Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
A pair of runs in the second and fourth innings was enough to send Glencoe past Hokes Bluff, 4-1, last Tuesday (Apr. 11). Winning pitcher Brady Kitchens limited the Eagle lineup to three hits and five walks over seven innings. He struck out eight. He helped his cause by going 2-for-4 with a double. Also for the Yellow Jackets (7-12), Aiden Johnson went 2-or-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while Trent Rowell went 2-for-4. For Hokes Bluff, Glavine Lamberth went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Class 1A No. 9 Coosa Christian built an early seven run lead and cruised to a 10-0 victory in six innings over Gaylesville last Tuesday (Apr. 11) in Gadsden. For the Conquerors, John David Justus went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBI and two runs scored; Brody Nelson went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored; Thomas Skaggs had a, RBI double and a run scored; Renn Gladden had a two-run double and a run scored and Blaine West had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. In five innings, winning pitcher Clete O’Bryant scattered four hits and one walk while striking out 10.
Hugh Windle’s complete-game three-hitter to lead Class 3A No. 4 Westbrook past Area 1i rival Ohatchee, 8-1, last Tuesday (Apr. 11) in Rainbow City. In seven innings, Windle did not allow an earned run or a walk while fanning eight. At the plate for the Warriors (16-5), Dalton Grace went 2-for-2 with a two RBI; Brady Carden went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored; Caleb McCarty went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Jacob Maples had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.
Sardis improved to 19-5 with a 7-6 win over Class 5A Area 12 rival Boaz last Tuesday (Apr. 11). For the third ranked Lions, Andrew Felter went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored; Levi Martin went 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Carson Gilliln went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored; Russ Wiggs had a an RBI double and two runs scored and Luke Weems had two RBI.
Coosa Christian jumped out to a 10-0 lead and weathered a late J.B. Pennington rally on the way to a 10-8 victory last Monday (Apr. 10) in Gadsden. For the Class 1A No. 9 Conquerors, Blaine West went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored; Keith Johnson went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI; Brody Nelson went 2-or-3 with a double and four runs scored; Dylan Edwards went 2-for-3 with two runs scored; Thomas Skaggs went 2-for-3 and John David Justus had a hit, three RBI and a run scored.
Trailing 10-4 to Gaston after five innings, Gaylesville scored nine runs over the last tow innings on the way to a 13-12 win last Monday (Apr. 10). For the Bulldogs, Luke Hollingsworth went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI, while Ezekiel Voytek went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Brady Carden went 2-for-4 with an RBI and
Glavine Lamberth had a big day at the plate to help Hokes Bluff defeat Red Bay, 14-5, on April 5. Lamberth went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Also for the Eagles, Mason Brown went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored; Jonathan Moody went 20for04 with a run scored; Dalton Cook had a hit, an RBI and two runs scored; Logan Weimann had a hit and two RBI; Brodie Brogdon had a triple and a run scored; Conner Masters had three runs scored and Anderson Morgan had a hit, an RBI and a run scored.