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Munford gives Lincoln lots to Ponder in baseball; Pleasant Valley softball ends weekend against 6A, 7A competition in Hoover with victory over Smiths Station

By East Alabama Sports Today

LINCOLN — Jonathan Ponder hit a grand slam and drove in six runs on the day, and Munford downed Lincoln 16-3 in Saturday’s high school baseball action.

Ponder was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. 

Munford also got two RBIs apiece from Trenten Stringfellow, B.J. Anderson and Lathan Stephens. Connor Fisher and Alex Petty each had a double. 

On the mound, Petty started and pitched the first four innings, allowing five hits, one earned run and two walks with four strikeouts.


PLEASANT VALLEY IN HOOVER: The Raiders have battled injuries and a rugged schedule early this season, and they went 1-2 in Hoover High’s tourney this weekend.

Pleasant Valley (4-6) lost to Helena 18-3 on Friday and Hoover 10-2 on Saturday but rebounded to finish with an 8-3 victory over Smiths Station.

Against Smiths Station, Lily Henry went 2-for-3 with a home run and double, two runs and three RBIs. She also pitched 6 2/3 innings, spreading out seven hits with three earned runs and five strikeouts.

Gracie Ward doubled and drove in two runs. Macey Roper, Madyson Cromer and Haylie Lee each drove in a run, and leadoff Rebekah Gannaway went 2-for-4 with two runs.

In other games, Gannaway had three hits and a run against Hoover, and Ward homered with three RBIs against Helena.

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