Spring Roundup: MacKinley Portillo Throws Perfect Game in Douglas Softball Win
Junior MacKinley Portillo pitched a perfect three inning, striking out eight and walking none as Douglas routed Crossville 20-0 in a Class 5A softball game on Thursday.
The Eagles had 16 hits on the day, led by Maddie Hayes and Lexi Maples with three hits apiece. Hayes was 3 for 3 and had 5 points.
Mallory Ackles homered in the first inning to drive in a pair of runs – and drove another on an error. Douglas scored 10 runs in the second with doubles from Portillo and Maples and singles from Hayes, Kayley Aguado and Carlie Camp.
Chloe Green also had several hits in the win.
In other spring sports results from last week:
Huntsville 5, Grissom 0: The Crimson Panthers (5-2) scored 3 runs with two out in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the game away. Mari Hubbard slapped a 2-run double to right center field and Katie Schuler hit an RBI single to center in Huntsville’s big inning.
Reagen Huskey (3-1) picked up the win with a complete shutout, allowing 6 hits with 8 strikeouts.
Isabella Myers scored 3 runs and stole 4 bases, going 1 for 1 at home plate and reaching as batter. Mari Hubbard was 1-on-1 with a double, 3 RBIs and a sacrificed fly.
Janna Street took the loss for Grissom, striking out 9 in 6 innings and allowing 5 runs. Madison Wissman went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles for the Tigers.
New Hope 5, Madison Academy 3: Olivia Kelly took the full match win in the circle for New Hope, striking out 2. Cataryna Schreiber struck out 10 taking the loss for Madison Academy.
Mackenzie Meadows hit a 2-run homer for the Mustangs.
St. Paul’s 6, Faith Academy 2: Caroline McLendon threw a three-batter and struck out 9 for the Saints (2-5). She forfeited the 2 earned runs. McLendon and Morgan Maples both went 2 for 3 at the plate and Kyndal Raines was 2 for 4.
Kate Passeau, Madeline Howard, Ava Voris and Kendall Dougherty have also had hits.
Fairhope 18, Spanish Fort 5: The Pirates bats came to life in the six-set victory, scoring 6 runs in the second set and finishing with 8 in the sixth.
Ryley Harrison drove in 4 runs with a pair of hits on four at bats. Alea Johnson was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Hailey Minchew was 4 for 5 with an RBI. Nicole Cooper was 1 for 1 with 3 RBIs. Bailey Wiggins was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Jesslyn Gordon went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI, AK Long was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Emma Stewart was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Lindsey Justice picked up the win, allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits over four innings. She was also 2 for 3 at home plate with a pair of RBIs. Victoria Moten pitched two innings, allowing no runs or hits. She had an RBI going 1 for 2 at home plate.
Vacuum 14, Brookwood 2: After Bella Foran picked an RBI defensive player in the first, the Bucs exploded for 6 runs in the second inning on their way to victory Thursday. Carolyne Hecklinski, Kaitlyn Raines and Campbell Hecklinski all had RBIs in the second, with Raines coming on a 2-run homer.
Raines also picked up the win for Hoover, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 4 innings. She struck out 3 and didn’t walk a batter. Madysen Cheney worked a relief run.
Bailey Hayes suffered the loss for the Panthers, allowing 7 runs on 4 hits.
Gracie Hillman was 3 for 4 for Hoover.
Athens Bible 14, Lindsay Lane 6: Cana Vining had 8 strikeouts in 7 innings, allowing 3 earned runs to earn the win as the Athens Bible improved to 6-1 on the year. Vining also had 2 doubles in 5 at bats with an RBI.
The Trojans scored 7 runs in the fifth and 7 in the seventh inning to put the game away.
Claire Holt was 4 for 6 with a double and 3 RBIs for ABS. Kara Thomas was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Ragan Hamm and Brook Blakely also had doubles.
Lydia Carter was 3-for-5 for Lindsay Lane with a brace. Kinsley McMasters was 2 for 5 with a brace and Jenna Davis was 2 for 4.
Athens 12, Hazel Green 6: Katie and Emily Simon combined to strike out 10 and Haley Wagoner homered for the Eagles in the win. Katie Simon worked 4 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits, walking 3 and striking out 4. Emily Simon struck out 6 over 3 innings, allowing 5 earned runs on 5 hits with 4 walks.
Wagoner was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs for Athens. Morgan Stiles was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
Caroline Cartron was 3-for-3 with a brace for Hazel Green. Briley Zimmerman was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs and Payton Pike had a hit and 2 RBIs.
Hazel Green’s Kailey Hyatt allowed 1 earned run over three innings, allowing 4 hits. Emma Mooney pitched 2 innings with 2 strikeouts and 1 earned run.
Montgomery Academy 14, Highland Home 0: The Eagles improved to 3-2 last year
Oscar Fiore’s four-inning shutout on Thursday. Fiore allowed 1 hit and struck out 8. Fiore also went 1 for 1 at home plate with 3 RBIs.
Judson Lindsey, John Allen Jones and Joseph Talley were all 2-for-3 at the plate for Montgomery Academy. Lindsey had 3 RBIs while Jones and Talley had 2 each.
