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G.W. Long withstands late rally from Ariton - Dothan Eagle: Sports

G.W. Long withstands late rally from Ariton

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Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:40 pm

SKIPPERVILLE – G.W. Long’s Garrett Davis got two straight strikeouts to end an Ariton threat in the seventh and preserve a 6-5 Rebel win over the Purple Cats in a Class 2A, Area 4 game Tuesday night.

Long improved to 17-8 overall, 3-0 in area play. Ariton fell to 13-8 and 3-2.

The Rebels led 6-4 going into the seventh, but Ariton loaded the bases off a single, an error and an intentional walk. A catcher’s interference with Jacob Peters at the plate forced in a run and kept the bases loaded with one out.

However, Davis got two strikeouts to end it.

Ariton took a 2-0 lead in the first on a Josh Bell two-run homer, but the Rebels tied it on a two-run error in the bottom half.

The Purple Cats went up 4-2 with a bases loaded walk to Cody Wallace and a RBI single by Blake Stevens.

Long scored on a balk to cut it to 4-3 then Davis unloaded a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, giving the Rebels a 5-4 lead. A Josh Rogers squeeze plated Caleb Coaker in the fifth for Long.

Davis picked up the win, pitching 5 2/3 innings of relief and giving up just two hits and an unearned run. He struck out 11 and had one walk, which was intentional.

Offensively, Coaker had two hits, one a double, Davis hit his homer and Trey Walding had a double to spark the Rebels.

Stevens had two singles with one RBI and Bell had a two-run homer to pace Ariton.

Bainbridge (Ga.) 2, Northview 1: Jake Goodson’s sacrifice fly with one out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Bearcats the win over the Cougars.

The sac fly came on a 3-2 pitch after Goodson fouled off three straight quality pitches from Cougar pitcher Jordan Tharpe.

Bainbridge left-handed pitcher Tate Lambert pitched a no-hitter, striking out nine and allowing just a walk and a hit batter, though the walk and hit batter contributed to the Cougar run.

Jeremiah Summerford walked and Turner Vincent was hit by a pitch then Tharpe sacrificed, pushing runners to second and third. Ben Swicord’s sacrifice scored Micah Butler, a courtesy runner for Summerford.

Tharpe was a tough-luck loser, scattering nine hits and giving up just two runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four.

Providence Christian 11, Cottonwood 1: Providence pitcher Steven Miller scattered six hits and struck out four and the Eagles scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Phillip Blackmon went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for the Eagles (9-14), who improved to 3-0 in area play. Matthew Williams was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in that pivotal fourth-inning rally, which started with the game tied 1-1.

Quinton Snellgrove was 2-for-4 and drove in a run. Chet Sowell was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Paul Peterson also had two hits.

Slocomb 12, Ashford 4: Chad Peacock had three hits and Cody Santora ripped two doubles and drove in a run for the visiting Red Tops (15-7).

Bailey Jones had a two-run single for Slocomb. Santora earned the win on the mound, giving up four runs in four innings and striking out four batters. Reliever Cody Hatcher gave up one hit and struck out seven in three innings of work.

Wicksburg 10, Samson 0: Cody Lee pitched a five-inning two-hit shutout with five strikeouts as Wicksburg (8-9, 2-1) won the Class 2A, Area 4 game.

Trey McNeal had two singles and drove in three runs and Cody Smith had three hits, including a RBI double. Bryce Paulson added two singles.

Rehobeth, Opp split: Opp defeated Rehobeth 3-2 in the opener, but Rehobeth won the second game 13-9

For Rehobeth, Seth Arroyo had a double and RBI in the opener. In the second game, Wyatt Browning had three hits, one a double, and drove in two runs and Hunter Powers and Norman Metz had two hits each.

Tyler Davis was the winning pitcher in the second game.

Geneva County 8, Kinston 0: Landon Lindsey and Trent Simmons combined on a one-hit shutout and Remington Fowler and Forrest Ryals provided the offensive punch for Geneva County (16-6, 3-0).

Lindsey, the winning pitcher, went six innings and struck out seven and allowed the hit in the second inning. Simmons pitched the seventh and had one strikeout, though he hit two batters.

Fowler and Ryals both had two singles and drove in two runs. Kenneth Daniels had a single and RBI for Geneva County.

Corey Lashley had a single for the lone hit for Kinston (3-12, 0-3).

Pike Liberal Arts 14, Macon-East 13: Dustin Newman’s sacrifice fly scored Robert Benton in the bottom of the seventh to give the Patriots (17-6, 4-0) the win.

Tullie Everett, the last of four Pike pitchers, was the winning pitcher. Offensively, Chandler Avant, John Stephen Grice, Brian Adams and Benton all had multiple hits and Myles Loving added a solo homer for the Patriots.

Lakeside 10 Ashford 5: Drew Price and Kyle Morris both went 2-for-4 and Andrew King, Brody Thomasson, and Reid Potthoff were all 1-for-3 to lead Lakeside (13-7, 4-0).

