PREP BASEBALL: Hanceville falls to J.B. Pennington 11-9, Thursday scoring recap

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Nelson Arteaga (15) struck out 11 batters in 6.1 innings pitched against J.B. Pennington Thursday. (Sammy Confer/The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — After picking up a pair of wins against Fultondale on Tuesday, the Hanceville Bulldogs looked to continue that momentum on Thursday afternoon against J.B. Pennington. However, a late rally from the Tigers in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the game as they ended up getting past the Bulldogs 11-9.

J.B. Pennington got on the scoreboard in their opening at-bats on a Hanceville error, but the Bulldogs countered in their half. Jake Cornelius and Cody Blecher each hit back-to-back singles to lead off the inning and later that inning, an RBI single by Jackson Cleveland tied the game up at one. An error loaded the bases with one out, then a bases-loaded walk gave Hanceville a 2-1 lead. Cleveland scored on a fielder’s choice, then during that play, an error allowed Tripp Lewis to score to make it 4-1. The Tigers cut it to 4-3 in the top of the second on another Bulldog error.

A passed ball in the top of the fourth helped J.B. Pennington tie the game at four. The Tigers added two more runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-4 lead, but as quick as a flash, though, Hanceville got something going in their half. They loaded the bases with one out, then an RBI groundout by Lewis and an RBI single by Hunter Black tied the game up at six. The Bulldogs looked to get the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Pinch-hitter Gabriel Ognilla hit a two-out triple to right field and scored on a wild pitch to give them a 7-6 lead. The Bulldogs loaded the bases again, then Nelson Arteaga got hit by the pitch to make it 8-6.

The Tigers, though, responded with a two-out rally in the top of the seventh. A two-run double, a two-run single, and an error gave them an 11-8 lead. Hanceville looked for some late-game heroics of their own. Luke Brown hit a two-out double and later scored on a wild pitch to cut it to 11-9, but a groundout ended the game, and the Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaker to J.B. Pennington 11-9.

Black finished with a hit and two RBIs for Hanceville (9-3). Cleveland (two hits) and Lewis (one hit) each added an RBI, while Arteaga, Dalton Pirkle, and Grayson Hurter each collected an RBI in the loss.

Curry 13 – Cold Springs 3 (Baseball)

Cold Springs loaded the bases with one out in their opening at-bats, and Cole Bales scored on a Curry error to give them the early lead. The Yellow Jackets quickly responded in their half, scoring three runs to take a 3-1 lead. They added four more in the bottom of the second and five more in the fourth to take a 12-1 lead. An RBI double by Lindan Hill and an RBI single by Matt Williams made it 12-3, but Curry put up their final run of the game in their half as they ended up defeating Cold Springs 13-3.

Hill and Williams each finished with a hit and an RBI for Cold Springs (3-9), and Bales added a hit of his own in the loss.

Sumiton Christian 12 – Cold Springs 0 (Softball)

It was all Sumiton Christian from the start in their game against Cold Springs as they scored all of their runs in the first three innings and ended up collecting a shutout win over the Lady Eagles.

Ciara Calvert and Cameron Baty collected the only hits of the game for Cold Springs (2-4).

Fairview 15 – Vinemont 6 (Softball)

Both teams went into the top of the third inning tied up at two. Fairview, though, quickly broke that tie that inning. Kylie Kovar hit an RBI double, then later scored on a Vinemont error to give them a 4-2 lead. Allison Davis followed that up with a two-run home run to make it 6-2, but the Eagles countered in their half. Arleigh Thomason hit a leadoff double and later scored on a Fairview error to cut it to 6-3, then later that inning, another error allowed Maci Smith to score to make it 6-4. An RBI single by Brooklyn Knott and another error allowed Haley Millwood to cross the plate to help tie the game up at six.

The Lady Aggies broke the tie in the top of the fourth. Kovar and Ayda Payne both scored on an error, and Addison Phillips scored on a passed ball to give them a 9-6 lead. Fairview broke the game wide open in their next at-bats, scoring five times, with four of them coming via home run. A three-run shot by Payne was followed by a solo home run by Phillips to make it 14-6, then in the sixth inning, Emily Benson added an RBI double to help stretch their lead to 15-6. 

Payne finished with the three-run home run for Fairview (8-3). Kovar (three hits) and Davis (two-run home run) each added two RBIs. Benson and Phillips each collected a pair of hits and an RBI in the win. For Vinemont (0-6), Knott finished with a pair of hits and an RBI. Thomason, Millwood, Katelyn Evans and Brinlee Pair each collected a hit in the loss.

