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Tuesday spring roundup: Faith’s Dodson hits for cycle in slugfest; Alexandria, Ohatchee, Piedmont earn baseball wins, Alexandria, Ohatchee win in softball 

Alexandria 7, Pleasant Valley 3
Ohatchee 13, Ashville 2
Faith Christian 21, Coosa Christian 11
Piedmont 6, Jacksonville 3
Hokes Bluff 21, Saks 3

By East Alabama Sports Today

Brodie Dodson hit for the cycle, Andrew Folsom homered and Faith Christian pounded 20 hits as a team in a 21-11 slugfest with Coosa Christian Tuesday.

Dodson, the Lions’ leadoff man, went 4-for-4 with a walk and four RBIs. He singled in the first, doubled and tripled in a 10-run third and homered to left centerfield in the fourth. He’s the first player to hit for the cycle in coach Jason Pahman’s two seasons as the Lions’ coach.

“That’s a huge feat,” Pahman said. “He’s got a real good eye for the baseball and has been swinging the bat fairly well lately. He had a good day.”

A lot of players had good days for the Lions, 4-0 for the first time in recent memory. Everybody in their lineup had at least one hit, one run and one RBI. Catcher Brady Whitworth went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs and third baseman Alex Almanza went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Designated hitter Kevin Emerson, making his season debut, was among four Lions with two hits and four with two RBIs. His first hit of the game was his first hit since he was 8.

“It was a pleasure to see him out there having fun,” Pahman said.

Coosa Christian           051     41 – 11 13 1
Faith Christian            53(10) 3x – 21 20 0
WP: Pahman. LP: Moore. 2B: Skaggs (C), Moore (C), Nelson (C), O’Bryant (C), Pahman (F), B. Whitworth 2 (F), Dodson (F), Almanza 2 (F). 3B: Dodson (F). HR: Skaggs (C), Millirons (C), Folsom (F), Dodson (F).

OHATCHEE 13, ASHVILLE 2: Devin Howell went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and pitched 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball to lead the Indians. He had RBI singles in the second and fourth innings and gave up four hits and struck out two on the mound. Jake Roberts had a pair of hits and Justin Powell had two RBIs. 

Ashville                000 02 –   2  5  4
Ohatchee              251 5x – 13  7  2
WP: Pesnell. LP: Bradley. 2B: Harris (A), Ennis (O).

PIEDMONT 6, JACKSONVILLE 3:Noah Reedy went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Austin Estes threw five strong innings on the mound to lead the Bulldogs.

Reedy and Jake Austin both delivered two-run singles in a four-run first inning that got the Bulldogs started. Estes made it stand on the mound, allowing five hits and an unearned run while striking out eight. He also delivered a pair of hits at the plate.

JaeTaj Morris, Dakoda Willingham and Coleman Oliver had two hits apiece for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville         001 000 2 – 3 9 5
Piedmont             400 002 x – 6 8 2
WP: Estes. LP: Salmon. 2B: Canales (J), Reedy (P).

ALEXANDRIA 7, PLEASANT VALLEY 3: Austin West had three doubles and Wesley Wright pitched five shutout innings in the Valley Cubs’ first victory of the season. West doubled home the Cubs’ first two runs in his first two at bats. Dalton McElroy had two extra-base hits for Pleasant Valley.

Pleasant Valley  000 003 0 – 3 5 2
Alexandria         103 201 x – 7 7 2
WP: Wright. LP: Almaroad. 2B: Cranmer (PV), McElroy (PV), West 3 (A). 3B: McElroy (PV).

Alexandria 10, Pleasant Valley 1
Ohatchee 5, Wellborn 0

ALEXANDRIA 10, PLEASANT VALLEY 1: The first four hitters in the Lady Cubs lineup were a combined 8-for-16 with Rylee Gattis and Addie Jennings each getting two RBIs. Gattis pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and one run.

OHATCHEE 5, WELLBORN 0: Kylee Barnes stifled the Wellborn bats in a five-hit complete-game shutout with 10 strikeouts. Anna Bryant had a big day at the plate for the Lady Indians with a double and triple. Alyssa Davis also had two hits for Ohatchee. Destiny Benefield was the only Wellborn hitter to solve Barnes, going 3-for-4.

Wellborn              000 000 0 – 0 5 2
Ohatchee              000 023 x – 5 6 0
WP: Barnes. LP: Lewis. 2B: Bryant (O). 3B: Bryant (O).

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