By Joshua Huff, sports editor
PINSON — The Pinson Valley baseball team recorded its first win of the young season on Wednesday with an 8-2 victory over John Carroll.
The Indians were led by a solid offensive outing and a trio of pitchers who held John Carroll to just two runs despite the Cavaliers entering the afternoon following an 11-1 victory over Huffman in their season opener.
John Carroll opened this season with the intent of rebounded from a disastrous 2019 season where the Cavaliers went 6-18 overall. In fact, John Carroll has not had a winning season in close to a decade, based upon C2C record keeping (it should be noted that the database keeps records only dating back to 2014).
Our very own Dawn Turner throw first pitch!✅ pic.twitter.com/K2Z7w35FbU
— Pinson valley Baseball (@valley_pinson) February 19, 2020
It was the first meeting between the two teams in over six years.
The win for Pinson Valley keeps the Indians on the path to yet another state tournament appearance. Pinson Valley lost to Gardendale, 2-0, in the opening game of the 2019 tourney. The Indians returned to the tournament this past season following a year gap.
On Wednesday, the Indians were led at the plate by junior Tommie Williams, who sent 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, junior Hagen Gingras went 2-for-4 with one RBI and junior Devin Kelly went 1-for-2.
On the mound, the rotation of senior Barry White, Gingras and senior TJ Chastain held the Cavaliers to just three hits.
The Indians return to the field on Friday, Feb. 21, to face Hayden.