Snead Athletics Prepare for Postseason Play
Four Snead State Community College athletic teams have qualified to compete at the national level.
The Snead State softball team will travel to Utah, the tennis team to Arizona, the women’s golf team to Georgia and the fishing team to Florence – all to compete at the national tournaments in their respective sports.
The baseball team wrapped up its regular season Monday and earned their spot to compete in the Alabama Community College (ACCC)/National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 22 tournament, which starts this weekend.
Softball Claims NJCAA District I Championship
The Snead State softball team combined to score 26 runs over two games to take down Louisburg in the NJCAA District I Championship over the weekend in Spartanburg, SC., and punch their ticket to the national tournament.
The Lady Parsons will travel to St. George, Utah, to play in the NJCAA Tournament May 17-20. The tournament features 16 of the nation’s top junior college softball teams.
Snead State is the second ACCC team to make it to Utah this season. They will be joined by ACCC/NJCAA Region 22 champion Wallace State Community College.
Snead State and Louisburg were tied going into the bottom of the seventh inning in game one. The Lady Parsons were able to capitalize on an error by Louisburg and score two runs to take the first game in a best of three series 13-11.
Freshman Madison Burt had five RBIs for the Lady Parsons. She and sophomore Anna Leigh Mitchell both homered. Alexis Bates went 2-for-3 and had three RBIs.
The Lady Parsons took game two in only six innings with a 13-4 final.
Snead State grabbed an early lead in the game, scoring five runs in their first at bat.
Bates and Mitchell both homered. Bates went 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Mitchell went 2-for-4 and had two RBIs.
Freshman outfielder Callie Kay went 3-for-4 for Snead State.
Freshman Rilee White took to the circle for the Lady Parsons, pitching six complete innings, giving up just four hits and striking out two. She went 2-for-3 from the plate.
Baseball Heads to Conference Tournament
The Snead State baseball team went 3-1 against Calhoun Community College to earn their spot as the ACCC North’s No. 5 seed in the ACCC/NJCAA Region 22 Tournament.
Snead State grabbed an early lead on its way to an 8-3 victory over Calhoun at home Sunday.
Amos Willingham earned the win for Snead State. He pitched eight innings, allowed two runs, six hits and struck out five.
Snead State took game two with a 3-2 walk-off victory over Calhoun. The game was tied at two with the Parsons batting in the bottom of the seventh when Evan Finke singled to drive in a run.
Billy Todorowski earned the win for the Parsons. He tossed seven innings, surrendering two runs, seven hits and striking out six.
The Parsons fell 8-7 at Calhoun Monday on the final play of game one.
Ridge Watson had five RBIs, including a homerun and a double.
Sophomore Will Guay allowed just two hits in the 9-0 game two. He struck out eight batters and walked one.
The Parsons scored two runs on an RBI double from Riley Shaw in the second inning to take an early lead.
Snead State had 11 hits in the game. Brandon Matthews, Shaw, D.J. Sledge and Zontairous Scofield each had multiple hits for the Parsons. Tyler Ashley and Sledge each had two RBIs for Snead.
The Parsons will open up the tournament Friday at 9 a.m. against Lurleen B. Wallace. The tournament is played at the historic Eagle Stadium in Ozark.
Women’s Golf Headed to National Tournament
The Snead State women’s golf team earned a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament by finishing second in the inaugural ACCC/NJCAA Region 22 Tournament.
Jordan Gregoria led the Parsons, carding a 159 (78-81). Brooke Harmon and Samantha Shumaker joined her to receive All-Tournament honors.
Snead State shot 691, just 15 strokes behind ACCC champion Wallace State.
This is the first season for women’s golf at Snead State.
The Lady Parsons will travel to Chateau Elan in Deluth, Ga., May 15-18 for the tournament.
Tennis Competes in National Tourney in Arizona
The Snead State tennis team finished third in the ACCC and is currently playing in the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament in Tucson, Az.
After the first day of competition, all of the Lady Parsons doubles teams won their first round matches.
Olivia Sharpton, Morgan Thompson and Brandi Daniels all won their single matches as well.
Snead Qualifies Four to Fish in National Tournament
Four Snead State students on the fishing team have qualified for the Collegiate Bass Championship Tournament.
Nathan Doss and Brandon Matthews finished in fifth place in a 249 boat field at the FLW Regional Tournament on Lake Guntersville. They finished with a weight of 18.8 pounds with just four fish.
Chasten Beck and Grant Garner placed 69th out of a 179 boat field at the FLW YETI Regional Tournament to earn their spot in the national tournament. They finished with three fish and a weight just over seven pounds.
The Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship will be held May 21-26 on Pickwick Lake in Florence.
The Snead State softball team combined to score 26 runs over two games to take down Louisburg in the NJCAA District I Championship over the weekend in Spartanburg, SC., and punch their ticket to the national tournament in St. George, Utah.
In its first season, the Snead State women’s golf team earned a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament by finishing second in the inaugural ACCC/NJCAA Region 22 Tournament.
Four Snead State students on the fishing team have qualified for the Collegiate Bass Championship Tournament. Nathan Doss, left, and Brandon Matthews, right, finished in fifth place in a 249 boat field at the FLW Regional Tournament on Lake Guntersville.