E.A. Sports Today

Big senior hitter

Spivey launches long three-run homer, extends hitting streak to 13 games, on Oxford’s Senior Night

Jake Spivey was greeted at the plate by his teammates after hitting a three-run homer against Pell City. (Photo by B.J. Franklin)

Friday’s games
Benjamin Russell 14, Munford 6
Oxford 7, Pell City 5
Pleasant Valley 6, Jacksonville 3
Ranburne 9, Wadley 2
Randolph County 8, Cleburne County 5
Victory Christian 9, Ragland 8
 
By East Alabama Sports Today
 
OXFORD –
Jake Spivey went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs as Oxford celebrated its Senior Night with a 7-5 victory over Pell City.
 
Spivey singled home the Yellow Jackets’ first run of the game in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 13 games, and hit a long three-run homer to left in the fourth that gave Oxford a 7-2 lead. Pell City changed pitchers right before Spivey came to the plate.
 
“It was great to be able to hit a home run on Senior Night,” said Spivey, who transferred from White Plains over the summer. “I’ve really enjoyed playing for Oxford at Choccolocco Park. We as a team have to just keep keeping better for the playoffs next week.”
 
Oxford opens the Class 6A playoffs at home against Hartselle. The Yellow Jackets are 9-4 during Spivey’s hitting streak and have won five in a row. Dawson Winningham also had two hits for the Yellow Jackets, while Peyton Howard had two hits and two RBIs.
 
Jarin Turner started the game for Oxford. He went five innings, giving up five hits, one earned run and striking out nine. Cole Hapach worked the last two innings.

To see more photos from this game, click this link: www.bjfranklin.smugmug.com
 

Benjamin Russell 14, Munford 6: The Wildcats jumped up with three n the first, steadily added to its lead and send Munford  to its  ninth straight loss. Dawson Strickland  and Jakobe Threat both had  two hits and Drew Harkins had two RBIs for the  Lions.
 
Victory Christian 9, Ragland 8: The Lions scored runs two runs in the fourth inning on an error and a passed ball to take the lead and held on down the stretch to win 9-8 and send the Purple Devils on the road in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. 
 
Ragland took the lead with a five-run third inning. Logan Buckner singled home the first run of the rally and later scored on a bases-loaded hit batsman. Josh Phillips had two hits, while Buckner and Kaden Cotton drove in two runs apiece. Jakobe Threat, Drew Harkins and Dakota Green all hit doubles in the game.

Trey Higgins is happy to see the reception at home plate as he scores on Jake Spivey’s three-run homer. (Photo by B.J. Franklin)

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