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Class 3A No. 4 Westbrook Christian swept Glencoe, 8-2 and 5-2, in an Area 11 doubleheader last Thursday (March 23) in Rainbow City. High Windle pitched a complete game for the Warriors (11-3) in the opener, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out seven. At the plate for Westbrook, Cameron Carden went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored; Jacob Maples went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored; Jackson Bryant went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI; Brody Blevins and Caleb McCarty each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Mason Coley had a hit, two RBI and a run scored. For the Yellow Jackets, Nolan Fairley went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.
Greyson Carroll earned the win in the nightcap, allowing no runs and four walks with four strikeouts in four innings. Bryant had a two-RBI double, while Carden and Blevins each had a hit and a run scored. Fairley and Aiden Johnson both went 2-for-2, while Jordan Haney hit a two-RBI home run.

Hokes Bluff swept Ohatchee, 11-1 (five innings) and 4-3, in a Class 3A Area 11 doubleheader last Thursday (mar. 23). Glavine Lamberth notched the win in the opener, allowing five hits, one run and one walk while fanning three. He helped his cause by going 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Also for the Eagles, Colten Shields went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored; Anderson Morgan went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored and Dawson Teague had a two-RBI double and a run scored. In the nightcap, Hokes Bluff trailed 3-2 in the top of the seventh when Brayson hayes’ one-out base hit scored Logtan Wiemann and Morgan with the tying and winning runs. Following a leadoff double in the bottom of the inning, Conner Masters struck out the next three batters to preserve the win. Hayes went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored; while Wiemann went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.

Coosa Christian defeated Cedar Bluff, 7-2, in C\lass 1A Area 13 action last Thursday (March 23). Dylan Edwards and Bryan Johnson combined for a three-hitter on the mound, with Edwards striking out five and Johnson four. Neither pitcher issued a walk. At the plate for the Conquerors, Halen Palmer went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Drew Layfield twirled a three-hitter to help Ashville post a 9-1 victory over Good hope last Thursday (March 23). In seven innings, Layfield allowed one earned run and no walks while fanning 10. He helped his cause with a hit, two RBI and a run scored. Also at the plate for the Bulldogs, Jacob Henderson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI, while J.B. Potter went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two run scored.

Class 5A No. 4 Sardis erupted for 42 hits, including 17 for extra bases, in a 20-0, 25-0 doubleheader sweep over Crossville last Tuesday (Mar. 21) in Sardis City. Both wins came in five innings. At the plate in the opener for the Lions (13-2), Carson Gilliland went 2-for-2 with doubles, two RBI and three runs scored; Luke Weems went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored; Baylor Garrard went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Landon Carroll went 2-for-2 with two run scored. Kohl Holland and Andrew Felter combined for a three-hitter.
In the nightcap, Trey Thornton went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored; Carson Gillian went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBI and four runs scored; Weems wen 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBI and a run scored; Carroll went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two run scored and Brady Gazaway went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Garrard, Derek Tarvin and Evan Brown combined for a no-hitter, with Brown striking out nine in three innings.

A four-run first inning propelled Class 3A No. 4 Westbrook Christian to a 6-3 victory over Glencoe last Tuesday (Mar. 21). In five innings, winning pitcher Caleb McCarty scattered six hits and one earned run while fanning six. At the plate for the Warriors (9-3), Cameron Carden went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, while Hugh Windle went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Mason Coley added a hit and two runs scored. For the Yellow Jackets, Jayden Patton went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored; Austin Mann went 2-for-3 and Nolan Fairley went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Brady Kitchens struck out 10 inn six innings.

Colten Shields’ two-hitter helped Hokes Bluff defeat Ohatchee, 11-1, last Tuesday (Mar. 21). In six innings, Shields issued one earned run and two walks while striking out seven. He helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Also at the plate for the Eagles, Anderson Morgan and Bray Bearden each went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Dawson Teague and Logan Weimann each had a hit, and RBI and two runs scored.

Behind a two-hit, nine-strikeout effort from starting pitcher Brody Nelson, Class 1A No. 7 Coosa Christian posted a 5-3 victory over Cedar Bluff last Tuesday (Mar. 21) in Gadsden. In six innings, Nelson allowed four walks and one earned run. At the plate for the Conquerors (11-6) Renn Gladden had a hit, an RBI and a run scored, while Nelson, Thomas Skaggs, Bryan Johnson and Dylan Edwards each had a hit and a run scored.

