Luke Lindsey gave Cullman High the spark it needed off the bench, driving in the go-ahead runs with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to send the top-ranked (5A) Bearcats past rival Hartselle 4-2 Thursday night.
Daniel Moore went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Cullman (33-8), while Alden Rakestraw, Matthew Britton, Ben Moore and Luke Bright all had one hit each.
‰ Cullman 10, Hartselle 0: Jordan Guthrie held Hartselle (19-24) to four hits in the five-inning complete game.
Andrew Winfrey led Cullman at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with two homers and five RBIs. Rakestraw went 2-for-3 for the Bearcats.
Cullman travels to Tuscaloosa Saturday for a pair of games against Hillcrest and Russell County.
Good Hope 1, Holly Pond 0: One day after losing to the Broncos in the Cullman County title game, Good Hope got its revenge.
“It was just like a continuation of yesterday’s game,” Raiders coach Wayne Harris said. “A very hard-fought game on both sides.”
Good Hope got its lone run in the seventh inning as Alannah Henke led off with a double and went to third on a groundout. Hayley Calvert plated the run with a single.
Darby Randolph also had a single and Henke had two doubles as Good Hope managed only four hits.
Holly Pond pitcher Montana Holcombe struck out five.
Cara Goodwin pitched a two-hitter for the Raiders, striking out nine.
Kourtney Turnbough and Katlyn Whitehead had a single each for the Broncos.
Good Hope is scheduled to play Scottsboro at 6:30 p.m. today, with a game against Florence following. The games will be in Florence at the Northwest Alabama Bash.
Cold Springs 11, Hanceville 0: Eagles pitcher Rilee White hurled a two-hitter, striking out five.
For Cold Springs, White, Karlee Perdue and Grace Willoughby had two hits each. Perdue drove in two runs and Willoughby drove in one.
Taylor Payne hit an RBI triple and Hayden West slapped a run-scoring double.
McKinnley Davis had a two-RBI single and Courtney Rice drove in a run with a hit.