E.A. Sports Today

Lions fall out

Faith Christian drops a pair of five-inning games in its first playoff appearance in nine seasons, Munford swept at Bibb County

Thursday’s playoff scores
Sumiton Christian 12-24, Faith Christian 1-2
Sweet Water 9-13, Pleasant Home 0-1
Winterboro 16-17, Keith 11-3
Leroy 12-15, Geneva County 2-0
Opp 11-18, Flomaton 1-0
Trinity Presbyterian 21-16, Southside-Selma 0-0
Class 4A
American Christian at Oak Grove
Bibb County 3-14, Munford 0-1
Class 5A
Corner 7-13, Ramsay 2-3
Class 6A
Chilton County 6-5, Hueytown 4-3
Minor 1-6, Gardendale 4-5, Game 3 Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Mortimer Jordan 0-6, Jasper 3-3, Game 3, Friday, 4:30 p.m.

Friday’s playoff schedule
(All doubleheaders)
Meek at Donoho, 2 p.m.
Ohatchee at Childersburg, 4:30 p.m.
Alexandria at John Carroll, 5 p.m.
Arab at Oxford, 5 p.m.
Jacksonville at Curry, 5 p.m.
Saks at Piedmont, 5 p.m.

By East Alabama Sports Today

SUMITON – Faith Christian’s first trip to the state baseball playoffs in nine years after an historic season was a short stay.

The Lions took a 20-win regular-season record into the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs Thursday, but lost two five-inning games to Sumiton Christian 12-1 and 24-2.

Sumiton jumped on them early in both games and coasted. The Eagles scored five runs in each of the first two innings of the first game and, taking advantage of 13 Faith errors, had two seven-run innings and a nine-run eruption in the nightcap.

The Lions were held to four hits in the first game and two in the second. Brodie Dodson had two hits in the first game.

They scored a run in the third inning of the first game on Brady Whitworth’s RBI single and two in the first inning of the nightcap when the Eagles misplayed Alex Almanza’s two-out fly to right.

Sumiton’s Josh Allred went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in the opener and went 4-for-5 with four RBIs in the nightcap. Jordan Robertson drove in three runs in the first game and Ashton Whiten drove in four in the second.

Sumiton Christian 12, Faith Christian 1
Faith                       001 00  –   1    4   5
Sumiton                 550 2x  – 12  12  2
WP: Griffin Myers. LP: Brodie Dodson. 2B: Brodie Dodson (F), Griffin Myers 2 (S), Yancey Young (S), Tyler Ingle (S), Josh Allred (S). HR: Josh Allred (S).

Sumiton Christian 24, Faith Christian 2
Sumiton                 710 79  –  24  12  1    
Faith                       200 00  –    2    2  13
WP: Tyler Ingle. LP: Alex Almanza. 2B: Griffin Myers (S), Austin Hubbard (S), Tyler Ingle 2 (S), Josh Allred (S). 3B: Brady Whitworth (F).

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