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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007

Austin 5th in Buccaneer Classic

From Staff Reports

Austin High's baseball team settled for a fifth-place finish in the Buccaneer Classic in Hoover after falling to Cullman 10-6 on Thursday morning.

Ty Chancelor knocked in two runs with a homer and two doubles for Austin (9-12). Jake McCay added two singles and an RBI. Matthew Tittle doubled for the Black Bears.

Class 5A Cullman scored four runs in the top of the seventh to secure the win.

The Black Bears were 3-2 in the Hoover tournament.

"Our goal is to get better, and we've improved since the beginning of the season," Austin coach Jake Miles said.

The Black Bears open Class 6A, Area 16 play Monday when they travel to Madison to play Bob Jones High. First pitch is 6:30 p.m.

Austin will host Bob Jones in a doubleheader Tuesday with the first game beginning at 4:30 p.m.

East Lawrence 9, Deshler 5: Russ Stephenson was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to pace East Lawrence (9-7).

Jonathan Allen was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Tyler Boyd was 2-for-4 with two singles and pair of RBIs. Blake Terry went 2-for-5.

Ethan Hopkins worked three innings on the mound to get the pitching win. He struck out three.

East Lawrence will play in the Lawrence County tournament semifinals Friday at 7 p.m. at Speake. The opponent will be rival Lawrence County.

Hatton 19, Speake 4: Will Nichols helped pace the Hornets to a victory by going 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

Teammate Chase Martin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Matthew Dudley delivered a three-run homer.

Colton Parker (2-2) pitched three innings to get the win.

Hatton 16, Hazlewood 0: Winning pitcher Cody Cantrell pitched a no-hitter and struck out 12.

Caleb Hatton slugged a two-run homer for Hatton, while Nathan Berryman had two singles and three RBIs.

Nichols added a single and a double, and Lee Allen had two singles.

Hatton (12-9) will play Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Lawrence County tournament finals at Speake. The Hornets will face either Lawrence County or East Lawrence.


Florence boys 3, Austin 0: Black Bears goalkeeper Andrew Lowman had seven saves for the Black Bears in a Class 6A, Section 8 contest.

Morgan Hull stood out for the Austin defense. The Black Bears dropped to 10-2-1.


Lawrence County boys match: Lawrence County's Red team shot 164 at Deer Run Golf Course to beat Wilson (177), Hanceville (179), Rogers (183) and Lawrence County White (213).

Peyton Harris shot 39 for Lawrence County Red, while Kyle West added a 40. Brandon Dutton shot 42, and Casey Vinson had a 43. For Lawrence County White, Hunter Fennel shot 46, and Clay Letson had a 47.

R.A. Hubbard boys 221, Speake 264: In a dual match at Valley Landing Golf Course, Ramsee Miller shot 46 to pace R.A. Hubbard. Fred Davenport was next with a 54. Gabe Tanksley's 61 led Speake.

Gulf Shores softball

West Morgan rode Lauren Seibert's arm and bat into the second round of the Gulf Shores Invitational on Thursday before the team ran out of offensive support.

In pool play, West Morgan defeated McEwen (Tenn.) 6-3 before falling to Springville 3-2. In single-elimination play, the Lady Rebels shut out Madison County 1-0 before being ousted by Hoover 8-0.

Austin also participated in the tournament and won twice while falling in five games.

West Morgan 6, McEwen (Tenn.) 3: Seibert gave up four hits and struck out four to get the win. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with three singles. Lauryn Kilgo had a double and two RBIs. McKaila Etheredge and Hayden Hamby had two singles and one RBI each.

The Lady Rebels scored four runs in the fifth inning to push their lead to 6-1.

Springville 3, West Morgan 2: Seibert's two-run homer in the third inning was the lone threat for West Morgan. Whitlee Potter added a single.

Springville pushed across a run in the sixth inning to win.

West Morgan 1, Madison County 0: Seibert chalked up nine strikeouts while giving up one hit. Seibert scored the game's lone run on a sacrifice by Ashley Thorn.

Kilgo and Hamby each singled for West Morgan.

Hoover 8, West Morgan 0: The Lady Bucs sent West Morgan out of the tournament keeping the Lady Rebels hitless in the game.

West Morgan (16-8) will play at Hatton at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Austin 5, Arab 1: Haley Barnette pitched and picked up her first win of the season. She worked all five innings and struck out four.

For Austin, Sarah Corn had two singles and an RBI, while Ali Barnette contributed a single, a double and a run.

Rebecca Stephenson and Amy Anderson each had a single and a run, and Rudi Acklin had a single and an RBI. Lauren Lindsey singled, drove in a run and scored once.

Austin 12, McEwen (Tenn.) 0: Elizabeth Gillespie pitched all five innings for the win, striking out five and allowing two hits.

Tara May helped pace the Lady Black Bears at the plate. She singled three times, homered, drove in three runs and scored four times.

Melissa Thompson added two singles and two runs. Ali Barnette had two runs, two doubles, a single and three RBIs. Chelsey Stewart had a single and two runs. Jamie Rohr added a run and a single.

Corn had a double, scored a run and drove in three RBIs.

More softball

Lawrence County 3, East Lawrence 0: Sallie Beth Burch slugged a home run for the Lady Red Devils (16-6), who will play Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Hope in the Lawrence County tournament finals.

Whitney Hood, Ashley Pitts and Morgan Smith each had a single. For East Lawrence, Lacey Harshabarger had two singles, and Lashae Shelton and Kayla Gardner each had one.

Summer Wilkerson was the winning pitcher. She worked seven innings, struck out eight and allowed four hits.

Speake 13, Hatton 7: Revia Brown had three singles and three RBIs to pace the Lady Bobcats (10-6), who will play at Mount Hope on Saturday at noon.

Kylie Black added a pair of singles and two RBIs. On top of that, she was the winning pitcher, working seven innings, allowing seven hits and striking out seven.

Sarah Bolan had two singles and an RBI, while Paige Atkins singled and drove in two runs.

Whitney Sparks added a single and an RBI.

R.A. Hubbard 16, Hazlewood 15: The Lady Chiefs won as Candace Orr and Chasity Puryear each went 3-for-4.

Dezsarae Ricks was 2-for-3, and Monique Hampton was 2-for-4. Alexis Lincoln was 3-for-3, and Bernisha Harris was 2-for-4.

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