E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday baseball roundup

Alexandria strong in split; Oxford streak snapped, but Jackets gain split; Piedmont wins, PV falls, J’ville sweeps, Ohatchee swept

Tuesday’s Scores
Alexandria 6, Davidson Academy 4
Foley 13, Alexandria 10
Piedmont 4, Northview 2
South Lamar 7, Pleasant Valley 5
Hoover 4, Oxford 3, 9 inns.
Oxford 7, Hartselle 6, 8 inns.
Northview 6, Ohatchee 1
McAdory 4, Ohatchee 1
Jacksonville 3, Donoho 2
Jacksonville 10, Donoho 0

By East Alabama Sports Today

GULF SHORES – Alexandria fell out of the most recent statewide prep baseball poll and was looking to use its annual spring break tournament trip to get them back on track.

The Valley Cubs split their first two games in the Gulf Coast Classic Tuesday, beating Davidson (Tenn.) Academy 6-4 and dropping a 13-10 slugfest to Foley.

“Coming down here and winning some games is what this team needs to get us started,” senior Cody Dodd said.

Dodd did his part at the plate and on the mound. He broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth of the opener and pitched 6 2/3 strong innings for his third win of the season.

“I just went to the plate confident and ready to hit,” Dodd said of his second homer of the season. “I had a lot of momentum carrying over from pitching and I was just feeling good.”

For five innings he was dealing. He retired nine in a row (with six of his 10 strikeouts) after a leadoff walk, had a no-hitter for 3 1-3 innings and allowed only one hit through five innings.

Dodd went 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Zac Stevens had three hits and Riley Shaw had two.

In the nightcap, Foley scored 10 runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings — four in the sixth — to erase Alexandria leads of 6-3 and 10-9.

Jake Woodward, Jacob Heathcock and Will Reaves each drove in two runs for the Cubs. Heathcock, playing in the field for the first after DHing last week in his return from a football-related knee injury, had a two-run double in the first. Woodward had a two-run single in the third. Reaves was credited with two RBIs on his infield grounder in the fifth.

Taylor Gibson went 3-for-4 with five RBIs for Foley. Cory Burton, the Lions’ No. 9 hitter, had three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the fourth.

Piedmont 4, Northview 2

GULF SHORES — Taylor Hayes pitched a complete game and delivered a two-run, two-out single in the sixth inning that proved the Bulldogs’ margin of victory against the ninth-ranked team in 6A.

Hayes gave up six hits and pitched out of jams in the second, fourth and fifth innings. His two-run single came with the bases loaded and extended the Bulldogs’ lead to 4-1.

Easton Kirk had a two-run single in the third.

South Lamar 7, Pleasant Valley 5

ORANGE BEACH – Garrett Trull’s two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning broke a 5-5 tie and the Raiders’ heart.

PV led 5-0 after five innings, but 1A South Lamar tied it with five runs in the sixth, highlighted by Kyle Redmond’s two-run homer.

The Raiders built their big lead when Caden Turner scored on a passed ball in the first, Brody Phillips scored on a dropped third strike in the second, Reagan King drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and, in the fifth, Dakota Jones scored on a fielder’s choice and Tristan Salster delivered a sacrifice fly.

Nick Howard and Brody Phillips had three hits apiece for PV. Turner and Drew Bonds each had two.

Northview 6, Ohatchee 1

GULF SHORES — Tye Whatley and Tanner Rose held the Indians to three hits and an unearned run. The Indians scored their only run in the sixth inning off an error.

Buccaneer Classic

Hoover 4, Oxford 3, 9 inns.
Oxford 7, Hartselle 6, 8 inns.

HOOVER – The Yellow Jackets had their winning streak end at 20 games in the opener when fourth-ranked 7A Hoover scored on a ninth-inning bases-loaded wild pitch, but they bounced back in their second game to beat second-ranked 6A Hartselle in eight innings.

Trey Hooper doubled home Chance Adams with the winning run against Hartselle. Brody Syer gave the Jackets a chance to pull it out with a defensive gem in the top of the inning.

Hartselle tied the game with three runs in the seventh.

Chris Vacarello scored the winning run for Hoover on a bases-loaded wild pitch. Vacarello hit a one-out single that brought on Dillen Miller to pitch. Vacarello moved around on an error and infield out, then scored after two walks loaded the bases.

Oxford (25-4) held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the game. Adams and Andy Hammond single home its first two runs and Syer gave the Jackets a 3-2 lead with a solo homer in the fifth.

Both teams threatened with runners in scoring position in the seventh and eighth innings bur couldn’t bring them home.

It was the Jackets’ third one-run loss this season. Their four losses have been by a total of five runs.


Alexandria 6, Davidson Academy 4
Davidson 000 102 1 – 4 6 1
Alexandria 001 113 x – 6 9 0

Foley 13, Alexandria 10
Alexandria 402 040 0 – 10 8 3
Foley 201 514 x – 13 15 3

Piedmont 4, Northview 2
Northview 000 010 1 – 2 6 6
Piedmont 002 002 x – 4 4 0

South Lamar 7, Pleasant Valley 5
South Lamar 000 005 2 – 7 10 0
Pleasant Val. 110 120 0 – 5 11 3

Hoover 4, Oxford 3
Oxford 011 010 000 – 3 9 1
Hoover 002 010 001 – 4 8 2

Oxford 7, Hartselle 6
Hartselle 000 120 30 — 6
Oxford 110 031 01 — 7

Northview 6, Ohatchee 1
Ohatchee 000 001 0 — 1 3 1
Northview 020 112 x — 6 7 1

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