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Childersburg Tigers softball team getting hot at the right time


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – The Childersburg Tigers softball team is getting hot at the right time. With Spring Break here, other teams are probably glad for the time off so that maybe the Lady Cats will cool off.

The Tigers finished third in the county tournament, losing to the eventual champion, Munford. Since then, they have taken out their frustrations on everybody else since the week started.

Coach Terrie Sprayberry’s team have hit the field three times in the last week and have outscored their opponents 37-4 in 13 innings.

They’ve been led by great hitting from several Lady Tigers including senior and CACC signee Kennedy Burnette who posted a .478 average over the last three contests by going 11-23.

She was followed by Madison Brooks who cashed in at 10-23 for a scorching .423 average. The team as a whole have batted over .400 over the last three games as well.

Pitching has not been an issue either. Chattahoochee Valley signee Madison McGowan has nine strikeouts over the last few games while Brooks has captured eight strikeouts herself.

The Tigers started the week by falling behind Horseshoe Bend 4-1 in the first couple of innings before coming from behind to take a 7-4 victory home with them.

Then the beatdowns commenced as Childersburg hosted area foe Indian Springs for a two game set. Both games were called after 3 innings by the run rule. The Lady Tigers won both games by a score of 15-0 in each. They now have a stronghold on their quest for the area title.

Coach Sprayberry said, “I’m proud of the girls for handling business and competing the way they have. We now need the rest from Spring Break. We have played a lot of games over the last week and our legs are tired. We are proud of our kids.”

The Lady Tigers are now 9-6 on the season and undefeated in area play. They return home for more action the week after Spring Break.

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