PREP BASEBALL: Addison, Holly Pond collect road wins Friday night

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1977

BREMEN, Ala. – Addison hit the road Friday night for a matchup with the Cold Springs Eagles and the Bulldogs plated six runs in the top half of the sixth to pull away from Cold Springs return home with a 10-6 win.

Addison 10 – Cold Springs 6 (Baseball)

Stone Talley got hit by the pitch with one out for Addison and later stole second, then one out later, Kiah Lake lined a single to center field. Talley looked to score on the play, but a perfect throw by Kaiden Graves to Trenton Moore nailed Talley at the plate to keep the game scoreless. Cole Bales led off the Cold Springs first with a double to left field, then Brady Phillips got hit by the pitch. After a strikeout, Josh Winfrey lined an RBI single to left field to bring in Bales to give the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.

Addison looked to answer in the top of the second. Lane Tubb hit a leadoff single to left field, then Tucker Philbeck got the next two batters to pop out and line out, respectively, as he looked to keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard once again. Addison had other ideas, though, as Briley Holt hit a single to right field to put runners on the corners. Kaden Dyson then lined an RBI single to right field to tie the game up at one.

The score remained tied at one until the bottom of the third, when Cold Springs broke the tie in a hurry. Phillips hit a leadoff single to center field, then a ground ball moved him over to second. On the first pitch, Winfrey lined a two-run home run over the left field fence to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead. The Bulldogs answered right back in the fourth inning as Tubb and Haynes each hit back-to-back singles to lead off the inning. They each stole third and second, respectively, and an RBI groundout by Tucker Thompson brought home Tubb to cut it to 3-2. Holt reached on a bunt single and that allowed Haynes to cross the plate to tie the game up at three.

Neither team was able to break the tie for the next two innings, then Addison broke the tie and then some in the top of the sixth. Haynes hit a double to left field to lead off the inning, then Thompson drew a walk. For the second straight at-bat, Holt brought home a run on a bunt single as Hayes ended up scoring on the play to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead. Dyson drew a walk to load the bases for Jed Wilkins; he ended up hitting an RBI groundout to make it a 5-3 game. Addison continued to add onto their lead as another Eagle error allowed Dyson and Holt to cross the plate as the Bulldog lead was now 7-3. Jaxon Williams and Lake each scored on back-to-back Cold Springs errors to give Addison a 9-3 lead.

The Eagles looked to cut into the deficit in their half of the sixth. Tucker Philbeck drew a leadoff walk, then one out later, Graves and Samuel Turner also drew walks to load the bases. After a fly out, Bales kept the inning for Cold Springs as he brought home Philbeck and Graves on an infield single to cut it to 9-5. Addison looked to pad their lead in the seventh. Holt drew a one-out walk, then Dyson hit a double to right field. After Wilkins popped out for out number two, Cold Springs’ fourth error of the game proved costly once again as Holt ended up crossing the plate to make it a 10-5 game.

Cold Springs looked to get back in the game in their final at-bats. Brodee Bartlett hit a leadoff single, then Winfrey reached on a fielder’s choice. Philbeck lined a single to center field to put runners on the corners with one out, then after a strikeout, the Eagles pulled off a double steal and Winfrey ended up stealing home to cut it to 10-6. Haynes, though, struck out Graves to end the game and Addison would go on to defeat Cold Springs 10-6.

Holt (two RBIs) and Dyson (RBI) each finished with three hits in the game for Addison. Wilkins and Thompson each collected an RBI. Tubb and Hayes each added two hits, while Talley and Lake each ended up with a hit as well. For Cold Springs, Winfrey finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Bales added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Phillips, Bartlett, and Philbeck each collected a hit in the contest.

Addison will head home to take on Curry Monday and Cold Springs will host Hanceville on Tuesday.

Holly Pond 11 – Susan Moore 1 (Baseball)

Holly Pond didn’t waste any time getting off to a strong start in their road game against Susan Moore. John Martin reached on a Susan Moore error to lead off the game, then one out and a few pitches later, he ended up scoring on a wild pitch to put the Broncos on the scoreboard. Brody Howard would reach on another Bulldog error and ended up going to third on the play. Bradly Butts hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. Starter Chase Brazelton worked around a leadoff error and a single to get out of the inning unscathed.

Boston Gibbs got hit by the pitch with one out and would later come around to score on a Brazelton RBI single to make it 3-0. Holly Pond quickly broke the game wide open in the top of the third. Howard reached on a dropped third strike, then later moved up to third on a wild pitch. Butts reached on a bunt single, then Tristan Hibbert dropped down a bunt of his own as that allowed Howard to cross the plate as the Bronco lead was now 4-0. Butts scored on a Susan Moore error, Sawyer Olinger and Hibbert scored on a dropped third strike, Ethan Tapscott hit an RBI single, and Brazelton knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly as Holly Pond pushed their lead to 9-0.

An RBI groundout by Susan Moore put them on the scoreboard in their half of the third, but Holly Pond added another run in the fourth inning as Butts scored on a passed ball. The Broncos put up their 11th and final run of the game as Peyton Queen scored on a balk. The Broncos ended up rolling past the Bulldogs 11-1.

Brazelton finished with a hit and two RBIs for Holly Pond. Butts added a pair of hits and an RBI. Hibbert and Tapscott each collected a hit and an RBI, while Martin and Olinger each added a hit as well.

Holly Pond will head back home to take on J.B. Pennington Monday.

Other Friday night scores:

Cullman 6 – Sipsey Valley 1 (Softball)

The Lady Bearcats took an early, 4-0 lead in the first inning and tacked on runs in the second and the fourth to secure a 6-1 victory over Sipsey Valley. Haley Shannon led Cullman at the plate with three hits and an RBI in the win. Reese Hopper (one hit), Abby Maples, Emma Claire Wilson and Hattie Graham each posted an RBI as well. Wilson was dominant in the circle, striking out six batters in 4.1 hitless innings of work.

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