Ethan Wininger came through in the clutch for the Scottsboro baseball team.
Wininger hit a walk-off RBI double to give the Wildcats a 10-9 win over visiting Madison County in Game 1 of a split doubleheader on Saturday at SHS.
Scottsboro took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Kyle Murphy walked and scored two batters late on Sam Bryant’s RBI single.
After Madison County took a 3-1 in the second, Scottsboro regained the lead with a five-run third inning. Gavin McCrary scored the first run of the Wildcats’ big inning on a Madison County error. After Murphy’s RBI double plated Wininger to tie the game and Bryant drew a walk, Dalton Wood hit a three-run homer to put the Wildcats in front 6-3. Murphy contributed an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth for the Wildcats while Collin Perkins added an RBI double and Wininger scored on a wild pitch in the sixth to put Scottsboro in front 9-3.
After Madison County scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 9-all, Perkins drew a two-out walk and reached third after two wild pitches. Wininger then doubled to center field to plate Perkins with the game-winning run.
Murphy finished 2-for-2 with a double, a single, a walk and two RBIs for Scottsboro while Wininger, Bryant, Wood, Perkins, McCrary and Cam Matthews had one hit each.
Everett Loveless pitched three innings in relief and got the win. He posted two strikeouts. Starter Lane Pitts recorded five strikeouts over four innings pitched.
In the nightcap, Scottsboro committed five errors and dropped a 12-2 decision to Westbrook Christian.
Landon Grider’s two-run double plated Murphy and Matthews in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 2-all. But Westbrook Christian scored four runs in the third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth to claim the victory.
McCrary had two hits for Scottsboro (2-3) while Grider, Wininger, Murphy and Matthews had one each.
James Clemens sweeps North Jackson — At Madison, North Jackson was swept by Class 7A James Clemens in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Jets won both games by a 5-2 score.
James Clemens scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off the Chiefs to win Game 1. North Jackson managed just two hits, third-inning singles from Dalton Morris and Carter Gass. Matt Adams allowed five runs on five hits while recording five strikeouts over five innings pitched for North Jackson. Smith pitched one inning in relief.
In Game 2, James Clemens broke a 1-all tie in the bottom of the second inning en route to the win. Matt Adams, Brandon Poole, Landon Barnes and Carson Smith had one hit each for North Jackson (1-4). Smith’s RBI single in the second inning gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead. Adams added had an RBI single in the fifth for the Chiefs. Gass pitched six innings and allowed five runs on eight hits while recording 11 strikeouts on the mound for North Jackson.
Sylvania 11, Section 0 — At Sylvania, the Rams scored eight runs in their final two at-bats to down the Lions in five innings on Saturday.
Section (0-3) fell behind 3-0 after one inning, and Sylvania (1-0) pushed across five runs in the third and three more in the fourth.
Trevor Porter, Braden Arndt and Lane White had one hit each for Section.
Angel Fernandez had three hits for Sylvania while Elijah Gurley, Gareth Anderson and Riley Johnson had two hits and two RBIs each.