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E. Lawrence posts 5 in bottom of 7th to win

From Staff Reports

East Lawrence High scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for an 11-10 baseball win over Priceville on Tuesday.

Josh Aldridge began the rally with a single. Blake Terry added a single, and Jared Grimes drove home Aldridge with a single. Russ Stephenson then delivered a three-run blast over the fence to tie it 10-10. Hunter Rivers doubled and then scored the winning run on Ethan Hopkins' line shot to right field for a single.

Greg Sparks pitched the seventh inning and got the pitching win.

Terry finished 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles for East Lawrence (11-8, 2-0 in Class 4A, Area 15). Stephenson was 2-for-3 with the home run and five RBIs. Hopkins was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Priceville (19-5, 0-2) wasn't without its big hitters. Aaron Sawyer was 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Lance Hughes was 2-for-4 with a double, and Matt Croft went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.

Madison Academy 8, Decatur 7: Decatur rallied from a 7-4 deficit with three runs in the top of the fifth inning, but Madison Academy managed to push across a run in the bottom of the seventh to win it.

John Frost was 3-for-4 for Decatur (8-13) with two singles, a triple and two RBIs. Tyler Spivey was 3-for-4 with three singles.

Pete Brown was 2-for-3 with a triple and a single. Steven Tumbleson was 1-for-2. His lone hit was a double that drove in all three of the fifth-inning runs.

Decatur will host Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic on Friday.

Hatton 7-12, Falkville 1-0: Hatton sailed to a 7-1 victory in the first game by scoring twice in the third inning, twice in the fourth and three times in the fifth.

Winning pitcher Matthew Dudley worked all seven innings, struck out four and didn't give up a run until the last inning.

Will Nichols doubled and slugged a two-run homer, while Tevin Terrell was 3-for-4. Zeke Nichols was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Anthony Parker doubled, and Chris Hutto and Nathan Berryman each had a single.

In the second game, Hatton won 12-0 after leading 9-0 through two innings. Hutto was 3-for-3 with two doubles. Connor Pierce was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Darren Hand was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, and Will Nichols was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Hand got the win with seven strikeouts.

Hatton (16-9) is at home Saturday against Muscle Shoals and East Lawrence.

West Morgan 9-13, Tanner 3-0: West Morgan swept Tanner behind strong pitching efforts from Daniel Korpi and Jacob Crowell.

In the 9-3 win in the first game, Korpi pitched all seven innings and struck out five.

At the plate, Seth Wallace was 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run. Anthony Atemon was 2-for-3 with a double and a single.

For Tanner, George Adams, Chip Greenhaw and Clay McMeans each went 2-for-3. McMeans had two doubles, and Adams drove in two runs.

Crowell allowed only two hits in the Rebels' 13-0 win in the second game.

Matthew Poole was 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a solo home run for West Morgan. Josh McAbee was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Seth Wallace was 2-for-4. Korpi was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Michael Clem was 2-for-2 with a single and a double.

Addison 15, Cold Springs 2: Jake Gilliland was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Addison (12-2), and Blake Turner was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Cullman 15-11, Hartselle 1-0: The Tigers struggled through a pair of road losses.

The opening game lasted only five innings before Cullman won on the 10-run rule. The second contest lasted six innings.

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