Spanish Fort wins 2021 6A Area softball championship

Posted 5/12/21

The Toros swept through the main bracket to claim the Area 2 title in AHSAA Class 6A softball. Spanish Fort (34-10) opened the tournament with a 6-5 decision over Gulf Shores in round one and won 7-1 …

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Spanish Fort wins 2021 6A Area softball championship

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The Toros swept through the main bracket to claim the Area 2 title in AHSAA Class 6A softball. Spanish Fort (34-10) opened the tournament with a 6-5 decision over Gulf Shores in round one and won 7-1 over Robertsdale in round two. The Dolphins worked back into the upper bracket with wins over Baldwin County and Robertsdale. The RHS Golden Bears defeated the BCHS Tigers 5-2 in the first round. Ainsley Lambert and Hannah Lambert earned the wins in the pitching circle for the Toros.

Head coach Lauren Stewart was proud of her Spanish Fort team who helped her earn her 99th and 100th career coaching victories.

“This belongs to everybody,” she said. “The players, my coaches, the administration, parents and community. Everyone contributed to it as a total team effort. And, I’m especially proud of all my players for committing to our goal. That’s why we’re wearing blue. Proud of my pitchers Ainsley and Hannah and all of my seniors and everybody who believed in us and came through big for us. We’ve had big dreams all year and plan to keep going all the way.”

In the championship round, SFHS shutout the Dolphins 15-0 in three innings for the win. Leading 11-0 in the third inning, senior third baseman Hanna Carlton belted a grand slam for the final winning margin. Both SFHS and runner up GSHS advance to the regional tournament in Gulf Shores. Visit AHSAA.com for regional schedules.

CLASS 7A SOFTBALL

Fairhope wins 2021 Class 7A Area 2 title

Pirates 7, 13 - Trojans 0, 0

Fairhope shutout Daphne 7-0 and 13-0 in the championship round of the Class 7A, Area 2 tournament. Alea Johnson struck out 11 and scattered three hits from the circle as the Pirates pounded out 12 hits in game one. Ryley Harrison drove in two runs with a home run. Justice Palmer also had 2 RBIs.

In game two, Harrison pitched for the win with a one-hitter and struck out 11 in five innings. Palmer drove in five runs while Bella Cabral had three and Harrison two to lead the offensive-side work.

CLASS 1A

Area 1 Finals

Bayshore Christian 7, Fruitdale (17-20) 6

Runner-up Daphne (27-21) and Area winner Fairhope (36-4) advance to the 2021 AHSAA 7A Regional Tournament at Gulf Shores this week. Bayshore Christian and runner-up Fruitdale advance to the Class 1A Regionals. Visit AHSAA.com for schedules and scores.