PREP BASEBALL: Fairview handles Brewer on the road 11-3, Thursday scoring recap

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FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview traveled to Brewer to take on the Patriots Thursday night and after jumping out to a big lead early, the Aggies returned home with an 11-3 win.

Fairview got things going in their opening at-bats. A walk and a pair of errors loaded the bases with nobody out. Isaac Elrod scored on a wild pitch, and Conner Scott scored on a double play ball to give them the early 2-0 lead. Lucas West and Scott each scored on another Brewer error to give the Aggies a 4-0 lead in the top of the third. The Patriots scored on a double play ball to cut it to 4-1 in their half, but Fairview countered in the top of the fourth. Elrod hit an RBI double, and later on, Barett York hit a bases-clearing double to give the Aggies an 8-1 lead.

A Fairview error in the bottom of the fourth allowed Brewer to cut it to 8-2, but Fairview continued to add to their lead in the top of the sixth. York hit a sacrifice fly, and back-to-back RBI singles by Bryceson Turner and Carson Jones widened their lead to 11-2. The Patriots put up another run in the seventh to make it an 11-3 game, but they wouldn’t get any closer after that, as Fairview ended up collecting an 11-3 win over Brewer.

York finished with a hit and four RBIs for Fairview (2-1), while Elrod (three hits), Turner (one hit), and Jones (one hit) each added an RBI in the win.

Fairview 8 – Holly Pond 7 (Softball)

Fairview struck first in their opening at-bats against Holly Pond. Emily Benson reached on an infield single and later scored on a Lady Bronco error to give them the early lead. Ayda Payne added an RBI single, and Allison Davis scored on another Holly Pond error to widen their lead to 3-0. Holly Pond got on the scoreboard in their half. Maycie Black drew a leadoff walk and later scored on an RBI double by Lauryn Hoffman to cut it to 3-1. Later that inning, Ellie Burks added a sacrifice fly to make it a one-run game. 

The Lady Aggies made it a 4-2 game in the top of the third on an RBI single by Gaines, but Holly Pond took their first lead of the game in their half. Burks hit an RBI double and later scored on a Fairview error to tie the game up at four. Another error allowed Molly Neal to score to give the Lady Broncos a 5-4 lead. The bottom of the fourth saw Nail cross the plate on a Fairview error to make it a 6-4 game. The Lady Aggies got something going with two outs in the top of the sixth inning.

After a walk and hit by pitch, Allison Davis tied the game up at six with a big two-run double. Later that inning, Allison Davis scored on a wild pitch, and a passed ball allowed Davis to cross the plate to give Fairview an 8-6 lead. Holly Pond trimmed it to just one at 8-7 in their half on an RBI single by Libby Stallings and had one last chance to get the win in their final at-bats. Alaina Folds hit a one-out single, moved to second on a passed ball, and then to third on a ground ball. Payne struck out Hoffman to end the game, and Fairview hung out to get the win over Holly Pond 8-7.

Davis finished with a hit and two RBIs for Fairview (3-2). Gaines added a pair of hits and an RBI, while Payne collected a hit and an RBI in the win. For Holly Pond, Burks finished with a hit and two RBIs, while Hoffman, Stallings, and Neal each added a hit and an RBI in the loss.

Good Hope 4 – Danville 2 (Baseball)

Good Hope got off to a fast start offensively in their opening at-bats. Back-to-back errors had them in business early, then Colten Whatley hit an RBI single to give them the early lead. Later that inning, Mason Drake and Caden Drake each scored on a passed ball to stretch their lead to 3-0. An RBI single by Danville in their half made it a 3-1 game, then they added another run in the second on a sacrifice fly to make it a one-run game. The Raiders added an insurance run in the top of the fifth, as an Owen Armstrong RBI single made it a 4-2 game. Good Hope (3-1) held off a late rally attempt by Danville in their final at-bats to win the game 4-2.

