Fayette will travel to Oneonta to begin playoffs

Cooper Sanford tags the bag and makes the throw to first for a double play as Fayette County hosted Hamilton in area high school baseball action on April 15.

The Fayette Tigers entered its three game series last week against Hamilton knowing that the series would determine the Area 12 Champion. Unfortunately, Fayette lost two-of-three games and will have to travel to Oneonta this week as the area runner-up. On Tuesday, Fayette traveled to Hamilton and was defeated by the Aggies by a score of 9-4. Hamilton scored a run in the bottom of the first, but Fayette tied the game quickly at one in the top of the second.


Berry headed to playoffs as area champs

The Berry Wildcats posed for a picture after wrapping up the area title in baseball last week. Shown from left, front: Gabe Jones, Ty Hydrick, Brylar Greene, Johnathan Locke, Micah Nichols, Trace Deavours, Joel Gray, Hudson Naramore and Hunter Harrison. Back: Head Coach Connor Long, Colton Cunningham, Isaiah Kizzire, Tyler Lollar, Colton Abernathy, Andrew Lowery, Trace Nelson, Tanner Parr, Will Knight, Matthew Morrison and Assistant Coach Hunter Mims. Not pictured is Assistant Coach Caleb Hynds.

After wrapping up the area title last week, the Berry Wildcats cruised to a 11-5 baseball victory over Oakman. The Wildcats started its scoring early, as Isaiah Kizzire singled in a run, then two more runs scored on walks to Tanner Parr and Trace Deavours. Berry scored four more runs in the fifth inning, as Parr, Deavours and Trace Nelson picked up RBIs at the plate.

Hubbertville baseball finishes season

The Hubbertville Lions finished its 2021 baseball season with three games last week. Hubbertville beat Meek by the score of 19-14. Cade Fisher started the game on the mound for Hubbertville, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Carter Hollingsworth won the game in relief, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings. Brady Porter pitched the final inning for the Lions, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out three.

Fayette baseball wins two games over Haleyville

Colton McCaleb pitched a complete game against the Haleyville Lions on April 6.

The Fayette Tigers dropped the first of three games to Haleyville last week, before winning a doubleheader on Thursday to capture a huge area series win. On April 6, Fayette lost to the Lions by a score of 8-4. Colton McCaleb suffered the loss for the Tigers on the mound, allowing eight runs on nine hits in seven innings of work, McCaleb struck out eight batters. Kaleb Garrett picked up the win for Haleyville, surrendering seven hits and four runs with five strikeouts. Blake Johnson and Cooper Sanford led Fayette at the plate with two hits each.


Tigers defeat Lamar Co. 18-2

The Fayette Tigers used a big sixth inning to defeat the Lamar County Bulldogs 18-2. During the sixth inning, Blake Johnson, Drake Johnson, Cooper Sanford, Cole Holliman and Langston Strawbridge each had RBIs for the Tigers. Fayette scored 10 runs in the inning to put the game away for the Tigers. Colton McCaleb started the game on the mound for Fayette and allowed two runs on two hits in two innings of work.


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.