At West Point Diamond:
Holly Pond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 (0-1)
West Point 0 0 1 0 0 4 X - 5 (1-1)
WP: Carlie Wilkins
LP: Caroline Bryan
FLASH NOTES: West Point got a run in the third when Holly Pond mishandled Molly Pendley's grounder at short, allowing Gracie Abbott to score.
Bryan was able to keep West Point off the scoreboard until the sixth. Wilkins was safe on an error that sent Olivia Ball to the plate.
Ball, playing with a broke wrist she suffered in the 5A, Area 12 basketball championship vs. Fairview, fought off several pitches before lifting the ball over the fence in left field for a two-run homer and a 3-0 lead.
Avery McClure and Pendley followed with base hits as both scampered home on a double by Makayla Brown.
Wilkins allowed a double to right field by Alexys Smith, then retired the next two to end the game in recording a shutout. Wilkins allowed four hits and got out of trouble in the fifth inning when the bases got loaded.
Kolby Holcombe, Presley Marks and Kaylee Stallings collected base hits in the season opener for the Lady Broncos.
West Point collected nine hits in the affair with Brown getting a single and double, a home run by Ball, two singles from Gracie Abbott and singles by Pendley, McClure, Hope Shedd and Chasilyn Morrow. Ball and Brown both drove in two runs.
Up next for Holly Pond: Vs. Hanceville Monday 4:30 p.m.
Up next for West Point: Vs. Oak Grove in Wallace State Invitational Friday 4:00 p.m.
Photo of Holly Pond pitcher Caroline Bryan delivering to West Point batter Avery McClure in the 1st inning of Tuesday's game at West Point.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton