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Dothan rolled to two Class 7A, Area 3 wins over RE Lee on Thursday, 17-2 and 21-10 in high school softball action at Dothan High.

In the opener, Brooke McCarthy threw a three-inning no-hitter but gave up two runs after walks. Wolves (8-1, 2-0) had just six hits but conceded on 11 walks, four hit by pitches and three penalties.

Ashlynn Sasser and Jadyn Hutchins both had two hits, with both hits being Hutchins doubles. Both also drove in two heats. Jada Newman hit a solo homer and Kinley German had a double and RBI.

In the second game, the Wolves overcame an early 6-0 deficit after two homers from Lee. Hutchins drove in seven runs from a two-run single, a three-run go-ahead homer in the third inning, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.

Newman also had three hits, including two doubles, and had an RBI. Sasser had two hits, a double and two RBI and Maylee Lancaster had a single and drove in two runs. Laney Calhoun, Savanna Kendrick, Sara Harris and Lily Bright all had a hit and RBI.

Kendrick was the winning pitcher, recording seven strikeouts in five innings.

Houston Academy 10, Dale County 1: Emily Adams took the circle win with the shutout, allowing four hits and knocking out seven, and also going 2-for-4 at the plate to trigger HA’s Class 4A, Area 3 win over the Warriors.

Ansleigh Smith went 3-on-3 with four runs hit, Mallory Magrino went 3-on-4 with an RBI, Jadyn Rausch went 2-on-3 with an RBI, and Mary Suzan Aman added an RBI on a sacrificial bunch for the Raiders , who improved to 8-1 overall, 1-0 in area play.

Ella Brooke Barefield had two hits for Dale County, including a double.

Geneva 7, Providence Christian 0: Makaley Boswell and Katlyn Conner combined a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and just one walk for Geneva.

Boswell, the starter, batted six over four innings, allowing two hits and a walk. Conner earned a three-inning save with four strikeouts and one hit allowed.

Ally Henderson had three hits with three runs in and Kaden Ward had two hits with an RBI to lead the Panthers offense. Za’Liyag Kemmerlin added a hit and two RBI.

For PCS, Alyse Deer, Ella Houston and Natalie Cole each had a single.

Slocomb 8, Headland 7: Ciera Baker stepped in in relief at the bottom of the first inning and hit out 17, allowing Slocomb just two hits and four runs over seven innings. She also had one hit and two RBIs on offense.

Makenzi Morgan had two hits and Gracie Ward had one hit and RBI for the RedTops.

For Headland, Ava Allsup hit a grand slam homer and Tori Nowell hit a double.

Nowell hit seven over three innings and Mallory Arnold hit two over four innings.

Ariton 3, Zion Chapel 2: Sydney Adams hit 11 and held the Rebels with six goals in two runs.

Kaydee Phillips, Mattie-Grace Heath and Lizzy Faircloth each had a hit while Faircloth rode in one run.

For Zion Chapel, Emily Rhodes was 4-for-4 and Madison Meeks hit a two-run homer. Sydney Boothe hit eight over seven innings, allowing only three hits and three runs.

Cottonwood 11, Cottondale (Florida) 4: Chloe Lee had four hits, including a double, and was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts for Cottonwood.

Mischa Ward had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Lydia Strange had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs.

Samson 12, Pike County 2: Carlee Johnson hit out 11 and allowed two hits and two unearned runs over five innings and Holly Warren was 3-for-3 with a double and three runs in for Samson.

Paige Norris and Ava Sormrude were both 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Alli Brooke Godwin also had two goals for the Tigers.

For Pike Count, Jada Duncan had a single and two runs, and Kylan Wilkerson had a double.

Heritage Christian 1, Lakeside School 0: At the Lowndes Academy Tournament, Heritage Christian scored in the top of firsts for the only run in the six-inning game.

The Chiefs only had three hits — a single each by Graylin Pomeroy, Carlee Davis, and Hannah Buchan.

Lakeside School 14, Sparta Academy 2: At the Lowndes Academy Tournament, Hannah Buchan had a three-run homer and an RBI double and Carlee Davis had a two-run double and an RBI double to speed Lakeside.

Anna Peak had two hits including a two run single and Addy Helms had a two RBI single and Graylin Pomeroy and Addy Berry both had an RBI single.

Buchan was the winning pitcher, working four of the five innings, striking out five and allowing two runs and five hits. Addison Phillips pitched the last inning.

Cottonwood 10, Cottondale (Florida) 2: Abigail Parrish had three hits, including a double, and Keagan Cornwell had two singles and was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts.

Sydney Curry, Kaleb Brunson, Emily Strickland and Lauren Cate Trawick all had a single.

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