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Hueytown gets sweep of Jasper

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Hueytown pulled out a pair of close games at Valley Park on Friday night, beating Jasper 8-5 and 6-3 in the Vikings’ final regular-season home games this season.

In the opener, the Golden Gophers scored five runs in the top fo the seventh to make up a three-run deficit and put up the win.

Hueytown took advantage of four hits, a walk and an error to take control.

Jackson Ballard suffered the loss, allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings. Parker Sawyer started and gave up three runs, two earned with four strikeouts in three innings.

At the plate, Carson Alvis was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs for the Vikings, Ayden Payne was 2 for 3, Aiden McGinnis was 1 for 4 with two RBIs, Connor Whitley was 1 for 3 with a run, Mayson Slaughter was 1 for 3 with two runs, Spencer Rosenfeld was 1 for 4 with an RBI, Cole Sargent was 1 for 2 and Cross Cacioppo scored two runs.

The Vikings jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead in the second game, but Hueytown pushed across six runs over the next three innings and made the lead stand for a 6-3 win.

Four different pitchers took the hill for Jasper with Tyler Morrison taking the loss. He gave up four runs, one earned, on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in three innings.

Jasper had five hits with Payne going 2 for 3, Dalton Dockins going 1 for 3 with two RBIs, McGinnis was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI and Rosenfeld was 1 for 2 with a run.

Jasper (20-10) closes the regular season at Hueytown on Monday. The Vikings host Mortimer Jordan in the opening round of the playoffs next Friday starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Sumiton Christian 4, Berry 0

Cleveland 7, Sumiton Christian 5

Sumiton Christian split a pair of home games on Thursday and Friday, beating Berry 4-0 and falling to Cleveland 7-5.

Tyler Ingle dominated on the mound against Berry on Thursday, tossing a one hitter while striking out 11 and walking a pair in a complete-game effort.

Ingle threw just 87 pitches in the game with 60 going for strikes.

Offensively, Ashton Whiten was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Yancey Young was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a run, Jordon Robertson was 1 for 2 with a run and both Landon Shumate, Griffin Myers were 1 for 3 with a run and Ingle scored a run.

Against Cleveland, Sumiton Christian trailed 6-1 after the third inning. The Eagles pushed across four runs in the sixth, but the comeback fell short in the 7-5 loss.

For Sumiton Christian, Ingle was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs, Ashton Whiten was 1 for 4 with an RBI, Shumate was 1 for 4 with a run while both Robertson and Austin Scobey scored runs.

Robertson, who got the start and went 1 2/3 innings with four strikeouts, took the loss.

The Eagles (11-17) close out the regular season at Cordova on Monday. Sumiton Christian hosts Faith Christian in the opening round of the playoffs starting on Thursday.

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Corner 8, Dora 3

Corner continued its recent hot streak, earning an 8-3 win at Dora on Friday.

The Bulldogs led 3-1 after the first inning, but Corner shut them down from there.

The Yellow Jackets (15-13) grabbed the lead in a four-run fourth inning. Gavin Brown had the big hit in the inning, a two-run triple scoring Brodie Dunlap and Skyler Trawick.

Mason Norris got the win on the mound, allowing three unearned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six in five innings. Eli Cannon went the final two innings, giving up two hits and striking out one.

Gavin Brown led the Yellow Jackets’ charge, going 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs, Brendan Conner was 3 for 3 with two triples, one run and one RBI, Ethan Muncher was 2 for 4 with two triples, one run and one RBI, Mason Norris was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Skyler Norris was 1 for 3 while Trawick, Cade Freeman and Dunlap scored runs.

For Dora, Boone Martin was 2 for 4 with a run, Pruitt was 2 for 4 while both Garrett Hogland and Logan Fowler scored runs.

Dora (12-12) hosts Phil Campbell today.

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Thursday

No. 1 Lynn 11, Meek 0

Lynn’s Cale Tittle and John Bryan combined to toss a five-inning perfect game as the Bears defeated Meek 11-0 on Thursday.

Tittle went four innings, striking out seven batters. Bryan went the final inning, striking out two.

Top-ranked Lynn (17-2) broke a scoreless tie with a six-run third inning. The Bears added five more runs in the fourth.

Lance Harris finished 1 for 3 with a run and three RBIs for the Bears, Tittle was 1 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs, Marcus Meeks was 1 for 2 with two runs, Jackson Baker was 1 for 2 with a run, Riley Humphries was 1 for 1 with an RBI, Chance Major and Jon Linley both scored two runs and Brandon Hill scored a run.