BCS wins Springville Invitational Tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2007



Strong pitching by Briarwood Christian allowed just five hits through three games, as the Lions captured the Springville Invitational title Friday in a 5-1 win over Pell City.

Adam Russell collected 11 strikeouts, while allowing just two hits in the title game, while Jeffrey Vincent tossed a two-hit game earlier in the day. Ben Braceville allowed one hit, while striking out nine in a 13-0 blanking of Springville on Wednesday.

Luke Furuto helped lead the team from the plate, collecting two RBIs off two hits in Wednesday&8217;s game and adding a two-run homer on Friday.

The Lions (7-2) travel to Spain Park on Thursday, followed by a trip to McAdory on Friday.

-Oak Mountain rolls forward with wins: Scoring continues to appear easy for the Oak Mountain Eagles (8-1), as they defeated McAdory 13-3 on Saturday, Thompson 9-3 Friday and Minor 17-0 on Wednesday.

Kevin Patterson, who hit a fourth inning two-run homer on Wednesday and three-run shot in the third inning on Friday added his sixth homerun of the season with a two-run blast Saturday. Patterson had four RBIs on Friday. Nathan Moore collected three hits in Friday&8217;s win, while L.J. Batella had two. Each collected an RBIs.

Russ Harper improved to 3-0 on the season, collecting 11 strikeouts through five innings on Saturday.

Oak Mountain traveled to

Tuscaloosa County on Tuesday and will host Thompson on Thursday.

-Thompson drops games in Jefferson County Tournament: Before falling to Oak Mountain on Friday, the Warriors fell to Pleasant Grove 8-2 on Wednesday Thompson&8217;s Craig Robins had two RBIs and a double in Friday&8217;s loss. Thompson also dropped a 5-4 decision to Hewitt-Trussville on Saturday, as Jordan Chism led the Warriors with two RBIs off two hits.

-Spain Park wins double-header: Spain Park collected a pair of wins Saturday in a double-header to wrap-up their play in the Jefferson County Tournament.

Hunter Walker, who had the game-winning single in a 1-0 victory over Pelham earlier in the day, collected six more RBIs in a 12-7 victory over Clay-Chalkville. Drew Watson drove in two runs in game two, while Jonathan Weaver, Josh Magette and Dany Feltham each had one.

-Late rally leads Wildcats past Brookwood: Shelby County (5-3) overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat Brookwood 8-5 on Friday. The Wildcats posted a five-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth inning to pull ahead, as nick Oliver collected four RBIs off three hits. Aaron Howard and Justin Blankenship each had two hits. Braden Dill struck out 10, while picking up the win for SCHS.

-Barefield leads Calera past Isabella: Junior pitcher Danny Barefield collected eight strikeouts to lead Calera to a 17-3 victory over Isabella Friday.

Barefield, while 2-1 on the mound, also contributed with his bat, driving in four runs with a two-run triple and two-run single. He now has 19 RBIs on the season, while hitting .579 through 19 at bats.

Paul Winterbottom, also hitting over .500, and Trent Posey each

had two RBIs in the win.

-Vincent defeats Montevallo: Brent Franklin collected a victory on the mound Friday to help lead Vincent to an 8-4 victory over Montevallo. Justin Smiley sparked the Yellow Jackets with a solo homerun in the top of the first, followed by a pair of runs to go up 3-0. Zac

Stansall narrowed the margin with a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning for Montevallo.

Vincent added a run in the third and fourth to insure their lead and held on with three more runs in the seventh.

Montevallo (1-2) travels to Isabella Friday, while Vincent (2-0) meets Calera on Friday.

The Bulldogs hosted Isabella last Tuesday, holding on for a 5-4 win. They scored four of their five runs off wild pitches. Kyle Stewart picked up the win. He had 12 strikeouts and allowed seven hits. Only two of his four runs allowed were earned.

-Coosa Valley blanks Cornerstone: Coosa Valley rolled to an 11-0 victory over Cornerstone Christian Saturday, as Zac Taylor collected nine strikeouts and gave up just three hits through five innings of work for his first win of the season.

Taylor also collected three RBIs off two hits. Michael Klinner, Whit Lovelady, Cody Browning, Chase Lacy and JB Ripley also each had two hits.

CVA traveled to Open Door in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. They will travel to Columbus, Ga. for the Border War this weekend.

Cornerstone Christian also fell to Prattville 8-3 on Friday. Patrick Shaw collected a pair of hits in the game, while driving in one run. Jake Horton and Josh Dunnaway also picked up an RBIs each.


-Cornerstone remains undefeated through weekend: Cornerstone Christian School remained undefeated coming out of the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record.

Chelsey Dunnaway struck out 11 batters and

helped herself offensively with four RBIs in Saturday&8217;s 17-0 win over Coosa Valley Academy.

Haley Anderson also collected four RBIs, including a solo homerun and a pair of run-producing singles. Her sister Hope drove in three runs.

-Pelham splits final day or Boarder War: After falling to Clay-Chalkville Saturday morning, Kelsey Dennis helped lead her Panthers (8-2) back to the win column with a three-hit 5-2 victory over Oak Mountain. She collected eight strikeouts in the victory.

On Friday, Dennis hit a three-run homerun in the first inning in a 6-1 victory over Hewitt-Trussville.

-Chelsea splits weekend in Fultondale: Chelsea high bounced back from a 10-0 loss to Leeds on Friday to defeat Pinson Valley, 4-1, and Leeds, 3-2 on Saturday. However, the Hornets fell short of the Fultondale Tournament final Saturday afternoon in a 6-1 loss to Curry.

Jennifer Bradford helped lead the way from the plate with eight hits. She also pitched a complete-game win on Saturday against Leeds, while scoring the game-winning run in the seventh inning off a Haly Barnhill RBIs single. Chelsea is now 3-3 on the seaso