PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Fairview secures playoff spot with win over Ashville, Wednesday scoring wrap-up

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FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Aggies hosted Ashville for a pair of area matchups Wednesday and with their 4-1 win in game one, Fairview secured the series victory over the Bulldogs. Jarrett Miller tossed a complete game for the Aggies and allowed just one run on five hits to go with five strikeouts.

Dalton Payne singled in the bottom of the first to drive in Malcolm Parker and make it 1-0 and Fairview added to its lead in the bottom of the second. Riley Carroll singled to left to bring around Jack Brown and just one pitch later Dayne Black singled to bring Parker Martin home and make it 3-0.

After three scoreless innings, Payne picked up another RBI when he singled into right field and scored Parker to make it a 4-0 game in the sixth. Ashville was able to get a run on the board in the bottom of the seventh, but it was too little too late, and the Aggies held on to take the series with a 4-1 win.

Payne (two RBIs) and Black (one RBI) each collected a pair of hits for Fairview and Carroll finished with a hit and an RBI. The Aggies are now 14-8 on the season and they’ll look to stay in the win column when they host Whitesburg Christian Academy on Saturday.

Other Wednesday scores:

Ashville 5 – Fairview 2 (baseball) (game 2)

After a scoreless first inning, the Bulldogs went up 1-0 in the second and scored three in the third to make it a 4-0 game. The Aggies were never able to really get their bats going in this one and Ashville held on to win it 5-2.

Will Bailey (one hit) finished with an RBI in the loss, Preston Ryan collected two hits and Dalton Payne and Parker Martin each recorded a hit for Fairview as well.

Southeastern 16 – Cold Springs 6 (baseball)

The Mustangs plated three runs in the top of the first to take an early lead, but Cold Springs responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Southeastern’s bats never cooled down and pulled away to win it 16-6.

Roberto Ayala and Lawson Burgess each recorded two hits in the loss and Burgess drove in two runs.

Vinemont 12 – Holly Pond 2 (baseball)

The Eagles plated five runs in the bottom of the first to build a big lead early in the game and kept swinging the bats against the Broncos to pull away and win it 12-2 in six innings. Zander Noblett (one hit) drove in three runs for Vinemont and Colby Miller (three hits), Austin Riddle (one hit), Clay Rogers (one hit), Travis Hopper (two hits), Deacon Samples (one hit) and Hudson Wood (two hits) all recorded an RBI in the win.

Good Hope 7 – Oneonta 4 (softball)

The Lady Raiders tacked on three runs in the top of the first to set the tone early and put together enough offense to top Oneonta 7-4. Morgan Goodwin was 3-for-4 at the plate in the win and Bailey Swann (homerun) collected three RBIs. Angelina Flanagan (one hit) drove in a pair of runs and Skylar Tucker (one hit) and Sidnie English each picked up an RBI as well.

Oneonta 14 – Good Hope 0 (baseball)

After a scoreless opening inning, Oneonta plated 14 runs in the next four innings to put away the Raiders in five innings. Good Hope was held without a hit in the loss.

Hayden 10 – Hanceville 0 (baseball)

The Wildcats scored in all but one inning during their matchup with Hanceville and held the Bulldogs to just two hits. Kainen Cruce and Mark Dyer recorded the hits for Hanceville.

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