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March 2, 2013

PREP ROUNDUP: Waters, West Point earn 5-1 decision over Curry

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

JASPER — The West Point varsity baseball team notched its second win of the season with a 5-1 road win over Curry on Friday night.

Wesley Waters was in mid-season form, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 11 batters and walking just one for his second victory.

Waters also contributed at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a solo home run. He also scored three runs.

Wesley Smith collected two hits and two RBIs on the night, while teammate Dalton Looney added two hits, one RBI and one run. Cameron Brock, Jordan McKenzie and Bryant Farley each had one hit for the Warriors.

The win improves West Point’s record to 2-1.

% Grayson 6, Cullman 4: Bearcat ace Keegan Thompson had his first rough outing of the year, giving up five earned runs and 10 hits in five innings of work as his team fell on Friday.

Cullman trailed 5-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but scored four runs in the frame to cut the deficit to one.

Kristian Robinson led the Bearcats with a two-hit performance, while Zac Crocker drove in two runs on a single.

Kolby Robinson, Samuel Murphree, Wesley Walker and Lance Cleveland garnered one hit apiece for Cullman in the loss. All but Cleveland also scored a run.

% Callaway (Ga.) 5, Cullman 4: The Bearcats blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday, ultimately losing to the Cavaliers on a bases-loaded walk.

Callaway’s other three runs in the frame came on an error, a single and a hit-by-pitch.

Jesse Scott was good for three strikeouts in four innings as Cullman’s starting pitcher. Troy Forrest struck out the same number of batters in two innings of relief.

Crocker roped three singles and had an RBI, while Collins was useful with two hits — one an RBI double — and a stolen base. Mason Jones knocked in a run with a single, and Walker piled on two more hits.

Walker has hit safely in all seven of the Bearcats’ games so far. The team is 4-3 after Saturday’s loss.



Prep Softball

% Good Hope 1, Huntsville 0:
The Raiders continued their stellar start to the season on Friday night, dispatching the Tigers in the first round of the Holly Pond Invitational.

Cara Goodwin picked up right where she left off earlier in the week, tossing a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit while striking out 13 battters.

Good Hope’s lone run of the game came in the fourth inning. Darcie Wilson doubled before being driven in by a Maegan Sterling single.

‰ Good Hope 13, Ashville 0: The Raiders began bracket play of the Holly Pond Invitational in style on Saturday, receiving a five-inning perfect-game effort from Cara Goodwin, who K’d 11 batters.

Bailie Andrews slugged three hits frm three RBIs, Kayla Tillman two hits for two RBIs, and Alannah Henke and Darby Randolph, two hits and one RBI apiece. Savannah Fendley brought two runs in with one hit.

‰ Good Hope 5, Fairview 0: Goodwin corraled her fourth win with a six-inning complete-game shutout, striking out eight while allowing two hits and one walk.

Tillman walloped two doubles for two RBIs, and Goodwin helped her own cause by collecting three hits and an RBI. Fendley and Kacy Thomas each had one hit.

‰ Huntsville 6, Good Hope 2: The Tigers avenged their Friday loss to the Raiders (4-1), lighting up Goodwin for five earned runs, seven hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings to win the Holly Pond Invitational.

Josie McDonald struck out four and allowed two hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings of relief for Good Hope.

Wilson, Thomas and Randolph all had one hit. Thomas and Randolph accounted for both of the Raiders’ RBIs.

% Want to see your team's results and stats in the prep roundup? Have your coach or a team representative call 256-734-2131, ext. 257 or email robk@cullmantimes.com.