E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday roundup

Brother vs. brother decides Monday tennis match; also includes Tuesday’s golf, non-tournament baseball and softball 

By East Alabama Sports Today
There has been serious bragging rights around the Stacks household this week.
Older brother Braden edged younger brother Cainan, a first-year varsity player, 8-5 at No. 5 singles to give Faith Christian a 5-4 boys tennis victory over Donoho Monday at Anniston Country Club. Donoho rolled in the girls match 9-0.
The Faith boys trailed 2-1 coming out of doubles play, then won four of the six singles matches, capped the family feud, to win the match.
“They have not played each other until this match,” Faith coach Robbie Yarbrough said. “They are close as brothers, but both of them wanted to win.
“Neither of them knew their match was for the match. There was another match being played on the court beside them and we lost, which made the brothers’ match the deciding one.
“Braden had the lead, but Cainan fought back to make it close. They competed well, shook hands and went back to being brothers instead of opponents.”
In the girls match, Donoho piled up a 72-4 edge in games to remain undefeated.
“It was an exciting match,” Donoho coach Laurie Rigsby said. “We got to play some seventh-grade girls in our doubles matches and the boys match went down to No. 5 singles, where it was brother against brother.”
Faith 5, Donoho 4
No. 1 Cooper Montgomery (D) def. Josh Goode, 8-3
No. 2 Brodie Yarbrough (F) def. Jack Ballard, 8-3 
No. 3 Eli Mitchell (F) def. Zach Cater, 8-3
No. 4 Gavin Randall (F) def. Sam Ballard, 8-3
No. 5 Braden Stacks (F) def. Cainan Stacks, 8-5.
No. 6 Garrett Orth (D) def. Evan Smith (F) 9-7
No. 1 Montgomery-J. Ballard (D) defeated Goode-Yarbrough 8-4
No. 2 Mitchell-Randall (F) def. Cater-S. Ballard, 8-2
#No. 3 Stacks-Orth (D) def. Joshua Muse-Cameron Callaway 8-3
Donoho 9 Faith 0
No. 1 Claire Hillman (D) def. Megan Ford (F) 8-1
No. 2 Lily Grace Draper(D) def. Kassidy Nix (F) 8-0
No. 3 Emma Wiedmer (D) def. Lauren Holder (F) 8-1
No. 4 Virginia Hutto (D) def. Kelsey Brown (F) 8-0
No. 5 Mary Marshall Perry (D) def. Sarah Katz 8-0
No. 6 Clair Walker (D) def. Serenity Pate 8-0
No. 1 Weidmer-Harper Pumroy (D) def, Ford-Nix 8-1
No. 2 Blair Kitchen-Hutto (D) def. Holder-Brown 8-0
No. 3 Perry-Anne Harris (D) def. Katz-Pate 8-2


MONTGOMERY – The White Plains boys team finished fourth in the Blue-Gray Invitational.
The defending champion Wildcats shot a final-round 309 for a two-day total 616. Houston Academy won it (601), followed by first-round leader St. Paul’s (613) and Auburn (614).
Kenny Okins shot 74 for the second day in a row and finished tied for seventh individually (148). Anderw Miller and Wesley Jenkins both shot 75 and finished T-22 (154).
Top 5 Teams: Houston Academy 308-293—601; St. Paul’s 302-311—613; Auburn 316-298—614, White Plains 307-309-616, Mountain Brook 320-301—621.
Individual leaders: Grant Smith, Montgomery Cathlolic 66-74—140, Stephen Baker, St. Paul’s 68-75—143, Landon Wockenfuss, Thompson 74-70—144; Emmett Lee, Houston Academy 73-73—146, Seth Rogers, Tuscaloosa County 73-73—146, Hayden Carner, Spain Park 76-71—147, John Gaal, St. Paul’s 73-75—148, Kenny Okins, White Plains 74-74—148, Trent Trousdale, Huntsville 74-74—148.


Tuesday’s scores
Donoho at JCA, ppd.
Handley 5, Cleburne County 2
Spring Garden 10, Faith Christian 0
Spring Garden 10, Faith Christian 0: Landon Gowens pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout and he and Luke Welsh both hit third-inning homers in the area victory. Gowens’ homer came leading off the inning, while Welsh hit a three-run bomb. 


Tuesday’s scores
Cleburne County 6, Handley 1
Pleasant Valley 10, Saks 3
White Plains 11, Jacksonville 4
Cleburne County 6, Handley 1: Jayci Boozer pitched a seven-inning one-hitter with 18 strikeouts and drove in three runs to lead Heflin to its victory. Karley Boyd also homered for the winners. Boozer struck out the first 10 batters she faced and the only other base runner she allowed by a fourth-inning walk. The only hit she allowed was a solo homer by Alexis Henry with two outs in the seventh inning.
White Plains 11, Jacksonville 4: Lily Ponder and Callyn Martin both had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Lady Wildcats to an area victory. White Plains took a 5-3 lead with a three-run fifth capped by Martin’s RBI triple. The Lady Wildcats broke it open with a six-run sixth highlighted by Ponder’s two-run double. Ifinia Snider went 3-for-3 and Rebekah Gannaway homered for Jacksonville.

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