PREP BASEBALL: West Point, Fairview split area doubleheaders; Thursday scoring recap

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Lawrence County 3 – West Point 2 (Baseball) (Game One)

West Point struck first in their opening at-bats. Andrew Putman led off the game with a single, then later on, an RBI fielder’s choice by Lane Stewart gave the Warriors the early lead. Brody Freeman gave up just one hit to Lawrence County through three innings, and in the fourth, the Warriors added another run on an RBI single by Sylar Philyaw. Freeman got off a two-out jam in the fifth inning by picking off a Red Devil runner at second base, but in the sixth inning, Lawrence County got in the run column with one out as a sacrifice fly made it 2-1. With two outs, they tied the game on an RBI double, and they ended the game in their final at-bats. They loaded the bases with one out and after a fielder’s choice, an RBI infield single gave the Red Devils the 3-2 win in game one.

Stewart and Philyaw each finished with a hit and an RBI for West Point. Putman, J.D. Cochran, and Colton McCoy each added a pair of hits, while Lamar and Boston Freeman each chipped in with a hit of their own.

West Point 1 – Lawrence County 0 (Baseball) (Game Two)

Game two was a pitcher’s duel and Kanaan Sutter was in total command from the start. West Point was held scoreless through the first six innings but was able to scratch across a run in the seventh. Philyaw drew a one-out walk, then one out later, Lamar reached on a Lawrence County error as that put the runners on the corners with two outs. Putman lined an RBI single to center field to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead, and Sutter finished the game strong as he struck out the side to end the game and West Point picked up the 1-0 win over Lawrence County.

Putman finished with a pair of hits and the only RBI of the game for West Point (8-8). McCoy, Stewart, and Bryson Phillips each added a hit. Sutter went the distance as he allowed just two hits, walked three, and struck out eight.

The Warriors will take on Danville and Deshler at Deshler Saturday.

Fairview 15 – St. Clair County 3 (Baseball) (Game One)

Fairview got off to a quick start offensively as back-to-back walks led to an RBI double by Barrett York and later on, a St. Clair County error allowed Lucas West to score to give them an early 2-0 lead. A sacrifice fly by the Saints cut it to 2-1 in their half, but the Aggies loaded the bases with no outs in the second. A sacrifice fly by Crimson Wright made it 3-1, then an RBI single by York and a sacrifice fly by Caden Jennings pushed their lead to 5-1. An RBI groundout by the Saints cut it to 5-2, then they made it 5-3 in the third on an RBI single. It would be all Fairview after that as they added a run in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Jennings, two more in the fifth on a stolen base by Carson Jones and a Saint error, one more in the sixth on a Connor Scott RBI double, and six more in the seventh. The Aggies would go on to cruise past St. Clair County 15-3 in game one of the doubleheader.

York led the way for Fairview with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Jones added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Scott ended up with a hit and two RBIs. Jennings added a pair of RBIs. West and Devyn Ellis each collected a pair of hits and an RBI, while West chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI of his own.

St. Clair County 7 – Fairview 4 (Baseball) (Game Two)

An RBI single and a pair of Fairview errors allowed St. Clair County to get in the run column first in their opening at-bats as they jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead. Fairview made it a 3-1 game on an RBI double by West in the top of the third, then they tied the game up at three in the fourth on an RBI single by Ellis and a bases-loaded walk by Wright. The Saints broke the tie in their half on a Fairview error and a two-run single gave them a 6-3 lead. Scott reached on a St. Clair County error with one out in the fifth and an RBI double by Jones cut it to 6-4. The Saints, though, pushed their lead to 7-4 on an RBI single in their half, and the Aggies wasn’t able to cut into the deficit after that as they ended up dropping game two to St. Clair County 7-4.

West and Jones each finished with a pair of hits and an RBI for Fairview (4-9). Ellis added a hit and an RBI. Wright ended up with an RBI, while Nicolas Gregory and Kolt Redding each chipped in with a hit of their own.

The Aggies will travel to take on Hanceville Tuesday.

Vinemont 14 – Locust Fork 3 (Baseball)

It was Senior Night at Vinemont as the Eagles took on Locust Fork. A huge fourth inning was key in Vinemont’s blowout win over the Hornets.

