PREP BASEBALL: Cold Springs races past Altamont 13-10, Wednesday scoring recap

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Cold Springs 13 – Altamont 10 (Baseball)

Cold Springs didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard against Altamont. They batted around and scored six runs in the first inning. RBI singles by Lindan Hill, Matt Williams, and Ethan Nabors, a two-run double by Samuel Turner, and an RBI single by Cole Bales gave them the quick 6-0 lead. The Knights countered by scoring the next eight runs in the first three innings to take an 8-6 lead. The Eagles got the lead right back in the top of the fourth. Bales scored on a passed ball, Josh Winfrey crossed the plate on an error, and Mason Gable added an RBI single to give them a 9-8 lead. Altamont tied the game up at nine in their half of the inning.

Cold Springs broke the tie in the top of the sixth as they scored a pair of runs to take an 11-9 lead. The Knights trimmed it to one at 11-10 in their half, but the Eagles added two more runs in the top of the seventh to take a 13-10 lead. They would hold off a late rally attempt by Altamont to win the game 13-10.

Williams (two RBIs), Bales (RBI), Hill (RBI), Gable (RBI), Nabors (RBI), and Turner (RBI) all finished with a hit in the win for Cold Springs (6-12).

Cullman 5 – Muscle Shoals 2 (Baseball)

Cullman got a two-out rally started in its opening at-bats against Muscle Shoals. A walk and an error put runners on the corners with two outs, then Brooks Heatherly lined an RBI single to right field to give them the early lead. Later that inning, Colten Bowen hit a two-run single, and Cooper Loftin followed that up with an RBI single of his own to push the Bearcat lead to 4-0. Cullman added to their lead in the bottom of the second as Wil McCollum scored on a double play ball to make it 5-0. A two-run single by the Trojans in the top of the seventh cut it to 5-2, but Loftin struck out the next batter to end the game and the Bearcats ended up defeating Muscle Shoals 5-2.

Bowen finished with a hit and two RBIs for Cullman (10-16). Loftin (two hits) and Heatherly (one hit) each added an RBI of their own in the win. Loftin went the distance for the Bearcats, allowing just two hits and two earned runs, walking five and striking out four.

Fairview 8 – Hayden 0 (Baseball)

Fairview struck first in their game against Hayden. Nicolas Gregory reached on an infield single to lead off the game and later scored on a two-out single by Bryceson Turner to give the Aggies the early lead. Fairview added to their lead in the top of the fourth. Colton Jennings scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0. A hit by pitch and an error in the top of the fifth allowed Fairview to push their lead to 4-0. The top of the sixth saw the Aggies continue to pad their lead. Conner Scott scored on an error, Turner hit an RBI double and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-0. Gregory added an RBI single in the seventh to give Fairview an 8-0 lead. Jaxon Robertson finished off the game by retiring the Wildcats on just eight pitches to help seal the 8-0 win for the Aggies.

Turner finished with a pair of hits and two RBIs for Fairview (18-6-1). Gregory added three hits and an RBI, while Barett York collected a hit and an RBI in the win. Robertson completely shut out Hayden’s offense the whole game as he pitched a one-hit shutout. He walked five and struck out four.

Oneonta 8 – Good Hope 4 (Baseball)

Good Hope got out to an early lead against Oneonta. An Oneonta error allowed Carter Rutherford to cross the plate to give the Raiders the early lead. Later on, Ayden Black and Caden Drake scored on another error to make it 3-0. The Redskins cut it to 3-1 in their half of the first, then scored three more runs in the bottom of the third to take a 4-3 lead. A bases-loaded walk in the top of the fourth tied the game up at four, but it would be all Oneonta after that as they ended up scoring the final four runs of the game to take it 8-4.

Drake and Carter Naramore each finished with an RBI for Good Hope (9-9). Rutherford, Colbi Kilpatrick and Dakota Overton each added a hit in the loss.

Ashville 13 – Hanceville 8 (Baseball)

Ashville jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead against Hanceville in the top of the third, but Hanceville cut into their lead in their half. An RBI double by Cody Belcher and RBI singles by Gabriel Ognilla and Grayson Hurter made it a 5-3 game. Ashville countered in a big way in the fourth, scoring eight times to push their lead to 11-3. Hanceville made it a 12-5 game on an error in the fifth and a passed ball in the sixth. Ashville increased their lead to 13-5 in the seventh, but Hanceville looked to make a miraculous comeback in their half. A sacrifice fly by Hurter, an RBI single by Belcher, and a passed ball made it a 13-8 game, but they wouldn’t get any closer after that, though, as Hanceville ended up dropping their game to Ashville 13-8.

Belcher (two hits) and Hurter (one hit) each drove in a pair of runs for Hanceville (13-5), while Ognilla added a hit and an RBI in the loss.

Holly Pond 11 – Cleveland 8 (Baseball)

Holly Pond took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI triple by Carson Ryan and an RBI groundout by Kollin Brown. Cleveland put up two runs in the top of the third to get the lead right back at 3-2, but the Broncos countered in their half. Brown hit an RBI double and later scored on a wild pitch to give them a 4-3 lead. A bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Jackson Miller made it 6-3.

The Panthers cut it to 6-5 in the top of the fifth, but Holly Pond answered right back in their half. An RBI double by Peyton Queen, an RBI single by Miller, a two-run single by Sawyer Olinger, and a sacrifice fly by Ryan gave the Broncos an 11-5 lead. Cleveland made it an 11-8 game in the top of the sixth, but Holly Pond kept them at arm’s length the rest of the way after that. Olinger retired the Panthers on 12 pitches to help seal the 11-8 win for Holly Pond in game one.

Holly Pond 11 – Cleveland 1 (Baseball)

In game two, Holly Pond jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on an RBI single by Miller in the bottom of the second and an RBI double by Brown in the third. The Broncos broke the game wide open in the fourth, scoring six runs, as four different Holly Pond players drove in a run in that inning. Brown also stole home to make it an 8-0 game. Holly Pond ended things in their half of the fifth. An RBI single by Queen and an RBI triple by Brody Howard pushed their lead to 10-1, then Miller’s RBI single helped seal the 11-1 win for the Broncos.

In the first game, Olinger (three hits), Ryan (two hits), Brown (one hit), and Miller (one hit) all drove in a pair of runs for Holly Pond (6-14). Queen added a hit and an RBI, while Howard collected an RBI of his own in the win. In the second game, Howard (three hits), Ryan (two hits), Brown (two hits), and Miller (two hits) each finished with a pair of RBIs in the game, while Queen and Tristan Hibbert each added a hit and an RBI of their own. Rex Harrison went the distance for the Broncos, giving up eight hits and one earned run.

West Point 5 – Jasper 4 (Baseball)

West Point jumped out to a quick lead in their game against Jasper. An RBI single by Cade Welborn, a fielder’s choice, and an error allowed the Warriors to take an early 3-0 lead. The Vikings tied the game up at three in the bottom of the second. Boston Freeman hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth to give West Point a 4-3 lead. The Warriors made it 5-3 in the sixth on an RBI single by Freeman. Jasper cut it to 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh, but Josh Cherry induced a ground ball to end the game, and West Point would go on to defeat the Vikings 5-4.

Freeman finished with three hits and a pair of RBIs for West Point (9-11) while Welborn (one hit) and Titan Thornton each drove in a run in the win.

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