The Scottsboro baseball team dropped a pair of games against fellow Class 5A teams on Saturday.

The Wildcats fell to Springville 13-6 and Etowah 10-3 Saturday at Scottsboro High School.

The Wildcats led 3-1 after two innings before the Springville rallied in front with a five-run third inning.

Ethan Wininger went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored for Scottsboro while Montevallo signee Reed Latimer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Peyton Grant also went 2-for-4 while Christian Herberholz, Camden Matthews and Kyle Murphy had one hit each. Herberholz and A.J. Widgeon scored two runs each. Latimer recorded seven strikeouts over three innings pitched while Section transfer Ethan Clark fanned three in 2 1/3 innings, Everett Loveless fanned two in 1 1/3 innings and Landon Grider struck out the only batter he faced.

Meanwhile, Etowah scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally past the Wildcats 

Reed Latimer had two hits and two walks with a run scored while Grant went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Ethan Wininger went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Camden Matthews had an RB single. Tennessee Tech signee Christian Herberholz recorded eight strikeouts over four innings on the mound while Lane Pitts and A.J. Crocker had one strikeout each. 

North Jackson 1, Plainview 0 — At Rainsville, North Jackson left-hander John Matthews pitched a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and drove in the game-winning run at the plate as the Chiefs got the win on Wednesday

Matthews carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning before Ashley Spigner broke up the no-hit bid with a leadoff single. Matthews walked only two and threw 62 of his 90 pitches for strikes.

Plainview pitcher Eli Johnson was strong as well, allowing just three hits, two of which came in the top of the seventh, and three walks while striking out three. 

North Jackson scored the game’s lone run when Cade Bellomy singled to start the seventh and moved to second on Logan Morris’ bunt before scoring on Matthews’ RBI single. Cooper also singled for the Chiefs while Carter Gass drew two walks and Jordan Eakin drew one.

Section 17, Crossville 2 – At Crossville, the Lions used a 10-run sixth inning to finish off a season-opening win over Crossville.

Wiley McCutchen went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored for Section while Taylor Payne went 2-for-4 with four RBIS and Jacob Gentry went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Jonathan Carroll singled, walked three times, stole three bases and drove in a run while Cole Woods had one hit and one RBI. Trevier Porter had two RBIs and Blake Henry and Drake McCutchen scored two runs apiece.

Porter pitched 4 1/3 innings to get the win on the mound. He recorded three strikeouts. Gentry pitched two-thirds of an inning and Taylor Payne pitched one inning and struck out two.

North Jackson 18, NSM 1 — At New Hope, North Jackson scored six runs in the first, six in the third and five in the fourth en route to the five-inning victory over county rival North Sand Mountain on Saturday.

John Matthews went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Jordan Eakin went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for North Jackson while Macklin Guess went 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored  and one RBI and Jody Moore went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Deshawn Ware had one hit and two RBIs for the Chiefs while Cade Bellomy (three runs) and Logan Moore both had two hits and one RBI. 

Carter Gass pitched a complete game for North Jackson, allowing just two hits and two walks while recording nine strikeouts.

Austin Hill and Drake Holland both singled for NSM.

Pisgah 9, Ider 2 — At Ider, visiting Pisgah scored at least one run in five of seven innings en route to a victory over the Hornets.

The Eagles scored one run in the first inning, three in the third, two each in the fourth and fifth and one in the sixth.

Nick Feltman went 4-for-5 with two runs scored for Pisgah while Kristian Wheeler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Cory Phillips went 2-for-4 with two run scored. Christian Medlock had a double and two RBIs , Steven Griffith had an RBI double, Wyatt Whisenant an RBI single and Dustin Bell singled.

Whisenant recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and one run over five innings on the mound for Pisgah. Dalton Johnson struck out three in two innings in relief.

New Hope 11, NSM 8 — At New Hope, the host team rallied past North Sand Mountain by scoring six runs in its last two at-bats.

NSM (0-3), which led 7-5 after three innings, had 16 hits with Lake Bell notching a double, two singles and one RBI. Austin Hull homered and had two RBIs while Drake Holland (one RBI), Stone Yates (two RBIs), Jayden Culpepper and Dylan Marr had two hits each. Russ Marr, Landon Green had Houston Jackson had one hit each.

North Jackson 7, Geraldine 5 (10 innings) — At Geraldine, visiting North Jackson bounced back to win in extra innings after the Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Chiefs broke the 5-all tie in the top of the 10th. John Matthews reached on an error to start the inning before Brandon Poole then walked and a pitch to load the bases then hit Jody Moore. Logan Morris then drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Matthews with the go-ahead run. Carter Gass then singled home Poole for a two-run Chiefs’ advantage.

Gass, Matthews, Moore and Poole had one hit each for North Jackson. 

Gass got the win on the mound, pitching the last four innings and recording 11 strikeouts. Poole started and pitched five innings, recording three strikeouts while Morris stuck out two in 1 2/3 innings pitched.

Sylvania 7, NSM 3 — At Sylvania, a five-run fourth inning powered the Rams to a win over North Sand Mountain.

Austin Hill and Lake Bell had two hits and run scored each for NSM while Landon Green walked twice, scored a run had an RBI single. Drake Holland also drove in a run for the Bison while Houston Jackson, Russ Marr and Stone Yates each drew a walk. Holland recorded five strikeouts in 2 2/3 shut-out innings in relief on the mound.

Pleasant Valley 8, North Jackson 7 — At New Hope, North Jackson (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season with a loss to Pleasant Valley on Saturday. 


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