PCA led 4-2 in the second inning when rain suspended play Thursday night. Colbert Heights struck for four runs to take the lead in the third inning Friday morning.
Melissa Townsend scored twice and had an RBI for the Panthers (36-13). She also gave up six runs on four hits and four walks in 22/3 innings.