The Eagles went 1-3 last week with a big 10-0 win over Winterboro while dropping games to Heritage Christian (3-6, 3-13) and Victory Christian (1-14). Chase Payne was brilliant on the mound in the victory against Winterboro throwing a no-hitter and striking out five. The Eagles knocked in seven runs in the fifth inning led by Landon Snow, Max Glaze, Paco Jiles, Garrett Helms, Bryson Seawright, and Payne. They racked up nine hits in the game. Payne (2-3), Glaze (2-3), and Seawright (2-2) each collected multiple hits.
The Panthers faced the West End Patriots three times and lost all three. In game one, the Pathers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-19 loss. Despite the loss, they did collect six hits. The next game ended in a 1-9 loss. They struggled to put runs on the board as they scattered five hits throughout the game.
Game three was a closer match up, but the Panthers came up just short losing 9-11. They fought back after falling down by six runs in the sixth. The Panthers scored two runs in the seventh on a double by Tony Zavala and a single by Elijah Longshore, which drove in four runs. They racked up nine hits on the day with Matt Walker (3-4), Longshore (2-4), and Zavala (2-3) leading the way.
The Hayden Wildcats had two big wins last week over Hanceville (10-0) and Oak Grove (5-3). Hunter Higdon threw a shut out to lead the Wildcats past Hanceville. He allowed only two hits over six innings, striking out seven. The Wildcats collected nine hits on the day. Nick Purvis (3-4) and Preston Key (2-3) had multiple hits.
Versus Oak Grove, the Wildcats took the lead late in the game as they notched another victory. The game was tied at three with Hayden batting in the top of the seventh when Purvis drew a walk scoring one run. Justis Churchwell got the win pitching seven innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out eight. Key (3-4) lead the Wildcats at the plate with one home run.
The Hornets faced Vinemont in three games last week picking up one win while dropping two close ones. In game one, the Hornets stayed in it until the end, but Vinemont pulled away late as the Hornets fell 5-6. John David Fountain took the loss. J.M. Whitehead led at the plate with two hits in four at bats. Tuesday’s game against Vinemont was another heart breaker for the Hornets as they lost the lead late in the 9-12 defeat. Despite the loss, the Hornets collected 13 hits with Gavin Payne (3-5), Micheal Mullins (3-3), Whitehead (2-4), and Chase McDaniel (2-3) leading the way.
Locust Fork finished off the series with a 3-2 victory. The game was tied at two in the bottom of the seventh when Whitehead doubled on a 1-0 count scoring the winning run. Braden Ellison recorded the win as he came in after the strong start by Payne. The hornets racked up nine hits with Whitehead (2-2) and Lukas Huber (2-3) leading the way.
The Redskins were 3-0 last week with victories over Good Hope (12-0 and 14- 0) and Mortimer Jordan ( 2-1). Daniel McCary shut down Good Hope in the first game, throwing a complete game shutout striking out 10 while only giving up two hits. They scored seven runs in the second. The onslaught was led by Beau Ragsdale (2-3), Will Moye (3-3), Jacob Green (1-3), and Austin Nix (3-4) who all drove in runs.
In the second game with Good Hope, Harris Burns was brilliant on the mound as he threw a no-hitter with 10 strike outs and no walks to lead the Redskins to victory. Ragsdale (4-4) helped lead them to victory with doubles in the second and fifth and singles in the third and fourth.
Both teams were strong on the hill Friday, but the Redskins pulled out the 2-1 victory over Mortimer Jordan. Mortimer Jordan scored first in the first inning, but Jake Hodge’s RBI single tied it up in the bottom of the first. The Redskins pulled away for good with its second run in the third when McCary singled scoring one run. Brodie McCracken pitched the Redskins to victory allowing five hits and one run while striking out five and walking one.
In the three games last week, the Southeastern Mustangs came out with two wins over Cold Springs (5-4 and 16- 6) and one loss (6-8). In last Tuesday’s game against Cold Springs, the Mustangs took the game in dramatic walkoff fashion thanks to Mitchell Young’s walk-off single at the end of the game that scored one run. Alex Lopez got the win allowing three hits, zero runs with one strike out in one and a third innings. Albert Tinney led the Mustangs with four hits in four at bats.
In game one of the Wednesday double-header against Cold Springs, the Mustangs’ bats were hot. They racked up 10 hits with Brody Dobbins (3-4) and Bryant Hathorn (2-6) each racking up multiple hits. The Mustangs also tore up the base paths as two players stole at least two bases. Dobbins led the way with two. Albert Tinney was credited with the win allowing four hits, five runs and striking out 11 over six innings. Connor Barton recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full in game two of the double-header, but Cold Springs came out a little stronger. Lopez took the loss going four innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits while striking out three. The Mustangs racked up nine hits between the strong bats of Dobbins (2-4), Kevin Juhola (2- 4), and Tinney (2-3).