E.A. Sports Today

Friday spring sports roundup

Alexandria, Jacksonville, Ohatchee all win in baseball; White Plains sweeps in track

Friday night baseball scores
Alexandria 1, Mortimer Jordan 0
Alexandria 3, Mortimer Jordan 1
Jacksonville 8, Pleasant Valley 4
Ohatchee 5, Saks 4
Oxford 6, Clay Central 5
Oxford 8, Brooks 4

By East Alabama Sports Today

Will Reaves bounced back from a rough outing in his last start and Griff Carroll knocked in the only run of the game with an infield out in the first inning as Alexandria beat Mortimer Jordan 1-0 in the opening game of its doubleheader sweep Friday.

The Valley Cubs won the second game 3-1.

Reaves gave up five runs in the first inning of the Calhoun County Tournament championship game in his last start, but threw a complete-game three-hitter with seven strikeouts against the Blue Devils. He allowed only one hit and two base runners over the final six innings and retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Carroll drove in the only run needed after Riley Shaw and Reaves both singled to start the home first.

In the nightcap, Austin Goode and Taylor Shaddix combined to scatter six hits and strike out nine.

Carroll drove home the first run of the game with first-inning single. The Valley Cubs extended their lead to 3-0 in fourth on Mitch Welch’s RBI double and a run-scoring infield error.

Cubs pitcher-first baseman Cody Dodd left the game with an ankle injury, but coach Andy Shaw said he is expected to be back on Tuesday.

Jacksonville 8, Pleasant Valley 4: Austin Lackey and Colin Casey both delivered two-run singles in a four-run sixth inning that broke a 4-4 tie. The Golden Eagles tied the game in the home fourth on Colton Clark’s RBI single.

Kane Aaron went 3-for-3, Clark had two hits and Lackey drove home three runs for Jacksonville. Clark also pitched two innings of perfect relief with four strikeouts. Dakota Jones and Drew Bonds each had two hits for PV, which had leads of 3-1 and 4-2 in the game.

Ohatchee 5, Saks 4: Kevin Williamson homered and the Indians broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the sixth.

TRACK AND FIELD: White Plains sweeps opener

TALLADEGA — The White Plains boys and girls swept their first meet of the season Thursday at Alabama School for the Deaf, setting three school records in the process.

The girls won 10 of 17 events and scored 251 points, ahead of Saks (112) and Wellborn (49) in the eight-team event. The boys won eight of 17 events, including a sweep of the 800 and pole vault, and scored 231.5 points; Saks finished second (94).

Grey Young set a new standard in the girls javelin with a throw of 99 feet, 10 inches. Will Lee set a new mark in the boys 400 (52.54) and Matthew Moore set the record in the boys pole vault (10-6).

“It was a great night,” Wildcats coach Krista Young said. “Several athletes won multiple events and the majority earned points in every event they competed in.”

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