PREP SOFTBALL: Cold Springs handles Falkville 12-2, Monday scoring recap

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Cold Springs 12 – Falkville 2 (Softball)

Cold Springs’ Peyton Kennedy retired Falkville on just nine pitches to start out the game. The offense gave her some early run support in their half. Brooklyn Ingram hit a one-out single, then Ciara Calvert drew a walk. They both stole second and third, and Ingram stole home to put the Lady Eagles on the scoreboard first. Adriana Young added an RBI groundout to make it 2-0. 

Cold Springs added to their lead in the bottom of the second. A double by Kaydance Williams, followed by back-to-back singles by Kennedy and Kortnie Williams loaded the bases with one out. One out later, Calvert cleared the bases with a three-run triple to left field to give the Lady Eagles a 5-0 lead; she later scored on a passed ball to make it 6-0. An RBI single and a wild pitch helped the Lady Blue Devils cut the deficit to four at 6-2 in the top of the fourth.

Cold Springs countered in their half. Back-to-back singles by Ingram and Calvert had runners on first and second with one out for Young, who hit a three-run home run over the left field fence, as that helped stretch the Lady Eagle lead to 9-2. They added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth, as a two-run triple by Kortnie Williams and an RBI single by Ingram helped seal the 12-2 win for Cold Springs.

Young led the way for the Lady Eagles with a hit and four RBIs. Calvert added a pair of hits and three RBIs. Kortnie Williams ended up with a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Ingram collected three hits and an RBI in the win. Kennedy went the distance for Cold Springs (2-0), allowing just one hit and one earned run, walking two and striking out three.

Vinemont 15 – Cold Springs 4 (Baseball)

Vinemont struck first in their opening at-bats, as Michael Foust reached on a one-out error and later scored on an RBI groundout by Jake Hale to give them the early lead. Josh Rhodes got hit by the pitch and later scored on a passed ball to give Vinemont a 2-0 lead. Rush Sandlin hit a one-out single in the top of the third and a Cold Springs error later that inning allowed him to score to make it 3-0. Kayden Henderson later added a two-run single to give Vinemont a 5-0 lead.

Cold Springs got on the scoreboard in their half of the third. Ethan Nabors reached on an error to lead off the inning, then a ground ball moved him up to second. After a walk, Josh Winfrey hit an RBI single to cut it to 5-1. Later that inning, Cole Bales scored on a wild pitch, and Winfrey stole home to make it a 5-3 game. In the top of the fourth, Owen McKinney scored on a wild pitch, and Isaiah Pair got hit by the pitch with the bases loaded to give Vinemont a 7-3 lead. An RBI triple by Hale made it 8-3 in the top of the fifth, and Hayden Robinson scored on an error to stretch Vinemont’s lead to 9-3.

Vinemont continued to add to their lead in the top of the sixth, as Henderson hit a two-run double, and Hale added a sacrifice fly, to give them a 12-3 lead. Cold Springs’ Mason Gable scored on an error in their half to cut it to 12-4. Vinemont countered in the top of the seventh, as Hale hit a two-run single and later scored on a wild pitch to make it a 15-4 game. Vinemont would go on to defeat Cold Springs 15-4.

Hale finished with a pair of hits and five RBIs for Vinemont (7-2). Henderson added three hits and four RBIs, while Pair ended up with an RBI in the win. Rylan McRae and Rhodes struck out a combined 11 hitters and gave up just four hits and four unearned runs. For Cold Springs (3-5), Winfrey finished with a hit and an RBI, while Bales, Boston Archer, and Gable each collected a hit in the loss.

Guntersville 8 – Fairview 7 (Baseball)

A walk and hit by pitch had Fairview in business to start out the game. With two outs, Isaac Elrod hit an RBI single, and Carson Jones stole home to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead. Guntersville tied the game at two on a two-run single in the bottom of the second. Fairview broke the tie in the top of the third on a two-out RBI single by Lucas West, but the bottom of the sixth saw the Wildcats score four runs to take a 6-3 lead.

