County baseball and softball round-upPublished 2:28pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Bart Moss
For the FCT
Phil Campbell 5, Lamar County 4
The Phil Campbell Bobcats used a 10th inning misplay in the outfield to set up a Blake Jones RBI single to win the game in extra innings. Lamar County hit a three-run home run in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead on the Bobcats. Phil Campbell got things going in the fourth inning when Joe Hardy reached on an error. Peyton Thomas followed with a double. The Bulldogs walked Skylar Tackett to load the bases. Hardy scored when Colton Baker was hit by a pitch. Thomas later scored on a sacrifice fly by Colby Baker to make the score 4-2 Lamar County. In the final inning of regular play, Jones led off with a single. He was advanced on a fielder’s choice. Ryan Scott reached base on a Lamar County error and Bailey Motes, who reached on the fielder’s choice, scored on a wild throw to third base. Hardy tied the game with a clutch RBI double to score Scott.
Colbert County 13, Tharptown 12
In a high-scoring affair, the Tharptown Wildcats and Colbert County Indians went to an extra inning with the score tied 12-12. The Indians won the game in the eighth inning. Tharptown led the Indians 9-4 before Colbert County exploded with a seven-run fifth inning to take the lead 11-9. The Wildcats regained the lead with one run in the bottom of the fifth and two runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 12-11. Once again Tharptown could not hold onto the lead giving up the game-tying run in the top of the seventh. Shawn Hines went 3-5 with three RBIs. Tristan Smith went 2-5 with two RBIs. Alan Bohannon went 3-3. John Staggs went 2-4. Max Nolen went 2-5.
Tharptown 11, Phil Campbell 3
The Tharptown Wildcats scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 6-0 lead over the Phil Campbell Bobcats. It was all they would need to secure the victory. The Bobcats scored their only three runs in the top of the fourth. The Wildcats added five insurance runs in the fifth and sixth inning. John Staggs went 2-4 with three RBIs. Max Nolen went 2-4 with two RBIs. Mike Rice went 1-4 with three RBIs. Kelby Hallmark went 2-5. Riley Nolen went 2-4. Alan Bohannon went 2-3.
Red Bay 3, Hackleburg 0
Red Bay scored three runs on three hits in a 3-0 shutout win over Hackleburg. The Tigers scored one in the first and two in the fourth in route to the victory. Blake Hester had a hit for Red Bay and Chandler Allen had an RBI. Houston McKinney struck out five in the win.
Red Bay 5, Hackleburg 4
Red Bay scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and one run in the bottom of the fifth inning. It was enough to fight off a pesky Hackleburg team in the 5-4 win. Troy Borden struck out five in the win. Fred Nethery had two RBIs.
Tharptown 9, Phillips 2
A seven-run fifth inning led the Tharptown Lady Wildcats to a blowout victory of the Phillips Bears. The Wildcats opened up a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Phillips responded with one run in the fourth and one run in the fifth to tie the game.
Morgan George led the way with three RBIs. Shelby Palmer added two RBIs on two hits. Rachel Love also added two hits. Palmer was dominant from the pitcher’s circle with 12 strikeouts.
Belgreen 6, Vina 2
The Belgreen Lady Bulldogs overcame a 2-1 lead over the Vina Red Devils to win 6-2. Kaycee Wilson scored Belgreen’s first run on a sacrifice fly by Abby Hester giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Vina answered when Hannah Baggett scored in the third inning. The Red Devils took the lead in the fourth on two doubles by Morgan Davis and Anna Belle Upton. With two outs in the top of the sixth, Belgreen’s Allyson Bragweel singled and scored on an RBI double by Cortny Williams to tie the game 2-2. Hester and Shellie Barber each had RBI singles scoring Cammie Terrell and Anna Humphres. Laken Bragwell followed up with a two RBI single. Bragwell struck out nine in the game.