Baseball roundup: Flashes crush Hillcrest; WC and VHS take losses

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This week has gotten off to a good start for the St. Aloysius Flashes.

Adam Francisco and Cole Autrey each drove in three runs and scored two, Conner Paxton went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and St. Al hammered Hillcrest Christian 18-0 on Tuesday for its second run-rule victory in as many days.

The Flashes (7-2) have outscored their two opponents so far this week, Indianola Academy and Hillcrest, by a combined scored of 28-0.

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Autrey hit a two-run single and scored on a base hit by Wes Warnock as the Flashes jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning Tuesday. Two walks, two hit batters and two Hillcrest errors also helped that rally along.

Hillcrest committed six errors in the game, and its pitchers walked nine batters. Tristan Wilbanks, who went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored, was the only St. Al player with more than one hit.

Brandon Steed started on the mound and pitched 3 2/3 innings. He allowed one hit and three walks, and struck out eight.

Germantown 11, Warren Central 3
Cole Burton went 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Cooper Williams allowed one run in five innings pitched to lead Germantown past Warren Central on Tuesday.

Germantown took the lead for good with four runs in the second inning, and pulled away by scoring seven more from the fourth inning on.

Seth Sterling had two hits for Warren Central (1-6), while Braxton McCurley and Kyland Landers each drove in a run.

Warren Central will play a home-and-home series with Brandon this weekend. Friday’s game is at Brandon at 7 p.m., and the teams will play at Viking Field Saturday at 1 p.m.

Natchez 10, Vicksburg 4
Devin Winchester allowed three runs and racked up 15 strikeouts in six innings pitched as Natchez defeated Vicksburg High on Monday.

Rodrick Simpson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for Natchez (4-1), and Winchester was 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Terrance Johnson led Vicksburg’s offense by going 2-for-3 and scoring two runs. Tyler carter had two RBIs.

Vicksburg pitcher Tyler Sanders allowed six runs in four innings, but only one of the runs was earned as the Gators committed four errors. Sanders finished with seven strikeouts.

Vicksburg will play Pearl Friday at 6 p.m. at Bazinsky Field.

Tallulah Academy 7, Prairie View 4
Todd Etheridge went 3-for-3 and scored two runs, Dee Morgan had three RBIs, and Tallulah Academy (9-1) beat Prairie View Academy for its eighth win in a row.

Jacob Martin’s two-run single in the third inning gave Tallulah a 3-2 lead, and it never trailed again. Morgan hit an RBI single and scored on another single by Marsh Wood in the fourth inning, and Wood scored on a single by Walker Sullivan to make it 7-2.