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Alexandria splits two baseball games at Tuscaloosa County; Piedmont softball reaches semifinals in tournament near Chattanooga

By East Alabama Sports Today

TUSCALOOSA — Ian Cartwright drove in four runs, and Alexandria beat Brookwood 15-8 on Saturday to gain a split of two games at Tuscaloosa County High School.

Tuscaloosa County beat Alexandria 14-4 in the other game.

While Cartwright struggled on the mound in a brief relief appearance in the Brookwood game, he went 2-for-5 with a run and four RBIs.

Aaron Johnson went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs.

Brodie Slaton, Seth Johnson and Eli Barnes each had three hits. Johnson drove in two runs, and Slaton and Barnes had one RBI apiece.

Joining Cartwright with two hits apiece were Ty Brown and Aiden Brunner. Brown had two RBIs and Brunner one.

Brown had two doubles. Seth Johnson, Evan Snow and Slaton had one apiece. 

Samuel Henegar had the best outing on the mound, striking out three of the four batters he faced in relief.

In the Tuscaloosa County game,  Snow went 2-for-3 with a run, and Slaton had a double and an RBI. Seth Johnson, Cartwright and Brunner had an RBI apiece.


PIEDMONT REACHES SEMIS: After winning two in the Hixson (Tenn.) High School tournament Friday, the Bulldogs went 1-2 Saturday, falling to Tennessee Class 2A state champion Alcoa 1-0 in the semifinals.

Piedmont had runners on second and third bases with two outs in the sixth inning, but Cacey Brothers grounded out. The game ended on time limit.

Cayla Brothers, Armoni Perry and Ava Pope each had one of Piedmont’s three hits in Alcoa game. Savannah Smith limited Alcoa to three hits and one earned run with two strikeouts in five innings.

Piedmont split two games earlier in the day, beating Ooltewah 13-0 and falling to Girls Prep School 8-6.

Against Ooltewah, Emma Grace Todd struck out eight of the nine batters she faced while pitching a perfect three innings.

Pope and Jenna Calvert and drove in three runs apiece. Pope hit a double.

Smith had a triple, two runs and an RBI. Jaycee Glover hit a double with a run and RBI.

Morgan Studdard drove in two runs. Cacey and Cayla Brothers had an RBI apiece.

Against GPS, Smith hit a solo home run. Sarah Goss and Cacey Brothers had two RBIs apeice, and Cayla Brothers had a single and RBI.

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