Prep recap: Jags get revenge on Bucs

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Alex Johnson nailed a header from senior Nathan Haines on Saturday, just 19 minutes into the first half, to give Spain Park all the offense it would need as the Jaguars got revenge on cross-town rival Hoover in a 2-0 shutout victory. Spain Park (14-5-3, 6-1) picked up its only area loss earlier in the season to the Bucs, but Saturday it was all Jags. Brandon Lemier picked up the Jags’ second goal.

In other soccer action:

Vestavia Hills 3, Briarwood 2: The No. 2 Class 5A Briarwood Christian School Lions fought back from a 3-0 deficit Saturday, but it was too little, too late as the No. 8 Class 6A Vestavia Hills Rebels took the win, 3-2. Justin Box and Sean Tilford pulled the Lions back to within one goal in the second half, but Vestavia’s early lead proved to be too much.

BASEBALL

Homewood 9, Spain Park 8: A bases-loaded wild pitched proved to be the difference in the game Saturday as the Homewood Patriots scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the win over the Spain Park Jaguars, 9-8. Josh Magette led the Jags at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, while Jake Lee was 2-for-4.

Vestavia Hills 7, Spain Park 5: Spain Park scored four runs in the fifth inning Saturday to cut the lead to 7-5, but Vestavia Hills’ three-run effort in the top half of the inning sealed the win for the Rebels, 7-5. Lee Strauss was the leading hitter for Spain Park with a homer run and two RBIs.

SOFTBALL

Calera 3, Tarrant 0: The Calera Eagles scored two runs in the third inning Thursday, which proved to be all the offense the team would need as they shut out Tarrant, 3-0. Jocelyn Davis provided two hits, including an RBI double in the seventh inning to give the Eagles their final run of the game, while Katelyn Dean also had a hit in the win.

Leeds 9, Calera 2: The Calera Eagles were held scoreless until the seventh inning April 1 as Leeds scored five runs in the first inning and held on for the victory, 9-2. Jocelyn Davis had a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Katelyn Dean and Savannah Burleson each had hits in the final inning.

Oak Mountain 9, Hunters Lane 0: The Oak Mountain Eagles scored three runs in the first inning and four runs in the second to down Hunters Lane, 9-0. Offensively for the Eagles Abby Mire was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Jessica Cooley was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, Jordan Thompson was 2-for-2 with a double, Julie Moss was 2-for-3 with a double and Louise Gibson, Mandy Headrick and Frankie Mello each had a hit. Nicole Kehr picked up the win for the Eagles.

Oak Mountain 3, Spain Park 0: Jessica Cooley and Allyson Ritenour each had triples March 27 as the Oak Mountain Eagles earned the area win over Spain Park, 3-0. Ashley Bice and Jordan Thompson also each had a hit for the Eagles. For Spain Park, Melissa Wilson was 2-for-3 with a double and Channing Hayes was 1-for-1. Louise Gibson earned the win for the Eagles, striking out five, while Shelby Graham picked up the loss for Spain Park.

Oak Mountain 5, Soddy Daisy 2: Oak Mountain scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings Saturday and held on for the win over Soddy Daisy, 5-2. Julie Moss led the Eagles at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Abby Mire was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored, Erin Carpenter was 2-for-3 and Many Headrick was 1-for-2. Louise Gibson earned the win for the Eagles.

Oak Mountain 7, Thompson 0:Abby Mire was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Thursday to help lift the Oak Mountain Eagles to the shutout victory over the Thompson Warriors, 7-0. Erin Carpenter was 2-for-4 for Oak Mountain, including a double, while Mandy Headrick was 2-for-4 with a triple. Allyson Ritenour had a home run in the win, with Jessica Cooley and Julie Moss also each scattering a hit. For Thompson, Nicole Scorby was 2-for-3 and Ashley Savage was 1-for-3. Louise Gibson earned the win for the Eagles, with Savage picking up the loss for the Warriors.

Vestavia Hills 5-3, Oak Mountain 3-2: The Oak Mountain Eagles dropped a double-header against Vestavia on April 1, 5-3, 3-2. In the first game, Erin Carpenter was 2-for-3, while Jessica Cooley, Abby Mire, Ashley Bice, Mandy Headrick, Frankie Mello and Julie Moss each had a hit, including a triple by Moss. Louise Gibson picked up the loss. In the second game, both teams score all their runs in the first inning as Vestavia held on for the win. For Oak Mountain, Cooley was 2-for-3, while Mire and Ritenour each had a hit, including a triple by Ritenour. Gibson also picked the second-game loss