PREP BASEBALL: Fairview dominates Curry, 17-7; Addison bests Raiders, 4-3; scoring roundup

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FAIRVIEW – Fairview faced off against Curry in its area opener Wednesday, and a big first inning was more than enough for the Aggies. Despite a big rally by Curry later on in the game, Fairview pulled away late-  every player but one collected at least two hits and all but two collected at least one RBI- in the 17-7 win.

Three straight singles to lead off the bottom of the first loaded the bases for Fairview. Dayne Black hit a two-run single to put the Aggies on the scoreboard, then Truman Boyd hit an RBI double to center to make it 3-0. One out later, Dalton Payne hit a three-run homer over the center field fence as the lead widened to 6-0, then to 8-0 as Malcolm Parker scored on a balk.

Fairview made it 9-0 in the bottom of the second on a Lane Schnittker solo home run. Walks hurt Fairview in the top of the fourth as three bases-loaded walks and a sacrifice fly cut the Aggie lead to 9-4. Bryson Fletcher hit a solo home run to make it 10-4 in their half. Another bases-loaded walk and an RBI single made it interesting as the lead was swiveled to 10-6 in the top of the fifth. Garrett Dunn added an RBI groundout and Riley Carroll and Boyd each hit RBI singles in the bottom half of the inning. A solo home run by the Yellow Jackets made it a 13-7 game in the top of the sixth. Fairview ended the game in their half on an RBI single by Dunn and a three-run blast by Carroll. 

Final: Fairview 17, Curry 7

Carroll and Payne each collected three hits; Carroll had four RBIs while Payne finished with three. Dunn, Black and Boyd each chipped in with two hits and finished

with a combined five RBIs. Schnittker had three hits and an RBI while Boyd collected two hits and two RBIs. Schnittker allowed just one hit, four runs, walked five and struck out five in his three innings of work, while Scoot Bennett went three innings and allowed six hits, three runs, two of them earned, walked three and struck out four. The Aggies improve to 8-4 overall and 1-0 in area play and will travel to Curry to play the Yellow Jackets in a doubleheader today.

Addison comes back late to win over Good Hope, 4-3

ADDISON – Good Hope and Addison faced off on Wednesday. Good Hope jumped out to an early lead, but Addison came back late to win, 4-3. 

Good Hope got its first run with two outs. Tyler Legg hit a single to right field, then a stolen base and a passed ball later and he was at third. Matt Hancock hit a fly ball to Gabe Alexander in right field but it was dropped, which allowed Legg to score to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Harper Chiaranda then drew a walk and Josiah Cofer hit an RBI infield single to make it 2-0. Hancock walked two Bulldogs in the bottom of the first with one out, but was able to get out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts.

Hancock walked four in the first three innings, but didn't allow a hit until Jesse Brock hit a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth. The Raiders looked to add some more runs in the top of the fifth. Bailey Quick reached on a bunt single to lead off the inning. Luke Waldrep retired Austin Eakes and Preston Bagwell and looked to get out of the inning unscathed, but Legg had other ideas as he lined an RBI double to left field to make it 3-0. 

The Bulldogs looked to get their offense going in their half. Braxton Preuitt reached on an error by Eakes at second to lead off the inning; he stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bryant Ridgeway lined an RBI single to right field to cut the Raider lead to 3-1, then Hayden Lee got hit by a pitch. One out later, another error by Good Hope, this time on a dropped fly ball by Matt Dixon, made it a 3-2 game.

Preuitt drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the sixth for Addison, then he stole second. A Ridgeway RBI single tied the game at three; a one-out walk by Tyler Borden had the Bulldogs looking to finish the comeback, and back-to-back steals put Borden on third. Jake Wilson won the game for Addison with an RBI infield single. 

Ridgeway had two hits and two RBIs for Addison. Wilson added a hit and the game-winning RBI, and Brock chipped in with a hit. Waldrep went five innings and allowed five hits, three runs, one of them earned, walked two and struck out six. Colton Tyree gave up three hits and struck out three in his two innings of work. The Bulldogs drew seven walks in the game as well. They improve to 5-5 on the season and will participate in the Good Hope/Hanceville Invitational, which starts next Tuesday.

Legg collected three hits and an RBI for Good Hope. Cofer added two hits and an RBI. Hancock, Quick and Jager Burns each chipped in with a hit, and Hancock, Legg and Quick scored runs for the Raiders. Hancock went the whole game, allowing just four hits and four runs, two of them earned, walked seven and struck out nine. The Raiders are now 4-7 overall on the season and will host Cold Springs today

Wednesday scoring roundup

Cullman 7, Ft. Payne 0 (BB)
Bearcats 7-6
Next games: Thursday @ Ft. Payne (DH)

Cold Springs 6, Winston County 1 (BB)
Eagles 2-12
Next game: Thursday @ Winston County 

Oakman 1, Hanceville 0 (BB)
Bulldogs 6-6
Next games: Thursday @ Oakman (DH)

West Point 8, Hayden 7 (BB)
Warriors 8-6
Next games: Thursday @ Hayden (DH)

Cold Springs 17, Hanceville 1 (SB)
Lady Eagles 9-4 (9-game winning streak)
Next game: Thursday v. Winston County 
Lady Bulldogs 2-7
Next game: Friday v. Cullman

Meek 3, Brilliant 2 (BB)
Tigers 1-6
Next games: Thursday v. Brilliant (DH)
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