Shelby County beats Talladega twice in three days
By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor
The Shelby County baseball Wildcats played Talladega twice in a three-day span from March 17-20. Shelby County won both games by a combined score of 21-2 and was never truly tested by the Tigers in either game.
Game 1. Shelby County 8 – Talladega 1.
The first of the two games was played on Tuesday, March 17 at Shelby County High School. Spencer Dill pitched all seven innings, struck out 11 batters, walked one and allowed three hits and one run to cross the plate for the Tigers.
“I thought Dill pitched another great game tonight,” Shelby County head coach Shane Beasley said. “And we hit the baseball the way we needed to.”
The Wildcats won the first game going away by a final of eight runs to one on this night. The Shelby County bats had nine hits and were led by Kyle Cofer, Tanner Carter, Cody Jones and Hunter Horton, all of whom went 2-4 on the day.
Game 2. Shelby County 13 – Talladega 1.
Three days later on Friday, March 20, Shelby County made the hour-long trek to Talladega for the second game of the week against their area opponent. Kelby Jennings took the mound and never relinquished his post. He pitched all seven innings for the complete game and only gave up one run, one walk and three hits on the day.
“I felt Kelby controlled the game the entire night for us on the mound and our hitter were aggressive from the plate tonight,” Beasley said.
The Wildcats had 11 hits on the night and were led Adam Landefeld’s two hits, one of which was a double. Horton, Nick Lowery and Jones each had two hits as well in the second game to help the Wildcats come away with the win.
With the win on March 20, Shelby County moved to 9-3 on the year, with a 2-0 record in area play.
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