By Erik Harris, sports editor
Tribune-area baseball teams finished a combined 5-1 on Tuesday night.
See game recaps below.
Springville 14, Etowah 3
This one was close for four innings, and then it wasn’t.
Springville broke things wide open in the top of the fifth on Tuesday night against Etowah, sending 11 runs across to enact the 10-run rule in a 14-3 victory. The Tigers (10-2) entered the fifth locked up in a 3-3 tie.
Jake Goolsby went 3-for-3 with three runs scored for Springville. Parker Wells chipped in with two hits and two RBIs to go with three RBIs from Jacob Neal.
Owen Prickett logged a complete game on the bump, allowing one earned run in five innings pitched with four strikeouts and two walks for the Tigers.
Springville will visit Hewitt-Trussville on Thursday night.
Pinson Valley 7, Leeds 6
Pinson Valley jumped out to a seven-run advantage and barely survived a massive seventh-inning rally rally to knock off Leeds 7-6. The Indians (8-2) posted three runs apiece in the first and second and added one more in the fourth.
William Tarpley drove in two runs and Hagen Gingras barreled up a pair of doubles for Pinson Valley en route to a 12-hit game. Isaiah Sims pitched six innings of shutout ball with eight hits allowed and four strikeouts.
Leeds, however, touched up the Indians’ bullpen in the bottom of the seventh on their way to six quick runs. Avery Stephens, Nick Bradford and Will Landers each finished with two hits and an RBI for the Green Wave (11-2).
Moody 6, Oneonta 3
Moody started fast with three runs in the first, piled up 10 hits and marched on to a 6-3 home win over Oneonta on Tuesday night. With the win, the Blue Devils (5-6) are now winners in five of their last six outings.
Zach Johnson swung in three runs on three hits, and Major Yancy delivered two hits and two RBIs for Moody on Tuesday. Kolby Seymour also chipped in with two hits and scored one run. Pitcher Caleb Jatko struck out nine Oneonta batters in six innings of work.
Clay-Chalkville 12, Ramsay 2
Clay-Chalkville found its offense in the third inning and rolled on to a 12-2 victory over Ramsay in six innings. The Cougars (4-4) outhit Ramsay 10-2 and got nine strikeouts from starting pitcher Josh Ervin, who tossed five innings, allowing one hit and two runs.
Kobe Lewis found two hits to go with two RBIs and scored three runs for Clay-Chalkville. Braxton Russell and Bronson Sneed added two hits and one RBI apiece on the road.
Hewitt-Trussville 13, Mortimer Jordan 9
Hewitt-Trussville (11-2) rode a nine-run second inning to a 13-9 road win over Mortimer Jordan (13-1).