Hoover 9, Hazel Green 2: The Bucs had 10 hits and got a Tyler Wilson shutout on the mound in Friday’s win. Wilson allowed 3 hits, struck out 2 and went 0 in 5 innings.
Colin Rengering led Hoover with 3 hits in 4 at bats. Luke McNeill also had several hits for the Bucs. KJ Law Jr. had 2 of Hoover’s stolen bases.
Jackson Baeder took the loss, allowing 8 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings. He struck out 2 Hoover batters.
Earlier, Hoover scored 4 runs in the fourth inning with RBIs from Clayton Wallace, Conner Prothro and Hess Fridley on the way to a 6-3 win over Helena.
Right-hander Jack Campbell picked up the win for Hoover, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings. Campbell struck out 6 batters. Samuel Schmidt pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
Logan Barber took the loss for Helena, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits. He struck out 3 Hoover batters.
Prothro and RJ Hamilton had 2 hits apiece to lead the Bucs. Mac Turner was 2 for 4 for Helena.
Hazel Green 9, West Limestone 5: Jabez Sampson made 3 points for Hazel Green in Thursday’s win. Jackson Baeder and Connor Ford had two hits and an RBI each.
Braxton Griffin doubled, singled and drove in 3 for West Limestone. Logan Martin had 3 hits for the Wildcats while Cooper Phillips and Logan Navas had RBIs.
Montgomery Academy 7, Alabama Christian 0: Hayes Jenkins scored twice to lead MA to victory. Kerstin Daniels, Sophia Cho, Virginia Meacham, Madison Yi and Kaitlin Phenix also scored.
Cho had two assists while Meacham, Phenix, Katherine Sinco and Mary Weldon Armstrong had one each.
Prattville Christian 4, Stanhope Elmore 0: Emily Branch had a hat trick for the winners and Avery Rogers added a goal for the Panthers. Kendall Jordan had the shutout in goal as the PCA improved to 2-2-1 this season.
St. James 10, Booker T. Washington 0: Katie Brightwell scored 7 goals in the shutout. Rylee Richardson, McKenzie Turner and Mary Grace Hixon also scored in the win. Haley Brightwell and Turner had 2 assists each.
Katie Irving got the shutout in goal, helped in defense by center backs Hannah McCain and Hope McCain.
Marbury 2, Chilton County 0: Marbury took their record to 11-0 with the win. Meya James and Litzy Turcios had goals for the Bulldogs and LeAnna Causey had an assist.
Mackenzie Smith made three saves in goal.
Priceville 3, Brewer 0: Anna Katherine Hopkins had two goals, an assist and six steals in the win that improved the Bulldogs’ record to 3-1, 3-0 in box play.
In four games, Hopkins has scored 11 goals and has 11 steals and 2 assists.
Vestavia Hills 5, Hewitt-Trussville 2: The top-seeded Class 7A Rebels took a 3-0 lead before Hewitt cut the deficit to 3-2 as Vestavia Hills improved to 3-0 in zone play on Friday.
Levi Edmonds scored Vestavia’s first goal, Eli Jennings made it 2-0 and Parker Dennie pushed the lead to 3-0. After a pair of Huskies goals, Jennings scored his second and Andrew Nelson put the game away with his goal.
Stanhope Elmore 11, Prattville Christian 1: Prattville Christian fell to 1-2-1 on the year with the loss. Cohen Palmore scored the Panthers goal.
Trinity 1, Opelika 0: Jackson Champion scored the only goal thanks to an assist from Kip Brown. Trinity improved to 6-2 this season.
Montgomery Academy 7, Alabama Christian 0: Alex Kohn scored his 100th goal for top-ranked 4A/5A Montgomery Academy. Braxton Welch scored 2 goals and had an assist in the win.
The Eagles also got goals from Brewer Welch, Lukas Yi, Ruston Bassett and Win Berry.
Will Beringer recorded the shutout in front of goal.
Hoover 9, Oak Mountain 0: Hoover swept the Eagles on the road Thursday. #4 Abby Gobbels and #6 Rachel Yuan won their singles matches 8-0. The other singles winners were No. 1 Laci Pyron, No. 2 Chinonye Mbanugo, No. 3 Kristina Hwangpo and No. 5 Sowmya Suresh.
Montgomery Academy 7, Spain Park 2: The Eagles played four singles games and swept the doubles to improve to 9-2 this season. The Montgomery Academy singles winners were No. 1 Gabby Barrera, 10-8 over Sage Sovic; No. 2 Jenna Chandler, 10-3 over Sedani Nagodawithana; No. 4 Clara Ryan, 10-3 over Anushka Arora; and No. 5 Mary Lee Kelso, 10-6 over Kennedy Halloway.
Spain Park’s Carys Collins beat Kareena Singh, 10-8 at No. 3 and Sasha Papov beat Marianna Lassner 10-5 at No. 6.
Montgomery Academy 8, UMS-Wright 1: The Eagles improved to 11-1 this season with the home win. Gaines Freeman and Guy Hughes teamed up for the No. 1 doubles point and picked up wins at No. 6 and No. 2 singles, respectively.
No. 1 Whit Davis, No. 3 John Alford, No. 4 Charlie Hill and No. 5 Jackson Brown also had singles wins for Montgomery Academy. Alford and Brown’s doubles team also picked up a win.
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