Rebels extend winning streak to nine games, limited action during week

Published 10:58 am Friday, March 29, 2024

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

With Chilton County Schools on spring break this past week, it left just a handful of games on the schedule for area high school baseball and softball teams from March 22-28.

Thorsby High School’s baseball team had four games during the week and went 4-0 to extend their winning streak to nine consecutive games. The Rebels have not lost since falling in the championship game of the Chilton County Baseball Tournament on March 9.

On March 22, Thorsby trailed 4-1 entering the top of the seventh inning needing at least three runs to keep the game alive against Montgomery Academy. The Rebels posted four runs to win 5-4 holding on in the bottom half of the inning. Collier Price was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and J.T. Green and Malachi Allgood had an RBI each. Aiden Seeley and Patrick Prady combined for 10 strikeouts on the mound, five each.

Thorsby picked up two wins on March 25 at Sylacauga High School, first a 7-1 win over St. Clair County High School. Braylon Carroll was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs, and Seeley was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Carroll combined with Green to strike out 11 batters. The Rebels took down B.B. Comer High School 8-5 in their second game of the day, and Gavin Parker and Max Burnett combined to throw seven innings with one hit, five unearned runs and 11 strikeouts. Seeley contributed three RBIs at the plate, and Grayson McManus was 3-for-4 with a triple and RBI.

A 3-0 win over Fayetteville High School on March 27 concluded Thorsby’s week with Seeley throwing a complete seven innings with two hits and 10 strikeouts. Green was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.

Both Chilton County High School teams were the only other area teams with games during the week, starting with the softball team’s four games. The Tigers went 2-1-1 during the week with three games on March 25 at Johnnie Sims Park in Gulf Shores, starting with a 6-2 win over Westminster Christian School. Brianna Goggins and Macey Pierce were each 2-for-3, and Pierce launched a home run and posted three RBIs. Mallie Harrison controlled the circle for the Tigers throwing six innings with five hits, two runs and four strikeouts.

A 6-6 tie with Dothan High School followed after, but CCHS outhit Dothan 12-7 in the game. Harrison was 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs, and Pierce added three RBIs. The Tigers closed out the day with a 7-0 win, and Harrison went four innings with one hit and eight strikeouts. Gracie Brewer had two RBIs to lead CCHS at the plate. CCHS fell on March 27 to Thompson High School 10-0, and Anna Cate Burnett recorded the only hit for the Tigers.

The CCHS baseball team faced Wetumpka High School on March 23 and outhit them 8-7, but lost 10-4. Cohen Ellison was 2-for-2 with a double, and Coven Crumpton, Eli Dale, Josh Parker and Brody Pierce each collected an RBI.

All 14 Chilton County area high school baseball and softball teams will be back on the field following spring break starting on April 1.