PREP SPORTS: Addison smothers Lynn, 17-2; Fairview stuns Holly Pond, 8-7; Hanceville shuts out Vinemont, 10-0; Monday scoring roundup


Monday night scoring roundup

Cullman 8, Helena 1 (BB)
Bearcats 21-8
Next game: Tuesday @ Brewer
Cold Springs 4, Hanceville 3 (SB)
Lady Eagles 13-8 
Lady Bulldogs 3-13
James Clemens 10, Cullman 2 (SB)
Lady Bearcats 4-16 
Next game: Tuesday @ Brewer
Cold Springs 13, St. Bernard 0 (BB)
Eagles 6-20
Next games: Tuesday vs St. Bernard (DH)
Saints 0-14
Lynn 8, Meek 2 (BB)
Tigers 4-9
Next games: Tuesday @ Lynn (DH)
Mortimer Jordan 4, West Point 1 (VB SC)
Warriors 0-6
Next game: Tuesday v. Haleyville
Mortimer Jordan 8, West Point 0 (VG SC)
Lady Warriors 1-3
Next game: Tuesday v. Haleyville 
James Clemens 3, Cullman 2 (VB SC)
Bearcats 7-6-2
Next game: Thursday v. Albertville 
New Hope 6, St. Bernard 0 (VG SC)
Lady Saints 2-7-1
Next game: Thursday v. Whitesburg Christian
Mars Hill 5, Fairview 0 (VG SC)
Lady Aggies 2-6
Next game: April 17 v. West Point




PREP SOFTBALL: Addison rolls past Lynn, 17-2

LYNN – The Addison Lady Bulldogs looked to shake off a rough few games as they traveled to Lynn. Their offense exploded as all but one Lady Bulldog collected at least one hit and seven different players had at least one RBI in their 17-2 rout of the Lady Bears.

Addison got it started in the first inning. Cecilee Gaither reached on a one-out infield single, then back-to-back walks by Macey Butler and Kendra Tyree loaded the bases for Anna Luker, who lined a two-run single to right field to put Addison on the scoreboard. Tyree later stole home and Madison Aderholt added a sacrifice fly to give the Lady Bulldogs an early 4-0 lead. An RBI double by Hannah Alsup put Lynn on the scoreboard in their half.

Addison, though, answered back in a big way in the second inning. Tyree had an RBI double in the inning, Luker added an RBI single, Abbie Chambless chipped in with an RBI single, Brieanna Ory added a two-run double and Brianna Chandler collected an RBI triple to make it an 11-1 game. Lynn's Chloe Crowe made it 11-2 on an RBI infield single, but the Lady Bulldogs were just too much for the Lady Bears in the end as they added four more in the top of the fourth on an RBI double by Aderholt, a two-run double by Ory and an RBI groundout by Destiny Walker and two more in the top of the fifth on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Aderholt and Chambless. 

Final: Addison 17, Lynn 2

Ory had two hits and four RBIs for Addison. Luker had a huge game, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Aderholt had a hit and three RBIs. Chambless collected three hits and two RBIs, while Tyree added a hit and a pair of RBIs of her own. Chandler had a hit and an RBI and Walker had an RBI as well. Luker scored four runs, Tyree scored three runs, and five more players scored at least two in the game. Butler gave up 10 hits and two runs, walked one and struck out two in her complete game win; she threw just 60 pitches, 40 for strikes. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 8-14 overall and will travel to Brilliant on Tuesday.

CULLMAN COUNTY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Fairview comes back late to stun Holly Pond, 8-7

HANCEVILLE – It was a thrilling end to one of the games in day one of the Cullman County Softball Tournament. Holly Pond held a three-run lead after a big sixth inning, but Fairview came roaring back to tie the game and a Devan Fulmer game-winning RBI double in extra innings completed the 8-7 comeback win for the Lady Aggies.

Fairview struck first in its home half of the first and started with two outs. Katie Ball lined a double to left field and then Ally Hogeland hit an RBI single up the middle to give the Lady Aggies an early 1-0 lead. The Lady Broncos countered in the top of the third. Lexi White got hit by the pitch to lead off the inning, then one out later, Kaylee Stallings reached on an error by Savannah Scott at first base and White advanced to third on the play. Kolby Holcombe then lined a two-run single to center field to give Holly Pond a 2-1 lead. 

