PREP BASEBALL: Good Hope downs Cold Springs on the road 20-6, Thursday scoring recap

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The Good Hope Raiders defeated Cold Springs on the road 20-6 Thursday night. (Martha Needham/The Cullman Tribune)

Good Hope 20 – Cold Springs 6 (Baseball)

Good Hope jumped out to a quick lead in their opening at-bats. They quickly loaded the bases with no outs, then Carter Naramore hit an RBI groundout, Colten Whatley got hit by the pitch, Dakota Overton drew a bases-loaded walk, Owen Armstrong got hit by the pitch, Mason Drake scored on a Cold Springs error, and Carter Rutherford added an RBI groundout to give the Raiders an early 6-0 lead.

Cold Springs countered in the bottom of the second. They loaded the bases with two outs, then a two-run single by Cole Bales cut it to 6-2. Lindan Hill later scored in the inning to make it a 6-3 game. The Eagles got another two-out rally going in the bottom of the third, as Kaiden Graves hit a two-run single and later scored on a Good Hope error to tie the game up at six. The Raiders quickly broke the game wide open in the top of the fourth.

Good Hope sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning, scoring nine runs. The big hits came from Overton (two-run single), Whatley (RBI double), and Naramore (two-run double), as that gave the Raiders a 15-6 lead. Good Hope continued to add onto their lead in the top of the sixth. William Cordes drew a bases-loaded walk, Mason Drake scored on a passed ball, Overton crossed the plate later that inning, Rutherford added an RBI single, and Brylon Bates scored on an Eagle error to put the final score at 20-6.

Naramore (two hits) and Overton (one hit) each drove in three runs in the game for Good Hope (5-2). Rutherford (three hits), Whatley (one hit), and Bates (one hit) each added a pair of RBIs. Mason Drake ended up with a hit and an RBI, while Armstong and Cordes each chipped in with an RBI of their own in the win. For Cold Springs (3-2), Bales finished with two hits and a pair of RBIs, while Graves added a hit and two RBIs in the loss.

Fairview 16 – Guntersville 15 (Softball)

Guntersville jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead in their opening at-bats, but Fairview quickly cut it to 8-4 in their half, as Emily Benson scored on an error, Addison Phillips hit an RBI single, Ralie Gaines got hit by the pitch with the bases loaded, and Phillips scored on another error. In the bottom of the second, the Lady Aggies cut into the deficit even more. Kallie Trussell hit an RBI single and back-to-back RBI groundouts from Jordan Simmons and Benson made it a 9-7 game. Guntersville quickly pushed their lead to 15-8, but Fairview went on a huge rally to get back in the game.

The Lady Aggies loaded the bases with nobody out, then Ada Fales quickly unloaded them with a three-run double to make it a 15-11 game. After loading the bases once again, Ayda Payne hit a two-run single with one out, then Phillips tied the game up at 15 with a two-run home run over the right field fence. Fairview looked to win it in their final at-bats. Ava Pruett drew a leadoff walk, then stole second. After a ground ball by Simmons moved her up to third, a passed ball allowed her to score the game-winning run, as the Lady Aggies come from behind to pick up a huge 16-15 win over Guntersville.

Phillips and Fales each finished with a pair of hits and three RBIs for Fairview (4-2). Payne added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Gaines and Trussell each collected a hit and an RBI in the win, while Isabella Lopez and Simmons each added an RBI of their own.

Fairview 11 – Oneonta 4 (Baseball)

Fairview grabbed a 2-1 lead in their half of the first on a two-run single by Gannon Black. The Aggies quickly broke the game wide open in the bottom of the second. Colton Jennings scored on an error, then later that inning, Conner Scott added an RBI single, Barett York hit a two-run single, Nicolas Gregory added an RBI single, and Lucas West hit an RBI groundout to push their lead to 8-1. An RBI single by Carson Jones in the bottom of the fourth made it a 9-2 game, then Fairview added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, as West hit a sacrifice fly and Kolt Redding drew a bases-loaded walk to give them an 11-3 lead. The Aggies would go on to knock off the Redskins for the second time in three days 11-4.

Black (two hits) and York (one hit) each finished with a pair of RBIs in the game for Fairview (6-1). West added a pair of RBIs of his own in the win. Gregory finished with three hits and an RBI. Scott and Jones each added a hit and an RBI, while Redding chipped in with an RBI of his own in the game.

Hanceville 13 – Falkville 3 (Baseball)

Falkville jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in their opening at-bats, but the bottom of the third saw Hanceville get on the scoreboard on an RBI single by Jackson Cleveland. The Bulldogs got the lead and then some in the bottom of the fourth. A pair of errors and a single by Grayson Hurter put runners on the corners with nobody out, then Hunter Black lined a two-run triple to right field to give them a 3-2 lead. A pair of walks loaded the bases with one out, then Nelson Arteaga and Cody Belcher each drew a walk to force home back-to-back runs to make it a 5-2 game. The biggest hit of the game came from Tripp Lewis, as his three-run single gave them an 8-2 lead. 

Hanceville loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the fifth, then Cleveland drew a walk to force home a run, and Arteaga lined a two-run single to left field to make it an 11-3 game. Cleveland later scored that inning, and Arteaga scored on a passed ball to end the game and help the Bulldogs improve to 7-0 with a 13-3 win over Falkville.

Arteaga and Lewis each finished with a hit and three RBIs for Hanceville. Cleveland added a hit and a pair of RBIs. Black ended up with a hit and an RBI, while Belcher collected an RBI of his own in the win.

Vinemont 10 – Holly Pond 0 (Baseball)

Vinemont quickly got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first. Michael Foust hit an RBI single, then later scored on a passed ball to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Later that inning, Jaxon Holcomb hit an RBI groundout, and Josh Rhodes scored on an error to make it a 4-0 game. Vinemont added to their lead in the bottom of the third. Rush Sandlin hit an RBI single, Owen Mckinney added a two-run double, Jordan Eller hit a sacrifice fly, and Foust added an RBI double to give them a 9-0 lead. Vinemont ended the game in the bottom of the fifth, as Mckinney scored on a passed ball to help them seal the 10-0 win over the Broncos.

Ryne Dalton went the distance for Vinemont (5-2), allowing just two hits, walking one, and striking out eight. Foust and Mckinney each finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs. Sandlin added a hit and an RBI, while Holcomb and Eller each chipped in with an RBI of their own in the win. For Holly Pond (1-6), Sawyer Olinger and Rex Harrison each finished with a hit in the loss.

West Point 11 – West Morgan 8 (Baseball)

West Point got off to a fast start in their opening at-bats. Boston Freeman scored on a passed ball, Cade Welborn scored on an error, Jay Lamar hit a sacrifice fly, and Brayden Eaton scored on a passed ball as well to give the Warriors a 4-0 lead. West Point made it 5-0 in the top of the second on an RBI single by Charlie Ashley, but a big bottom of the third by West Morgan cut it to 5-4.

A bases-loaded walk by Lamar made it 6-4, then Deacon Stutchman got hit by the pitch to force home a run, and Freeman added a two-run single to stretch the Warrior lead back up to five at 9-4. The Rebels added a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 9-5 game, then a two-run triple and an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth cut it to 9-8. Copper Howard scored on an error in the top of the sixth to give West Point a 10-8 lead, then a sacrifice fly by Lamar in the top of the seventh made it 11-8. The Warriors were able to hang on to defeat the Rebels 11-8.

Lamar finished with three RBIs for West Point (6-2). Freeman added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Ashley ended up with a pair of hits and an RBI, while Stutchman chipped in with an RBI of his own in the win.

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