Sports roundup: March 9

Prattville Christian poses with trophy after winning the championship of the Wetumpka Tournament on Saturday.


Macon East Academy 9, Lee-Scott Academy 5

PHENIX CITY -- Derrick Hooks singled in a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to break a 4-4 tie and lead Macon East to a third-place finish in the Border Wars Tournament with a 9-5 victory over Lee-Scott Academy on Saturday.

The Knights fell behind 3-0 in the first inning but battled back to tie the game in the fifth on a Tanner McNaughton sacrifice fly.

Bradley Ward started the game for Macon-East and allowed four runs on five hits while striking out two and walking one over the first five innings. Colby Cox picked up the win, allowing two hits and a run while striking out two and walking none over the final two innings.

Hooks led the Knights’ offense, going 3 for 4, with Dustin Jones and Cox adding multiple hits as well.

Macon East (13-4) returns home to play Lowndes on Monday at 4 p.m.

Macon East Academy 4, Glenwood School 3

PHENIX CITY – Derrick Hooks doubled in the bottom of the seventh to drive in the game-winning run to give Macon East a 4-3 walkoff win over Glenwood on Saturday in the Border Wars Tournament.

Jackson Ceman went 1.2 innings for the Knights to pick up the win, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three and walking none. Tanner McNaughton started the game for Macon East, surrendering four hits and two runs in 4.1 innings, striking out nine and walking none.

Brock Taunton went 2 for 4 to lead Macon East (12-4).

Brew Tech 11, Pike Road 1

Brew Tech pounded out 13 hits en route to an easy 11-1 win over the Patriots on Saturday.

Dalton George drove in two runs with a groundout in the first inning to get the offense started, with the Rams adding four more runs in the fifth inning with RBIs from Jayden Sloan, Cody Willis, Eddie Simmons and Brandon Lewis.

George picked up the win on the mound, allowing four hits and one run in 4.2 innings while striking out seven. Sloan led the Rams’ offense, going 3 for 3, with Simmons, Damian Wilkerson and Dawson Corwin adding multiple hits. Simmons added a home run in the first inning.

Tuscaloosa Academy 13, Tuscaloosa Christian 1 (5)

TUSCALOOSA – Patton Steele (1-0) pitched a complete game, allowing just one run, as the Knights rolled to a comfortable five-inning victory over Tuscaloosa Christian on Saturday.

Mayes White and Jordan Evans each had two hits in the game and JP Sanders had 3 RBIs. The Knights (4-5) had 10 hits in the game and ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule with a triple by Sanders.

Tuscaloosa Academy 10, Oak Hill Academy 0

TUSCALOOSA – Alex Warner (2-0) pitched a shutout in five-plus innings to help the Knights defeat Oak Hill of West Point, Miss., on Saturday afternoon.

JP Sanders and Thomas Williams had two hits each and Williams drove in three runs to lead the Tuscaloosa Academy offense. Alex Johnson hit his first home run of the season and had two RBIs on the day. With the win, the Knights enter spring break with a 5-5 record and will play in a tournament at Autauga Academy on Friday.


Macon East finishes second in Glenwood Tournament

PHENIX CITY – Macon East fought through the loser’s bracket to reach the championship game of the Glenwood Tournament before falling to Autauga Academy 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Macon East (20-7) lost the opening-round game to Pike Liberal Arts 4-0 before battling back through the loser’s bracket with wins over Bessemer Academy (3-0), Edgewood Academy (6-3) and Pike (9-0) to reach the championship game.

Madisyn Kennedy and Taylor McKinney led the Knights offensively with 10 hits each in the tournament. Devyn Debardelaben added seven hits.

In the circle, McKinney pitched 20 innings, going 2-2. She struck out 15 and gave up 5 earned runs. Caroline Capps pitched 15 innings, allowing just one earned run while surrendering seven hits and striking out 15. Kadence Ward threw six innings of shutout ball, striking out one while giving up just five hits.

Macon East returns to Phenix City on Monday for a game with Glenwood School.

Prattville Christian wins Wetumpka Tournament

WETUMPKA – Prattville Christian won all six games in the Wetumpka Tournament, needing extra innings to defeat Holtville in the championship game to win the tournament title on Saturday.

The Class 3A Panthers (10-1) defeated 7A Jeff Davis 7-1, 6A Wetumpka 3-2, 4A Elmore County 12-2, 6A Saraland 5-0, 4A Alabama Christian 3-0 and 4A Holtville 3-2 in eight innings.

In the circle, McKenzie Montgomery got the win against Jeff Davis, Paisley Wilson was victorious against Wetumpka and Elmore County and Landyn McAnnally defeated Saraland, Alabama Christian and Holtville. She had seven strikeouts in each of the three games.

Callie McAnnally led the Panther offense at the plate, going 7 for 14 with three RBIs in the tournament. Kathryn Fallen was 6 for 14 with 10 RBIs, Carolyn Carter was 6 for 12 with five RBIs and Sarah Williams was 4 for 9 with two RBIs.

PCA returns home to host Central-Phenix City on Tuesday at 5 p.m.


Montgomery Academy 2, Westminister-Oak Mountain 1

Alex Kohn scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Lucas Rizzo to lead Montgomery Academy past Westminster-Oaak Mountain 2-1 on Friday night.

Westminister scored off a penalty kick midway through the first half. Montgomery Academy (13-2) answered with a goal off a corner. Seth Brand scored the header from Kohn.