Prep roundup: Hulsizer’s grand slam lifts Piedmont softball
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Freshman Hannah Hulsizer mashed a grand slam home run to highlight Piedmont’s eight-run first inning and the Bulldogs defeated Lincoln 9-0 in four innings Friday on the opening day of play in the Cleburne County softball tournament in Heflin. Hulsizer’s shot cleared the fence in straightaway centerfield.

Winning pitcher Kendall Pressley allowed just one hit over four innings, struck out three and walked two. Torre Roberts had two hits and a stolen base for Piedmont (2-0). Pressley and Mallory Roberts also had hits for the Bulldogs. Rachel Baggett drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

The partial round robin tournament concludes today. Piedmont is scheduled to meet Clay Central today at 11:55 a.m. and host Cleburne County at 4:25 p.m.

The two teams with the best records meet about 6 p.m. for the championship game.

Cleburne County 2, Clay Central 0: Kiara Akles got the win in the circle for the Tigers, allowing two hits and striking out five. She also did damage at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with a home run and a double.

Kaity Zeiders and Alisa Norton both finished 1-for-2 with a double. Bailey Beam went 1-for-2 and Toni Epps finished 1-for-3.

Cleburne County plays Gadsden City today as the Tiger Round Robin continues.

Baseball

Wellborn 13, Saks 11:
T.J. Sailors slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Wellborn over Saks late Thursday night.

Sailors finished 2-for-4 with a double and the homer. Landon Machristie was 4-for-4 with three singles and a double.

The two teams were tied 8-8 after seven innings. Saks scored three times in the top of the eighth, but Wellborn matched it in the bottom half of the inning.

Wellborn will play again today at home against Munford at 1 p.m.

Ohatchee 6, Lincoln 5: Ohatchee earned its first victory of the season Friday.

Jaylon Jenkins plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly. He finished 1-for-3 with his only hit coming on a double. Blayde Crump finished 2-for-4 with two singles.

Michael Cherry picked up the win in two innings of work, managing five strikeouts. Dillon Parker started the game, allowing four hits over five innings. He struck out 12.

Zay Caldwell took the mound for the Golden Bears and struck out nine batters over four innings of work. Greg Stephens went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Ohatchee returns to action Tuesday at Weaver.

Oxford 12, Boaz 2, 6 innings: The Yellow Jackets remained undefeated after defeating Boaz for their third win of the year.

Freshman Jacob Sears pitched a complete game, struck out two and allowed five hits. At the plate, Drake Champion went 4-for-5 in quality at-bats. Dakota Beane, Trey Hopper and Chance Adams all went 3-for-4 in quality at-bats.

Roger Kinny went 2-for-2 for the Pirates on two singles. Stephen Brannon added a double.

The Yellow Jackets return to action today with three home games beginning with Russell County at 11 a.m. They play Oak Mountain at 2 p.m. and finish with Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at 5 p.m.
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