E.A. Sports Today

Spring roundup

Baseball, softball, soccer, golf action as reported to East Alabama Sports Today Monday

By Alabama Sports Today
PIEDMONT – Two days after many of its players just completed the basketbll season, Piedmont was out on the baseball diamond and won its season-opener 17-2 over Cedar Bluff.
Bryce Mohon pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, struck out five and hit a solo homer in the first. Austin Estes hit a three-run triple in the fourth. The Bulldogs banged out 10 hits and all nine starters drove in at least one run.
Mohon, Brant Deerman, Ethan Swinford and Max Hanson all had two hits for the Bulldogs. 
Cedar Bluff    000 20  –  2 2 4
Piedmont       163 7x  –  17 10 1 
WP: Bryce Mohon (1-0), LP – Cosby. 2B: Silas Thompson (P); 3B: Austin Estes. HR: Bryce Mohon.

Oxford 5, Springville 3: Ethyn Wyatt broke a 2-2 tie with a two-out RBI double in the fourth inning and the Yellow Jackets added single runs in the fifth and sixth for the win.

Brent Honaker, who hit a two-run homer in the second, started the rally when he was a hit with a two-out, two-strike pitch. He advanced on a passed ball and scored on Wyatt’s liner to left.

Starter Nick Hamlin pitched five innings of two-hit ball with six strikeouts for the win.  Dawson Winningham had two hits for the Jackets.

Springville   002 001 0 — 3  5  0
Oxford         020 111 x  — 5  6  1
WP: Nick Hamlin. 2B: Ethyn Wyatt (O). HR: Brent Honaker (O).


OXFORD – Bailey Clark and Sarah Howell both homered and Emily Thrasher pitched a complete-game shutout as Oxford blanked Cleburne County 6-0.
Howell, Alex Howard, Thrasher and Chloe Derrick – the first four hitters in Oxford’s lineup, all had two hits. Thrasher scattered four singles and struck out six.
Cleburne Co.   000 000 0  –  0  4   0
Oxford              004 101 x  – 6  12  0


Erin Turley and Kathleen Seals scored second-half goals to lift Donoho’s girls to a 2-0 season-opening win over Jacksonville. The Donoho boys won 3-0.
Turley, last year’s County Tournament girls MVP, broke a scoreless tie five minutes into the second half when she took the ball left to right across the top of the 18 and fired it into the right side of the goal. About five minutes later Turley hit Seals with a through ball and Seals finished it for the second goal.
Maggie Wakefield made several stops off Jacksonville corner kicks and recorded the shutout.


ONEONTA – The White Plains golf team opened its season with a third-place finish behind a 7A and 6A school at Limestone Springs.
The Wildcats shot 298 as a team, behind Hewitt-Trussville (289) and Hartselle (297). Andrew Miller, Kenny Okins and Gage Miller all posted 73s for White Plains. The Wildcats also counted a 79 from Wesley Jenkins.
Cole Davidson of Hewitt-Trussville, an Auburn commitment, was the medalist with a 66. Louisiana Tech signee Will Patrick of Oneonta was second (69).

Cover photo of Oxford’s Brent Honaker being greeted at the plate after his second-inning home run by B.J. Franklin

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