E.A. Sports Today

Lions break out

Munford ends losing  streak with a pair of wins, Valley Cubs blanks White Plains, Oxford swept; playoff pairings

Saturday’s scores
Alexandria 10, White Plains 0
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 5-11, Oxford 4-0
Munford 8, Moody 3
Munford 11, Pell City 1
By East Alabama Sports Today
MOODY – The Munford Lions ended a nine-game losing streak in a big way Saturday, just in time for the playoffs.
The Lions pounded 27 hits in beating Moody 8-3 in a game scheduled for five innings and Pell City 11-1.
Five players had at least two hits in the opener. Dawson Strickland, Lawson Molden and Kade Keith had three hits apiece, while Drew Harkins and Payton Graben each collected two. Terry Davis gave up three runs in the first inning, then held Moody on two hits the rest of the game and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth.
The Lions belted 11 hits in the nightcap against a Pell City team that was short on pitching. Dakota Green and Lawson Molden both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Cannon Brasher was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Corben Smith went 2-for-3. Drew Harkins pitched a complete game, giving up four hits and striking out four.
Munford 8, Moody 3
Munford         421 10 – 8 16 1
Moody            300 00 – 3 6 0 
WP: Terry Davis. LP: JonJon White.  2B: Lawson Molden 2 (Mun), Tyler Miller (Mo).

Munford 11, Pell City 1
Munford          021 014 3 – 11 11 0
Pell City          000 000 1 – 1 4 1
WP: Drew Harkins. LP: Canaan Garrett.
2B: Dakota Green (M), Blake Miller (PC).
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 5-11, Oxford 4-0: Second-ranked Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, a team Oxford could see if it gets to the 6A title series, swept the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets. Oxford scored all of its runs in the opener with two outs in the seventh inning. Dawson Winningham, who had two hits in the game, singled home the first run and Wesley Miller launched a three-run homer.
In the nightcap, two Hillcrest pitchers held the Yellow Jackets to five singles. Oxford catcher Jake Spivey’s hitting streak ended at 13 games in the opener.
The Jackets have a chance to rid themselves of that bad taste before the playoffs when they travel to Pell City Tuesday. They open the playoffs at Choccolocco Park Friday against Hartselle.
Game 1
Oxford            000 000 4 – 4 7 3
Hillcrest         102 011 x – 5 6 0
WP: Garrett McMillan. LP: Trey Mooney. 2B: Trey Higgins (O), Patrick Hollyhand (H), Kash Ryan (H). HR: Wesley Miller (O).
Game 2
Oxford            000 00 – 0 5 3
Hillcrest         340 4x – 11 7 0
WP: Garrett McMillan. LP: Wesley Sparks. 2B: Kyle Chastine (H), Walt Bailey (H).
Alexandria 10, White Plains 0: Cade Shaddix went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Noah Primm hit a pair of triples and Dylan Digangi pitched a three-hit shutout. Ryan Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double for the Valley Cubs.
Local playoff pairings
Donoho at Marion County
Weaver at Winfield
Hartselle at Oxford
Ohatchee at Sumiton Christian
Lamar County at Piedmont
Munford at Briarwood Christian
Cleburne County at Hokes Bluff
Cherokee County at Lincoln
Hanceville at Glencoe
Randolph County at Saint James
Fayetteville at Ranburne
Lynn at Spring Garden
Ragland at Heritage Christian

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