PINSON — Nicole Fisher smacked a lead-off double, then later stole third base and came around to score on a wild pitch for what proved to be the winning run, as Pinson Valley held off Locust Fork by a 3-2 score Tuesday in softball action.
The Hornets took the early lead when catcher Anna Hood smashed a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning.
But the Indians answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, as a Destinee Cols hot brought home April Duro, who got on board with a lead-off single. Emmie Waldrop then scored on a ground-out by Jenna Trimm.
Haley Glasscox scored for Locust Fork when she doubled to right field to start the seventh inning, moved to third on a ground-out and scored when Madison Cater grounded to second. But Tribe pitcher Lauren Keplinger shut the door on the comeback attempt when she struck out Hood to end the game.
Hood and Glasscox went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Fisher was 2-for-2.
Keplinger fanned 10 Horner batters for the complete-game victory, giving up five hits and no walks. Macy Wilks took the loss in relief for Locust Fork, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in 3-1/3 innings.
Pinson Valley(3-7) plays at Gardendale on Thursday, while Locust Fork (1-1) is off until Monday, when they head to St. Clair County.