CULLMAN, Ala. – Both the Addison Bulldogs and the Fairview Aggies were on the road Tuesday night and both picked up solid wins. Fairview built a big lead early over Locust Fork and cruised to a win, while Addison put up nine runs in the sixth to pull away from Lindsay Lane.
Addison 11 – LLCA 4
After a scoreless first inning, Addison struck first in the top of the second. Jake Wilson reached on an error to lead off the inning and later came around to score on an RBI single by Colton Tyree. Tyree later scored on a two-out error to make it 2-0.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Lions hit an RBI single to cut the Bulldog lead to 2-1. However, Addison broke it open in the top of the sixth by scoring nine runs, four of which came via a walk or a hit by pitch; two came on Lion errors, one came on a wild pitch, one on a fielder's choice and the other one on an RBI single from Connor Alexander.
Lindsay Lane scored three times in its half of the sixth to make it 11-4, but the Bulldogs' big inning proved to be too much for the Lions to overcome and Addison went on to take the game 11-4.
Jorge Brock finished with two RBIs and a run scored for Addison (1-1). Gage Gilliland added an RBI and he scored a run, while Tyree (two runs scored) and Alexander (one run scored) each got a hit and an RBI. Hayden Lee, Kendrick Smith and Ty Tuggle each added a hit. The Bulldogs will head back home to take on Lynn on Thursday.
Fairview 13 – Locust Fork 4
Fairview (3-1) didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard in this one. Two walks and a batter hit by the pitch with no outs loaded up the bases for Dalton Payne, who got hit by a pitch himself to force home the first run of the game. Oakley Mullican, Parker Martin and Jarrett Miller each hit RBI singles, Caleb White added a two-run double, Riley Carroll drew a walk with the bases loaded and Dayne Black hit an RBI groundout to give the Aggies an early 8-0 cushion.
The Aggies added four more runs in the top of the third after White drew a walk to lead off the inning and came around to score on an RBI single by Malcolm Parker. He later scored on a wild pitch. Black added an RBI triple and Jack Brown hit an RBI groundout to increase the lead to 12-0.
The Hornets scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to make it 12-2 then added one more in the fifth to make it a 12-3 score. Parker added an RBI single in the sixth to widen the lead to 13-3. Locust Fork added an RBI groundout to make it 13-4, but the Aggies shut the Hornets down in their last at-bats and won it, 13-4.
Nine different Fairview players finished with at least one RBI in the contest. Parker (two hits, scored two runs), Payne (one hit, scored two runs) and White (one hit, scored two runs) each finished with two RBIs. Black and Miller each added a hit and an RBI, while Mullican and Martin each finished with two hits, an RBI and they each scored a run. Carroll (scored two runs) and Brown each chipped in with an RBI. The Aggies will participate in the Cullman County Baseball Tournament at Holly Pond on Wednesday and take on the Broncos at 6 p.m. Check www.CullmanTribune.com for scores from the tournament.
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