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SOFTBALL PREP: Vinemont splits East Regional matchups with Hokes Bluff and Geraldine

The Vinemont Eagles split their day one matchups in the East Regional in Albertville on Wednesday. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Vinemont Eagles hit the road to start their run at this year’s 3A East Regional Tournament at Sand Mountain Park in Albertville and after dropping their first game of the day to Hokes Bluff, they bounced back with a win over Geraldine to keep their season alive. Vinemont is back on the field Thursday at 9 a.m. for an elimination game against Glencoe or Plainview.

Hokes Bluff 15 – Vinemont 5 (Game One)

Hokes Bluff took a 2–0 lead in the bottom of the first, but after Katelyn Evans and Maci Smith led off the top of the second with back-to-back singles, Brooklyn Knott laid down a sacrifice bunt to give the Eagles a pair of runners in the inning. scoring position. A few pitches later, Jadyn Knott scored on an RBI groundout by Emma Dortch to cut the score to 2-1. Hokes Bluff put together a big second inning, scoring five runs and extending the lead to 7-1 entering the third.

An RBI single by Haley Millwood cut the lead to 7-2 in the top of the third, and the Eagles continued to erase the deficit in the fourth. Abby Kuykendall walked in a bases-loaded walk to bring in a run, Arleigh Thomason singled to left field to drive in another and Callie Millwood walked another bases-loaded walk to make it a 7-5 to make it a competition. However, the Eagles were unable to put any more runs on the board over the next two innings and Hokes Bluff pulled away with a 15-5 victory.

Thomason (one RBI) and Smith each posted a pair of hits in the loss and Dortch and Haley Millwood each also added a hit and an RBI.

Check back soon for a recap of Vinemont’s 7-3 win over Geraldine

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