Fairview looked to keep their chances of winning alive in the top of the seventh. After a single and a walk, an RBI single by Nicolas Gregory, followed by a stolen base by Caden Barrett, cut it to 6-5. An RBI groundout by Jones tied things up at six, then after a walk, Elrod broke the tie with an RBI single to give the Aggies a 7-6 lead. Guntersville countered in their half, as a one-out RBI single, and an Aggie error, gave them the 8-7 come-from-behind win over Fairview.

Elrod finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs for Fairview (6-3). Gregory (two hits) and West (one hit) each added an RBI while Jones collected an RBI in the loss.

Winston County 6 – Good Hope 5 (Baseball)

Carter Rutherford hit a leadoff double and later scored on an error to give Good Hope the early lead. The Raiders got a two-out rally started in the top of the second. After back-to-back singles by Myles Johnson and Dakota Overton, back-to-back RBI singles by Rutherford and Colten Whatley gave Good Hope a 3-0 lead. Caden Drake added a two-run single later that inning to make it 5-0.

The bottom of the fourth saw Winston County cut it to 5-2 on a bases-loaded walk and a hit by pitch with the bases loaded. The Yellow Jackets made it a 5-3 game in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single. Winston County hit an RBI single to make it a 5-4 game in their final at-bats, then a hit by pitch and a walk loaded the bases with one out. A Good Hope error allowed the Yellow Jackets to score two runs, and they ended up collecting a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Raiders.

Caden Drake finished with a hit and two RBIs for Good Hope (5-3), while Rutherford (two hits) and Whatley (one hit) each added an RBI in the loss.

West Point 17 – Holly Pond 4 (Softball)

Holly Pond struck first in their opening at-bats. Maycie Black reached on a bunt single and later scored on an RBI groundout by Ellie Burks to give the Lady Broncos the early lead going into the top of the second. West Point quickly broke the game wide open in the top of the second, as they sent 15 batters to the plate, and scored nine runs. The big hits came from Brinlee Phillips (two-run single), Sidney Burks (three-run home run), and Kortni Baker (RBI double) as that gave the Lady Warriors a 9-1 lead. A suicide squeeze play by Black cut it to 9-2 in Holly Pond’s half of the second.

West Point added four more runs in the top of the third on RBI singles by Phillips, Kara Jones, and Baker, and a hit by pitch with the bases loaded. Burks hit her second home run of the game in the top of the fourth to make it 15-2. Burks added an RBI single, and an RBI fielder’s choice by Kylee Quinn in the top of the fifth gave the Lady Warriors a 17-2 lead. Maggie Nail hit a two-run double in Holly Pond’s half to cut it to 17-4, but they didn’t get any closer after that, as West Point (6-2) ended up defeating Holly Pond 17-4.

Burks had a big day at the plate for the Lady Warriors, finishing with four hits and six RBIs. Phillips added two hits and three RBIs. Baker (two hits) and Liberty Shadix (one hit) each ended up with two RBIs. Jones and Macie Brown each collected four hits and an RBI, while Quinn chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI in the win. For Holly Pond, Nail finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs. Black added a hit and an RBI, while Burks ended up with an RBI in the loss.

Arab 3 – West Point 2 (Baseball)

Arab got on the scoreboard first in their opening at-bats on an RBI fielder’s choice. Both pitching staffs kept the score at 1-0 going into the top of the seventh, as the Knights put up two more runs to take a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Cade Welborn hit a one-out single for West Point, then one out later, back-to-back singles by Charlie Ashley and Titan Thornton loaded the bases. Welborn and Ashley each scored on a wild pitch to make it a 3-2 game, but a groundout ended the game, as Arab ended up getting past the Warriors 3-2.

Welborn finished with three hits for West Point (6-3), while Boston Freeman, Ashley, Thornton, Gus McKenney and Cooper Howard each added a hit in the loss.

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