PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Aggies hammer Guntersville on the road 17-2; Fairview, Vinemont collect county wins


GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The Lady Aggies of Fairview traveled to Guntersville for a varsity matchup with the Lady Wildcats and they returned home with a convincing, 17-2 win.

Fairview 17 – Guntersville 2 (Softball)

Fairview’s offense exploded in a big way during their game against Guntersville as a huge third inning was key in their win over the Lady Wildcats.

Jaycee Aleman got Fairview on the scoreboard first as she drew a walk and later stole second, third, and home to give them the early 1-0 lead. Ralie Gaines hit a single and would steal home as well to give the Lady Aggies a 2-0 lead. An RBI single by Guntersville trimmed it to 2-1 in their half, but the Lady Aggies added to their lead in the second as back-to-back walks by Addison Phillips and Ada Fales later led to a sacrifice fly by Aleman to make it 3-1. Fales later scored on a Lady Wildcat error to push their lead to 4-1, but a passed ball allowed Guntersville to cut it to 4-2 going into the third.

That’s when Fairview broke the game wide open as they ended up batting around. Kylie Kovar (RBI double) and Gaines (two-run double) had the two biggest hits of the inning as the Lady Aggies took advantage of some sloppy Lady Wildcat pitching and fielding to put up an 11 spot in the inning to make it 15-2. Allison Davis hit an RBI triple and Jada Moreno added an RBI groundout in the fourth inning as the Lady Aggies ended up routing the Lady Wildcats on the road 17-2.

Gaines led the way for Fairview (4-6) with two hits and a pair of RBIs. Emily Benson added a pair of RBIs. Davis ended up with a pair of hits and an RBI. Kovar added a hit and an RBI. Aleman and Moreno each collected an RBI in the game, while Payne and Fales each chipped in with a pair of hits of their own.

Fairview will travel to take on Vinemont Thursday.

Other Tuesday scores

Fairview 10 – West Point 0 (Baseball)

Colton Jennings got the start for Fairview and worked around a one-out single by Brody Freeman to get out of the half-inning unscathed. Kanaan Sutter toed the rubber for West Point and allowed a one-out walk to Lucas West before striking out Carson Jones. A Barrett York single put runners on first and second with two outs, but Sutter punched out Caden Jennings to end the inning. Neither team was able to crack the scoreboard through the first two innings, but in the bottom of the third inning, it would be the Aggies who would strike first.

Crimson Wright drew a leadoff walk, then West reached on a fielder’s choice. An out later, York lined an RBI single to center field to bring home West to put Fairview on the scoreboard first. Caden Jennings lined an RBI double to left field, then Colton Jennings and Conner Scott would that follow up with back-to-back RBI singles to give the Aggies a 4-0 lead. The Warriors looked to get on the scoreboard with two outs in the top of the fourth as Gus McKenney got hit by the pitch and Andrew Putman hit a single, but Colton Jennings struck out Sylar Philyaw to end the West Point threat.

Both pitchers kept the game at 4-0 going into the fifth inning, but Fairview would bat around in their half as they broke the game wide open. York led off the inning with a double to right field, then a one-out single by Colton Jennings put runners on the corners. Scott reached on a Warrior error and that allowed York to cross the plate to make it 5-0, then Nicolas Gregory hit a two-out, two-run single to push the Aggie lead to 7-0.

Wright and West each walked to load the bases with two outs, then Jones got hit by the pitch to force home a run as that made it 8-0. The Aggies tacked on two more runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Gannon Black and Gregory and they would go on to shut out the Warriors 10-0.

All but two Fairview players collected at least one hit and one RBI in the game. Gregory finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs for the Aggies (2-4). Scott added three hits and two RBIs. York ended up with three hits and an RBI. Caden and Colton Jennings and Black each chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI. Colton Jennings went the distance for the Aggies as he allowed just six hits and struck out four. For West Point (3-4), Putman finished with a pair of hits. Freeman, J.D. Cochran, Colton McCoy, and Bryson Phillips all added a hit in the game.

Fairview will travel to take on Oneonta and Hokes Bluff at Oneonta Saturday and West Point will head home to take on Curry Thursday.

Vinemont 13 – Holly Pond 2 (Baseball)

History was made at Holly Pond as Ayden Thomason threw a no-hitter and the offense helped him out in a huge way on the road as Vinemont collected a runaway win over the Broncos.

Chase Brazelton retired Vinemont in order to start out the game. Holly Pond got on the scoreboard first without recording a hit. John Martin drew a leadoff walk, then he stole second and moved to third on a Peyton Queen sacrifice bunt. Brody Howard hit an RBI groundout to give Holly Pond the early 1-0 lead. The Eagles started a two-out rally in the top of the third inning. Hayden Robinson reached on a Bronco error, then Matt Foust reached on an infield single. Another Holly Pond error allowed Robinson to cross the plate and later on, Foust stole home to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead.

It wouldn’t be until the fifth inning that Vinemont would add to their lead. Austin Marsh drew a one-out walk, then with two outs, Foust drew one of his own. Jake Hale brought them both in on a two-run double to push the Eagle lead to 4-1. Levi Farr and Brazelton got hit by the pitch with two outs for the Broncos, and later on, Farr would score on a wild pitch to make it a 4-2 game.

Rylan McRae led off the top of the sixth for Vinemont with a single, then after a sacrifice bunt, Brady Johnson hit an RBI single to left field. Later on, with two outs, Robinson hit an RBI single of his own to left field to stretch the Eagle lead to 6-2. Vinemont quickly broke the game open in their next at-bats as they batted around. Jordan Eller and Ayden Thomason scored on a pair of Holly Pond errors to make it 8-2, then McRae scored on a wild pitch, Johnson collected an RBI single, Foust drove in a run on an RBI groundout, Marsh crossed the plate on a wild pitch, and Hale hit an RBI single as the Eagle lead quickly swelled to 13-2.

Thomason allowed a two-out walk and an error that put runners on the corners for the Broncos, but he forced Howard to ground out to end the game. He ended up throwing a no-hitter and the Eagles ended up defeating the Broncos 13-2.

Hale led the way for Vinemont (4-3) with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Johnson added a hit and two RBIs. Robinson and Foust each collected a hit and an RBI in the game. Rush Sandlin added a pair of hits, while Thomason, McRae, Josh Rhodes, and Marsh each chipped in with a hit of their own. Thomason collected a no-hitter for the Eagles as he walked seven but struck out seven. Howard collected the only RBI of the game for Holly Pond (1-3).

Vinemont will host J.B. Pennington and Holly Pond will travel to take on Addison Thursday.

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