Wetumpka 13, Alabama Christian 12
WETUMPKA – Robert Morrison singled in Seth Johnson in the bottom of the seventh to give Wetumpka a wild 13-12 win over Alabama Christian Academy on Monday.
The Indians had stormed out to a 12-3 lead over the Eagles, then watched as ACA rallied to tie the game at 12-12 heading into the bottom of the seventh. That’s when Johnson led off with a walk off of Taylor Hackett, went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mason Elmore and scored on Morrison’s single to end the game.
Stephen King went 3 for 5, including an RBI single in the second and a two-run single in the third, to lead Wetumpka. Johnson went 2 for 3, including a two-run double in the first and an RBI double in the third. Elmore also went 2 for 3, including a two-run double in the second and an RBI single in the third.
ACA erased a 7-0 lead with three runs in the third as Dalton Mesaris, Taylor Hackett and Jackson Hibbard led off the inning with singles. The Eagles added five more runs in the fourth after Garrett Cottingham led off with a single, followed by an RBI double from Greyson Gray, a walk to Hackett and Hibbard was hit by a pitch. Garrett Weedon’s two-run triple made it 12-8.
In the seventh, Ben Johnson had a bases-loaded single and Reece Solar followed with a walk to force in another run. Hibbard scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.
Hibbard went 2 for 3, scored three times and drove in two runs to lead ACA, which ends the season at 17-12. Solar and Weedon both drove in a pair of runs.
Wetumpka (23-11) remains home to play Benjamin Russell in the first round of the state playoffs. The best-of-three series starts with a doubleheader on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. A third game, if necessary, will be played on Friday at 5 p.m.
Trinity 3, Gordo 1
Chantz Henry went 3 for 3 and Jon Eric Bodin held the Gordo bats in check as Trinity closed out the regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Green Wave at Jason Armstrong Field on Monday.
Bodin got relief help from Carter Clark and Bryson Byrne to hold the Gordo offense. Coleman Ellis went 2 for 3 for the Wildcats and Will Aaron and Trace Bright had RBI singles in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Gordo (21-4) returns home to host Fultondale in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Friday.
Trinity (22-7) won for the 10th time in the last 11 games and will travel to Headland (12-8) for the first round of the 4A playoffs in a doubleheader on Friday at 4 p.m. A third game in the best-of-three series, if necessary, will be on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Edgewood Academy 2, Macon East Academy 1
CECIL – Edgewood scored a run in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch to edge Macon East 2-1, spoiling Senior Night for the Knights.
Tucker Neven struck out eight and allowed just two hits over 6.2 innings, but took the loss after his wild pitch allowed the winning run to score.
The Knights continued to struggle at the plate, scoring their only run on an error. Colby Cox and Derrick Hooks each managed one hit to lead Macon East.
Macon East (25-11) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, with one of those losses coming to Springwood. The Knights play the Wildcats on Friday in a doubleheader at home to open the first round of the AISA playoffs.
Tuscaloosa Academy 17, Pickens Academy 0
TUSCALOOSA – All three Tuscaloosa Academy seniors -- JP Sanders, Alex Johnson and Hayden Johnson – stood out on Senior Night as the Knights rolled to an easy five-inning victory on Monday night.
Hayden Johnson (4-2) started on the mound and got the win in three innings of work. Alex Johnson went 3 for 3 at the plate, Hayden Johnson went 2 for 3 and Sanders went 2 for 4, including an opposite-field, three-run home run, his fourth of the season. Mayes White also hit a home run and Jordan Evans had four RBIs in the game.
TA (18-8) plays at Patrician Academy on Tuesday.
Tuscaloosa Academy 11, Pickens Academy 1
TUSCALOOSA -- Emma Price had two doubles, a single, three RBIs and scored a run as the Knights defeated Pickens 11-1 on Monday.
Christina Sealy had a double, two singles and three runs scored for TA, while Amity White had a double, a single and two runs scored, Kelsey Curry had two singles, an RBI and a run scored and Claire Roberts had two singles, an RBI and a run scored. Chloe Johnson had a single and three RBIs. Ivy White had a single and a run scored. Harper Hanley had a single and an RBI.
Prattville Christian 12, Autaugaville 0
AUTAUGAVILLE -- Jake Davis led the Panthers with four goals and an assist and Michael McCarty added three goals and three assists as PCA blanked Autaugaville 12-0 on Monday.
John David Meadows added three assists in the win, while Trey Barkley had two goals and an assist, Matthew Lisle scored two goals and Ben Miers had a goal and an assist. Adam Grier and Hunter Taylor combined for the shutout in goal as PCA (11-2) finished Area 2 play with a record of 8-0. PCA will host Valley on April 25.
Prattville Christian 3, Thomasville 2
THOMASVILLE – Down 2-1 with seven minutes left to play, John David Meadows scored a goal with an assist from Matthew Lisle to tie the game and send it into overtime, where PCA won in a shootout to remain unbeaten in area play on Friday night.
Michael McCarty also scored a goal in regulation, with an assist from Austin Eagerton.
The game was still tied after two five-minute overtime periods before the Panthers outscored the Tigers 3-2 in the shootout. Jake Davis, McCarty and Lisle scored on kicks for PCA, while Sasha Scully stopped three of the five shootout goals by Thomasville.
PCA (10-2) improved to 7-0 in Area 2 play to claim the area championship.
In junior varsity action, PCA defeated Thomasville 4-0 behind three goals and an assist by Joshua Forte. Brady Roberson added two assists, McCabe Burton scored a goal and Dawson Thweatt recorded the shutout for PCA, 6-1.
Prattville Christian 6, Jasper 0
PRATTVILLE – Jenna Brooke Warlick had three goals to lead the Lady Panthers to a 6-0 win over Jasper on Friday.
Lydia Brackins and Amber Gay each added a goal and an assist. Kendall Holt scored a goal and Sydney West had an assist, while CoCo Thomas recorded her seventh shutout of the season in goal. PCA (6-2-2) will travel to Montgomery to play St. James on Tuesday.
Tuscaloosa Academy finishes second in Macon East Invitational
The Tuscaloosa Academy golf team finished the regular season with its best score of the year, posting a 311 to finish tied for second place in the Macon East Invitational at Wynlakes Country Club on Monday.
TA was led by Logan Harris’ 76, followed by William Beeker (77), Anna Christian Beeker (79) and Walt Denney (79).
Tuscaloosa Academy now has two weeks off before competing in the AISA state tournament on April 29-30 at the Troy Country Club.