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CVA earns spot in 2nd round of AISA playoffs
by Erich Hilkert
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HARPERSVILLE—The Coosa Valley Rebels used an assortment of pitchers and a spirited performance by their lineup at the plate to sweep a doubleheader against the Eastwood Warriors Saturday in the first round of the AISA playoffs. The Rebels had an offensive outburst in the bottom of the fourth to carry them to a 10-2 win in the first game. The team faced an early deficit following a home run in the top of the first inning by Elijah Owen. But it was to be short-lived for Eastwood. The Rebels answered in the bottom half of the inning. Michael Mims led off with a double down the third base line and into left field. Mims advanced to third base during a groundout by Niko Teofilo. Mims came around to score on a wild pitch to tie the game, 1-1. The Rebels gained their first lead of the game in the bottom of the second inning. Zack Spratlin reached second base on a fly ball to right field that was dropped. Logan Guy hit a ground ball to shortstop, but the throw sailed into right field, allowing Spratlin to score and make it 2-1. In the bottom of the fourth, the Rebels added four runs. Guy was hit by a pitch. Ryan Garrett followed with a single to left field. With two outs, Will Pouncey hit a single through shortstop and into center field to bring in one run. Mims hit a sharp ground ball to third base for an infield single while also scoring pinch runner Blake Gossett to make it 4-1. Teofilo hit a single into right field to score another run. Mims scored from third base during a failed pickoff attempt to give the Rebels a commanding 6-1 lead. The Rebels added a run in the bottom of the fifth. In the bottom of the sixth, Spratlin had a bases-clearing triple, scoring three runs and making it 10-1 in CVA’s favor. Owen hit another home run in the top of the seventh, this one to straightaway center field. Teofilo, pitching in relief, got Thomas Dismukes to fly out to center field for the final out of the game. CVA starting pitcher Colton Pate went five innings, allowing one earned run on one hit, one walk and striking out 11 batters to earn the win on the mound. In the second game, the CVA bats proved to be just as active in the second game, as they put up double digits again in a 12-1 win. They scored six runs in the first inning alone. Mims drew a leadoff walk, stole second, and advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Teofilo drew a walk and stole second. On the throw to second, the ball went into center field, scoring Mims. Later, Spratlin hit a single to center field to bring in two runs and give CVA a 3-0 lead. Garrett flew out to left field, but Spratlin tagged from third base for a run. Later, Blake Gossett hit a single to right field to bring in two more runs and increase CVA’s lead to 6-0. Eastwood put one run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first. CVA increased their lead to 10-1 in the top of the third. Guy drew a leadoff walk, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball. Garrett hit a sac fly to left field, enabling Guy to tag up and score from third. Walker Holmes drew a walk, Gossett hit a single through the gap between third base and shortstop, and Mims drew a walk to load the bases. Holmes scored on a wild pitch, Gossett scored on a passed ball, and Mims scored on a passed ball before the inning was over. CVA added two more runs in the seventh inning. Christian Jants closed out the final two innings for the Rebels, pitching two innings, allowing no hits, no runs, no walks and striking out four batters. Spratlin earned the win on the mound for three innings of work, allowing three hits, one earned run, no walks and striking out two batters. With the win, CVA advance to the second round where they are scheduled to play Southern Academy Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Fayetteville advances to second round
by STAFF REPORTS
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The Fayetteville Wolves advanced to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs with a 12-2 win over Southeastern in the third and decisive game of the series. With the win the Wolves (18-9) advance to take on rival Shades Mountain Christian on Friday with the first game starting at 1 p.m. “We are very blessed to still get to play another round,” Fayetteville head coach Morris Phillips said. “We advance to the second round and I am looking forward to the series with Shades Mountain Christian. It should be interesting, the first game is at 1 p.m. and the second game is at 3:30 p.m. If it goes Game 3 it will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. It should be a good series match up and we are looking forward to it.” Hunter Limbaugh earned the win off the mound for Fayetteville. Limbaugh struck out four batters, allowed two unearned runs and four innings off the mound. Weston Brasell didn’t allow any hits and struck out two batters in two innings. Austin Brasher went 1-2 from the plate with a walk; he was also hit by a pitch and scored twice. Slade Scroggins recorded a three run double for the Wolves. Levi Blanchard was 2-3 from the plate with a RBI and two runs scored. Brasell recorded a three hit game for Fayetteville. He also scored three runs and had a RBI. Tyler Pennington went 2-4 from the plate with a run and a RBI. Jake Skinner went 1-2 from the plate with a RBI and he scored a run. Kaiden Hastings went 1-1 from the plate with a RBI.
Munford just shy of upset of Oneonta
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Munford pushed Oneonta to the brink Saturday, but fell one run short of upsetting the second-ranked team in 4A, falling 5-4. “Our kids played with a lot of intensity and heart,” Munford head coach Noel Stephen said. “Y’all nicknamed them the Cardiac Kids. They didn’t give up. They fought to the last breathe, which that is the way it has been for the last three or four years and it just carries on over each year the seniors take up that role. It has been a fun ride. I hate that it ended the way that it did against a good opponent. I am proud of the kids and I am proud of the way they fought back against an opponent like Oneonta.” Munford held a narrow 2-1 lead at the end of the third inning. But Oneonta scored two runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Munford rallied in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4. With Logan Cooper and Casey Goins on base, Hunter Macoy grounded out to end the game. Cooper led the way at the plate for the Lions, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Austin Campbell was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Goins went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Patrick Hubbard was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Logan Kirk drew a walk and scored a run. CJ Chapman was charged with the loss, pitching six innings, allowing three earned runs and five runs.
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<br>Griffin’s Jewelers, in business in Talladega for more than half a century, was honored by the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce as a Spotlight Business Thursday evening. Pictured above are Rod Steward, Leah Hutton, Brandie Martin, Jenni Griffin, Tim Griffin, Becky and Travis Griffin, Connie Burrell, Lois Simmons, Michael Abernathy, Talladega City Councilmen Joe Ballow, Ricky Simpson and Horace Patterson, Mayor Larry Barton, chamber board chairman Chip Moore and Chamber Director Jason Daves.
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Griffin’s Jewelers, in business in Talladega for more than half a century, was honored by the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce as a Spotlight Business Thursday evening. Pictured above are Rod Steward, Leah Hutton, Brandie Martin, Jenni Griffin, Tim Griffin, Becky and Travis Griffin, Connie Burrell, Lois Simmons, Michael Abernathy, Talladega City Councilmen Joe Ballow, Ricky Simpson and Horace Patterson, Mayor Larry Barton, chamber board chairman Chip Moore and Chamber Director Jason Daves.
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