E.A. Sports Today

Saturday sluggers

Faith Christian ties state record with 2 slams in an inning, White Plains wins shootout over Cleburne County, Piedmont uses big inning to down Alexandria, and more

Saturday’s baseball scores
Faith Christian 13-11, Talladega Co. Central 0-0
Munford 11, Donoho 0
Pell City 12, Jacksonville 3
Piedmont 13, Alexandria 3
White Plains 12, Cleburne County 11

By East Alabama Sports Today

PIEDMONT –Noah Reedy went 4-for-4, Max Hanson went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Piedmont used an eight-run third inning to erase an early deficit and fuel a 13-3 victory over Alexandria.

The Bulldogs sent 14 batters to the plate in their big inning. Hanson drove in three runs in the inning with a RBI single and two-run single. He was on base all five times he batted in the game.

Leadoff man Austin Estes and 3-hole hitter Noah Reedy also reached safely all five times they batted.

Jack Hayes started on the mound and worked the first 5 1/3 innings. He also delivered a two-run single in the sixth to walkoff the game.

Alexandria took a 2-0 lead in the first on Austin West’s RBI single and a run-scoring infield error. Aaron Johnson had two hits for the Valley Cubs. 

Faith Christian 13-11, Talladega Co. Central 0-0: The Lions tied a state record in the first game when Colton Pahman and Andrew Folsom hit grand slams in a 12-run third inning. The sweep extended the Lions’ winning streak to 10 games.

Folsom and Pahman hit 3-4 in Faith’s order, but Pahman hit his slam first, then the Lions batted around. They join seven other teams in the AHSAA record book with two grand slams in one inning, the most recent being Russell County – by the same player, Hunter Webb – against Jackson in the 2013 Class 5A playoffs.

“You kind of lost track that you had two in the same inning,” Faith coach Jason Pahman said. “It was a feat to see.”

Pahman had two hits and five RBIs in the nightcap.

“Colt has been on a tear for about the last month,” the Lions coach said. “He’s focused more on that part of his game this season and has really been driving runs in when needed.”

Will Smith pitched a one-hitter in the four-inning opener and Alex Almanza and Kash Sharma combined on a four-inning one-hitter in the nightcap. All 12 outs in the nightcap came via strikeout.

White Plains 12, Cleburne County 11: Josh Lindsey singled home Duke Barnett with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Wildcats the walk-off win after Cleburne County tied the game with four in the top of the inning.

The Wildcats looked to be in great shape after rallying for six in the sixth to take an 11-7 lead. They sent 10 batters to the plate. Carson Wright tripled home the tying run and Carson Tyree doubled home the final two runs of the inning.

The Tigers tied it in the seventh on Porter Embry’s two-run single and pushing across a pair of runs on bases-loaded hit batsmen.

Barnett and Lindsey both had three hits for White Plains and Miles Austin had three RBIs.

Munford 11, Donoho 0: Jayce Harris had three hits and three RBIs and was the last of three Lions pitchers to combine on a three-hit shutout.

Harris drove in the Lions’ first run with a first-inning single and a two-run double in the seventh. He also pitched the seventh, striking out two.

The Lions, who clinched a state playoff berth on Friday, broke open the game with a six-run fourth. Connor Morgan’s two-run double was the big blow.

To see a gallery of photos from this game, visit www.bjfranklin.smugmug.com

Pell City 12, Jacksonville 3: Jackson Sweatt drove in four runs and the Panthers opened a 9-1 lead after three innings. Jacoby Zackery went 3-for-3 and Grant Patterson drove in two runs for Jacksonville.

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