Briarwood wins doubleheader

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2005

From Staff Reports

Some late-inning heroics by designated hitter Dugan Nelson helped Briarwood Christian win both games in a doubleheader against Moody Saturday.

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nelson doubled down the right field line to score Kevin Cope and Grant Luke, giving the Lions an 8-7 win against Moody in game one.

Dugan also doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh in game two with the game tied at 6.

Kevin Pence’s bunt put runners on the corners for Evans Smith, who laid down the bunt on a suicide squeeze play to give Briarwood a 7-6 victory.

Thompson 10, Briarwood 7: Chase Myles went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI to lead the Warriors to the win. Malachi Gandy also had 3 RBI for Thompson.

Thompson 13, Bibb County 6: Ryan Chase went 2-for-4 with four RBI to lead Thompson. Malachi Gandy pitched five innings to pick up the win. Ryan Chase had RBI for the Warriors.

Oak Mountain 5, Thompson 4: Austin Lucas went the distance for Thompson, who fell to the Eagles at home Friday. Lucas struck out six across seven innings in the loss. Malachi Gandy was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Thompson.

Chelsea 14, Shelby County 5: Chris Sturdivant struck out six in five innings to get the win for the Hornets in Columbiana. Walker Kent went 3-for-3 for Chelsea, scoring three times with 2 RBI. Zach Richey was 4-for-5 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Dane Vansant led the Wildcats with three hits while Matt Wilson scored two runs and had one RBI.

Chelsea 9, Jemison 4: Doug Pate struck out five and gave up only one earned run in four innings to get the win for Chelsea. Pate was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a triple. Catcher James Ward went 2-for-2 with two doubles.

Chelsea 10, Vincent 3: Patrick Smith struck out seven to pick up the win for Chelsea. James Ward went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.

Chelsea 9, Vincent 6: Sophomore Coty McLaughlin had nine strikeouts in five innings of work for Chelsea.

Shelby County 11, Isabella 6: Andrew Cooper’s 2-run homer in the fourth put the Wildcats up for good. Aaron Howard earned the win, striking out five in four innings of work. Brandon Burns went 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

Shelby County 16, Isabella 3: Andrew Cooper had four RBI and scored three runs for Shelby County. Pitcher Josh Dikis earned the win for the Wildcats.

Calera 9, Fayetville 8: Trey Russell’s 3-run homer in the top of the seventh gave Calera the lead as the Eagles held on for the win.

Calera 1, Thorsby 0: Corey Turnbloom was 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and also pitched a one-hit shutout for the Eagles.

Shelby Academy 14, Bessemer 6: Jake Ingram and Kevin Lackey each homered for the Raiders. Ingram had 5 RBI.

Shelby Academy 10, JCA 0: Kevin Lackey earned the win and Jake Ingram closed with two hitless innings. Lackey and Jamie McClain each homered for the Raiders.


Montevallo: The Lady Bulldogs fell to Ragland 2-1, and then defeated Holy Spirit 6-3 before losing to Montgomery Catholic Saturday at Mountain Brook. Haley Dennis had two doubles against Holy Spirit. Katie Jones pitched all three games for MHS.

Oak Mountain: The Eagles shutout Homewood 10-0 and slipped past Hartselle 4-3 before falling to Gardendale in the Borders Wars tourney at Libert Park. Anna Cramer went 4-for-9 with 4 RBI during the three-game span. Rachel Swain struck out nine in the two wins.

Chelsea: The Hornets finished 2-2 in the Borders Wars tourney at Liberty Park. Rebekah Marbury pitcked up the win against Hanceville and Stephanie Hollis had 3 RBI