E.A. Sports Today

Monster night

Four Monsters homer, and three pitchers combine for a shutout as Choccolocco Monsters shut out Gainesville GolDiggers on the road.

By East Alabama Sports Today

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Former Oxford standouts Trey Higgins and Hayes Harrison, Jacksonville State transfer Rashad Robinson and Jake Goolsby homered as the Choccolocco Monsters blanked the Gainesville GolDiggers 7-0 in Monday’s Sunbelt League action.

Goolsby hit a solo shot in the sixth inning to make it 3-0, and Higgins’ solo shot made it 4-0 in the seventh.

Robinson’s solo home run made it 5-0 in the eighth, and Harrison hit a two-run shot in the ninth.

Harrison has three home runs on the season. Robinson and Goolsby each have two home runs, and Higgins hit his first.

William Tarpley, Harris Burns and Grainger West combined for the shutout, spreading out eight GolDigger hits. Tarpley allowed five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in a six-inning start. Burns allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings of relief, and West closed, allowing two hits with a strikeout in the ninth.

The Monsters (6-2) will play at Gainesville on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

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