OXFORD, Ala. (WDHN) – Just one day after the Houston Academy Raider baseball team won the state championship. The Raider softball team is trying to hoist a blue map of their own.
Houston Academy started Friday morning at Choccolocco Park in Oxford looking to repeat as state champions, but in a whole different classification.
Their first opponent of the day was Cherokee County.
Cherokee County would open up the scoring in the first inning with one run, but that would be the only run the Indians would push across
As Braya Hodges stepped in and over five-plus innings she struck out 12 batters, silencing the Cherokee County offense.
The Raider’s offense would also tack on two runs, as Claire Kelley and Mary Suzan Aman would come home on an inside the park homerun from Aman. Raiders take their opening game 2-1 over the Indians.
The next game would pit Houston Academy against Northside and the Raiders would get the offense going early.
Emily Adams took a pitch from the Northside pitcher and drove it to deep right-center for not just two bases but three bases. The triple from Adams would put the Raiders in scoring position.
Hodges would bring Adams in with a sac fly to put the Raiders up 1-0.
The rest of the game would be the combined pitching of Adams and Hodges, while the defense also made sure to do their job on the field to lead Houston Academy to a 2-0 win over Northside.
Houston Academy had one more game on the day and it was a matchup with Orange Beach.
The Makos defeated the Raiders 10-8. Orange Beach advances to the state championship, while Houston Academy will now have to win three games on Saturday to take home the state championship.
Houston Academy is slated to play at 12:00 p.m. from Choccolocco Park in Oxford on Saturday.