Max Winkleblack got the win, throwing four innings and striking out two.

For Ashford Academy (7-9, 1-2), Jon-Jon Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in and JoJo Seale was 2-for-4.

Lakeside’s game at home against Abbeville Christian has been moved up a day to today due to incoming weather.

Abbeville Christian 14, Northside Methodist 5: Kyle Helms went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in to lead ACA (7-4), which benefited from a lot of walks and errors. Nathan Volf earned the win in relief for the Generals.

Jackson Smith and Nick Manzella had a double each to lead Northside.

Varsity softball

Northview 10, Auburn 4: Lexie Lee had three hits and Northview scored two runs in the first, two in the second and four in the third.

The Cougars (9-13) got a complete game from pitcher Lindsay Massey. She scattered 10 hits and gave up three earned runs, but struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter.

Northview got 12 hits as a team. Angela Buie and Amaya Myhand each had two singles and two RBIs. Taylor Ross added an RBI single. Massey, Brooke Lee, Lydia Blount and Anna Katherine Senn added the other hits.

Kinston 9, Zion Chapel 0: Alyssa Caver, Lexi Harrison and Chelbie Fuller combined on a four-hit shutout and Breeann Biddle and Emily Mock both homered to power Kinston.

Caver worked the first three innings and picked up the win. Harrison pitched two innings and Fuller the final inning. Caver had the only strikeout.

Biddle delivered a three-run homer and a single and Mock had a solo home run and a double for Kinston (13-7). Anna Elmore, Madison Weeks and Harrison had two singles each.

Shelby Sorrells had a double to highlight Zion Chapel’s four hits.

Ariton 12, Samson 0: Callie Reeder and Kaylee Himes combined on a three-hit shutout and Hannah Peters and Shelby Windham supplied most of the offense for Ariton (11-10-1).

Reeder, the winning pitcher, allowed just two hits and struck out two in three innings of work. Himes had five strikeouts and gave up just one hit in two innings.

Peters led the offense, going 3-for-4, highlighted by an inside-the-park home run, and also drove in two runs. Windham had two hits, one a double, and drove in four runs. Samantha Bell and Nicole McInerney added two singles each.

Cassidy Gilmore had two of the three hits for Samson, both singles.

Geneva 11, Geneva County 0: Meagan Lamb pitched a shutout and went 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate for the Panthers (18-4).

Mallory Wise went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Geneva. Amanda Daher was 2-for-4 and drove in a run. Avery Nance and Shay Daughtry added a hit and two RBIs each. Ashton Brinley had a hit and an RBI and Savanna Hammock went 1-for-3.

Headland 10, Cottonwood 0: Lauren Buchan and Pamela Hatfield combined for a no-hitter as the Rams beat the Bears in five innings.

Buchan earned the win, pitching the first three innings with five strikeouts. Hatfield struck out one in the final two innings.

Hayden Littlefield singled, stole a base, scored two runs and had two RBIs in the win. Desiree Taylor walked twice and scored two runs. Jaycie Walker had a double, drove in two runs and scored a run. Hannah Howell added a hit, a run scored and an RBI for the Rams (12-7).

Carroll 5, Russell County 2: Tori Davis gave up just one hit and struck out 10 for the Eagles, who improved to 3-1 in area play.

Oleightra Nance went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for Carroll. Brittni Cullifer had a double and Kayla Smith and Laura Guttowsky each had a hit.

Abbeville Christian 10, Northside Methodist 0: Carrie Ann Flowers gave up four hits in three innings and Elizabeth Bailey pitched three hitless innings for the Lady Generals (7-4).

Flowers and Ashlyn Watford hit a double and Mary Katherine Giles smacked a triple for ACA.

Junior varsity baseball

Abbeville Christian 4, Northside Methodist 0: Caleb Tyler pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout with four strikeouts to lead ACA.

Griffin Fenn was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs batted in and Cody Cain was 2-for-2 with a run batted in for the Generals.

Edwin Colley had both Northside Methodist hits – both singles – and also had two stolen bases.

Junior varsity softball

Abbeville Christian 21, Northside Methodist 3: Carrie Ann Flowers got the win in the circle and helped lead the offensive attack with a three-run home run and a triple.

Ashleigh Taylor and Brittany Howerton each had two hits. Kayleigh Carter added a double and Madison Jones and Kyleigh White each singled.

Boys soccer

Enterprise 6, Carroll 0: Jesus Perez scored three goals and had an assist and Lane Zigler had a goal and three assists, leading the Wildcats over the Eagles.

Jeff Palomarez and Joey Ferguson had the other Wildcat goals and both had one assist.

Josh Fuller had three saves and Cade Stinnett four saves in the goal for the shutout.

Girls soccer

Carroll 1, Dothan 0: Taylor Strength scored on a penalty kick midway through the first half and the Eagles’ defense earned a shutout.

Strength and Gabby Snell each had 12 takeaways for Carroll. Keeper Kailey Owen made eight saves.


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