Locust Fork stole home in their opening at-bats to grab the early lead, but Vinemont countered in their half. Back-to-back singles by Hayden Robinson and Michael Foust would lead to a two-run double by Jacob Hale to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Ayden Thomason followed that up with an RBI single to make it a 3-1 game. Vinemont loaded the bases in the bottom of third and a pair of bases-loaded walks by Zeke Olinger and Chayce Sandlin made it a 5-1 game. A hit by pitch with the bases loaded for the Hornets cut it to 5-2, then a bases-loaded walk made it a 5-3 game.

The Eagles broke the game wide open in the fourth as the big hits in that inning were an RBI double by Thomason and a two-run double by Robinson. Vinemont would go on to roll past Locust Fork 14-3.

Thomason led the way for Vinemont (8-7) with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Robinson added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Hales ended up with three hits and two RBIs. Sandlin added a hit and a pair of RBIs. Olinger chipped in with a pair of RBIs of his own. Jaxon Holcomb ended up with a pair of hits, while Foust, Joshua Rhodes, and Austin Marsh each chipped in with a hit of their own.

Vinemont will stay at home next Tuesday to host Danville.

Cold Springs 16 – Addison 8 (Softball)

Addison got in the run column first to start out the game. Lainey Evans hit a leadoff single to left field, then Haley Walker reached on a Cold Springs error. One out later, a groundout by Kaylie Calloway put runners on second and third with two outs. Madisyn Carter lined a two-run double to give the Lady Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Cold Springs countered in their half. Ciara Calvert lined a leadoff double to left field, then Peyton Kennedy moved her over to third on a sacrifice bunt. Adriana Young got hit by the pitch, then a sacrifice fly by Sadie Smith cut it to 2-1. Brooklyn Ingram tied the game at two on an RBI infield single. The Lady Eagles broke the tie in the bottom of the second.

Calvert got hit by the pitch and would later steal second. She later scored to give Cold Springs a 3-2 lead. Addison answered right back in the top of the third. Walker reached on a bunt single, then Dacey Baker reached on a Lady Eagle error with one out. One out later, Carter hit a three-run home run over the left field fence to give the Lady Bulldogs a 5-3 lead. Ingram led off the Cold Springs third by reaching on an Addison error and later stole second. Two more Lady Bulldog errors allowed Ingram to score to cut it to 5-4.

Addison made it a 6-4 game in the top of the fourth on an RBI groundout by Evans. Two more errors by Cold Springs allowed Carter to score in the fifth as that pushed the Lady Bulldog lead to 7-4. Cold Springs loaded the bases with one out for Kennedy, who hit an RBI infield single to make it a 7-5 game. Young then promptly unloaded the bases with a three-run double to give the Lady Eagles an 8-7 lead.

Cold Springs quickly broke the game wide open in their next at-bats as they batted around and scored eight runs. A suicide squeeze play by Cameron Baty allowed Ingram to score, then later on, Calvert drew a bases-loaded walk that forced home a run. Kennedy made it 11-7 on a sacrifice fly, then after a walk, Smith got hit by the pitch to force home another run. Ingram would hit a bases-clearing triple to push their lead to 15-7. Kortnie Williams’ RBI single made it 16-7. Baker scored on a Cold Springs error to cut it to 16-8, but Kennedy was able to get the final two outs of the game as the Lady Eagles collect a 16-8 win over Addison.

Ingram led the way for Cold Springs (1-3) with three hits and four RBIs. Young added a hit and three RBIs. Kennedy ended up with a hit and two RBIs, while Smith added two RBIs as well. Williams collected a pair of hits and an RBI. Calvert and Baty each added a hit and an RBI in the contest, while Hope Speegle chipped in with a hit of her own. For Addison, Carter had a huge game as she finished with three hits and five RBIs. Evans added a hit and an RBI. Walker and Savannah Miller each ended up with a hit.

