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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 10:09PM
9:42PM ( 27 minutes ago ) News Alert

Baseball: WHall beats Walnut Grove; No. 6 Bears rally for road win; Jefferson falls in a slugfest

By AccessWDUN Staff

WALNUT GROVE — Alex Holman tossed a complete-game to lead West Hall to a 5-3 win over Walnut Grove on Wednesday.

Holman scattered six hits and allowed just two earned runs while striking out four and walking none.

Matthew Griffin had two hits and two RBI and Michael Gaddy had a hit and knocked in two runs to pace the Spartans (5-1) at the plate.

Justin Shaffer also had two hits and Ryan Svetz had one hit. Nick Sturm also drove in a run for West Hall.

The Spartans will travel to Sandy Creek on Friday.


CHEROKEE BLUFF 12,
MORGAN COUNTY 8

Class 3A No. 6 Cherokee Bluff scored nine runs in the final three innings to rally for a 12-8 win over Morgan County on Wednesday on the road.

After opening the game with two runs in the top of the first, the Bears (6-2) fell behind 3-2 and then 6-3 after the fourth inning. The offense exploded in the fifth.

Bluff plated six runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Caleb Piland paced a 10-hit attack with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in four runs. Bryce England had two hits, including a home run, and knocked in two runs. Braxton Beal and  Kaden Thompson both had a hit and an RBI for Cherokee Bluff.

Jacob Vokal picked up the win in relief with the win. Lucas Tritt earned the save pitching the final three innings allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out three.


HART COUNTY 17,
JEFFERSON 15

The Bulldogs scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally for the win over the Dragons in Hartwell.

The big blow was a Grand Slam by Peyton Powell to cap the big inning. Powell knocked in 6 runs on the day.

Jefferson (5-4) led 5-0 in the third and 11-3 in the fourth before Hart County exploded for 14 runs over the final three innings. 

Five Jefferson pitchers were roughed up for 14 hits, with Dylan Smith taking the loss. But three big errors helped Hart County keep two innings alive.

Jefferson looked to have given itself a cushion with three runs in the top of the sixth for a 15-11 lead on a sacrifice fly, a passed ball, and a steal of home by Matthew Perrin.

But they couldn’t hold it as they dropped their second straight game.

Roger Hulsey, Owen Primm, and Brett Kelley each had 3 RBI on the day for Jefferson.

The Dragons next will play host to Walnut Grove on Friday.

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