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Goode throws another gem for Alexandria; Saks, Donoho, White Plains all score victories

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Monday baseball
Alexandria 8, Ohatchee 0
Clay Central 13, Springville 4
Donoho 9, Ranburne 0
Munford 7, Ragland 2
Saks 9, Pleasant Valley 6
White Plains 9-10, Wellborn 2-2

By East Alabama Sports Today

OHATCHEE — Alexandria may not be going to the state baseball playoffs this year, but the Valley Cubs didn’t go out without a fight.

Austin Goode pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout and Mitch Welch and Griffin Carroll hit back-to-back homers as the Valley Cubs blanked playoff-bound Ohatchee on its Senior Night 8-0.

Goode has allowed only one hit in his final 14 innings of the season.

“He’s gotten better and better as the year went on,” Alexandria coach Andy Shaw said of Goode. “He wanted to finish strong.”

The Valley Cubs (18-17) broke it open in the third inning when Welch hit a three-run homer and Carroll followed with his fourth homer of the year.

Saks 9, Pleasant Valley 6: Jalen Borders went 3-for-3 and singled home a pair of runs in a five-run first inning as the Wildcats (15-13) ended their season with a victory. Harley Burgess also had a two-run single in the first. Burgess and Jaylen Childs both had a pair of hits.

The Raiders staged a comeback in the seventh inning. Drew Bonds had a two-run double and Ashton King’s RBI single made it 9-6, but Harley Burgess put out the fire by striking out the next three batters to end the game. Bonds, King, Nick Charping and Caden Turner all had two hits for PV.

“Hats off to our seniors (Brannon Ogle, Brody Johnson and Andrew Kilgore),” Saks coach Wes Ginn said. “We were three innings from being in the playoffs. I thought we had a good chance to make it and the ball didn’t fall in our favor. Those three seniors have really laid the foundation. These kids know what it takes to be successful and hopefully it will pay off in the future.”

Donoho 9, Ranburne 0: Seth Ford and Charlie Willamon combined for a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and the Falcons broke open a close game with seven runs in the sixth inning. the Falcons sent 12 men to the plate in their big inning. Garrett Steed, Hall Billings and Ford all had two hits in the Falcons’ 11-hit attack. Ford and Judson Billings each drove in a pair of runs.

White Plains 9-10, Wellborn 2-2: In the 9-2 win, the heart of the Wildcats’ order — Jake Spivey, Andrew Norred, Brett Beaver and Charley Huey — went a combined 11-for-14 with six RBIs. Spivey, Norred and Beaver all had three hits. Noreen pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out six.

Munford 7, Ragland 2: Carson Smith’s two-run triple and Tanner Reeves’ two-run double were the big hits in a six-run their inning that propelled the Lions to victory.

Springville 10-4, Clay Central 6-13: The Vols salvanged a split of the doubleheader by winning the nightcap highlighted by a six-run third inning. Chip Ogles had the big hit in the inning, a two-run single. JoJo Brannock and Dontae Zachary also drove runs home in the frame. Ogles went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the opener.

Cover photo: Brannon Ogle slides into home plate with one of Saks’ five first-inning runs. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos). See more B.J. Franklin photos from the game at www.bjfranklin.smugmug.com

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