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Mendenhall's 2 goals push No. 4 Austin past No. 5 Bob Jones

From Staff Reports

Austin, ranked fourth in the state in Class 6A, held on against No. 5 Bob Jones 3-2 on Tuesday in boys soccer.

Tomo Matsuo put Austin (8-1-1) on the board, then Jake Mendenhall added two more, both on penalty kicks.

Alex Gojah scored both goals for the Patriots.

The Black Bears go to Decatur on Thursday in a 4:30 p.m. game at Ogle Stadium.

Decatur boys 8, Butler 0: Decatur breezed past Butler in its final game before taking on cross-town rival Austin. Andrew Wenzler and Brandon Rudd combined for the shutout for Decatur (8-0-1).

Tom Gray scored four goals and recorded three assists to pace the Red Raiders, which also got a goal each from Felipe Zagal, Michael Alfano, Mason Dunn and Phoenix Iverson. Mitch Fawcett assisted on two goals, and Clemens Canel, John Woller and Parker Moore each contributed an assist.

Ardmore boys 2, West Morgan 0: Mitchell Zeigler and Cole Zeigler broke a 0-0 halftime tie to help Ardmore improve to 4-1.

Ardmore scored just 25 seconds in the second half, but West Morgan (0-2) answered five minutes later when Jeremy Williams assisted on Javier Marcial's goal to tie the game at 1.

But with nine minutes left in the game, Ardmore scored the game-winner.

West Morgan girls 0, Ardmore 0: The Lady Rebels (0-2-2) picked up the school's first-ever shutout as Rachel Gentry recorded nine saves. Ardmore's record is now 1-2-1.

Baseball

West Morgan 10, Clements 8: West Morgan's Anthony Atemon gave up eight hits while striking out 10 in seven innings, but he still picked up the win from the mound. The Rebels (3-2) fell behind 6-1 after the first inning, but battled back, scoring two in the second and one in the fifth to cut the deficit to two runs.

West Morgan then took an 8-6 lead in the top of the sixth with four runs, but Clements (2-3) answered with two of its own in the bottom half of the inning to tie. The Rebels scored two runs in the seventh to win the game.

For West Morgan, Daniel Korpi went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Caleb Brown was 2-for-4 with one RBI, and Atemon went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jeremiah Craig and Zac Griffin each went 3-for-4 for Clement, with Craig blasting a two-run homer and Griffin contributing an RBI.

Cullman 12, Decatur 7: Joe Lothspeich took the loss in relief, going 1 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on one hit with one strikout and four walks.

For Decatur (2-4) Clint Dunlap, John Front and Alex Gist all went 2-for-4, with Dunlap recording two RBIs, and Front and Gist adding an RBIeach.

Athens 12, West Limestone 8: Brad Reasonover pitched four innings, striking out four, walking one and giving up four hits to pick up the win for Athens (5-0). For the Golden Eagles, Todd Pepper singled, Tyler Dorning and Keith Chronister had two singles, Kyle Chronister had three singles, and Zach Brock had a double and a solo homer.

For West Limestone (4-1), Blake Moffatt had three singles and Colton Hill had a solo home run.

Athens is at Elkmon on Thursday.

Lawrence County 19, Deshler 7: Lawrence County picked up 13 hits as the Red Devils (5-0) won the opening game in the Muscle Shoals/Deshler Invitational Tournament on Monday night. Wes Holley contributed two home runs and drove in four runs while scoring three. Coty Way went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Sophmore Cole Whalen (2-0) pitched 4 1/3 innings striking out eight, while giving up only two hits.

Softball

Lawrence County 7, Phil Campbell 0: Kaylyn Smith surrendered four hits but not runs in pitching the Lady Red Devils (1-1) past Phil Campbell in Moulton.

Sallie Burch and Ashley Pitt were the brightest stars at the plate with a single and double apiece. Summer Wilkerson cracked two singles, while Carlie Borden, Amber Dutton and Shae Lane each slapped a single.

Lawrence County plays Hatton at 4 p.m. Friday in the East Lawrence tournament.

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