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Kyle, Alcoa Middle hold off Heritage for first county softball title

The pitch comes in hot but Alcoa catcher Sam Robinson hangs on. Photos by Cindy Nowlin

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

When told she’s the first eighth-grader to hit a grand slam in a game at the high school’s field, we were a little skeptical.

That’s when Italia Kyle lined a rope off the centerfield fencing at William Blount’s Chris Houser Field for a stand up triple.

Alcoa Middle eighth-grader Italia Kyle connects on a first inning triple.

“It felt good, but I didn’t think it was out (of the park),” Kyle said.

Anybody out there got a number for Ralph or Karen Weekly?

The Lady Tornadoes followed the Kyle triple with a little history-making of their own, turning back Heritage Middle, 4-2, in the championship game of the Blount County Middle School Softball Tournament last week at William Blount.

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