Abby Duke hit a one-out single up the middle in Fairview's home half of the third. Kennedy Johnson drew a walk and Katie Ball lined a three-run homer over the left-field fence to give the Lady Aggies the lead right back at 4-2.

The Lady Broncos' Gracie Bryan and the Lady Aggies' Hogeland kept both offenses off the scoreboard for the next two innings and then Holly Pond had its big inning. Holcombe drew a lead-off walk, then Kalliann Perkins later hit a one-out single up the middle. Madison Rickman made it a 4-3 game with an RBI single to left field, then with two outs, White hit a two-run double to center field to give the Lady Broncos the one-run lead and Katie Burnham added a two-run single to center field as Holly Pond increased its advantage to three at 7-4. 

Going into the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Broncos were three outs away from advancing to the next round of the tournament. The Lady Aggies, however, had other ideas. Selena Lacy led off the inning with a walk, then a sacrifice bunt by Duke moved her to second. After Johnson popped out for out number two, back-to-back RBI doubles by Ball and Hogeland, plus an RBI single by Kaitlyn Benson, tied the game at seven and the game went into extra innings.

Since Rickman was the last batter to hit for Holly Pond, she was put on second to start off the extra inning. Bryan reached on an infield single, which moved Rickman to third with nobody out and the Lady Broncos looked to get the momentum back on their side. But Hogeland, miraculously, got out of the inning by striking out Taylor Simmons and White and got Burnham to ground out back to her. 

Kennedy Chambers was put on second to lead off the home half of the extra inning and moved to third on a Bryan error. Fulmer then lined an RBI double to right field to end the game as Fairview completed its comeback in extras.

Ball had three hits, four RBIs and scored three runs for the Lady Aggies. Hogeland added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Benson and Fulmer each chipped in with a hit and an RBI. Duke (one run scored) and Rebekah DeBlanc each collected a hit. Johnson, Chambers and Lacy each scored a run. Fairview improves to 7-10 overall.

Burnham, Holcombe (one run scored) and White (two runs scored) each had a hit and two RBIs for Holly Pond. Rickman added a hit, an RBI and she scored a run. Bryan added three hits and scored a run. Stallings (one run scored) and Perkins each collected a hit in the game and Simmons scored a run. The Lady Broncos fall to 6-13 overall.


PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville's Rice pitches gem in shutout of Vinemont, 10-0

VINEMONT – Hanceville took on Vinemont on the road and Dalton Rice pitched a shutout. The Eagles' defense was sloppy, committing five errors, and the Bulldogs went on to take the game, 10-0.

Isaac Holmes led off the game for Hanceville with a single to center field, then later went to second on an error. Tate Brown and Rice drew back-to-back walks to load the bases for Tim Kubia, who put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with an RBI infield single. Brown later scored on another Eagle error in the inning.

Kainen Cruce got hit by the pitch to lead off the Bulldog second, then an out later, Holmes also got hit by the pitch. After they both advanced to third and second, respectively, on an error by the pitcher, Deacon Samples, Alex Campbell hit an RBI groundout and the pinch runner, Zach Campbell, who came in for Mark Dyer after he drew a walk, and Holmes both scored later in the inning on two passed balls. Kubia scored on another passed ball in the third inning. Later on, another error by the Eagles, this time a dropped fly ball by left fielder Isaac Smith, allowed Campbell to reach safely as Cruce and Holmes scored on the play.

Cruce added an RBI single in the fourth inning and Kubia scored the 10th and final run of the game as he stole home while the Eagles were trying to keep Cruce from stealing second, which was unsuccessful. Dyer got more than enough run support as he was on cruise control from the start; he allowed two hits in the second and one in the third, but that was it. He threw just 56 pitches in the contest, 38 of them for strikes. Out of the 19 batters he faced, he threw first-pitch strikes to 12 of them and he added four strikeouts to his performance. 

The Bulldogs had just four hits in the game, but drew eight walks and took advantage of five Eagle errors to go on to the win. Cruce and Kubia each had a hit and an RBI. Alex Campbell added an RBI. Holmes and Dyer had the other hits for Hanceville. Holmes scored three runs. Kubia and Cruce each scored two runs. Zach Campbell, Brown and Josh Stanley each scored a run. Hanceville improves to 11-8 overall and will host Vinemont in a doubleheader on Tuesday. 

The Eagles fall to 3-10 overall.

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