Baseball, softball roundups
Published 3:50 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Chelsea girls beat Briarwood
Sarah Cespedes pitched three scoreless innings for Chelsea before Camryn Smith came on in relief to finish the game. The Hornets scored two runs in the first, second and fourth innings as well as five in the fifth while giving up just a lone run in the fifth to win 11-1. Allie Miller and Tristan Ziannis both had three hits for the Lady Hornets as Chelsea moved to 14-4 with the big win.
Chelsea boys fall to Pell City
The Hornets lost at home to visiting Pell City by a 6-2 final on Tuesday. Jake Posey threw six innings for Pelham, giving up three runs on just two hits before Connor Burnett came on to finish the game in relief, giving up three runs on two hits in one inning of work. Chelsea was within one run of Pell City until the visiting Panthers put three runs on Chelsea in the top of the seventh. Riley Watkins went 2-for-3 from the plate with a pair of RBIs to lead the Hornets from the plate.
Kingwood splits pair with Tuscaloosa Academy
The Lions split a pair of Tuesday games with Tuscaloosa Academy, moving them to 11-11-1 on the season. Kingwood won the first game 9-7 before dropping the second by a 9-4 final. Wyatt Baker pitched 3.2 innings in the first game, giving up one earned run on one hit, before Garrett Landry came on to pitch the final 3.1, giving up six runs on seven hits, which was enough to secure the win. Baker also led Kingwood from the plate, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs. In the second game, Kingwood was tied with Tuscaloosa Academy 4-4 after two innings, but the visiting team ripped off five unanswered runs to win 9-4 and split the series.
Shelby County girls handle Calera
Shelby County scored five runs in the second, third and fourth innings en route to the Lady Wildcats beating visiting Calera 16-1. Calera fell to 8-6-1 with the loss.
Lady Eagles drop game to Hillcrest
After crawling out of 4-1 hole to pull even with Hillcrest in the fourth inning 4-4, the Lady Patriots plated five runs in the bottom of the fifth and held Oak Mountain scoreless over the final three innings to win 9-4. Abby Jones pitched 4.1 innings for Oak Mountain before Clara Fuller came on in relief. Ashlee Sanders and Catherine Clark both had two hits on the day to lead Oak Mountain as the Lady Eagles moved to 12-6.
Pelham picks up fourth win of the year
Connor Christian tossed seven scoreless innings for Pelham against John Carroll Catholic on Tuesday night as the Panthers beat the Cavaliers 5-0. Christian threw 75 pitches over seven innings, gave up just three hits and struck out six on the day. Mitchell Rottier led the way for Pelham from the plate with three hits on four at-bats with one RBI as the Panthers moved to 4-13 on the season.
Spain Park girls hammer Mountain Brook
The Lady Jaguars scored 19 runs on 19 hits against Mountain Brook on Tuesday to throttle the Lady Spartans by a 19-2 final. Kiyandi Tipler went 4-for-5 with two homeruns and four RBIs to lead the way for Spain Park while Mary Kate Teague went 2-for-3 with a bomb and three RBIs as well to lead the way for Spain Park as the Lady Jaguars moved to 17-6.
Helena girls hand Thompson loss
The Lady Huskies had 17 hits in six innings as Helena beat Thompson 10-1. Bailey Whitfield pitched a complete game for Thompson in the losing effort.
Thompson beats Enterprise twice
The Warriors from Thompson beat Enterprise twice on Tuesday in the wake of three losses to Cullman over a two-day span. JC Parker threw six innings in the first game of the March 22 doubleheader, giving up just four hits and two runs before Austin Park came in to finish the game as the Warriors rolled 11-2 behind the bats of Lance Johnson, Riley Reach, Chris Lewis, Jackson Conner and Matthew Blaes. In the second game of the doubleheader JC Goolsby threw six innings, gave up just one run on one hit before Braden Ashmead finished the game. After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning, Thompson scored five unanswered runs to win the game and move to 12-13.
Vincent boys eek out win over Thorsby
After scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth, then relinquishing four runs in the top of the sixth, Vincent was tied with area rival Thorsby heading into the final inning on Tuesday. In the bottom of the seventh, Matthew Swift singled to center field before Ryan Childers and Jordan Smith both drew no-out walks to load the bases. Two batters later, Robbie Albright hit into a fielder’s choice, which scored Swift from third to give the Yellow Jackets a big 7-6 win, moving them to 11-9.