High school roundup: Howard powers Central to 4-3 win over American Christian

FROM STAFF REPORTSFebruary 27, 2014 

Jamal Howard hit a homer and drove in two runs to lead Central to a 4-3 win over American Christian in the East Alabama Classic at Darnell Field.

The Red Devils played Prattville late Thursday.Thursday at Darnell

Am. Chr. 100 110 0 --3 9 0

Central 300 010 x --4 9 3

WP--Ethan Baber (2-0). S--Wesson Dawson. LP--Hyche (NA). Hitting leaders--American Christ Hyche 3-3, Corley 2-4, HR. Central Jamal Howard 1-2, HR, 2RBI; Blake Johnson 1-3, 2B; Jermon Williams 3-3; Coleson Taylor 2-4.

HARDAWAY 11,SHAW 1

Hardaway struck for six runs in the bottom of the first and went on to defeat Shaw in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

Blake Meadows (1-0) picked up the win and also homered in the game.

Antonio Evans went 2-for-2 for Shaw.Thursday at Hardaway

Shaw 001 00 --1 3 2

home 620 03 --11 10 1

WP--Blake Meadows 1-0. LP--Mitchell Gaddis. Hitting leaders--Hardaway: Blake Meadows 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, R; Sam Anthony 1-3, 2B, R; Cody Tucker 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Blake Rupp 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R. Shaw: Antonio Evans 2-2. Records--Hardaway 3-0. Next--Hardaway at Bainbridge today at 6 p.m.

JORDAN 3,MONROE 1

Jordan scored twice in the first inning and Austin Sanders picked up his first win of the season as Jordan defeated Monroe.Thursday at Jordan

Monroe 000 100 0 --1 2 5

Jordan 200 001 x --3 4 0

WP--Austin Sanders 1-0. LP--F. West. Hitting leaders--Jordan: Austin McKinnon 1-2, RBI; C.J. White 1-4, 2B; Calob Broadwell 1-1; Nehemiah Blyler 1-3. Records--Jordan 3-2. Next--Jordan at Manchester Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

SMITHS STATION 1,ROBERTSDALE 0

SMITHS STATION, Ala. -- Gray Norton scored from third base when Robertsdale's catcher tried to pick a runner off second base but threw the ball into center field.

Blake Rivera picked up the win, allowing just two hits in six innings.Thursday at Smiths Station

Robertsdale 000 000 0 --0 2 1

Smiths Sta. 000 010 x --1 4 0

WP--Blake Rivera (2-0). LP--Calera (2-1). Records--Smiths Station 6-1. Next--Smiths Station, home vs., Muscle Shoals, 8 p.m.

Boys BasketbalL

CALLAWAY 71,SWAINSBORO 68

LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Terry Godwin had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Callaway to a win over Swainsboro and a trip to the final four in Class AAA.

Dre Martin and Braylon Sanders each had 14 points. Joe Brown had 13.

Steven Howard led Swainsboro with 20 points.

Callaway will travel to Middle Georgia Saturday for the final four. They will play at 3 p.m. with the opponent to be determined.Thursday at Callaway

Swainsboro 13 15 19 21--68

Callaway 16 13 26 16--71

Swainsboro (68)

Steven Howard 20, Korey Summerville 19, James Strawbridge 12, Dixon 8, Davis 4, Harris 2, Atkins 1.

Callaway (71)

Terry Godwin 16, Dre Martin 14, Braylon Sanders 14, Joe Brown 13, Leverette 7, E. Patillo 2, Q. Patillo 2, Jones 2, Cooper 1.

Team records: Callaway 22-6. Next: Callaway vs. team TBA at Middle Georgia Saturday at 3 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS

CALVARY 3,COMMUNITY CHR. 2

Calvary Christian won the three matches that were played.Thursday at Cooper Creek

Singles results

No. 1: Cullen Bryant (CA) d. Nate Jones 6-2, 1-6, 7-5; No. 2: Joel Umana (CA) d. Jihyo Kim 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Community Christian wins by forfeit.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Daniel Strickland/Dalton Williams (CA) d. Chris Borcho/Clifford Richard 6-2, 6-1; No. 2: Community Christian wins by forfeit.

SPRINGWOOD 6,GLENWOOD 1

The Gators fell to 1-3 with loss to Springwood.Thursday

Singles results

No. 1: Ananth Reddy (S) def. Kyle Zumstein 6-3, 6-0; No. 2: Venus Reddy (S) def. Mason Stickles 6-0, 6-1; No. 3: Wyatt Albertson (S) def. Blair Saunders. 6-1, 6-0. No. 4: Simon He (S) def. Chase Pennington 6-0, 6-0; No. 5: Micah Herring (G) def. Ryver Ewing 7-5, 6-3Doubles resultsNo. 1: Reddy/He (S) defeated Zumstein/Stickles 8-1; No. 2: Reddy/Albertson (S) def. Saunders/Herring, 8-0.

Record: Glenwood 1-3. Next: Glenwood, at Montgomery Tuesday vs. Tuscaloosa and Monroe.

GIRLS TENNIS

GLENWOOD 2,Springwood 2

The Lady Gators remained unbeaten with win over Springwood.Thursday

Singles results

No. 1: MaryAnne He (S) d. Annskee Reis, 6-4, 6-4; No. 2: Elizabeth Redmon (G) d. Catherine McClendon, 6-1, 6-3; No. 3: Abby Redmon (G) d. Elizabeth McClendon 7-6, 7-6. No. 4: Jaylee Sawtelle (G) d. Emily Galishoff, 6-0, 6-1. No. 5: Morgan Kennon (G) d. Priya Shrumm, 6-0, 6-0.Doubles resultsNo. 1: MaryAnne/Catherine (S) defeated Redmon/Redmon 8-2; No. 2: Reis/Sawtelle (G) defeated McClendon/Galishoff 8-1.

Record: Glenwood 4-0. Next: Glenwood, at Montgomery Tuesday vs. Tuscaloosa and Monroe.

BOYS SOCCER

EzekiaL 6, CALVARY 1

Calvary Christian fell to 1-1 with the loss.Thursday at Woodruff

Goals--Calvary Christian Clayton Barefield. Assists--Michael Boyd . Goalies--Anthony Santiago, Branbdon McQuinn. Records--Calvary 1-1. Next: Calvary, today, 7 p.m., vs. Community Christian, at Woodruff.

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