Pleasant Valley’s baseball team stayed unbeaten Tuesday with a 4-2 victory at Hokes Bluff. The Raiders improved to 5-0 on the season.
Jackson Almaroad pitched 6⅔ innings, striking out seven batters and allowing nine hits and two runs, both earned. He walked one.
He left with two away in the seventh, a run in and a runner at first. In relief, Triston Salster walked a batter and allowed an infield single to load the bases before retiring Hokes Bluff’s clean-up hitter on a ground ball to second baseman Nic Smith to end the game. Chris Youngman, Pleasant Valley’s second-year head coach, praised his players for showing “mental toughness.”
“Hokes Bluff gave it their best shot and we were able to withstand it. I’m proud of our guys,” Youngman said.
Leadoff hitter Reagan King had the biggest hit for the Raiders, a two-run double with the bases loaded in the fourth that put Pleasant Valley ahead 3-0 when Ashton King and Brody Phillips scored.
The Raiders play at White Plains at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Pleasant Valley's top performers:
—Ashton King, 3-for-3, one RBI, one run
—Brody Phillips, 2-for-2, one double, one run
—Reagan King, 1-for-3, one double, two RBIs
—Drew Bonds, 1-for-4, one double, one run
Piedmont 4, Westbrook Christian 3, 10 innings: Logan Pruitt and Mason Mohon combined to pitch 10 innings Tuesday, allowing three runs. Pruitt worked the first four innings, striking out four batters while allowing three hits and two earned runs. Mohon allowed two hits and one run with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Piedmont’s other top performers:
—Taylor Morrow, 2-for-4, accounting for two of Piedmont’s five hits, one double, one RBI, one run
—Nick Johnson, 1-for-4, one RBI
—Davis Young, one RBI
Piedmont will play at Cleburne County on Thursday.
Piedmont 3, Cherokee County 2: At Centre on Saturday, Bailey Graves struck out eight and did not issue a walk in a seven-inning complete game. Cherokee County’s runs came on a two-run home run by Jy Lockridge.
Piedmont’s other top performers:
—T.J. Fairs, one double, two RBIs
—Brant Deerman, one single, one RBI
—Sean Smith, one double
—Johnson, one single
Saks 10, Jacksonville Christian 1: Harley Burgess went 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a triple as Saks beat JCA. He also scored four runs and drove in one.
Saks (2-2) will play Thursday at Hokes Bluff.
Saks' top performers:
—Allston McLaughlin, winning pitcher, four innings, no hits, five strikeouts
—Hunter McCleod, three innings, four strikeouts
—Jaylen Childs, 2-for-4, three runs, two RBIs
—Caleb Ogle, 2-for-4, three RBIs
—Eley Downes, 1-for-4, two RBIs
Jacksonville girls 10, Weaver 0: Olivia King had four goals to pace Jacksonville. For good measure, she added an assist.
Jacksonville (3-0) will play Thursday at Lincoln.
Jacksonville’s other top performers:
—Hannah Rhodes, two goals, one assist
—Dana Johnson, two goals
—Madison Shadrick, two goals
—Jayla Thornton, two saves in goal
Jacksonville boys 5, Weaver 1: Noah Sawyer scored three goals to help Jacksonville to a win.
The Golden Eagles took eight shots on goal to reach their point total.
Jacksonville's other top performers:
—Colter Anderson, one goal, one assist
—Davis King, one goal
—Preston Harvey, one assist
—Fisher Anderson, one assist
—Alejandro Rosa, three saves in goal
Alexandria 8, Cleburne County 2: Alexandria opened its season with a victory Monday.
Alexandria will play at Cleburne County on Thursday.
Alexandria’s top performers:
—Emmah Rolfe, 3-for-3, double, two RBIs, run; seven innings pitched, three strikeouts, one earned run, no walks, six hits.
—Allison Bonds, 2-for-3, double, RBI, run
—Logan Irwin, 2-for-4, home run, two RBIs, two runs
—Millie Burt, 1-for-4, home run, RBI, run
Cleburne County’s top performers:
—Skylar Shierling, 2-for-4
—Chelsea Parker, 1-for-2, RBI
—Micah Pentecost, RBI
Pleasant Valley 10-12, Ohatchee 0-1: The Raiders won a pair of games that lasted only five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
In the opener, Oliva Jones threw a no-hitter and struck out four. She walked one. In the second game, Leah Patterson worked all five innings and allowed four hits while striking out four.
Pleasant Valley's top performers in first game:
—Lindsey Pritchee, 1-for-3, two stolen bases
—Juliana Ballew, 2-for-3
—Savannah Williams, 1-for-3, one RBI
—McKinley Parris, 2-for-3, two home runs (one grand slam), six RBIs
—Mikayla Kendrick, 1-for-3, one solo home run
—Bailey Harris, 1-for-2
—Rylee Haynes, 1-for-2
Pleasant Valley's top performers in second game:
—Pritchett, 1-for-3, two RBIs
—Williams, 1-for-2, two-run home run, three RBIs
—Parris, 2-for-3, three RBIs
—Ava Boozer, 2-for-3, two RBIs