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Demopolis softball splits

The Demopolis High School softball team got in one of its seven AHSAA-sanctioned activity dates Tuesday when it hosted Sweet Water and Wetumpka in a round robin.

“They allow seven dates. That includes practices. We’ve used up two,” head coach Joey Browder said. “I think the most important thing about it is just staying together and getting reps. Most of (the players) are playing travel ball. But this gives us an opportunity to stay together and build on what we had at the end of the season.”

The ladies opened their day with a 15-0 win over Sweet Water before falling to Wetumpka 12-2 in the final game.

“Even though we’ve been off a few weeks, I thought we hit the ball well,” Browder said after Tuesday’s final game. “Overall, I think it was a good day.”

The Tuesday competition date also afforded Browder his first opportunity to see a pair of his transfer players in competition. Additionally, the day allowed for the play of the eight girls making the jump from the middle school team.

“One thing that gave me a lot of pleasure was seeing my two transfers get to play today that were not able to play last season,” Browder said of senior Savanna Osmer and sophomore Alex Crawford, the tandem that transfered from Greensboro prior to last season.

Senior Kathleen Randall had a pair of singles and a two-run home run on the day. Junior Kristin Beach had two doubles, a triple, a single and two RBIs.

Freshman Alexis White had a double, a single and an RBI. Senior Jordon Cramer had two doubles, a single, three stolen bases and two RBIs. Junior Samantha Walker laid down three sacrifice bunts on the day.

Sophomore Madison Bozeman pitched the entirety of the opening game against Sweet Water.

“I think (Bozeman) pitched a real good game in the first game,” Browder said.

The team plays again Tuesday when it travels to Wetumpka for a round robin in which it will play Holtville, Auburn and Phenix City.