The Birmingham Giants 05/06 combined softball finished 2nd in Columbiana on Saturday. After dropping their first 2 games of pool play, the Giants roared back to sweep their way into the championship game. In the first game of pool play, the Giants were matched up with the Bomb Squad. After struggling defensively in the first inning, the Giants did not recover and dropped the contest 10-5. At the plate Ella Morgan Sears (2, 1 3B), Monica Rose (HR), and Anna Grace Bush (2B) had hits for the Giants in the Loss.
The second game of pool play, the Giants, the Giants took on the after shock. after again struggling defensively, the Giants fell 12-2. At the plate the Giants managed just 2 hits, Ella Morgan Sears (3B), and Monica Rose (2B).
In the First game of bracket play, Mallorie Thompson took the circle and pitched all 4 innings, allowing just 4 earned runs on 6 hits in collecting the win. Ella Morgan Sears continued her big day, collecting 2 more hits, 1 a Home Run, and Anna Grace Bush (2 Doubles), Savannah Cannon (1), Talley Redding (2), Gina Munoz (1), and Madison Feltman (1) also had hits to lead the Giants to their first win of the day.
The win moved the Giants into the Semi Final game against the East Alabama Exreme. Lauren Reach started the game in the circle, and Ainsley Boyd closed out the final inning, as the Giantes ground out an 11-8 win, and a birth in the finals. At the plate Ella Morgan Sears (2), Monica Rose (3B), Anna Grace Bush (1), Savanah Cannon (2B), Ainsley Boyd (1),and Madison Feltman (3B) all had hits for the Giants.
In the championship game, the Giants were again pitted with the Aftershock. Anna Grace Bush started the game in the circle and was relieved by Mallorie Thompson in the 5-4 loss. At the Plate Ella Morgan Sears (3B) and and Anna Grace Bush had the only hits for the Giants as they finished second.