Whatley and Armstrong each finished with a hit and an RBI in the win for the Raiders. Ayden Black and Caden Drake gave up just four combined hits and one earned run, walked five, and struck out eight.

Vinemont 13 – Holly Pond 1 (Baseball)

A big second inning was key for Vinemont as they rolled to a five-inning win over Holly Pond on the road.

The Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in the second inning. The big hits came from Kayden Henderson (two-run single), Jake Hale (two-run triple), and Josh Rhodes (RBI triple), as they jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead. The Eagles added two more runs in the top of the third inning on an RBI groundout by Hale and an RBI single by Jaxon Holcomb. Hale continued his red-hot game at the plate, as he collected a two-run single in the top of the fifth inning, to give Vinemont an 11-0 lead. Holcomb added a two-run triple later that inning to make it a 13-0 game. The Broncos avoided the shutout in the fifth, as Tristan Hibbert hit an RBI single to make it 13-1. They wouldn’t get any closer after that, as Vinemont ended up getting the win over Holly Pond 13-1.

Hale finished with two hits and five RBIs for Vinemont (3-0). Holcomb added two hits and three RBIs. Henderson ended up with a hit and two RBIs, while Rhodes and Rush Sandlin each finished with a hit and an RBI in the win. William Hathaway went the distance for the Eagles, giving up just four hits, an unearned run, and striking out seven. For Holly Pond (0-2), Hibbert finished with a hit and an RBI. Sawyer Olinger added a pair of hits, and Boston Gibbs collected a hit in the loss.

Hanceville 7 – Vinemont 6 (Softball)

Hanceville got out to a quick lead in their game against Vinemont. Kynzlee Farr hit a single and later scored on an RBI triple by Aaliyah Twitty to put them on the scoreboard first. Twitty later scored on a dropped third strike to give the Lady Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Hanceville had runners on first and second with two outs, then Farr hit a two-run double to make it a 4-0 game. Later that inning, Isabella Spinks added a two-run double of her own to stretch their lead to 6-0.

Vinemont looked to cut into the early deficit. Abby Kuykendall hit a one-out single, and Haley Millwood drove her in on an RBI single to make it a 6-1 game after two innings. Callie Millwood scored in the bottom of the third to make it a 6-2 game, but Hanceville added a run in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Spinks. Vinemont quickly got back in the game in the bottom of the sixth. Maci Smith hit an RBI single to cut it to 7-3, then Emma Dortch hit a two-run home run over the center field fence to make it a two-run game.

The Lady Eagles quickly made things interesting in their final at-bats. They had runners on first and second and were down to their last out, but Smith kept things alive for Vinemont with an RBI single to trim it to just a one-run game. Spinks forced Dortch to line out to end the game, and Hanceville hung on to get a 7-6 win over Vinemont.

Spinks led the way for Hanceville with a hit and four RBIs. Farr added three hits and two RBIs, while Twitty collected three hits and an RBI in the win. For Vinemont, Smith (two hits) and Dortch (one hit) each finished with two RBIs, while Haley Millwood added a hit and an RBI in the loss.

West Point 4 – West Morgan 0 (Baseball)

The game was scoreless through the first two innings, then West Point got something going in the bottom of the third without getting a hit. Three straight walks loaded the bases with one out, then Boston Freeman scored on a passed ball, and Charlie Ashley hit an RBI groundout to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead. J.D. Cochran scored on another passed ball to make it a 3-0 game. West Point added some insurance in the bottom of the sixth, as Cooper Howard hit an RBI single to give them a 4-0 lead. That was more than enough run support for the duo of Hunter Graves and Josh Cherry, as Cherry recorded a game-ending strikeout to help seal the 4-0 win for West Point.

Howard finished with a hit and an RBI for West Point (4-0). Ashley added an RBI, while Titan Thornton and Jay Lamar each collected a hit in the game. Graves and Cherry combined to give up just four hits and no runs, walked four, and struck out five.

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