Hokes Bluff finished with 14 hits in a 17-0 win over Saks last Monday (Mar. 20) in Anniston. Brylon Pilkington notched the win for the Eagles, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out 14 in five innings. Anderson Morgan had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Colten Shields went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored; Conner Masters went 2-for-3 with a double, and three runs scored; Brayson Hayes went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored; Dawson Teague had a hit and three RBI; and Logan Weimann had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.

John David Justus and Renn Gladden combined for a two-hitter in Coosa Christian’s 11-0 five-inning victory over Fyffe last Saturday (March 18) in Gadsden. Justus struck out four in three innings, while Gladden fanned five in two frames. Neither pitcher issued a walk. At the plate for the Class 1A No. 8 Conquerors (10-5), Blaine West went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored; Justus went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored; Brody Nelson had an RBI double and two runs scored; Thomas Skaggs and Dylan Edwards each had a two-RBI double and a run scored and Gladden and Keith Johnson each had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.

Glencoe pounded out 11 hits in a 10-2 win over Class 1A No. 8 Coosa Christian last Saturday (March 18) in Gadsden. At the plate for the Yellow Jackets, Aiden Johnson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored; Aaron Mann went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored; Jayden Patton went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored; Trent Rowell had an RBI and two runs scored and Garrett Gaskin and Nolan Fairley each had an RBI double.

Class 5A No. Sardis improved to 10-1 with an 8-4 win over Albertville on March 17. At the plate for the Lions, Russ Wiggs went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Carson Gillilan went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Levi Martin had a hit, two RBI and a run scored. Levi Weems went the distance for the win, scattering eight hits, four runs and one walk over seven innings with eight strikeouts.

Glavine Lamberth tossed a three-hit shutout to lead Hokes Bluff to a 5-0 win over Jacksonville on March 16. In 6.2 innings, Lamberth walked four while striking out eight. At the plate for the Eagles, Colten Shields went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Anderson Morgan and Brayson Hayes each went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Hokes Bluff split a doubleheader last Saturday (March 18), defeating Douglas, 3-1 and losing to Fort Payne, 3-2. Conner Masters, Mason Miller and Colten Shields combined for a three-hit shutout against Douglas, scattering four walks while striking out nine. Glavine Lamberth went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Bray Bearden went 2-for-3 against Fort Payne.

With Gadsden City railing 1-0 and down to its last out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dawson Crowe’s single drove in Reid Tumlin and Adrian Vargas to give the Titans a 2-1 victory in Class 6A, Area 13 action. In seven innings, Jackson Sparks scattered three hits, one run and three walks. Sparks, Tumlin Jordan Nowell and Malik Moore also had hits for Gadsden City.

Gaven Glenn’s walk-off walk in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Gaston a 3-2 victory over Gaylesville on March 16. Easton Skaggs earned the win in relief, allowing three hits and one run in three innings. Starter Conner Humphrey went five innings, scattering three hits and one run while striking out four. Humphrey, Ezekiel Voytek and Cameron Nelson each had a hit and a run scoffed for the Bulldogs.

Brady Kitchens’ walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled Glencoe to a 9-8 victory over West End on March 16. Nolan Fairley’s RBI double tied the score in the previous at-bat to set the stage for Kitchen’s game-winning hit. For the Yellow Jackets, Trent Rowell went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Christian Prater went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored; Aiden Johnson went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a runs scored; Fairley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored; and Kitchens went 2-for-4 with an RBI. For the Patriots, Rock Sainsbury went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored; Thad Pearce went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored; Conner Barnard went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Tyler Jones went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Eli Grace’s score off an error in the bottom of the fifth inning held up as the winning run in Westbrook Christian’s 7-6 victory over Pell City on March 16 in Rainbow City. At the plate for the Class 3A No. 5 Warriors, Morgan Prater went 2-for-3 with three RBI; Brady Carden went 2-for-4 with two RBI; Hugh Windle went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Mason Coley and Caleb McCarty each had a hit and a run scored.

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