South Spring Roundup: Fort Spanish baseball, softball teams on a roll? Ivan Shultz throws without a hit
Spanish Fort won four games in the PG Showdown at Hoover before falling in the Championship game.
The Toros lost to Buford, Ga., 7-6 in the title game.
Tournament MVP Caleb Hayles and Pierce Dutton each had two hits for Spanish Fort in the game. Reese King had two RBIs. Matthew Thompson took the loss.
In other tournament games:
Spanish Fort 8, IMG Black (Florida) 3: Jackson Ray had two hits, including a triple. Leighton Yang allowed one run on four hits for the relief victory.
Spanish Fort 6, Savannah Christian (Ga.) 4: Cole Morton and Pierce Dutton had two hits apiece. King got a triple RBI for the eighth. Keegan Hamp pitched two innings of relief for the victory. He gave up four hits and no runs and struck out four.
Spanish Fort 11, Central-Phenix City 5: Hayles had three hits, including a double, while Morton, King and Matthew Thompson added two hits each. Thompson added three RBIs. Brady Garcia took the win, pitching five innings and giving up five runs on five hits. He took out six.
Spanish Fort is now 7-7 overall.
Shultz throws no hitting for St. Paul’s
Troy’s football signatory Ivan Shultz threw a hit for St. Paul’s in a 9-0 shutout against Davidson.
He struck off 13.
Will Passeau had two hits for the Saints and Jack Stowers had a two-run homer.
Saraland sweeps three games
Saraland has won three baseball games in recent days to improve to 8-3 overall.
The Spartans edged Mobile Christian, 5-4. In that game, Bryson Goff (4-0) took the win in 5.2 innings, striking out eight and giving up three hits. Cade Easterbrook won the save, striking out two. Easterbrook had a hit and two RBIs. Braxton Hughes, Cam Warren and Trevor Pope all had hits and RBIs.
Saraland also beat Mary G. Montgomery 6-1. Collin Rice threw a full play, striking out 12 and scattering seven hits for the win. Colby Holmes doubled and scored, Cam Warren doubled and got two RBIs. Easterbrook also led in two, Trevor Pope had a triple RBI and Kline Smith had two hits and three runs scored.
The Spartans also shut out Baker 10-0 behind first hitter Cam Warren. He has struck out nine goals in six innings. He also had two hits and two RBIS. Easterbrook had three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. Braxton Hughes added 2 hits, including a two-run homer, and Coby Holmes had a brace and a run scored.
Saraland has a disheartening week ahead with games at UMS-Wright on Tuesday, Russell County on Friday and against Opelika and Sparkman on Saturday in the East Alabama Classic.
UMS-Wright wins two of three
The UMS-Wright baseball team won two of the weekend’s three games.
The Bulldogs beat Citronelle 13-3 and GW Long 10-0. They lost to Fairhope 8-7.
In the victory over Citronelle, UMS-Wright scored six runs in the first and four runs in the third and won in six innings. Trey Singleton (1-0) took the victory. He went six innings, allowing five hits. He pulled out six and walked four. Jackson Bassett had two hits and four RBIs, including a two-run homer. Seth Farni added three hits, Cam Snypes had two hits and two RBIs and Pearson Ikner added three RBIs.
UMS shutout GW Long on Friday as Seth Farni and Harris Sullivan combined to throw a smooth. Farni went four innings with four goals and nine strikeouts. Sullivan went two innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Cole Blaylock was 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Trey Singleton had two hits, including a two-run homer. Jay Lawrence added two hits and Trey Weaver had two RBIs.
On Saturday UMS scored three runs in the seventh inning, which was not enough against Fairhope. Sutton Snypes (0-1) took the loss. Will Jordan led the Bulldogs with two hits and two RBIs. UMS is 7-3 and will host Saraland at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Faith Academy destroys Gulfport
Cole Berry had two doubles and two RBIs as Faith Academy beat Gulfport, Mississippi, 7-2 to go 8-1 on aggregate.
