Prep Baseball: Sumiton Christian rolls to fourth straight win

Meek edges Good Hope in opener

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 2/28/20

Sumiton Christian pushed its winning streak to four games with a 12-1, five-inning win at Fultondale on Thursday.

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Prep Baseball: Sumiton Christian rolls to fourth straight win

Meek edges Good Hope in opener

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Sumiton Christian pushed its winning streak to four games with a 12-1, five-inning win at Fultondale on Thursday.


Senior pitcher Isaiah Wright dominated the Wildcats, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out 10 in five innings.


Sumiton Christian (4-3) got all the offense it needed in the first inning, scoring three runs. The Eagles added three more in the third and sixth in the fifth.


Corbin Hicks, Jace Barrentine and Jake McDonald each had RBI doubles in the fifth inning.


Barrentine, the Eagles’ lead off hitter, led the team at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a double, two stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI.


Tyler Ingle was 1 for 3 with three runs and an RBI, Hicks was 1 for 2 with a double, one run and three RBIs, Griffin Myers was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Landon Shumate was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, McDonald was 1 for 1 with a double and an RBI, Sam Shumate scored two runs and Ashton Whiten, Ashton McClendon and Josh Allred each scored a run.

Sumiton Christian, which lost its first three games of the season before its recent winning streak, travels to Athens to face Mars Hill and Athens Bible on Saturday.

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Meek 5, Good Hope 4

Meek opened the baseball season with a narrow 5-4 road win at Good Hope on Thursday. 

The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the seventh for a 5-2 lead and held off Good Hope in the final inning for the one-run victory.

On the mound, Jagger Benson got the win, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five in 4 1/3 innings. Aiden Archer got the save, pitching the final 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.

For the Tigers,  Archer was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Stuart Waldrep was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI, Benson was 1 for 3 with two runs, Robert Ehlman was 1 for 2 with a run and Trent Ory was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Meek (1-0) plays at Winston County on Saturday.

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Hueytown 10, Corner 5

Hueytown handed Corner its first loss of the season on Thursday, beating the Yellow Jackets 10-5 at Corner High School.

The teams were tied at 4-4 going into the sixth inning. The Golden Gophers erupted for five runs in the top of the inning to take control of the game.

Hueytown won desipte getting out-hit (nine to seven) by Corner. Only four of Hueytown's runs were earned as the Golden Gophers took advantage of three Corner errors. 

Brayden Rowe got the start for Corner (5-1), giving up four runs, three earned on four walks and two hits with 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Hayes Brown suffered the loss, giving up six runs, one earned, on five hits and  a walk in 1 2/3 innings. 

Offensively for the Jackets, Chandler Brakefield was 2 for 4 with two runs, Justin Cummings was 2 for 4,  Rowe was 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Tanner Hayes was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Tyler McNiese was 1 for 2 with a run, Cole Burkett was 1 for 2 with a run, Colin Daniel was 1 for 4 with a stolen base and Andrew Baker had an RBI.

Corner hosts Good Hope at 6:30 p.m. today.