PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Fairview falls to Westminster Christian 13-4, Saturday scoring wrap-up

Dayne Black went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs in Fairview's 13-4 loss to Westminster Christian on Saturday. (Martha Neeham for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – After locking up a playoff spot with a 4-1 win over Ashville earlier this week, the Aggies hosted Westminster Christian on Saturday and fell in a tough game, 13-4. After a scoreless first inning, the Wildcats scored a pair of runs in the second and four runs in the top of the third to take an early 6-0 lead.

Fairview got on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the third when Dayne Black drove in Jack Brown with an RBI single and Riley Carroll trimmed the lead to 6-2 with an RBI single of his own.

Westminster Christian got the runs back in the top of the fourth to make it an 8-2 game but Dayne Black tacked on two more runs for the Aggies in the bottom of the fifth with a 2-run bomb to left field and cut the lead to 8-4 going into the sixth inning.

The Wildcats were to able to shut down Fairview’s bats from that point going forward and added five more runs to pull away and win it 13-4.

Black (two hits) led the way for the Aggies with three RBIs, Carroll (one hit) drove in a run as well and Parker Martin finished 2-for-3 at the plate in the loss. Fairview will try to bounce back when they host Oneonta for an area matchup on Tuesday.

Other Saturday scores:

Cullman 1 – James Clemens 0 (baseball)

Four different pitchers combined to lift the Bearcats to a shutout win over James Clemens on Saturday and they held the Jets to just one hit in the narrow victory. Blake Lambert (two innings), Dylon Wallace (two innings), A.J. Miller (two innings) and Cooper Bowen (one inning) combined to toss the shutout.

Ben Hollis scored Cullman’s only run of the game with a solo homer in the second inning and Brennen Norton finished with two hits in the win.

West Point 14 – Grissom 1 (softball)

The bats were hot for the Lady Warriors when they faced Grissom on Saturday and Makayla Brown led the way with five RBIs thanks in part to a 2-run shot in the fifth inning. Molly Pendley (one RBI), Braelee Quinn (three RBIs) and Sydney Sellers (three RBIs) homered in the blowout win as well.

Vinemont 6 – Addison 0 (baseball)

The Eagles collected a shutout win on the road against Addison Saturday thanks in large part to a combined no-hitter on the mound from Dalton Whitehead, Deacon Samples and Lucas Miller.

Offensively, Austin Riddle went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and Hudson Wood (two hits), Issac Smith (two hits) and Travis Hopper each drove in a run as well.

Meek 14 – Brilliant 4 (baseball)

The Tigers plated four runs in the top of the first to jump out in front of Brilliant and tacked on three more in the second to put the game out reach. Stuart Waldrep finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and Alden Archer (one RBI) racked up three hits of his own. Jonah Johnson also had a multi-hit performance, going 2-for-3 with an RBI for Meek in the win.

Buckhorn 15 – West Point 2 (softball)

West Point had some trouble with Buckhorn in their second Saturday matchup and were held to just two runs on four hits in the loss. Lexi Shadix was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Lady Warriors and Braelee Quinn (one RBI) and Makayla Brown each recorded a hit as well.

Curry 8 – Cullman 3 (softball)

The Lady Bearcats fell behind 3-0 in the bottom of the first against Curry Saturday and could never quite get the bats going well enough to chip away at the lead. Faith Guest was 3-for-3 at the plate in the loss and Haley Shannon (one RBI), Alex Stansell and McKenna Kline each finished the game with a pair of hits.

Mortimer Jordan 1 – West Point 0 (baseball)

The Warriors fell to Mortimer Jordan in a tight pitcher’s duel on Saturday in which Aubry Cleghorn got the start for West Point and tossed five shutout innings, allowing just four hits. Unfortunately for Warriors fans, the bats never got going for West Point and the Blue Devils were able to squeak out a 1-0 win.

Will Cochran went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Warriors and Hunter Persall, Carter Thornton and Cleghorn each recorded a hit in the loss as well.

West Point 10 – Saint Clair County 5 (baseball)

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