E.A. Sports Today

J’ville sweeps Ohatchee, wins 3

Roundup features Jacksonville’s 3 wins, White Plains baseball and Twin Bridges golf

By East Alabama Sports Today

JACKSONVILLE – Nic Garmon scored from third on a wild pitch with two outs in the seventh inning of the nightcap to give the Golden Eagles an 8-7 win over Ohatchee and a sweep of their doubleheader.

Jacksonville won the opener 4-2. The Golden Eagles won a third game, defeating Donoho 11-2.

Garmon entered the game as a pinch runner for Blake Morris, who opened the inning with a walk. Garmon moved to second on a passed ball and third on an infield out. Jaylon Jenkins then walked the next two batters to load the bases.

Jenkins got the second out on a strikeout, then, with Sid Thurmond at the plate, he uncorked the wild pitch on a 1-0 pitch.

Ohatchee tied the game with three in the top of the inning. seventh. Taylor Eubanks had an RBI single, Blayde Crump got a run home on an infield out and Tristan Woodall scored the tying run on a passed ball.

Eubanks and Michael Cherry both went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Indians. Jacksonville had only five hits in the game, but took advantage of seven Ohatchee errors.

In the opener, Sid Thurmond drove in the insurance run in the sixth inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Evan Shook had two Jacksonville’s seven hits. Collin Casey had five strikeouts in 2 1-3 innings of no hit relief in the opener.

Austin Lackey and Morris had RBI doubles in the first inning that staked the Golden Eagles to a 2-0 lead.

In the first game of the day, Tyler Carter went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Morris, Clark, Josh Glass and Colton Clark had two hits apiece.

White Plains 9, Hokes Bluff 3
Southside 8, White Plains 0

SOUTHSIDE – White Plains’ Caleb Morrow and Dakota Leak were locked in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel when Southside parlayed four Wildcats errors into seven runs in the sixth inning.

Morrow allowed only one earned run and struck out six in his 5 1-3 innings. Kevin Carr and Branson Oliver had two hits apiece for the Wildcats (11-5), who host Saks Tuesday in their area opener.

The Wildcats got good pitching in the game they won as well. Drew Hudson gave up three hits, one earned run and struck out five in his four innings. Jarrett Webb and Andrew Norred pitched three scoreless innings behind him.

Morrow scored three and drove in two to lead the White Plains’ offense.


GADSDEN – Dustin Travis shot 70 and Drennen Beam shot 73 as the White Plains boys golf team finished third in a tournament at Twin Bridges Golf Course.

The Wildcats shot 294 as a team. Westbrook Christian won with a 286.

Oxford shot 336 as a team. Tyler Putnam and Joey Salonia both shot 80 for the Jackets. White Plains’ second team shot 328. Nathan Gilbert shot 77.

On the girls side, White Plains finished second (246) to Glencoe (236). Layne Dyar led White Plains with a 76.

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