Rebels in with win over Comer
Thorsby clinched second place in its area on Saturday.
The No. 7 Rebels swept a doubleheader from area foe B.B. Comer, 9-7 and 10-4.
THS will visit Sipsey Valley for a best-of-three series beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Other games will follow at 7 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday, if needed.
In Game 1 of the twinbill against Comer, THS pitcher Brantly Maddox held Comer to two hits and no runs until the seventh inning, when the visitors pounded out five hits and five runs.
Thorsby held on for the win, though, with Blake Bradberry recording the final out on the mound.
Parker Bryan went 3-for-3 at the plate with a run scored, one run batted in and a stolen base.
Tyler Owens went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Chris Brown went 1-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a sacrifice.
Maddox helped himself by scoring two runs.
Game 2 of the doubleheader saw less drama, though the Rebels had to come from behind for the win.
Comer held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the third inning, but THS posted three runs in the inning, including two on a Chris Brown home run.
Bo Hoffman allowed no runs in the final four innings, and four more runs in the sixth provided a cushion.
Braden McRae started the game on the mound for the Rebels, allowing four runs in three innings pitched.
The wins pushed Thorsby’s record to 28-4. The Rebels travel to Sipsey Valley for the first round of the state playoffs beginning Friday.
THS won two other games last week, 12-1 over Calera on April 8 and 13-3 over Comer on April 10.
Against Calera, Hoffman, McRae and Maddox each pitched two innings and held the Eagles to a single run. Each pitcher also struck out two batters.
Hoffman hit two home runs in the second inning and finished with three RBI and two runs scored.
Tyler Owens also hit a home run and had three RBI.
Bryan went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored.
Against Comer, Denham Childress went 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.
Bryan went 2-for-2 with three runs and a sacrifice, and Zack Morris went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Hoffman pitched four innings and allowed three hits while striking out seven.
Matt Morgan pitched the last inning, allowing one run on two hits and two hit batsmen while striking out two.