Cullman County Softball Tournament
Elimination bracket game at Jack Howell Field - Hanceville:
Fairview 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 - 8
Hanceville 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 - 5
WP: Ally Hogeland
LP: Cassidy Campbell
TIME OF GAME: 1:59
FLASH NOTES: Fairview stayed in contention during the county tournament Wednesday afternoon, eliminating Hanceville on its home diamond.
The game was tight throughout as a 5-0 lead for Fairview through two and a half innings was reduced to 5-3 thanks to Hanceville scoring three in its half of the third.
Rebekah DeBlanc singled in a run in the first for the visitors with an RBI coming in during the third on a groundout by DeBlanc.
Three runs scampered home on fielding errors by Hanceville as the Lady Aggies held a 5-0 going to the bottom of the third with just three hits against Cassidy Campbell.
A two-run double by Jadah Hurst and a run-scoring single from Ashley Short have Hanceville some momentum, cutting the deficit to two runs entering the fourth.
But Fairview would tally a run in the next three innings, capitalizing on four errors by Hanceville, three on one play in the infield.
An RBI base hit by Deavan Fulmer in the sixth scored Kaitlyn Benson who collected a one-out single. That pushed the lead to 8-5.
Hogeland retired Hanceville in order in the sixth and had to get out of jam in the seventh when the Lady Bulldogs had two on, thanks to singles by Campbell and Hurst and had the tieing run at the plate with two outs in Alexia Edwards.
Edwards popped out to first base to end the game that was completed at 5:05 p.m.
Fairview produced 10 hits in the contest with Katie Ball getting a triple and single, Benson a single and triple, Fulmer two singles, DeBlanc a single, Abby Duke a single, Asia Millwood a double and DeBlanc a single.
Hurst collected three hits to lead Hanceville, a double and two singles, driving in three runs.
Fairview played Cold Springs late in the elimination bracket with the winner to return to Hanceville Thursday and play Good Hope in the loser's bracket final.
Photo 1: Fairview's Katie Ball triples in the 1st inning off Hanceville's Cassidy Campbell.
Photo 2: Fairview's Selena Lacy swings in the first of Wednesday's game at Hanceville.
Photo 3: Raygen Turner of Hanceville hits the ball to right field vs. Fairview pitcher Ally Hogeland.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton