E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday roundup

Alexandria baseball, softball get big hits, strong pitching to win games over Fort Payne, Cleburne County
Tuesday’s baseball scores
Alexandria 8, Fort Payne 0
Cleburne County 11, White Plains 2
Jacksonville 9, Ohatchee 4
Saks 17, Winterboro 0
Thompson 6, Oxford 2
Tuesday’s softball scores
Alexandria 8, Cleburne County 1
Piedmont 9, Cedar Bluff 6
Spain Park 6, Oxford 1
By East Alabama Sports Today
Cade Shaddix’ grand slam broke a scoreless tie and highlighted an eight-run sixth inning that carried Alexandria to an 8-0 victory over Fort Payne Tuesday.
Landon Comer threw a complete-game two-hit shutout. He threw 71 pitches and struck out eight. He retired the first 11 batters he faced before giving up a fourth-inning single and faced only two batters over the minimum.
Comer and Fort Payne starter Dylan Wisener were locked in a pitching duel for five innings. Wisener was lifted after 81 pitches and the Valley Cubs (3-2) did all their damage against reliever Dalton Gray.
Shaddix’ slam was preceded by walks to Mitch Welch and Ben McNew and a single by Dylan DiGangi. The other runs scored on Seth Slaton’s steal of home, an error and DiGangi’s two-run triple. DiGangi went 3-for-3.
Fort Payne            000 000 0 – 0 2 1
Alexandria           000 008 x – 8 7 0
Jacksonville 9, Ohatchee 4: Dakoda Willingham’s RBI single in the home second inning broke a 2-2 tie and Brandon Heard hit a two-run homer in the fourth as the Golden Eagles (2-0) pulled away. Willingham, Heard and Coleman Oliver each had two hits for Jacksonville. Devin Howell and Konnor Baswell drove in runs for Ohatchee to tie the game in the top of second.
Ohatchee              020 002 0 – 4 6 3
Jacksonville         212 301 x – 9 8 6
Cleburne County 11, White Plains 2: The Tigers broke open a close game with four in the fifth and four in the sixth. Austin Benefield highlighted the fifth with a two-run double and drove in three in the game. He started on the mound and allowed two hits and struck out six. Rustin Roberts had two hits and Porter Embry had two RBIs. Jaden Chatman scored both of White Plains’ runs.
White Plains       101 000 0 – 2 3 0
Cleburne Co.       300 044 x – 11 6 1
Saks 17, Winterboro 0: The first five starters in the Saks lineup and six overall had two hits apiece and the Wildcats (2-0) erupted for all their runs in the first three innings. Hunter McLeod had two doubles and three RBIs and Hunter Landingham went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Rickey Garrett, Kyle Goedde, Taylor Fields and Zack Waters all had two hits and Caleb Murphy had two RBIs. McLeod was Saks’ starting pitcher and struck out five in three innings. The Wildcats have scored 33 runs in their first two games.
Winterboro         000 00 – 0 6 2
Saks                      665 0x – 17 13 0
Thompson 6, Oxford 2: The Yellow Jackets (2-5) fell behind 6-0 but scored twice in the visitors’ seventh to avoid the shutout. Wesley Miller and Brent Honaker drove home Oxford’s runs and Dawson Winningham went 2-for-3. Starter Trey Mooney had trouble locating in his four innings and it caught up to him in the fifth when the Warriors broke a scoreless tie with four runs.
Oxford                   000 000 2 – 2 4 0
Thompson            000 042 x – 6 8 0


Alexandria 8, Cleburne County 1: Lanie Dreyer had an RBI triple and two-run homer among her three hits and Rylee Gattis pitched a complete-game one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the game moved to Jacksonville State. The only hit Gattis allowed was Kendall Houston’s RBI single in the first inning and then she retired the last 20 batters she faced. Jordan Beason also had three hits for the Lady Cubs.
Alexandria          131 021 0 – 8 9 2
Cleburne Co.       100 000 0 – 1 1 4
Piedmont 9, Cedar Bluff 6: Grace Epperson, Armoni Perry, Reese Franklin and Karsyn Kirk drove in two runs apiece as the Lady Bulldogs opened a 9-1 lead and then held on as Cedar Bluff rallied for five in the seventh. Epperson was 2-for-3.
Cedar Bluff           000 100 5 – 6 8 2
Piedmont              004 320 x – 9 8 1

Spain Park 6, Oxford 1: Annabelle Widra opened the game with a leadoff trip and Maggie Daniel hit a two-out three-run double as Spain Park scored five in the first inning.

Widra also was sharp in the circle, striking out the first seven Lady Jackets hitters she faced and was perfect until hitting Sarah Howell with a pitch to open the fourth. Howell stole second and scored Oxford’s only run in Alex Howard’s double.

Widra finished with a two-hitter and 11 strikeouts. Oxford pitcher Emily Thrasher settled down after the rough first and allowed only four hits and one run with three strikeouts the rest of the way. — Brant Locklier

Spain Park           500 00 1 – 6 9 2
Oxford                  000 100 0 – 1 2 0

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