Glenwood falls in AISA tournament


MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- After winning their first games Friday, Glenwood's softball team dropped both games Saturday to be eliminated in the AISA Class 3A state tournament.

In Saturday's Game 1, Macon-East's Deven Kennedy, who was named the tournament MVP, pitched a five-inning no-hitter as Glenwood fell 10-0 in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

In Game 2, Springwood, which Glenwood had beaten in all meetings this year, rallied for two runs in the fifth inning and held on for the victory. Macon-East later defeated Springwood in the championship game.

On Friday Glenwood defeated Bessemer 5-1 and Springwood 4-0.

Coach Dusty Perdue had praise for his team and especially his two seniors.

Perdue said Macey Tucker finished her career with 88 victories, second only to Olivia McLemore, who had more than 100 wins. And catcher Cailah Niles finished her career with 52 homers, the last coming against Bessemer on Friday.Friday at Montgomery, Ala.

Game 1

Bessemer 000 100 0 --1 3 2

Glenwood 001 031 x --5 11 0

WP--Macey Tucker (23-6). LP--Casey Parker. Hitting leaders--Elizabeth Perdue 4-4, RBI; Cailah Niles 2-4, HR, 3 RBI.Game 2

Springwood 000 000 0 --0 3 2

Glenwood 001 210 x --4 8 0

WP--Macie Tucker (24-6). LP--Katelyn Fuller. Hitting leaders--Parker Slappey 3-3; Hope Gullatt 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, Macey Tucker 2-3.Saturday at Montgomery, Ala.

Game 1

Glenwood 000 00 --0 0 9

Macon-East 350 2x --10 11 2

WP--Deven Kennedy. LP--Macey Tucker 24-7).Game 2

Springwood 200 020 0 --4 11 2

Glenwood 111 000 0 --3 6 2

WP--Meagan Gillespie. LP--Macey Tucker (24-8). Hitting leaders--Brookstone: Elizabeth Perdue 1-3, HR. Records--34-11. Next--Glenwood's season ends.

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