PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: West Point tops Rogers 12-8 in extra innings, Gulf Shores Monday scoring recap


Aubry Cleghorn pitches during the Warriors' game against Jemison in Foley on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Heith Yearwood)

FOLEY, Ala. – The Warriors made the trip to Gulf Shores over the weekend to gear up for a week full of games on the diamond and they got things started Monday afternoon with a matchup against Rogers.

West Point built a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single from Will Franklin and a sacrifice fly from Aubry Cleghorn and a quick inning from Franklin on the mound sent the Warriors right back to the plate. An RBI single from Hunter Persall extended the lead to 3-0 but Rogers plated three of their own in the bottom of the second to tie things.

West Point answered with two more runs in the top of the third on hit batter and a fielder’s choice to take a 5-3 lead, but Rogers was able to come back and retake a 6-5 advantage by the start of the sixth inning.

Branson Smith came around to score on an error in the top of the seventh to tie the game back up at 6. Smith made quick work of Rogers’ bats in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

After a scoreless eighth inning, Persall scored on an error and Rylan Jones drove in Smith to take an 8-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth but Rogers started its half of the inning with three straight hits to put runners on the bases. A single into left cut the lead to 8-7 and Rogers scored on a fielder’s choice to tie the game and force a 10th inning.

Isaac Hoffpauir reached first base on an error to lead off the top of the tenth and Eli Folds doubled to move them both into scoring position. Carter Thornton and Tyler White both walked to bring in a run and make it 9-8 and Folds came home to score on an error and stretch the lead to 10-8. Persall drove in two more runs with a double into left field that made it 12-8 going into the bottom half of the 10th. Hoffpauir picked up the final three outs on the mound and West Point held onto win it in 10 innings, 12-8.

Persall finished the game 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and Smith collected three hits of his own. Folds recorded two hits in the win and Cleghorn drove in a pair of runs.

Other Monday scores from the beach:

Jemison 11 – West Point 5 (baseball)

West Point took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and maintained a 3-2 lead in the third, but Jemison tacked on three in the fourth to move in front for good. The Warriors plated two in the bottom of the seventh to chip away at the lead, but it was too little too late, and Jemison held on to win it 11-5.

Aubry Cleghorn finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs for West Point in the win. Will Franklin (two hits), Rylan Jones (two hits) and Isaac Hoffpauir (one hit) each drove in a run as well.

Fairview 7 – Westmoreland 6 (softball)

The Lady Aggies found themselves down 6-0 in the top of the first against Westmoreland, but Katie Ball tossed a shutout the rest of the way and hit two homeruns to help Fairview come back and win it.

Ball’s two homeruns drove in four runs and Anna Scott (one hit) drove in a run as well. Daisy Manasco also collected a hit for the Lady Aggies in the win.

Centerville 5 – Fairview 2 (softball)

Fairview fell behind early in their next game of the day but couldn’t come all the way back to win it this time and fell to Centerville 5-2.

Kennedy Johnson led the Lady Aggies with two hits and Katie Ball (one hit) and Allyson Wooten each recorded an RBI.

Fairview 7 – Minor 0 (baseball)

Jarrett Miller was sensational on the mound for the Aggies yet again Monday morning as he tossed a complete game shutout against Minor, allowing just five hits and racking up 12 strikeouts.

Miller was also 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI in the win and Jack Brown (two hits), Dalton Payne and Malcolm Parker (one hit) each drove in a run as well.

Fairview 16 – Dale County 6 (baseball)

Dale County jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Aggies in their second matchup of the day, but they answered with four runs in the third inning and six runs in the fourth and fifth to pull away and win it five innings, 16-6.

Dayne Black was 2-for-3 at the plate and racked up four RBIs in the win. Dalton Payne (two hits) and Jarrett Miller (one hit) each drove in three runs for the Aggies and Parker Martin drove in a pair of his own.

Sullivan East 5 – West Point 4 (softball)

The Lady Warriors trailed 2-0 going into the fourth but they plated two runs in the top half of the inning and two more in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. However, West Point couldn’t hold onto the lead and Sullivan East scored three in the bottom of the fifth to come back and knock off the Lady Warriors.

Makayla Brown was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and Gracie Thompson (one hit) drove in a pair of runs as well.

Thompson 15 – West Point 0 (softball)

Thompson plated nine runs in the top of the first to put this one away early and tacked on six more in the second and third to put it away after three innings.

Carlie Wilkins and Molly Pendley recorded the only hits for West Point in the loss.

Westmoreland 5 – Cullman 4 (softball)

The lead changed hands a couple times in this game but after going ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the third, Westmoreland held onto the lead and knocked off the Lady Bearcats Monday morning.

Faith Guest (one hit) and Elizabeth Quick (one hit) each collected two RBIs for Cullman in the loss.

Hendersonville 10 – Cullman 9 (softball)

After going on top 9-0 in the top of the third, Hendersonville plated 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to come all the way from behind and top the Lady Bearcats.

Faith Guest (two hits), Olivia Britton (one hit), Alex Stansell (one hit) and Savannah Davis (one hit) each posted two RBIs for Cullman in the win.

Good Hope 4 – Dale County 0 (softball)

The Lady Raiders got their week in Gulf Shores started with a matchup against Dale County and a complete game shutout from Sidnie English on the mound helped lift Good Hope to a 4-0 win. English allowed just four hits and collected seven strikeouts in the win.

English (one hit) and Abby Hunt (two hits) each drove in two runs for the Lady Raiders.

Good Hope 11 – Glenbrook North 0 (softball)

Good Hope plated six runs in the first and five in the third to quickly put the game out of reach for Glenbrook and Sidnie English tossed her second shutout of the day. English allowed just one hit in the rout and struck out seven.

Angelina Flanigan went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and English (one RBI), Skylar Tucker (one RBI) and Bailey Swann each collected two hits as well.

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