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By Joe Medley
East Alabama Sports Today

Class 5A, Area 12

At Alexandria
Lincoln 4, Central-Clay 2
Alexandria 13, Lincoln 1
Central-Clay vs. Lincoln, 4 p.m.
Alexandria vs. Central-Clay/Lincoln, 6 and 8 p.m.

–B4: Alexandria leads Lincoln 13-0.
–FINAL: Alexandria wins 13-1 to reach finals, clinch East Regional berth. Lincoln will play Central-Clay in elimination game Thursday at 4 p.m.

Class 3A, Area 10

At Piedmont
Piedmont 10, Saks 0
Wellborn 7, Weaver 5
Weaver 16, Saks 3
Winners’ bracket
Piedmont 13, Wellborn 0
Weaver 8, Welborn 4
Final round
Piedmont 11, Weaver 0

–FINAL: Armoni Perry’s grand slam puts an exclamation point in Piedmont’s 13-0 victory over Wellborn in the winners’ bracket final. Piedmont clinches an East Regional berth, will play Weaver-Wellborn winner in the finals next.

–T1: Wellborn scores two, leads Weaver 2-0.
–B1: Weaver pushes one across, trails 2-1.
–B2: Weaver scores four to lead 5-2.
–B3: Weaver leads 8-2.
–T4: Wellborn scores two runs to trim Weaver’s lead to 8-4.
–FINAL: WEAVER ELIMINATES WELLORN 8-4, clinches East Regional berth, Weaver’s first regional berth since 2017, and will play Piedmont in the area finals.


–B1: Savannah Smith RBI triple puts Piedmont up 1-0 on Weaver; Cacey Brothers sac fly makes it 2-0.
–B2: Jenna Calvert two-run triple puts Piedmont up 4-0; error on Brothers’ grounder scores another run … 5-0; double steal gets a run home … 6-0.
–B3: Sarah Goss RBI single and RBI double from Calvert make it 8-0.
–B4: Error on an Armoni Perry fly, followed by Cayla Brothers’ two-run homer, put Piedmont up 11-0.
–FINAL: Savannah Smith finishes off Piedmont’s second no-hitter of the tournament, and Piedmont wins area title, 11-0.

Class 3A, Area 11

At Hokes Bluff
Glencoe 11, Ohatchee 2
Glencoe 7, Hokes Bluff 4
Hokes Bluff 12, Ohatchee 5

Glencoe 15, Hokes Bluff 9

–B4: Ohatchee leads Hokes Bluff 4-3.
–T6: Hokes Bluff leads 5-4.
–T7: Hokes Bluff leads Ohatchee 12-4.

Class 2A, Area 9

At Pleasant Valley
Woodland 11, Ranburne 0
Woodland 15, Pleasant Valley 7
Pleasant Valley 18, Ranburne 3

Pleasant Valley 6, Woodland 5
Pleasant Valley 15, Woodland 13

–T1: PV, Woodland are scoreless.
–B1: PV leads Woodland 2-0.
–B5: PV leads Woodland 5-3.
–T6: PV still lead 5-3.
–FINAL: Rebekah Gannaway hits walk-off double, and Pleasant Valley wins 6-5, must beat Woodland again to win area.

Game 2
–B1: Gannaway solo homer puts PV up 1-0, but Woodland ties it with Crenshaw solo homer. It’s 1-1.
–T3: Lily Henry RBI double puts PV up 2-1; Cromer RBI double makes it 3-1; Gracee Ward hits a two-run double … 5-1; throwing error on Sydney Beason grounder makes it 6-1.
–B3: Woodland gets a run, trims PV lead to 6-2.
–T4: Gannaway hits a three-run bomb … 9-2.
–Thru 5: Still 9-2, PV.
–B6: Woodland pushes two across, trails 9-4.
–T7: PV gets an error-aided run, 10-4, Raiders.
–Just getting back to this after postgame interviews from my game and driving back home. PV WINS 15-13 to clinch area title. Raiders and Woodland advance to next week’s East Regional.

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