PREP BASEBALL: Vinemont sweeps Mae Jemison, Saturday scoring recap

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Vinemont 19 – Mae Jemison 0 (Baseball) (Game One)

After Brady Johnson struck out the side to start the game, Vinemont quickly got him some early run support. Kayden Henderson reached on an error, stole second, and later scored on an RBI groundout by Jake Hale to give them the early lead. They quickly loaded the bases, then a dropped third strike allowed Jaxon Holcomb to cross the plate to make it 2-0. During the play as well, Jaxon Holcomb and Rush Sandlin both scored on an error to give them a 4-0 lead.

The Eagles quickly broke the game wide open in the bottom of the second, as they sent 21 batters to the plate. The inning featured three bases-loaded walks, three hit by pitches with the bases loaded, four runs scoring on four errors, and a bases-clearing double by Owen Mckinney. Vinemont ended up taking the first game, 19-0, after three innings.

Mckinney finished with a hit and four RBIs for Vinemont. Hale added a pair of RBIs, and seven more Eagle players collected at least one RBI in the win. Johnson struck out eight in his three hitless innings of work for Vinemont.

Vinemont 15 – Mae Jemison 0 (Game Two)

The second game of the doubleheader was no different from the first one for Vinemont, as they batted around in their opening at-bats. Rylan McRae got the scoring started for the Eagles with an RBI single, then Braiden Denney added a two-run double to make it 3-0. Isaiah Pair and Denney each scored on a wild pitch to give them a 5-0 lead, then an error, a passed ball, a wild pitch, a bases-loading walk, and an RBI single by Pair allowed Vinemont to stretch their lead to 10-0.

The Eagles continued to add onto their lead in the bottom of the second. A hit by the pitch, followed by a walk with the bases loaded, made it a 12-0 game. An error and another bases-loaded walk gave Vinemont a 14-0 lead. An RBI groundout by McRae helped seal the 15-0 win for the Eagles in the second game.

McRae ended up with a hit and three RBIs for Vinemont (7-2). Denney (one hit) and Dalton Bryan each added two RBIs. Pair (one hit), Ryne Dalton, and Brody Rodriguez each collected an RBI in the win. The trio of Charles Reynolds, Henderson, and Will Hathaway struck out a combined eight batters and walked just one in three hitless innings.

Oakman 8 – Cold Springs 6 (Baseball) (Game One)

Cold Springs got off to a strong start in the first game of their doubleheader against Oakman. Cole Bales hit a leadoff double, then Josh Winfrey hit a two-run home run on the first pitch to give them an early 2-0 lead. Boston Archer got hit by the pitch, then Brady Phillips hit an RBI double to make it 3-0. The Eagles stretched their lead to 4-0 in the top of the second on an RBI double by Bales. Phillips scored on an Oakman error in the top of the third to give Cold Springs a 5-0 lead.

Oakman cut it to 5-1 in their half on a wild pitch, then they added another run in the bottom of the fourth on an Eagle error to make it a 5-2 game. Back-to-back RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth trimmed it to just a one-run game at 5-4. The Eagles added a run in the top of the sixth on a stolen base by Bales, but the Wildcats scored four times in their half on three straight errors and a stolen bases to take an 8-6 lead. Cold Springs ended up dropping the first game to Oakman 8-6.

Winfrey finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs for Cold Springs. Bales added four hits and an RBI, while Phillips collected a hit and an RBI in the loss.

Oakman 14 – Cold Springs 3 (Game Two)

Cold Springs jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in their opening at-bats on a two-run home run by Winfrey, but an RBI double by Oakman in their half cut it to 2-1. The Wildcats exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the second to take a 10-2 lead. Oakman scored four more times in the third to push their lead to 14-2. Graves hit an RBI groundout to make it a 14-3 game, but the Eagles didn’t get any closer after that, as they ended up falling to the Wildcats 14-3.

Winfrey finished with the two-run home run, and Graves added an RBI in the loss for Cold Springs (3-4).

Grissom 6 – Cullman 4 (Softball)

There was no score going into the top of the fifth, then Grissom got on the scoreboard first on a sacrifice fly. Cullman got a two-out rally started in their half. Abby Maples hit a single and moved to second on an error, then Samantha Johnson hit an RBI double to tie the game up at one. The Lady Bearcats broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Reese Hopper, but Grissom ended up scoring five runs in the top of the seventh to grab a 6-2 lead.

The Lady Bearcats looked to make a comeback of their own in their final at-bats, as a walk and a double had runners on second and third with nobody out. Kacie West scored on an error, then an RBI fielder’s choice by Kylie Stracener cut it to 6-4. Later on, a single loaded the bases with two outs, but a ground ball ended the game, and Cullman fell just short to Grissom 6-4.

Johnson finished with a hit and two RBIs for Cullman (7-7), while Hopper (one hit) and Stracener each added an RBI in the loss.

Brewer 9 – Fairview 1 (Baseball)

Brewer scored three runs in the top of the first to take the early 3-0 lead, but Isaac Elrod scored on a wild pitch for Fairview to cut it to 3-1 in their half. The Patriots added a run in the third and fourth innings to make it a 5-1 game, then scored four more times in the top of the sixth to stretch their lead to 9-1. The Aggies couldn’t cut into the deficit, as they ended up falling to the Patriots, 9-1.

Lucas West finished with three hits for Fairview (6-2). Conner Scott added two hits, while Elrod, Carson Jones, and Caden Barrett each collected a hit in the loss.

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