Fayette baseball wins two-of-three games

Langston Strawbridge is shown pitching against Hubbertville in a game played earlier this season.

Due to spring break and the recent rainy weather, the Fayette Tigers baseball team played only three games the past two weeks. Fayette won two of the games and lost one. On Thursday, March 18, Fayette traveled to Sulligent and defeated the Blue Devils by a score of 6-2. The Tigers led 2-1 until Sulligent tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning when a run scored on an error. Fayette sealed the victory in the top of the seventh, as Drake Johnson hit a three-run double. The Tigers added another run in the inning to capture the 6-2 win.


Berry baseball wins one, loses one

The Berry Wildcats baseball team defeated Marion County on Saturday, March 13 by the score of 4-2. Berry broke a two-two tie in the bottom of the fifth inning as Johnathan Locke hit into a ground out, driving in the lead run. Trace Nelson started the game at pitcher for the Wildcats. He allowed only two runs on six hits and struck out four in 6 2/3 innings of work to record the victory. Hunter Harrison, Matthew Morrison, Isaiah Kizzire, Tyler Lollar and Nelson each had a hit during the game for the Wildcats.


Lions place second in NAC Baseball Tournament

The Hubbertville Lions finished second in the NAC Baseball Tournament held last week. In the semifinal game against Hackleburg, the Lions won by a score of 5-2. Gage Key was the starting pitcher, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing no hits while striking out 11 batters to record the win. Tanner McGough pitched the final 2 2/3 innings in relief and also allowed no hits. T.J. Keeton had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run. Carter Hollingsworth had a RBI, and Grayson Sullivan had a hit for the Lions.

Tigers split games for week

The Fayette Tigers baseball team won two and lost two games last week. Fayette defeated the Winfield Pirates 6-2 in a game played on March 9. The game started out as a pitchers’ duel before Fayette put the game away late to take the win. Colton McCaleb, Landon Lowe, Blake Johnson and Drake Johnson each had hits to lead the Tigers at the plate. Lowe also started the game on the mound for the Tigers, allowing only three hits and one run in four innings of work.

Hub baseball has tough week

Hubbertville played South Lamar on March 8 and was defeated by the score of 20-10. Cade Fisher was the starting pitcher for the Lions, allowing five hits and six earned runs in three innings of work. Greyson Key pitched 2/3 of an inning, and surrendered four earned runs on three hits. Carter Hollingsworth pitched 2 1/3 innings for Hubbertville, and allowed three earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Gage Alexander led Hubbertville at the plate with two hits, a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored. Gage Key scored two runs for the Lions during the game.


Fayette Tigers win four games during week

Landon Lowe is shown pitching for the Tigers. Also shown is Langston Strawbridge playing third base.

The Fayette Tigers continued its strong start for the year, winning all four games that the team played during the week. In a classic pitchers’ duel, the Tigers defeated Gordo 2-1.
Gordo scored its run during the first inning, then was shut down at the plate for the remainder of the game. Colton McCaleb pitched for Fayette, allowing only one run on three hits in seven innings of work. He struck out seven batters and walked only one to pick up the victory. Walt Tucker led the Tigers at the plate, collecting three hits in three at bats.


Bevill State opens 2021 baseball season

Baker Wilson is shown pitching for Bevill.

The Bevill State Community College Bears opened its 2021 baseball season with a two-game series played in Florida. In the first game, Bevill State was defeated by St. Johns River College 8-5. The Bears scored its five runs all in the sixth inning of the game. Nick Pounders, Jackson Elkins and Braxton Knight drove in the runs for Bevill during the game. Jacob Hill suffered the loss for the Bears, allowing three hits and four runs in 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four batters.


Hubbertville defeats Hackleburg 10-9

Carter Hollingsworth is shown fielding a ground ball at second base.

Hubbertville defeated Hackleburg on March 4 by the score of 10-9. Jagger Youngblood was two-for-two at the plate with two RBIs. Tanner McGough had two hits and scored a run.
Gage Key, Gage Alexander and Cade Fisher each scored two runs for the Hubbertville Lions.
Key started the game at pitcher and picked up the win for Hubbertville. Key allowed three earned runs on two hits, while striking out eight batters.


Lights shine on Hubbertville’s ‘Field of Dreams’

Pictured is the Hubbertville baseball field during its home opener.

The revival of baseball as an organized sport began in Hubbertville in 1991, as the Hubbertville Community Park was established. However, it would be decades later when the baseball dreams started becoming reality on the school level. The true spirit of the Hubbertville community shined through the history of the baseball program and the establishment of the school baseball field.