Tatum Dean and Robert Adams each had three RBIs to lead Trinity to a 2-1, 6-5 sweep of Gordo in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs on Saturday.
The defending state champion Wildcats (25-7) will travel to Sipsey Valley in the second round.
Dean was 3-for-6 and Adams was 2-for-6, including a two-run homer in the third inning of the second game. Trace Johnston had three hits and a RBI. Brock Stevens and Zach Reid were the winning pitchers.
Montgomery Aca. 11,
Hale County 10
MOUNDVILLE – Jimmy Massey hit a two-out, two-strike single to snap a 10-10 tie in the seventh inning and lift the Eagles (17-11) to a second-round berth in Class 2A.
MA last reached the second round in 2007, the last year it was in the postseason.
Massey had two hits and three RBIs. He was also the winning pitcher, giving up a run in the top of the seventh. Scott Simmons was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Jackson Muller scored four runs.
MA plays at Prattville Christian on Friday.
Alabama Christian 2-7,
Ricky Solar threw a five-hitter and struck out four to cap ACA’s Class 4A sweep. Hudson Pugh was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
In Game 1, Solar, and Michael Taylor each had two hits.Winning pitcher Chandler Taylor gave up no earned runs on four hits, striking out eight.
ACA (23-11) will host Charles Henderson in the second round on Friday.
East Memorial 1-2
Preston Anderson had two hits, four runs scored and three RBIs as Eastwood (12-12) completed a sweep and advanced to the second round of the AISA Class AA playoffs.
Also in Game 2, Manning Russell had four RBIs. Daniel Johnson had four hits and three runs scored. Elijah Owen had four hits and two RBIs. Joel Johnson had two runs scored and three RBIs. Jesse Jones had three runs scored. Owen gave up an earned run on a hit, striking out three in six innings.
Anderson and Charles Rhodes drove in Eastwood’s runs in Game 1. Winning pitcher John Wright gave up a run on five hits, striking out five.
CECIL – Ash Searle threw a no-hitter and struck out 10 to help the Knights (22-12) complete a sweep in the AISA Class AAA playoffs.
In Game 2, Josh Albritton was 4-for-4. Will Graham added three hits. In Game 1, Peyton Whittle had three hits. Britton Jones gave up two hits. Macon-East plays at Monroe Academy at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Fort Dale Academy 15-4,
Bessemer Academy 4-3
BESSEMER – The Eagles (15-10) will play at Lee-Scott at 2 p.m. Thursday in the second round of the AISA Class AAA playoffs.
In Game 1, Fort Dale’s Ryan Burkett was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Chase Whiddon was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dylan Jones had three hits and a RBI. James Burkett had two hits and drove in a run. Ryan Burkett (6-3) struck out five in six innings.
In Game 2, Whiddon was 2-for-2 with a RBI. Chip Taylor (5-2) threw two scoreless innings.
Charles Henderson 3-20,
Brewbaker Tech 1-1
TROY – Houston Mabray was the winning pitcher in Game 1, striking out 11 in seven innings. CHHS’s Chase Smart had an RBI double Tripp Blackmon, Joey Denison and Morgan Shaver had singles.
The Trojans had 18 hits in Game 2. Eleven players had a hit and 12 drove in a run. CHHS scored nine in the fourth and 10 in the sixth inning.
Hunter Baggott was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Smart was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Blackmon and Denison both were 2-for-4 with three RBIs. John Johnson was 2-for-4 with two
Blackmon picked up the win, striking out five and allowing two hits over six innings.
Brew Tech did not report its players’ statistics.
Charles Henderson (32-3) plays at Alabama Christian in the second round on Friday.
Geneva 9-6,Catholic 6-7
Blake Johnson scored the tying run and Matt Brooks scored the winning run in the top of the seventh to keep the Knights alive in Game 2. Johnson went 2-for-3 with three runs scored Kyle Berher had two RBIs. Chase Forshey threw 32/3 innings in relief of Dean Rodopoulos to get the win.
Greg Rickels went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Blayne Spigner had an RBI in the Knights’ Game 1 loss.
Catholic (15-15) hosts the final at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Elmore County 4-2
BEAUREGARD – Beauregard’s Hank Scott struck out nine and went 1-for-2 with an RBI in Game 1. Ashley Campbell went 3-for-4 with a double.
Jesse Coleman had 10 strikeouts and went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in Game 2. Peyton Williams went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
— From staff reports