Prep Baseball: Sumiton Christian, Jasper continue streaks

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 2/25/20

SUMITON — Eight different Sumiton Christian players had hits and three pitchers held Berry without an earned run as the Eagles picked up their third straight win, beating the Wildcats 8-3 at Blair Field on Tuesday.

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Prep Baseball: Sumiton Christian, Jasper continue streaks

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SUMITON — Eight different Sumiton Christian players had hits and three pitchers held Berry without an earned run as the Eagles picked up their third straight win, beating the Wildcats 8-3 at Blair Field on Tuesday.

Sumiton Christian (3-3) scored two runs in the second inning, added one in the third and put the game away with a three-run fourth. The Eagles led 8-0 after five innings. Berry scored all of its runs over the final two innings.

Tyler Ingle finished 1 for 4 with a double, a run and three RBIs for Sumiton Christian, Landon Shumate was 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Jace Barrentine was 2 for 4 with two stolen bases and two runs, Griffin Myers was 2 for 3 with a run,  Josh Allred was 1 for 1 with a run and an RBI, Corbin Hicks was 1 for 3 with one run, Ashton Whiten was 1 for 4 with a run and Sam Shumate was 1 for 1.

Ashton McClendon got the win on the mound, giving up four hits and one walk while striking out six in four innings, Myers went 1 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. Sam Nix went the final 1 1/3 innings, giving up two unearned runs on two hits and a walk.

The Eagles also picked up two wins on Saturday, beating Cleveland 4-2 and JB Pennington 6-3.

Isaiah Wright got the win against Cleveland, allowing one unearned run on one hit and two walks while striking out seven in four innings. Tyler Ingle got the save, giving up one run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in three innings. At the plate, Myers was 3 for 3 with an RBI.

Against Pennington, Jordan Robertson struck out 11 batters and gave up one earned run in six innings with Myers picking up the save, striking out two in one inning. Myers was 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored and Whiten was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.

Sumiton Christian plays at Fultondale on Thursday.

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Jasper 7, Gardendale 1

Parker Sawyer fired five one-hit innings and the Jasper Vikings continued their red hot start on the road Tuesday, beating Gardendale 7-1.

Jasper’s offense had another banner day. Mayson Slaughter homered for the second time this season and Kaden Shelton continued his torrid year at the plate with three more hits, including a double. 

Jasper has yet to play a home game due to on-going work at Valley Park, which is making the move to an artificial playing surface this season. The field is scheduled to be ready for play early next month.

Against Gardendale, Jasper got on the scoreboard in the first inning with Tyler Thomasson driving in Peyton Thomasson with an RBI double. The Vikings added two more runs in the third with Shelton driving in Peyton Thomasson with an RBI double and Shelton later scoring on an error.

The Vikings put the game away with a three-run seventh inning.

Shelton finished 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, Slaughter was 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Peyton Thomasson was 1 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, Tyler Thomasson was 1 for 4 with an RBI, Jon Burton was 1 for 2 with a run and Nick Keeton scored a run.

Sawyer gave up one earned run on four walks and a hit and finished with six strikeouts in five innings. Seth Davidson walked three in 2/3 scoreless innings and Topher Wilson went the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out one.

Jasper (5-1) takes a five-game winning streak into a double header against Mountain Brook on Friday.