Tharptown’s Austin Bohannon pitched a no-hitter in the Wildcats’ 6-0 shut out of Colbert Heights. Photo by Bart Moss.
Tharptown’s Austin Bohannon pitched a no-hitter in the Wildcats’ 6-0 shut out of Colbert Heights. Photo by Bart Moss.

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Bohannon no-hits Colbert Heights

Published 2:41pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

By Bart Moss

For the FCT

Allen Bohannon pitched a no-hitter as the Tharptown Wildcats shut out the Colbert Heights Wildcats 6-0.

Bohannon, a senior, struck out 13 batters and walked four in the win.

“Allen did a much better job of locating today,” Tharptown coach Griffin Harris said.

“His first couple of starts he was leaving the ball up and getting hit. His velocity was better which led to him hitting his spots more frequently.”

Allen Gaston went two for two with four runs batted in. Kelby Hallmark had two hits and a stolen base.

John Staggs, Shawn Hines and Max Nolen had one hit each.

Tharptown town led 1-0 at the end of two innings. They extended their lead to 2-0 in the fourth. The Wildcats put the game away with a four-run fifth inning.

“Allen [Gaston] had two big hits for us tonight and Kelby [Hallmark] made some big defensive stops at critical times for us,” Harris said.

One of Hallmark’s big defensive plays came in the fifth inning where he tracked down an infield fly from shortstop to the second base area and made a diving catch.

“That catch by Kelby saved a run when the score was 2-0,” Harris said. “It killed their momentum.”


In other baseball action across the county:


Russellville 7, Hazel Green 5

The Russellville Golden Tigers made the most of six hits in a 7-5 victory over Hazel Green on Saturday.

Russellville scored three runs in the top of the first and four runs in the top of the seventh to get the win. The Golden Tigers never trailed in the game.

Jacob Green was the winning pitcher and recorded four strike outs. Green also netted three RBIs.

Baily Thompson recorded two hits in the game.


Russellville 6, James Clemons 3

The Russellville Golden Tigers used a five-run fifth inning to post a comeback win over James Clemons on Saturday.

Austin Bohannon struck out five in the win for the Golden Tigers.

Bailey Thompson had two RBIs in the game. Austin Kitterman and Zack Garrison each added one RBI.


Russellville 8, Decatur 5

The Russellville Golden Tigers topped Decatur in a back-and-forth affair. Russellville got on the board first with a two-run first inning. Decatur tied the game with a two-run third inning. The Golden Tigers responded in the bottom of half of the inning with two more runs to extend their lead to 4-2.

Decatur took a 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth inning scoring three runs. Again, Russellville responded in the bottom half of the inning scoring three runs and taking the lead for good.

Bailey Thompson had three hits in the game. Reed Smith had a hit also.

Russellville netted eight strike outs from two different pitchers. Aaron Jackson struck out five batters while Austin Bohannon struck out three batters.


Phil Campbell 8, Hamilton 4

Skylar Tackett was the winning pitcher as the Phil Campbell Bobcats defeated the Hamilton Aggies 8-4. Tackett pitched four innings and gave up only one run on three hits. He also struck out three and walked two.

Gage Roberson got the save by pitching three innings of relief and allowing no earned runs. He struck out one and allowed three hits and one walk.

Hamilton scored first with two runs in the third inning. The Bobcats would score six unanswered runs beginning with a four run fourth that would give Phil Campbell the lead for good.

Colton Baker had a double and two runs batted in. Payton Thomas had a double with three RBIs. Joe Hardy, Gage Roberson, and Bailey Motes each had an RBI singles.


Phil Campbell 11, Phillips 8

Phil Campbell defeated the Phillips Bears in a high scoring affair.

The Bobcats scored in five straight innings scoring two in the first inning, one in the second inning, two in the third inning, three in the fourth inning and three in the fifth inning.

Phillips scored two runs in the third inning and four runs in the seventh inning.

Jacob Anthony pitched three strong innings allowing no earned runs and striking out one. Blake Jones got the win pitching four innings and giving up two earned runs.

Ryan Scott went 1-4 with three runs batted in. Peyton Thomas was 3-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Gage Roberson had an RBI single. Colby Baker was 2-4 with two RBIs and four stolen bases. Jacob Anthony had two stolen bases and two RBIs. Joe Hardy had one hit and scored two runs.


Hackleburg 13, Phil Campbell 8

The Phil Campbell Bobcats fell to the Hackleburg Panthers 13-8. Bobcat pitchers gave up ten walks and eight hits in the game.

Hackleburg scored seven runs in the first three innings. The Bobcats were not able to capitalize on a five-run fifth inning; however, the Panthers scored six late-inning runs to win the game.

The Bobcats sent four pitchers to the mound. Eighth grader Peyton Thomas pitched most of the game. He threw 5 2/3 innings, struck out one and gave up three walks, five hits and two earned runs.

Thomas also went for 2-4 with one run and a stolen base. Jacob Anthony went 2-3 with a run and two RBIs. Ryan Scott got a hit and scored two runs. Gage Roberson had an RBI single.

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