By Erik Harris, sports editor
Tribune-area baseball teams combined for a 4-0 Friday.
See game recaps below as Hewitt-Trussville, Springville, Leeds and Moody worked into the win column.
Hewitt-Trussville 4, Hartselle 1
Baker Green worked a complete game with six strikeouts, as Hewitt-Trussville beat Hartselle 4-1 in the Perfect Game Showdown. The Huskies were led offensively by Jackson Holland (three hits and a run scored) and Brooks McRae (double, single and an RBI).
Hewitt returned to action on Saturday for a 6-5 win over Savannah, Ga. Christian. Junior Carson Treglown earned the win while right-hander Benjamin Lamons scored the save.
Senior Trey Burrell provided some pop to the Huskies’ lineup, finishing with a triple and three RBIs. Matt Miller chipped in with three hits and an RBI to go with two hits and an RBI from Ethan Duhon.
Springville 9, Hayden 3
The Tigers struck for five runs in the fourth followed by three more in the fifth to secure a 9-3 home win over Hayden on Friday.
Jake Ballard paced the home team with one hit, one walk and three RBIs. Jacob Neal added three hits, one run scored and an RBI. Springville right-hander Trey Windle earned the win in six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. He finished with six strikeouts and one walk in 68 pitches thrown.
The Tigers picked up two more wins on Saturday against Lynn (11-3) and Corner (7-4). Jake Goolsby slapped in four runs on three hits, including a double and a home run against the homestanding Yellow Jackets. He also drove in two runs off two hits against Lynn.
Springville improves to 9-2 on the year.
Leeds 9, Oak Grove 8
Have a game, Will Landers.
The sophomore scattered four hits on Friday night, including a double and the walk-off single that sent Leeds past Oak Grove 9-8. Tucker Jones added two doubles and three RBIs for the Green Wave and Alex Bradford went 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBIs.
After leading throughout, Leeds surrendered three Oak Grove runs in the top of the six to fall behind 7-6, but quickly retook the advantage with two runs in the bottom-half. The Tigers evened things back up at 8-8 in the seventh, setting up Landers’ walk-off single.
Jarod Latta logged five-plus innings with five strikeouts, five walks and seven runs allowed. Seth Pardue earned the win in 1 ⅔ innings.
Leeds later split a Saturday doubleheader against Munford and Curry, losing the opener by a count of 16-3 against the Lions and coming back for a 16-15 victory against Curry.
The Green Wave currently sit at 10-1 on the season.
Moody 15, Pleasant Grove 1
The Blue Devils only needed four innings of offense to put this one away. Zach Johnson slapped in four RBIs and Moody (4-6) cruised past Pleasant Grove 15-1 on Friday for the team’s third straight win.
Johnson had plenty of help throughout the Blue Devil lineup thanks to Cole Dorsett and Bourne Grant with three RBIs apiece to go with two RBIs from Major Yancy. Brady Dodd covered three innings with only 30 pitches, finishing with four strikeouts and one unearned run.
Moody went on to split a Saturday doubleheader with Mortimer Jordan and Clay-Chalkville. The Blue Devils opened up their day with a 13-6 loss at the hands of Mortimer Jordan and rebounded with a 16-3 victory over the Cougars.
Johnson stood out with four hits and five RBIs against Clay-Chalkville. Yancy added two hits and a pair of RBIs.
Pinson Valley 6, Albertville 5
James Clements 20, Pinson Valley 3
The Indians split their Saturday doubleheader with Albertville and James Clements to update their record to 6-2 on the year.
Chris Calma provided the go-ahead single Saturday morning, punctuating a 6-5 victory in 10 innings. The Aggies forced extras with a single run in the bottom of the seventh, and the 5-5 tie would hold until Calma delivered in the tenth.
Pinson Valley leadoff Hagen Gingrass collected four hits with an RBI and two runs scored. William Tarpley drove in two runs on two hits and drew three walks while Devin Kelly finished with three hits and an RBI.
Tarpley also pitched eight innings, allowing five runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. Gingrass struck out four in two innings of shutout work.
The Indians were out of gas going into the afternoon session with James Clements.