Madison blows game open
By By Matthew Nascone
The Madison 10-year-old all-stars used an eight-run fifth inning to blow open a 5-3 ball game with Florence Friday afternoon.
Devin Davis was 2-for-3 at the plate for Madison with a triple and two runs scored. Chance Lowery went 4-for-4 with a double and one run scored. Michael Carlyle was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Tucker Clark went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Brent Binford had a stolen base and scored two runs.
Tyler Lynd, Terrance Humphrey, Pierre Brewton and Bradley Demirjian each scored one run.
On the mound for Madison, Davis pitched six innings and registered five strikeouts.
For Florence, Joshua Vardaman was 2-for-2 with one run scored. Johnathan Brock went 1-for-3 with one run scored and Collin Taylor and Lake Blasingame each scored one run. Vardaman and Samuel Salter split the six innings on the mound.
Childersburg 6 Madison 1
Childersburg jumped on top 2-0 after the first inning and never relinquished their lead throughout the game, winning 6-1 over Madison July 12 at 7 p.m.
Ryan Gaither went 1-for-3 at the plate for Childersburg with one stolen base and two runs scored. Gere Chatham was 1-for-2 with one run scored. Tyler Jackson, Ryan Garrett and Jamel Rosten each scored one run.
Garrett went four strong innings on the mound for the win and struck out seven batters. Gaither and Jackson pitched in relief.
Pierre Brewton scored Madison's only run and Devin Davis and Chance Lowery each went 1-for-3 at the plate. Tucker Clark had five strikeouts on the mound in the losing effort for Madison.
Tillman's Corner 22 Florence 1
Florence scored one run in the first inning, but was unable to add any more and Tillman's Corner kept on scoring, winning by the eventual mark of 22-1 in four innings.
Jason Williams led Tillman's Corner, going 3-for-5 at the plate with one home run and two runs scored. Chase Gurley was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Jalen Thompson was 3-for-4 with a triple and four runs scored. Landon Laughlin also scored four runs.
Peyton Jones went 3-for-4 at the plate with four runs scored. Noah Michael was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Tommy McComb, Hunter Beard and Danny Haskell each scored one run.
Beard, Laughlin and Jones each saw action on the mound and Jones struck out the side twice in his two innings of work.
Collin Taylor scored one run for Florence.
Theodore 11 Linden 6
After trailing for the first two innings of the game, Theodore came back with 11 runs in the final three innings to defeat Linden 11-6 June 12.
Chase Poole led Theodore, going 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored. Payton Harvis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Hunter Walker was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Ty Stewart was 3-for-4 with one run scored. Conor Harkey and Kadon Cross each scored two runs and Trae Murphy and Grant Lambert each scored one run.
Stewart picked up the win for Theodore, pitching four innings and recording five strikeouts.
For Linden, Carson Huckabee was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and Sebastian Hale, Hayden Huckabee, Caleb Broadhead and Randy Champion each scored one run.
Hayden Huckabee pitched four plus innings and recorded seven strikeouts on the mound.
Childersburg 16 Florence 3
The defending Alabama 9-year-old State Tournament champion team from Childersburg opened their defense with a 16-3 stomping of Florence in Game 1 of the Alabama Cal Ripken 10-year-old State Tournament at Tom Byrne Park July 12 at 3 p.m.
Tyler Jackson led the way for Childersburg, going 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs scored, two stolen bases and a double. Jackson also pitched three innings on the mound and struck out seven batters to close the game out for Childersburg.
Zack Lightsey picked up the win, allowing three runs in three innings of work with eight strikeouts on the hill. He also compiled two runs scored at the plate.
Ryan Gaither was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Jamel Raston and DJ Averette each went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Ryan Garrett scored three runs and Gene Chatham and Justin Northcutt added one run scored for Childersburg.
For Florence, Collin Taylor, Joshua Vardaman and Samuel Salter each scored one run and Salter took the loss on the mound.
Tillman's Corner 19 Coosa 0
Tillman's Corner made short work of Coosa in Game 2 at 3 p.m. Landon Laughlin went 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot with three runs scored. Tommy McComb was 2-for-2 with one home run. Jordan Taylor went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Danny Haskell was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Jalen Thompson, Peyton Jones and Jason Williams each scored two runs. Hunter Stokes scored three runs and Hunter Beard scored one run. Chase Gurley and Peyton Jones each struck out three batters on the mound and Stokes also saw an inning of action on the hill.
Coosa's Brock Love was hit by a pitch and he was Coosa's lone base runner for the game.