From The Tribune staff reports
MOODY — The Blue Devils split a pair of games over the weekend, falling to Etowah 13-12, but rebounding and taking a 9-4 win over Tuscaloosa County in prep baseball action.
The split brings Moody to 11-9 on the season, with the win over Tuscaloosa County stopping a three-game losing streak.
Game 1: Moody 12, Etowah 13
The Blue Devils added five runs over the final two innings, but the comeback fell short. Zach Johnson went two innings, allowing three hits and five runs. Peyton Isbell pitched two innings in relief, and Brady Dodd pitched one, taking the loss. Travis Shi pitched one inning, and had the most success for the Blue Devils, allowing no hits and no runs.
Chase Marshall went 1-for-1 at the plate, walking four times and scoring three times. Johnson went 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs, while Nathan Kennedy went 1-for-3, scoring twice and accounting for a pair of RBIs. Bourne Grant went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and scored twice, while Matt Johnson went 1-for-3 with two walks, 2 RBIs and scored.
Game 2: Moody 9, Tuscaloosa County 4
Moody scored three runs in three separate innings and held off a sixth-inning rally by the Wildcats to take a 9-4 win.
Blaine Burke went 3-for-5 at the plate with a pair of RBIs and scored, while Chase Marshall got the win on the mound. Marshall pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four and walking five. Marshall helped his own cause at the plate, going 3-for-4 and scoring twice.
Nathan Kennedy went 1-for-4 but scored twice and had 2 RBIs and walked once. Peyton Isbell went 1-for-4 with an RBI and scored once, and Matt Johnson also went 1-for-4 and scored.
Moody plays again Monday, March 28, at 2 p.m. in this week’s edition of the Gulf Coast Classic in Gulf Shores.