Softball

In the second edition of the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s high school softball state rankings, Plainview posted at No. 3 in Class 3A, Fyffe appeared at No. 10 in 3A and Fort Payne ranked seventh in 6A as teams representing DeKalb County.

Collinsville (3-3) and Geraldine (7-4-1) were nominated for the 3A poll but missed the cut in the latest state rankings, which were released Wednesday night.

Plainview (13-2-1) defeated 2A’s top-ranked Pisgah 4-3 on Monday, highlighting the Bears’ latest progress on the season.

Fyffe (8-4-2) notched a 16-0 victory against Asbury on Monday and bested Sylvania 5-2 on Wednesday.

Fort Payne (17-2) overcame its second loss of the season, a 3-2 loss at Scottsboro on Monday, by defeating Arab 11-1 on Tuesday.

Here are the latest ASWA softball state rankings in their entirety:

ASWA SOFTBALL RANKINGS

CLASS 7A

1. Hewitt-Trussville (23-1-1)

2. Fairhope (16-1)

3. Bob Jones (12-2)

4. Spain Park (16-4)

5. Central-Phenix City (17-1)

6. Vestavia Hills (14-4)

7. Thompson (21-4)

8. Austin (14-5)

9. Sparkman (10-2)

10. Hoover (18-10)

Others nominated: Albertville (11-8), Auburn (10-7), Baker (8-14), Dothan (19-5), Enterprise (10-8), Oak Mountain (13-6).

CLASS 6A

1. Athens (19-5)

2. Helena (20-4)

3. Buckhorn (15-2)

4. Spanish Fort (18-3)

5. Hazel Green (15-7)

6. Pell City (14-2)

7. Fort Payne (17-2)

8. Springville (13-5)

9. Cullman (11-7)

10. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (19-4)

Others nominated: Baldwin County (5-4), Chelsea (13-7), Chilton County (15-10), Gardendale (13-10-1), Hartselle (9-8), Oxford (9-8), Saraland (13-7), Scottsboro (10-10), Wetumpka (18-10).

CLASS 5A

1. Faith Academy (14-1-1)

2. Tallassee (14-6-2)

3. Brewbaker Tech (19-2)

4. Elmore County (21-5)

5. Hayden (16-5-1)

6. Ardmore (12-8)

7. Alexandria (14-8)

8. Lawrence County (17-8)

9. Satsuma (17-4)

10. Corner (10-4)

Others nominated: East Limestone (11-5-1), John Carroll (11-5), Rehobeth (9-9), Sylacauga (11-3-1).

CLASS 4A

1. Curry (27-5)

2. Rogers (12-3)

3. Northside (21-5)

4. Cleburne County (18-4)

5. Madison County (16-4)

6. Dale County (15-11)

7. North Jackson (10-7)

8. Wilson (10-7)

9. Alabama Christian (9-13)

10. Cherokee County (8-6)

Others nominated: Etowah (14-4), Gordo (10-8), Madison Academy (11-2), Priceville (10-7-1).

CLASS 3A

1. Prattville Christian (15-5)

2. Houston Academy (20-3)

3. Plainview (13-2-1)

4. Pleasant Valley (15-7)

5. Mobile Christian (15-5)

6. Opp (19-6-1)

7. Danville (11-5)

8. Oakman (7-4)

9. Wicksburg (17-9)

10. Fyffe (8-4-2)

Others nominated: Beulah (12-10), Collinsville (3-3), Elkmont (9-3-1), Geraldine (7-4-1), Winfield (12-8-1).

CLASS 2A

1. Pisgah (9-4)

2. Sumiton Christian (12-7)

3. Hatton (10-10)

4. G.W. Long (11-2)

5. Leroy (20-3)

6. Mars Hill Bible (12-7)

7. Orange Beach (15-4)

8. Spring Garden (7-3)

9. Sand Rock (9-8-1)

10. Red Bay (10-6)

Others nominated: Cold Springs (8-6), Falkville (9-9), Vincent (11-3), West End (5-0), Winston County (4-7).

CLASS 1A

1. Brantley (10-5)

2. South Lamar (11-2)

3. Skyline (10-2)

4. Appalachian (8-2)

5. Ragland (6-5)

6. Maplesville (15-9)

7. Sweet Water (10-11)

8. Kinston (9-10)

9. Millry (11-6)

10. Athens Bible (6-7)

Others nominated: Belgreen (7-6), Berry (8-9), Cherokee (9-3), Holy Spirit (2-6).

AISA

1. Pike Liberal Arts (17-7)

2. Macon East (22-9)

3. Clarke Prep (18-5)

4. Bessemer Academy (12-3)

5. Glenwood (17-11)

6. Hooper Academy (15-8)

7. Edgewood (13-13)

8. Southern Academy (13-3)

9. Lakeside (11-12)

10. Abbeville Christian (10-10)

Others nominated: Jackson Academy (8-2).

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