The Scottsboro baseball team’s late-inning rally attempt fell short against Plainview.
After cutting a three-run deficit to one in the sixth inning, the Wildcats were retired in order in the bottom of the seventh and fell 3-2 to the visiting Bears on Tuesday.
Plainview (1-3) scored one run each in the second, fourth and fifth innings before Scottsboro (2-4) pushed two runs across in the sixth. Gavin McCrary walked to lead off the inning and scored on Ethan Wininger’s RBI triple. Wininger then scored on Cam Matthews’ RBI groundout.
The Wildcats finished with just four hits against four different Plainview pitchers. Along with Wininger’s triple, Scottsboro got singles from Sam Bryant, Dalton Wood and Will Jones. Collin Perkins drew two walks and McCrary and Wininger drew one each.
Scottsboro pitchers Eli Mason (five innings), A.J. Crocker (1 1/3 innings) and Matthews (2/3 innings) combined for six strikeouts.
New Hope 4, NSM 3 — At New Hope, North Sand Mountain’s comeback try came up short against the Indians on Tuesday.
NSM (0-1) fell behind 4-0 after one inning, but pulled within 4-2 in the sixth and pulled within 4-3 in the top of the seventh when Derek Bearden scored on Landon Green’s RBI single.
Jayden Culpepper finished 2-for-3 with a run a scored and also walked for the Bison while Green singled, drew two walks and scored a run. Lake Bell singled, scored a run and drove in a run with an RBI groundout while Bearden, Dylan Marr and Russ Marr had one hit each.
Russ Marr pitched three innings and recorded four strikeouts while reliever Drake Holland pitched three hitless innings while recording eight strikeouts.
Southside 13, North Jackson 3 — At Southside, two big innings led the home team to a mercy-rule shortened win over the Chiefs on Tuesday.
Southside broke open a scoreless game with a six-run fourth inning before ending the game with a seven-run sixth inning.
North Jackson (1-5) scored all of its runs in the top of the sixth. Carter Gass doubled, and after an infield single by Matt Adams, scored on Jody Moore’s RBI single. Adams ultimately scored on a Southside error and Landon Barnes scored on a wild pitch later in the inning.
Barnes and Moore both finished 2-for-3 for the Chiefs while Gass, Adams and Dalton Morris had one hit apiece.
Micha Phillips had two hits and two RBIs each while also pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts for Southside (4-1).