Priceville 11 – Good Hope 4 (Softball)

Priceville scored a pair of runs in the home half of the first inning to take the early 2-0 lead. Good Hope cut it to 2-1 on a two-out RBI double by Addyson Burgess in the top of the second, but the Lady Bulldogs put up two more runs in their half to take a 4-1 lead. Priceville added three more runs in the third to make it 7-1. Good Hope cut into the deficit in the top of the fourth as Molly Benefield scored on a Priceville error, and Carley Adams added a two-run double to make it a 7-4 game. The Lady Bulldogs, though, didn’t let them get any closer after that as they scored two runs in the fifth and the sixth inning to take the game 11-4.

Adams finished with a hit and two RBIs for Good Hope (4-2). Burgess added a hit and an RBI. Lizzy Steed and Campbell Koch each ended up with a pair of hits, while Haley Lay and Kynzlee Garmon each posted a hit in the loss.

Good Hope 11 – Holly Pond 3 (Baseball)

A sacrifice fly by Brody Howard put Holly Pond on the scoreboard first in their opening at-bats. Good Hope got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second. William Cordes scored on an error, Dakota Overton hit an RBI groundout, and Colbi Kilpatrick added an RBI single to give them a 3-1 lead. The Broncos cut it to 3-2 in the top of the third on an RBI single by Kollin Brown, but the Raiders made it 4-2 in their half on a sacrifice fly by Brady Stripling.

Good Hope added four more runs in the fourth on a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly by Ayden Black, and a two-run single by Carter Naramore. Holly Pond cut it to 8-3 in the top of the fifth on a Raider error. Good Hope added to their lead in the sixth inning. An RBI single by Caden Drake, and a two-run single by Naramore pushed their lead to 11-3, and the Raiders would go on to defeat the Broncos 11-3.

Naramore finished with a pair of hits and four RBIs for Good Hope (7-4). Kilpatrick added a pair of hits and an RBI, while Black (one hit), Drake (one hit), Stripling (one hit) and Dakota Overton each collected an RBI in the win. For Holly Pond (1-9), Brown finished with a hit and an RBI. Howard added an RBI, while Boston Gibbs and Luis Arreguin each added a hit in the loss.

Hanceville 15 – Dora 10 (Softball)

Hanceville struck first in their opening at-bats on a two-run home run by Isabella Spinks, but Dora put up three runs in their half to take a 3-2 lead. Hanceville loaded the bases with one out in the top of the second, and Kynzlee Farr ended up hitting a two-run double to give them a 4-3 lead. Lakin McBee added a sacrifice fly later that inning to make it 5-3. Hanceville made it 6-3 in the top of the third on an RBI single by Karrigan Pipkin; she added a three-run triple in the fourth to push their lead to 9-3.

Dora put up three runs in their half to cut it to 9-6, but Hanceville looked to widen their lead in the fifth. Farr hit an RBI triple and later scored on an error to make it 11-6. Dora made it 11-7 in their half on an error, but Hanceville broke the game wide open in their half. Spinks hit a bases-clearing double, and Katelyn Twilley added an RBI single to make it 15-7. Dora made it 15-10 on a stolen base, but Spinks struck out the next hitter to end the game, and Hanceville ended up getting a big win on the road against Dora 15-10.

Spinks finished with four hits and five RBIs for Hanceville (4-10). Pipkin added three hits and four RBIs. Farr finished four-for-four with three RBIs. Twilley ended up with a hit and an RBI, while McBee collected an RBI in the win.

Vinemont 7 – Brewer 4 (Baseball)

Vinemont quickly got their offense going in their opening at-bats. The Eagles loaded the bases with two outs, then Owen McKinney promptly unloaded them with a bases-clearing double to give them a 3-0 lead. Brewer put up a pair of runs in their half to cut it to 3-2 and scored on an error in the second to tie the game up at three. Vinemont broke the tie in the top of the sixth inning.

Jaxon Holcomb hit a leadoff single and later scored on an error to give the Eagles a 4-3 lead. Later that inning, Hayden Robinson scored on a wild pitch, and Jordan Eller added a sacrifice fly to make it 6-3. Michael Foust scored on a passed ball to increase the Vinemont lead to 7-3 in the top of the seventh. The Patriots hit a leadoff home run in their half, but Brady Johnson retired the side after that to help seal the 7-4 win for the Eagles.

McKinney led the way for Vinemont (13-3) with a hit and three RBIs, while Robinson and Eller each added an RBI in the win.

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