E.A. Sports Today

Friday roundup

Roundup includes local baseball, basketball, football, softball reports

Weaver players (from left) Brandon Boyce (Cumberlands), Riley Benavides (Bethel) and London Knight (Culver Stockton) beam proudly after signing with their college teams Friday.

Cherokee County 3, Jacksonville 0
JCA 12, TCC 2
Lincoln 10, Pleasant Valley 9
Ohatchee 10, Saks 4
Oxford 9, ACA 2
Piedmont 7, Cleburne County 6
Ragland 8, Spring Garden 1
White Plains 8-3, Hokes Bluff 1-9

By East Alabama Sports Today

CENTRE – Noah Ledbetter pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Cherokee County scored three unearned runs on Jacksonville’s Colton Clark in a 3-0 victory Friday to sweep their home-and-home area series.

Clark gave up four hits and struck out eight in six innings on the mound for Jacksonville. The Warriors scored a run on an error in the first inning and two in the third on an error and Jy Lockridge’s RBI single.

Ledbetter had a no-hitter for 3 2/3 innings; Brandon Charping broke up the gem. The Golden Eagles got only one runner in scoring position.

Jacksonville 000 000 0 – 0 4 3
Cherokee Co. 102 000 x – 3 4 2

WP: Noah Ledbetter. LP: Colton Clark.
RBIs – Cherokee County: Jy Lockridge.

White Plains 8-3, Hokes Bluff 1-9: Jake Spivey hit a pair of two-run homers in his first two at bats and Andrew Norred went the distance scattering four hits as the Wildcats won the opener to send their area series into a tiebreaker third game.

Hokes Bluff erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning to win the nightcap 9-3.

Spivey went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the opener. He put the Wildcats on top 2-0 with a homer in the first and extended the lead to 5-1 with another blast in the second. He singled home another run in the sixth. Andrew Cronan and Brendan Roper both had a pair of hits.

Norred gave up an unearned run in second and struck out six. He threw 113 pitches, 74 for strikes.

The Wildcats jumped on top 1-0 in the first inning of the nightcap, too, and it was a 2-2 game going to the sixth. The Eagles sent 11 batters to the plate in their big inning, producing their runs with four hits, three walks, a bases-loaded hit batsman and a sacrifice fly.

Carson Eubanks, Westin Ball, Peyton Moore and Drake Rainey had two hits apiece for Hokes Bluff. Braxton Dopson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Roper went 2-for-3 for White Plains

First game
Hokes Bluff 010 000 0 – 1 4 0
White Plains 320 102 x – 8 12 3
WP: Andrew Norred. LP: Jace Stewart.
2B: Caleb McGinnis (HB); Jaden Chatman (WP), Matthew Clay (WP). HR: Jake Spivey 2 (WP). RBIs – Hokes Bluff: Caleb McGinnis; White Plains: Andrew Cronan, Jake Spivey 5, Brendan Roper 2.

Second game
Hokes Bluff 002 007 0 – 9 10 2
White Plains 101 000 1 – 3 8 3
WP: Caleb McGinnis. LP: Matthew Clay.
2B: Peyton Moore (HB), Braxton Dopson (WP). RBIs – Hokes Bluff: Carson Eubanks, Dylan Teague, Westin Ball, Jace Stewart, Landon Johnson, Drake Rainey; White Plains: Braxton Dopson 2, Matthew Clay.

Ohatchee 10, Saks 4: Winning pitcher Grayson Alward and Todd Dover each drove in a pair of runs to help Ohatchee score double-digit runs for the second game in a row. The Indians batted around in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring nine runs. Dover had a two-run single in the Indians’ five-run fifth. Jaylen Childs hit a solo homer and walked twice for Saks.

Ohatchee 100 054 0 – 10 7 2
Saks 100 012 0 – 4 4 3
WP: Grayson Alward. LP: Jaylen Childs.
2B: Cody Hopkins (S). HR: Jaylen Childs (S).
RBIs – Ohatchee: Larry Noah, Grayson Alward 2, Ben Glass, Todd Dover 2, Cade Williamson; Saks: Jaylen Childs, Cody Hopkins.

Ragland 8, Spring Garden 1: Noah Hollingsworth and Coby Fuller each had three hits, three players drove in two runs apiece and Brent Newton scattered three hits and struck out eight in a complete game victory.


Oxford 6, Leeds 2: Makayla Kidd and Sarah Howell both delivered two-run singles in a four-run second inning that got the Lady Jackets off and running in the Oxford Spring Sting. Emily Thrasher struck out 11 and walked none in the circle.

BASKETBALL: Miss. has record night

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi placed seven scorers in double figures and set a team record for points in beating Alabama for the third year in a row, 127-90, in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

Hoover guard Jamari Blackmon was Alabama’s MVP after scoring 22 points and going 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Sacred Heart’s Diante Wood started for Alabama and scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes.

Here’s a sequence of Oxford’s Caden Higgins sliding head-first into the plate to score for the Yellow Jackets Friday night. To see a photo gallery from the game visit www.bjfranklin.smugmug.com. (Photos by B.J. Franklin)

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