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Spring Sports Weekday Edition

Spring Sports Weekday Edition

Calhoun County, AL – Barnes drives in go-ahead run as Alexandria tops Southside in baseball; Pleasant Valley, White Plains victorious in softball


Eli Barnes’ single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Ty Brown with the go-ahead run, and Alexandria beat Southside 4-3 in Class 5A, Area 12 baseball action Tuesday. Brown hit a two-out single ahead of Barnes and stole second base. Andrew Allen finished off a complete game with 11 strikeouts, three walks and five hits allowed. He allowed no earned runs. Also for Alexandria (12-3, 1-0 area), Aiden Brunner hit a double with an RBI, and Ian Cartwright drove in two runs.

RAGLAND 6, SAKS 2: Jake Donaldson pitched a one-hitter and had two hits to lead Ragland. He struck out 13 batters and walked three. Saks scored one earned run. Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Ragland’s Casey Phillips went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Drake Kay went 2-for-4. Mason Jairrels had Saks’ lone hit.

Oxford bats come alive in doubleheader sweep of Central-Phenix City; Lee brings the Thunder for JCA; Alexandria, Weaver softball have big days at the plate

The top three in Oxford’s batting order all had big days Monday as the Yellow Jackets swept a doubleheader with Central-Phenix City, 13-0 and 12-1 at Hoover High School. Leadoff hitter Nick Richardson went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI in the opener, and No. 2 hitter Peyton Watts went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. No. 3 hitter Carter Johnson also drove in a run In the nightcap, Richardson went 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBIs, Watts 1-for-3 with a run and RBI and Johnson 1-for-3 with a triple, run and three RBIs. Watts also pitched four innings, allowing one hit and no earned runs with five strikeouts. Hayes Harrison also had a big day for the Yellow Jackets, pitching four perfect innings in the first game for the win and going 3-for-6 with two RBIs on the day. Oxford (14-4) will play a doubleheader against Fayetteville as part of the Choccolocco Park Spring Experience on Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE CHRISTIAN 13, WEAVER 4: Noah Lee went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs to lead the Thunder. Lee also pitched an inning of relief, allowing one hit with two strikeouts. JCA also got two RBIs apiece from Tyler Doggrell and Ethan Fair. Travis Barnhill and Justin Crocker each had two singles and an RBI. Cam Moses got the win, working six innings. He allowed seven hits, six walks and four runs but struck out nine batters.


PLEASANT VALLEY 11, WOODLAND 6: Madyson Cromer went 3-for-4, and Rebekah Gannaway and Macey Roper each had two hits and an RBI to lead the Raiders (5-6). Lily Henry and Haylie Lee combined to allow seven hits and one earned run with three strikeouts and no walks.

WHITE PLAINS 16, CLEBURNE COUNTY 9: Callie Richardson hit two home runs, and Cassidy Arnold and Leighton Arnold hit one apiece for White Plains (9-5). Richardson went 3-for-4 overall with a double, three RBIs and four runs. Leighton Arnold was 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs, and Cassidy Arnold was 1-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Addison Bradley had two doubles, three runs and two RBIs and Hallie Williams had a double among her two hits with three runs. Cooper Martin also drove in two runs with a hit, and Karli Otwell had a double among her two hits with a run. Gray and Kaden Pritchett had three hits apiece for Cleburne County, and Pritchett drove in two runs. Harris also had two RBIs. Jaylie Holt and Kaydence Wright each hit a double.

ALEXANDRIA 15, CENTRAL-CLAY 0: Pressley Slaton pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks over four innings as the Valley Cubs (13-10) rolled at home. She also went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Leadoff hitter Jill Cockrell went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBIs, and Clancy Bright was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Allyssa Hunt was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Christian Hess and Charlee Parris each had two hits and an RBI. Brenlee Sparks and Baylee Elston drove in a run apiece.

WEAVER 14, SAKS 4: McKennah Homesley hit a grand slam and a single and scored two runs to lead Weaver (5-2, 1-1 area). Kynlee Fulmer had a triple and single and scored three runs. She also got the win, striking out 10 batters. Kinlee Marvasty went 4-for-4 with two doubles, and leadoff hitter Sydney Bitzer had three hits and three runs. Payton Marvasty had two hits, including a double, and two runs, and Madison Atchley had a double among her two hits and a run. For Saks, Miani Burton had a double and single and scored a run, and Mikaylah Wilson hit a triple and scored a run. Camarie Denham had two singles and a run, and Ashlynn Twymon hit a double.


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