PREP ROUNDUP: Dalton Williams pitches SLS past Titans


MILLPORT | South Lamar cruised past visiting Holy Spirit on the arm of Dalton Williams, beating the Titans 15-3 in high school baseball on Thursday.

Williams struck out seven Holy Spirit batters over seven innings and gave up three hits.

Tucker Holliman batted 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and six RBIs to lead South Lamar.

Galen Lee took the loss for Holy Spirit. Blake Hartley paced the Titans, as he went 2-for-2 at the plate with a solo home run and a double.

South Lamar (14-8, 3-1) plays Pickens County tomorrow in a Class 1A, Area 9 game.


Berry 13, Sulligent 2

SULLIGENT | Justin Grzala led Berry on both sides of the plate as he earned the win, striking out six Sulligent batters in as many innings. Grzala also managed three hits and three RBIs.

Weston Bonner contributed three hits and one RBI for Berry, and teammate Hunter Medders had two hits and two RBIs.

Colby White lost the game on the mound for Sulligent while chipping in a double for the Blue Devils.

Berry (12-10, 4-1) travels to Holy Spirit on Monday.


Tuscaloosa Academy 11, Bessemer Academy 3

BESSEMER | Tuscaloosa Academy downed Bessemer Academy and clinched the AISA Class AAA Region 2.

Austin Menard was the winning pitcher for TA. Menard struck out seven in as many innings.

Robey Smalley batted 2-for-4 with two runs for TA. Clayton Marchant hit 2-for-3 with a triple, and Williams Heath batted 2-for-3 with a home run.

Mike Williams took the loss for Bessemer Academy. Seth Hartley went 1-for-2 from behind the plate.

Tuscaloosa Academy (22-3) plays at Patrician Academy Saturday.


Sumter Academy 4, Pickens Academy 3

CARROLLTON | Daniel Cameron took the loss for Pickens Academy but led his team at the plate, batting 1-for-1 with one RBI.

Josh Lewis batted 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases for Pickens Academy. Joseph McGlawn went 1-for-2 with a stolen base.

Jacob Jones earned the win for Sumter Academy. Dylan Henry batted 2-for-4 with a double and Clayton Hall went 2-for-3 with a triple.

Pickens Academy (4-12) plays at Bessemer Academy today at 4.


Sipsey Valley 2-8, Gordo 7-1

GORDO | Cade Vails threw a complete game to lead Gordo to a win over the first game against Sipsey Valley. Vails also batted 3-for-3 with a double. Bo McAteer went 2-for-4 with one RBI for Gordo.

Landen Davis pitched six innings in the loss for Sipsey Valley. Justin Thomas batted 3-for-3 with two doubles in the first game for Sipsey Valley.

Thomas turned around and earned the win for his Lions in the second installment, pitching a complete game.

Cody Mills finished 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs in the second game, and Thomas batted 3-for-4 with one RBI.

McAteer took the loss for Gordo after throwing 113 innings. Cody Herring managed 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.

Sipsey Valley (22-13) hosts Greene County today in a doubleheader.


Hillcrest 13-15, Bessemer City 0-0

BESSEMER | Hillcrest shut out Bessemer City in both games of Thursday’s doubleheader.

Justin Smith improved to 3-0 after having to pitch only five innings in the first game, striking out eight in the process.

Riley Nix batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and J.C. and Cole Frederick batted 2-for-3 with one RBI in the first game.

Quinton Moss lost for Bessemer City.

Robert Humphrey threw a no-hitter in the second game and struck out eight.

Lee Clark batted 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs for Hillcrest, and Riley Nix finished 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs.

Antonio Stanton took the second loss for Bessemer City.

Hillcrest (30-7, 4-0) travels to face Thompson Saturday.


Bibb County 6, Jemison 1

JEMISON | Brett Lightsey improved to 3-6 as visiting Bibb County downed Jemison.

Lightsey pitched a complete game and gave up one run while striking out two.

T.J. Lockett batted 2-for-4 with a solo home run for Bibb County. Teammate Justin Cottingham also went 2-for-4, with a two-run homer.

Bibb County (15-16) travels back home to face Jemison again in a doubleheader today.


Brookwood 1-5, Paul W. Bryant 2-3

COTTONDALE | Brookwood and Bryant split a doubleheader Thursday afternoon.

KeWayne McCray took the loss for Brookwood even though he gave up no hits in the first game. Bryant scored on a wild pitch and error by Brookwood.

Alex Antonio batted 2-for-3 for Brookwood and Dustan Bille drove in one run while batteing 1-for-3.

Zach Winingham earned the win for Brookwood in the second contest after striking out six in a complete outing.

Zach Lee batted 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Antonio finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in the second game.

Brookwood (10-14, 4-1) travels to Mortimer Jordan Saturday.




Tuscaloosa Academy 6, Bessemer Academy 4

BESSEMER | The Tuscaloosa Academy softball team won on the road Thursday, scoring six runs off 10 hits.

Bessemer Academy’s four runs scored came off seven hits.

Winning pitcher was Shelby Curry (7-2). She struck out six batters. Offensively for Tuscaloosa Academy, Kaci Cochran hit 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Rachael Fincher was 2-for-4 with one double, one single and an RBI. Carlie Cochran was 2-for-4 with one RBI, a double and a single.

The win put Tuscaloosa Academy in a tie for first in its area. A tiebreaker game will be played next week.

On Wednesday, Tuscaloosa Academy defeated Ki


Berry 12, Pickens County 2

BERRY | Berry won the AHSAA Class 1A, Area 9 game at home behind a solid offensive game from Karlie Milligan.

