Tigers cap off undefeated area play

Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook Tallassee's Belle Haynes takes off from home after hitting a ball to centerfield against Benjamin Russell.

The Tallassee softball team finished off its regular season area play with an 8-0 over Brewbaker Tech last week. Belle Haynes had four RBIs while Jordan Walters pitched her seventh complete game of the season in the win.

The Tigers (34-6, 6-0 Class 5A Area 4) scored all eight of their runs in the first three innings of the victory. Lexi Love and Avary Lumpkin had RBIs in the first inning to put Tallassee ahead 2-0 after one frame.

Haynes got her second hit of the day in the bottom of the second inning as her two-run double knocked in Ella Thrash and Chloe Baynes to double Tallassee’s lead. Love and Walters each added an RBI single in the inning.

Haynes added a two-run single in the third inning for the final runs of the game. It was the fourth time this season she recorded at least four RBIs in a game.

Tallassee set a season-high in fielding errors in a 12-10 loss to Prattville Christian on Thursday. The Tigers made seven errors and the Panthers scored 11 unearned runs against Walters and Sinclair Cole.

Love had five RBIs in the loss, including a grand slam in the third inning to put the Tigers ahead 5-0. It was Love’s fifth home run of the season.

Tigers dominate field events at Troy

The Tallassee track and field teams had 11 top-five finishes at the Troy Invitation Track Meet on Thursday. The Tigers had four top-three finishes in field events including a victory in the boys javelin finals.

Trent Cochran-Gill blew away the competition in the javelin competition with a throw of 148-9.75, defeating the closest competition by more than 11 feet. It was his second consecutive win in the event despite falling 19 feet short of his personal record.

In the girls javelin throw, Taylor Goodman finished in second place with a throw of 95-07.50. She was just shy on her personal best but still finished nine feet clear of third place in the competition.

Haleigh May finished in third place in the girls shot put finals. May was 26 inches short of the first-place winner but her throw of 27-11.5 was easily enough for the top-three finish.

Tallassee continued its big day on the track, beginning with the girls 100 hurdles finals. Iyana Parker won with a time of 16.79 seconds, defeating teammate Caitlyn Dowdell by 1.25 seconds. Tallassee’s Armani Wilkerson grabbed fourth place in the event with a time of 19.42.

Kalvin Levett finished in the top five in the long jump, triple jump and 300 hurdles. His highest place of the day was in the triple jump when his distance of 41-8 was good enough for second place in the finals.