Prattville's Casey Clark made her mark Wednesday night
Jul 28, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
Prattville's Casey Clark made her mark Wednesday night in the All-Star Sports Week softball doubleheader.
Clark belted a home run in the first game and earned MVP honors for the South as her squad forced a split with the North team. The North won the first game 7-6 and the South took the final game 6-1 at Huntsville's Metro Kiwanis Sportsplex.
"After she got a hit in the second game, I remember thinking, 'maybe she'll get it'," Prattville coach Fawn Sims said. "She stood out with her performance. She was grinning ear-to-ear when they announced the MVPs. It was an exciting night for her."
Clark was 2-for-2 in the doubleheader with two RBIs, two runs and two walks. Clark put the South on the board first in Game 1 with a third-inning solo blast to left field. It was the South's first hit of the game.
"I think the home run shocked her at first," Sims said. "There hadn't been a lot of offense at that point. She had a 0-2 count and she just turned on it."
A six-run fifth inning put the North up 7-2 before the South rallied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Clark drew a bases-loaded walk to score the first run on the inning and later scored on a single.
Alabama Christian's Lauren Webster, the Class 4A Pitcher of the Year, pitched three innings in Game 1, allowed three hits and struck out four of the 10 batters she faced.