PREPZONE BASEBALL

Top-ranked Lynn beats Carbon Hill for 20th win

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CARBON HILL — Lynn’s trio of Chance Majors, Cale Tittle and John Bryan tossed a two-hit shutout as the top-ranked Bears earned their 20th win of the season on Tuesday, picking up a 6-0 victory at Carbon Hill.

The Bears scored all of their runs over the first three innings, including three runs in the third thanks to two hit batters and a walk with the bases loaded.

Majors got the start and the win, allowing two hits and striking out five in 2 2/3 innings. Tittle went 3 1/3 perfect innings, striking out five and Bryan pitched a perfect seventh inning.

Lynn (20-2) got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Lance Harris drove in Brandon Hill with a two-out single. In the second, Marcus Meeks drove in Bryan with a groundout and Logan Kelly scored on a passed ball for a 3-0 advantage.

An inning later, Bryant Norris and Meeks were hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, resulting in a 5-0 lead. Tittle drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the final run of the game.

Harris finished 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI to lead the Bears, Hill was 2 for 4 with a run, Majors was 1 for 2, Meeks had two RBIs, both Bryan and Kelly scored two runs and Norris added an RBI.

Laney Keeton and Blake Wright had hits for the Bulldogs, both doubles. Wright took the loss, giving up three earned runs on two hits and three walks with one strikeout in two innings.

Both teams open the playoffs on Friday. Lynn hosts Cedar Bluff while Carbon Hill travels to Geraldine.

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Danville 4, Curry 3

Danville scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to make up a deficit and beat Curry 4-3 on the road Tuesday.

Curry held a slim 3-2 lead going into the sixth before the Hawks took advantage of three singles and two walks, all with two outs, to score the tying and go-ahead runs.

The Yellow Jackets had three hits in the game. Cade Miller was 1 for 4 with an RBI, both Luke Smith and Will Haynes finished 1 for 3 while Brodie Naramore, Nick Bankston and Aaron Oswalt scored runs.

Cody Dunagan took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out seven in six innings. Haynes pitched the final inning, striking out two.

Curry (18-11) hosts Jacksonville in a first-round playoff series on Friday.