Cold Springs will host Vinemont next Tuesday, while Addison will go to Lynn March 27

Fairview 18 – Susan Moore 1 (Softball)

Susan Moore got in the run column first in their opening at-bats as they scored on a Fairview error. They looked to add more as they loaded the bases, but Addison Phillips struck out the next two hitters to limit the damage. Fairview continued to score runs in bunches as they batted around in their half. Back-to-back singles by Emily Benson and Jaycee Aleman had the Lady Aggies in business early, then a two-run single by Kylie Kovar gave them a 2-1 lead. Ayda Payne and Allison Davis followed that up with back-to-back RBI triples, then later on, Davis and Phillips scored on a pair of Susan Moore errors to stretch their lead to 6-1.

The Lady Aggies put up three more runs in the bottom of the second as Kovar stole home, Ralie Gaines hit an RBI double, and Jordan Simmons added an RBI single as the lead swelled to 9-1. Fairview ended the game in their final at-bats as Payne hit an RBI triple, Davis hit a two-home run, and Payne would end the game with a bases-clearing double. The Lady Aggies would extend their winning streak to three after their 18-1 rout of Susan Moore.

Payne finished with four hits and five RBIs for Fairview (8-8). Davis added three hits and three RBIs. Kovar ended up with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Simmons added a hit and a pair of RBIs. Gaines collected a trio of hits and an RBI. Aleman added a hit and an RBI, while Benson chipped in with a hit of her own.

The Lady Aggies will travel to take on Falkville Tuesday.

J.B. Pennington 13 – Good Hope 10 (Baseball) (Game One)

J.B. Pennington jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after their first two at-bats, but Good Hope batted around in the bottom of the second. Brady Stripling hit an RBI single, then later on, Owen Armstrong and Colbi Kilpatrick scored on a Tiger error to cut it to 4-3. Colten Whatley tied the game up at four on an RBI single, then after a hit by pitch, Caden Drake lined a two-run double to left field to give Good Hope a 6-4 lead. A two-run double by Eli Clements pushed their lead to 8-4, then Stripling hit an RBI double of his own to make it a 9-4 game.

The Tigers cut it to 9-6 in the third inning, but the Raiders added to their lead in their half as Armstrong drew a leadoff walk and later stole home to make it a 10-6 game. Another Good Hope error in the top of the fourth swiveled the deficit to 10-7, then an RBI groundout and a two-run home run over the right field fence tied the game in the top of the fifth. Neither team was able to break the tie, so the game was decided in extra innings. J.B. Pennington broke the tie in extra innings as they scored on a Good Hope error, then a pair of RBI groundouts gave them a 13-10 lead. The Raiders didn’t get anything going in their final at-bats as they dropped a heartbreaker in the first game of the doubleheader to the Tigers 13-10.

Clements and Stripling each led the way for Good Hope with a pair of hits and two RBIs. Drake added a hit and two RBIs. Whatley ended up with three hits and an RBI, while Ayden Black chipped in with a hit of his own.

J.B. Pennington 12 – Good Hope 10 (Baseball) (Game Two)

A two-run single by the Tigers put them on the board first in the second game of the doubleheader, but Good Hope was able to tie the game up at two in the bottom of the second. An RBI double in the top of the third gave J.B. Pennington a 3-2 lead, then they quickly pushed their lead to 6-2 in the top of the fourth. The Raiders cut it to 6-3 on an RBI single by Whatley, but two more Tiger runs made it an 8-3 game.

Good Hope batted around in their half of the fifth as back-to-back RBI doubles by Russell Wooten and Mason Drake cut it to 8-6, then Drake scored on a Tiger error and Whatley later hit a two-run double to give the Raiders a 9-8 lead. Carter Naramore followed that up with an RBI single as that made it a 10-8 game. Once again, though, the Tigers tied the game up at 10 on an RBI groundout and an RBI single in the top of the sixth. And once again, this game would be decided in extra innings, as the Tigers broke the tie with a two-run double and the Raiders went down in order in their final at-bats as they ended up dropping the second game of the doubleheader to J.B. Pennington 12-10.

Whatley had a huge game at the plate for Good Hope (4-8) as he finished with four hits and three RBIs. Naramore and Drake each added a pair of hits and an RBI. Wooten and Cordes each ended up with a hit and an RBI. Black added three hits and Caden Drake chipped in with a hit of his own.

Good Hope will host Ashville Tuesday.

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