Milligan hit 3-for-4 witih a triple, six RBIs and an run scored. Lexi Blanton hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and Taylor Jones went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Hannah Herren (10-7) took the win on the mound. Herren pitched five innings. She allowed four hits and one earned run. She struck out three.

Hannah Windle hit 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored and Mikiyah Hall was 1-for-3 with a run scored for Pickens County.

Berry (10-7, 2-2) begins play today at Sulligent’s Bulldog Classic against the host tea


Hale County 15, Aliceville 0

MOUNDVILLE | Lauren Averett cruised to a 5-2 record in her win over Aliceville. Averett struck out seven batters and gave up no runs.

Jayci Jones batted 2-for-2 for Hale County with two RBIs. Kayla Wyatt went 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Hale County (18-8, 3-0) plays at Pickens Academy on Saturday.


Hillcrest 8, Oak Mountain 1

BIRMINGHAM | Karley Sanders pitched seven innings and struck out eight Eagle batters to earn the road win.

Desiree Morrow batted 2-for-3 with a double and RBI for Hillcrest, and sister Dakota Morrow batted 4-for-4 with three RBIs.

Hillcrest (28-4-1) travels to Hunstville to face Sumiton Christian Academy toady at 4:30.


Holt 22, Central 1

Haley Thorpe did a little bit of everything to lead Holt comfortably past Central.

Thorpe batted 3-for-3 with a double and three-run homer. She also struck out nine batters over three innings.

Tan Venable batted 1-for-1 with three RBIs for Holt.

Ranisha White took the loss for Central, and Sherrell Colvin’s single marked Central’s only hit.

Holt (9-2) welcomes Midfield today at 5.


South Lamar 3, Hubbertvile 2

MILLPORT | South Lamar’s Hannah Cox pitched a complete game and 10 strikeouts to edge the visiting Hubbertville Lady Lions.

Ashlyn Hubbert took the loss for Hubbertville, also pitching a complete game. She threw four strikeouts.

Sierra Gray batted 2-for-3 for the Lady Lions.

Hubbertville (9-5, 3-1) travels to face Hackleburg today at 3.


Marengo Academy 15, Sumter Academy 0

LINDEN | Marengo Academy remained perfect in the area with a trouncing of visiting Sumter Academy.

Andrea Edmonds won after pitching two innings and striking out four batters.

Conner Ethridge managed two hits and one RBI for Marengo Academy. Macey Petrey also contributed two hits, with a double.

Terri Giles took the loss for Sumter Academy.

Marengo Academy (14-5, 3-0) travels to Sumter Academy today.


Northside 8, Sipsey Valley 7

SAMANTHA | Northside edged visiting Sipsey Valley behind the arm of Savannah Stamps, who pitched two innings to earn the win.

Ryleigh Malone hit two singles and managed two RBIs for Northside. Haley Barnette managed a double and an RBI, and Haley Clark did the same.

Brittney Albardo pitched four innings and gave up eight hits to take the loss for Sipsey Valley.

Northside (16-9) travels to the city county elimination Saturday at Sipsey Valley.


Northside 6, Brookwood 6

SAMANTHA | Northisde’s second game of the afternoon yielded a tie against Brookwood.

Rikki Bush for Northside and Lindsey Jefferson for Brookwood add ties to their record as pitchers.

Northside’s Destiny Noble hit two singles and the game-tying RBI. Regan Malone added one single and one RBI for Northside.

Kodi Pearson slapped two base hits for Brookwood, and Kahe Heaps contributed two RBIs for the Panthers.

Northside (16-9) travels to the city county elimination Saturday at Sipsey Valley.


Holy Spirit 11, Jefferson Christian Academy 7

LEEDS | Holy Spirit earned its second win of the season on Jefferson Christian’s home diamond.

Brooke Kosloff was the winning pitcher for the Titans.

Kelsey Johnson hit two doubles to lead Holy Spirit at the plate.

Holy Spirit (2-7) travels to Berry on Monday.




American Christian 5, Sipsey Valley 0

BUHL| Led by Christian Motley’s seven saves, American Christian completed a shutout over Sipsey Valley.

Sam Carpenter led the Patriots with three goals and Brennan Hollingsworth chipped in the other two scores.

American Christian takes on Calera Monday in an area road game.




Fayette County 8, Indian Springs 1

FAYETTE | Fayette County defeated visiting Indian Springs, losing one singles match. Fayette County now sits at 11-2 on the season.



No. 1: Owen Taylor (FC) 8, Ben Goodman (IS) 4

No. 2: Ethan White (IS) 8, Sam Taylor (FC) 4

No. 3: Gene Fulmer (FC) defeated Alexander Young (IS) in a forfeit

No. 4: Jacob Fulmer (FC) 8, Johnny Baxley (IS) 1

No. 5: Ben Randolph (FC) 8, Max Klapow (IS) 3

No. 6: Jerry Lawrence (FC) 8, Henry Giattina (IS) 0


No. 1: Gene Fulmer/Owen Taylor 8, Ben Goodman/Ethan White 5

No. 2: Sam Taylor/Jacob Fulmer 8, Johnny Baxley/Alexander Young 5

No. 3: Jerry Lawrence/Ben Randolph 8, Max Klapow/Henry Giattina 1





Holy Spirit 5, Calera 0

CALERA | Lily Rogers scored three of Holy Spirit’s goals in its shutout win at Calera.

Two of her goals came in the first half, the second of those, which put the game at 4-0, on as assist by Julia Giggie. She scored the game’s final goal in the second half with an assist from Caroline Sisson. Giggie and Jordan Richmond both scored unassisted goals in the first half.

Holy Spirit (10-1-2, 1-0) meets Calera again on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in a match that will be played at Holy Spirit.