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Tuesday baseball

Spivey (8th), Syer (7th) hit home runs as local teams keep their area title or playoff hopes alive with victories

TUESDAY BASEBALL
Alexandria 15, Douglas 0
Donoho 20-14, Faith Christian 1-1
Munford 6, Saks 5
Oxford 11, Pell City 1
Piedmont 14, Ohatchee 10
Pleasant Valley 18, Glencoe 2
Weaver 6, Wellborn 3
White Plains 6, Jacksonville 4

By East Alabama Sports Today

Jake Spivey hit his eighth homer of the season, was robbed of another by Brandon Breeding’s over-the-fence catch in the sixth that turned into an insurance sacrifice fly and White Plains kept its playoff hopes alive with a 6-4 victory over Jacksonville.

Spivey hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. Jacksonville tied it on Colton Clark’s RBI single in the second, but White Plains retook the lead 5-2 in the fourth on Braxton Dopson’s RBI single, Jacob McCulley’s RBI single and Andrew Cronan’s bases-loaded HBP.

Clark, Josh Glass and Austin Lackey all had a pair of hits for Jacksonville. Lackey hit a two-run homer in the fifth to cut White Plains’ lead to 5-4.

Clark started on the mound for the Golden Eagles and struck out 12 in 5 1/3 innings. Andrew Norred threw a complete game with 116 pitches to get the win for the Wildcats.

Oxford 11, Pell City 1: Brody Syer drove in three runs with the help of his seventh homer of the season – and just the second on the road – and pitched the first five innings of a two-hitter as the Yellow Jackets moved one win closer to an area title.

Syer hit a two-run homer in the third inning and drove in another run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. Trey Higgins went 3-for-3, while Brennan McCullough, Jarin Turner and Carson Lindsey each had two hits.

Syer went through the Pell City order once without giving up a hit and lost his no-hitter with a leadoff single in the fifth. Trey Mooney came behind him and pitched the sixth giving up a one-out single.

Piedmont 14, Ohatchee 10: Brant Deerman wen 3-for-3 and four other Bulldogs had two hits apiece. Piedmont erased a 2-0 deficit with three in the second and when the Indians closed to within 9-7 with five runs in the visitors’ fourth, the Bulldogs scored in the bottom of the frame.

Mason Mohon, Nick Johnson, Logan Pruitt and Bailey Graves all had a pair of hits for Piedmont. Silas Thompson and Sean Smith each drove in a pair of runs.

Kevin Williamson drove in three runs for Ohatchee without the benefit of a hit. Baylee Graham and Larry Noah, the first two hitters in the Indians’ lineup, each drove in a pair of runs.

Donoho 20-14, Faith Christian 1-1: The Falcons batted .466 in the doubleheader (27-for-58) with 11 extra base hits, including Ty Allen’s solo homer in Game 2, to lock up a playoff berth. The Falcons will travel to Southeastern to open the playoffs.

Hall Billings threw a five-inning one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the first game. Josh Rutledge broke up Billings’ perfect game with a one-out double in the fourth; he later scored on a sacrifice fly. Billings drove in three runs, Seth Ford went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Jase Alderman hit two doubles and drove in three runs

Ford pitched a four-hitter in the nightcap and struck out eight; the run he allowed was unearned. Billings had three hits and two RBIs, Slade Haney drove in three runs, while Ford and Lucas Elliott had two hits apiece.

Weaver 6, Wellborn 3: Tyler Perez’ two-out, two-run single in the home fifth broke a 3-3 tie and Ethan Moncus singled him home with an insurance run. Moncus, Perez, Drake Monroe, Taylor Thompson, Jadon Calhoun and Dylan Deloach all had a pair of hits.

Once the Bearcats got the lead, Colby Thompson pitched two innings of shutout relief, giving up two hits. Austin McQueen and Devin Brown each had a pair of hits for the Panthers. Brown scored the tying run in the fifth on Brayden Dempsey’s one-out single.

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