Prep Baseball: Walker takes split vs. Haleyville
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 14, 2014 | 1227 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker’s pitching staff continued its hot streak on Thursday at Valley Park, holding Haleyville to just three runs in a double-header split.

The Vikings allowed two unearned runs in a 2-0 loss in the opener. Walker picked up a narrow 2-1 victory in the nightcap, giving the team its second split with the Lions in the last week.

The two teams split a double header at Haleyville on Saturday.

Bryant Atkins was the tough-luck loser in the first game. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out eight in seven innings. Both Haleyville runs scored on a throwing error in the fourth inning.

At the plate, Walker’s John Michael Reed, Bailey Tidwell, Nick Hicks and Carter Smith had hits.

In the second game, Jackson Holladay got the win. He gave up one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.

Dawson Salors got the save, striking out three in 1 2/3 hitless innings.

Salors came into the game with the tying run on third base, but got out of the jam with a strikeout.

Tidwell was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Brooks Wade was 1 for 3 with a run, Smith was 1 for 1 with a run and Reed was 1 for 3.

Walker (6-11) plays two games at Winfield on Saturday. The Vikings take on the Pirates at 10 a.m. and face ACA at 12:30 p.m.

———

Sumiton Christian 20, Brilliant 3, 5 innings

Sumiton Christian earned its second straight lopsided win over Brilliant, beating the Tigers 20-3 at Blair Field in Sumiton on Thursday.

The Eagles, who knocked off Brilliant 21-4 earlier this week, are now 2-0 in area play.

Evan Love started the game, and got the win. He was also 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a run scored for the Eagles (6-5, 2-0). Tristan Alexander was 2 for 3 with four RBIs, Spencer Black was 2 for 4 with a double and Grant Shepard was 2 for 2.

Sumiton Christian plays a pair of home games on Saturday, facing Cleveland at noon and Oak Grove at 4 p.m.