South Alabama Spring Roundup: No. 1 Mobile Christian and Bayshore Christian continue to win
Top-ranked Mobile Christian improved to 15-3 overall last week with a double sweep at Class 7A Fairhope.
The defending 4A champions won 7-2, 5-1.
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In Game 1, Kelly Lanier (3-0) pitched a full game and allowed 4 hits and a pair of earned runs. He walked one and struck out 3. Ty Mancha and Zane Stokes homered, and Brodie Hinton tripled.
In Game 2, Camden Diamond (5-0) went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run. He allowed 2 hits and struck out 11. He scored 4 walks. Hinton, Grant Jay and Charlie Keller homered.
Bayshore sweeps Millry
Streed Crooms and John Malone launched the No. 1 Bayshore Christian Class 1A ahead of Millry last week.
The Eagles won 6-2, 10-5.
In Game 1, Crooms went 7 innings and allowed 4 hits with 1 walk. Cole Dean led the way on offense with 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Jace Jones and John Malone each had a hit and an RBI.
Malone pitched 5 innings in Game 2. He struck out 8 with only 1 walk and allowed 5 hits. Mikael Bryant got the save and struck out the team in the seventh inning. Malone also had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Bryant had 2 hits and 3 RBIs and Dean added 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Jack Malone had 2 hits.
Bayshore improved to 12-3.
Saraland wins 2 out of 3 from Faith
Class 6A No. 2 Saraland has won two games in its three-game series with defending state champion Faith Academy.
The Spartan won the first game 4-1, dropped the middle game 8-7 and won game 3 7-5.
In Game 1, Bryson Goff (4-1) pitched a complete play, three-hit shutout. He struck out 8 hits. CJ Mack had 2 hits and Santae McWilliams had a brace and a run scored. The Spartans scored 3 on a misplayed ball that Trevor Pope hit deep left.
In game two, Faith scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh. The winning run was scored when Slade Sullivan was hit by a pitch. Dusty Johns hit a three-run homer for the Rams, and Colton Wood added 2 hits and an RBI. Garrett Phillips, Mathew Milner and CT Englebert had 2 each for Saraland. Santae McWilliams had 3 hits for the Spartans. Trae McDonald took the win.
In the final, Evan Hilliard pitched 5 innings to take the win with 7 ks. Michael Harvey deserved the stoppage. Englebert had 2 hits including a triple, Mathew Milner had 2 hits and a double. Faith Academy was led by Wood with 2 hits and Ryan Mills with 2 RBIs.
Saraland (19-4) will host Citronelle at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Routs of Saint-Luc Orange Beach
St. Luke’s scored 11 runs in the third inning and earned a 17-1 win over Orange Beach.
Turner Tillman and Kyle Eddington each had 2 hits for the Wildcats. Jackson Tapscott and Parker Jackson each had 3 RBIs.
Jake Neutze pitched all 5 innings for the win. He allowed 4 hits and struck out 9.
The Makos defeated St. Luke’s 13-8 earlier in the week. Grant Bilbo led 4 points and Hayden Barber and Parker Rumley led 2 each. Neutze was 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs for St. Luke’s.
Gulf Shores is rolling
Gulf Shores went 3-1 on the week. The Dolphins beat Saint Viator, Illinois, 15-4, lost to Pensacola Catholic 9-7, and beat Mortimer Jordan 4-2 and UMS-Wright 10-8.
In the win over Saint Viator, junior receiver Dom Maldet went 2-for-2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Joesph Stephens and Colby Franklin each had 2 hits.
On Friday, the Dolphins were led by Marc Stephens (3 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs). Thrasher Steed went five innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven.
Case Hager pitched Gulf Shores ahead of Mortimer Jordan. He went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. He removed 6.
Against UMS, the Dolphins had 10 hits. Colby Franklin had 3 hits and Stephens 2. Stephens took the win. Sutton Snypes had a big day at the plate for UMS. He drove in 6. Jansen Graham had 3 hits and Jackson Williford and Olin Ward had 2 hits apiece.
Logan Norris propels UMS-Wright
Logan Norris had 3 hits as UMS-Wright beat Mortimer Jordan 9-5.
The Bulldogs scored 4 runs in the first and 3 in the fifth. Cole Blaylock and Olin Ward added 2 hits each. Jackson Williford had 3 RBIs and Matthew Hedge added 2. Sutton Snypes (4-2) pitched 5 innings for the win. He allowed 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 5.