Jay Seymour added three RBIs and Parker Carlson also had one RBI.
Peyton Bell had another strong start on the mound, striking out eight and allowing three hits in five innings.
Andalusia sweeps Saint-Paul
Andalusia swept away two St. Paul’s games over the weekend, winning 10-9 and 10-7 – both in nine innings.
In Game 1, Brandon Langley clinched victory for the Bulldogs. Jake Wilson was 3 for 5 with one RBI, while Ayden Amis was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In the second game, Conner Brooks took the victory. Amis was 3 for 3 with four RBIs, while Joseph Turner was 3 for 5.
Andalusia are now 8-2 overall.
Florala divides two parts with Red Level
Florala split two games with Red Level, winning 2-1 in eight innings and losing 10-6.
In the win, Dalton Jackson went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and also pitched three shutout innings and struck out nine.
In Game 2, Jackson and Dixon Drakkar each had a hit. Judd Goolsby allowed four hits and struck out six in three innings.
Alea Johnson and Fairhope bring down Daphne
Alea Johnson struck out 15 in seven innings as Fairhope beat Daphne 3-2.
Johnson allowed four hits and one earned run. She was also credited with two RBIs.
Riley Harrison and Hailey Minchew were each 2 for 3 for the Pirates.
Spanish Fort changes to 10-1
Spanish Fort won two of their three games this weekend in the Wetumpka tournament to improve to 10-1 on aggregate.
The Toros beat Prattville Christian 4-2 and Elmore County 4-3 before losing their first game of the year to Springville, 4-1.
Ainsley Lambert and Hannah Atwood collectively allowed just two earned runs in the tournament, while striking off 21 points in three games.
Sophomore Maddie Casstevens and Lambert both led the team this weekend with four hits and a .444 average.
The Toros will play Baldwin County on Tuesday and Fairhope on Thursday.
Brantley remains undefeated
Brantley improved to 5-0 with a 7-4, 16-0 double sweep from Red Level.
In Game 1, Lauren Hudson had 13 strikeouts in the circle and hit a solo home run. Kayden Dunn and Ellie Layton each had three hits. Campbell Hawthorne had two hits.
In Game 2, Kaylee Navarre had five strikeouts and a two-run homer, and Dunn had three hits, including a three-run homer.
Prattville Christian participates in the Wetumpka tournament
The PCA Softball team competed in the Wetumpka tournament last weekend. The PCA lost 4-2 to Spanish Fort in extra innings. Landyn McAnnally took the loss despite only giving up four hits and striking out 16. McAnnally came in for relief in the Alabama Christian game and took the win by a score of 9-8.
McAnnally won the full game, 12-0 victory over Hazel Green. She only gave up one stroke and had 12 strikeouts.
Top PCA hitters for the tournament: Sarah Williams (6v10, HR, 5 RBI), Chloe Hollon (6 RBI, 3 RBI), Sally Swindall (4 RBI, 2 RBI) and Payson Hanson ( 5 for 10, 6 RBI).
Kathleen Cary leads the PCA
Prattville Christian improved to 3-2-1 overall in action at the Oxford tournament this weekend.
The PCA beat Cherokee County 2-0 behind two goals from Kathleen Cary. Coco Thomas recorded the shutout.
The Panthers also beat Oneonta 4-0. Cary had a goal and an assist. Avery Rogers, Thomas and Sarah Branch each scored one goal.
PCA and Donoho drew 1-1. Elle Tice scored for the Panthers.
Prattville Christian wins two
The Prattville Christian Boys’ football team won two of three matches at the Oxford tournament this weekend.
The Panthers beat Cherokee County 4-0. Matthew Lisle led the PCA with three goals and one assist. Cohen Palmore added a goal and an assist. The Panthers also beat Douglas 2-0. Lisle led the Panthers with two goals. The Panthers lost 2-0 to Collinsville. Lisle scored the goal.
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