On Monday, UMS defeated Alma Bryant 5-4. The Bulldogs are now 8-8 overall. Cole Blaylock’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored the winning run. Olin Ward (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. Will Jordan had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. UMS will be in Satsuma at 6 p.m. Thursday.
St. Paul’s ends the week unbeaten
St. Paul’s went 3-0 for the week, beating Bayshore Christian 16-1, Elberta 9-4 and McGill 17-1.
In the win over Bayshore, Grade 8 student Ava Voris threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts. She also drove in 3 races. Against Elberta, sophomore Madeline Howard took the win with 6 strikeouts in 5 innings of relief. Emma Penn was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Junior Caroline McLendon took the win over McGill, striking out 15. She also went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, 5 RBIs, 3 runs scored and one stolen base. Kyndal Raines was 3 for 5 with 4 runs scored.
The Saints are 8-9 overall. They will face defending state champion and current No. 2 Satsuma at home at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Brantley improves his record
Brantley went 3-2 last week to improve to 12-5 overall.
Anna Parker Little was 7 for 15 with a brace, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
AC Free was 5 for 11 with a brace, a home run, 6 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
Sheonte Barginere was 7 for 17 with 3 doubles, a home run, 7 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
Kaylee Navarre pitched 24.1 innings, went 3-2 and struck out 43.
Baldwin County dominates Saraland
Emma Weatherford and Mary Kinsley Reed each homered as Baldwin County beat Saraland 4-1.
Madelyn McKinley also had an RBI double.
Madilyn Byrd was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run on 1 hit. She struck out 17 and walked 1.
Fairhope Farm Foley
Ryley Harrison homered and Hailey Minchew went 3-for-3 as Fairhope beat Foley 18-0.
Johnson allowed only one hit and struck out 6 in 6 innings. Lindsey Justice pitched the final inning.
Bailey Wiggins (2 for 2), Jesslyn Gordon (2 for 3, 2 RBI), Johnson (2 for 3, 2 RBI) and Mia Gates (3 for 3, 4 RBI) also fueled the offense.
Daphne wins 5 of 7 matches
Daphne went 5-1-1 last week. The Trojans beat Foley (12-0), St. James (6-4), Orange Beach (16-5), St. Martin (12-2) and Maplesville (6-2). They lost to Mobile Christian (6-3) and tied Mary G. Montgomery (2-2).
For the week, Jasmine Rogers batted .500 with 6 singles, 2 doubles, 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored. Abby Johnson batted .478 with 3 singles, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 12 RBIs and 7 runs scored. Taylor Hunt hit .421 with 5 singles, 2 doubles, 1 grand slam, 10 RBI and 8 runs scored. Liv Mitchell also hit a grand slam and added 8 RBIs.
Three pitchers – Hannah Newport, Ava Wilkinson and Megan Bedinger – combined in the circle for the week, collectively maintaining a 1.105 ERA and giving up 6 earned runs in 7 games.
Newport took the wins over Foley, Orange Beach and St. Martin. Wilkinson picked up a win over St. James and suffered the loss to Mobile Christian despite giving up earned runs. Megan Bedinger took the win over Maplesville.
The Trojans improved to 27-5-1.
UMS-Wright crushes McGill
UMS improved to 12-8 with a 6-3 victory over McGill-Toolen.
The UMS singles winners were Jerrick Phan, Stephens Ashbee, Jay Murray and Charley Piggott. The doubles winners were Phann and Ashbee and Murray and Piggott.
UMS takes on Hartselle on Tuesday at Copeland-Cox.
Montgomery Academy closes St. James
Montgomery Academy Eagles defeated St. James 9-0 at the McLemore Tennis Center on the MA campus.
Whit Davis, Charlie Hill, Guy Hughes, John Alford, Jackson Brown and Gaines Freeman have won singles matches. Davis and Hughes, Hill and Ron Sharma, and Alford and Jackson Brown won doubles matches.
The Eagles (12-1) will host Trinity Presbyterian School this afternoon.
Foley beats rival Daphne
Anna Beth Korhonen and Emma Korhonen scored as Foley beat Daphne 2-1 to secure a playoff spot. The Lions are now 14-0-1 overall.
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