High school roundup: Northside sweeps Lee County in shutouts

FROM STAFF REPORTSApril 3, 2014 

The Northside High baseball team made the most of two runs, one each in two games, to sweep a doubleheader against Lee County on Thursday at home.

In the opener, the Patriots got a sacrifice fly from Victor Ballesteros in the third inning to support Gavin Bedsole's complete-game, 1-0 shutout. Bedsole went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out six without a walk.

In Game 2, Northside again got its run in the third inning, this time on a passed ball that brought in R.J. Brown. This shutout was completed by three pitchers for the Patriots. Jalen Latta started the game, went four innings and allowed two hits, Sam Kyte went 2 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Cole Hill recorded the final out of the game to earn the save.Thursday at Northside

Game 1

Lee 000 000 0 --0 4 0

Northside 001 000 x --1 3 1

WP-- Gavin Bedsole. LP-- Matt Hatcher. Hitting leaders-- Northside, Aaron Newman 2-3, Victor Ballesteros 0-2, RBI.Game 2

Lee 000 000 0 --0 3 1

Northside 001 000 x --1 2 3

WP-- Jalen Latta. LP-- Nick Bush. Hitting leaders-- Northside, Aaron Newman 1-3, Victor Ballesteros 1-1. Records-- 11-6. Next-- Northside, Tuesday at Callaway.

columbus 14,

alexander 9

The Columbus baseball team used an offensive outburst to overcome Alexander 14-9 on Thursday at home.

The Blue Devils got a 3-for-5, two-RBI performance from Al Jones and two hits and an RBI apiece from Nick Poskey and Knox Carter. They play again at 5:30 p.m. today at Sandy Creek.Thursday at Columbus

Alexander 221 004 0 --9 7 2

Columbus 100 661 x --14 12 5

WP-- Will Bice. LP-- Schuster. Hitting leaders-- Columbus, Al Jones 3-5, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, Nick Poskey 2-2, 2B, RBI, Knox Carter 2-3, RBI. Records-- Columbus, 13-3, 5-1. Next-- Columbus, 5:30 p.m. today at Sandy Creek.

central 21, auburn 4

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Central baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 21-4 drubbing of area rival Auburn on Thursday.

Jamal Howard had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Blake Johnson had a home run and two RBIs and Jermond Williams had a home run and five RBIs.Thursday at Auburn

Central (13)00 71 --21 18 1

Auburn 301 00 --4 7 5

WP-- Gage Dollar. LP-- Roye. Hitting leaders-- Central, Blake Johnson 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs, Jamal Howard 3-5, 2 HRs, 2B, 4 RBIs, Jay Baker 3-5, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, Jermond Williams 3-4, HR, 5 RBIs, Jesse Ford, 4-4, 3 RBIs. Records-- Central, 23-10, 1-2. Next-- Central, today vs. Auburn at home (DH).

shaw 6, fayette county 5, 8 innings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Shaw baseball team scored a run in the seventh to force extra innings and a run in the eighth to win over Fayette County on Thursday on the road.

Isaiah Arnold had a pair of hits and three stolen bases, and Brent Morrison went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Antonio Evans got the win.Thursday at Fayette County

Shaw 200 020 11 --6 11 1

Fayette 012 200 00 --5 7 0

WP-- Antonio Evans. LP-- Haskin. Hitting leaders-- Shaw, Isaiah Arnold 2-3, 3 Rs, 3 SBs, Brent Morrison 3-3, 2B, R, 3 RBIs; Fayette County, Ali 1-4, HR, 2 RBIs, Spruill 3-3, 2B, HR, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs. Records-- Shaw, 6-9, 2-4. Next-- Shaw, 5:30 p.m. today at Troup.

glenwood 15, lee-scott 4

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Glenwood baseball team picked up a 15-4 win over Lee-Scott on Thursday on the road.

Matthew Bradston led the way with three hits and a run scored, while Dylan Denny, Lawson Humphries, Coleman Duke and Chase Dennis each had two hits.Thursday at Lee-Scott

Glenwood 161 232 --15 15 0

Lee-Scott 002 020 --4 8 3

WP-- Carson Hicks. LP-- Sanford. Hitting leaders-- Columbus, Dylan Denny 2-2, 3 Rs, Lawson Humphries 2-5, 2 Rs, 2 2Bs, Matthew Bradston 3-4, 1 R, 2B, Coleman Duke 2-3, 2 Rs, Chase Dennis 2-3, 3 Rs. Records-- Glenwood, 19-8. Next-- Glenwood, 4:30 p.m. today vs. Macon-East at home.

SOFTBALL

COLUMBIA 5, CENTRAL 4

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Lady Red Devils rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, but Columbia of Lake City, Fla,, got walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh for the win.

The loss dropped Central into the consolation bracket in the Kissimmee Klassic.

Allie Kelley (6-5) took the loss. She pitched well, scattering eight hits and striking out nine batters. Kelley was also 3-4 at the plate with an RBI.Thursday at Kissimmee, Fla.

Central 000 001 3 --4 11 3

Columbia 310 000 1 --5 8 1

WP--Allie Kelley (6-5). LP--NA. Hitting leaders--Central: Allie Kelley 3-4, RBI; Alexa Shiver 2 RBI; Ashton Wicker 2-3; Taylor Corbett 2-4. Records--Central 12-10. Next--Central plays today at 1 p.m. against the loser of the Tate-Cantonment and Cooper City game.

girls soccer

glenwood 9, lee-scott 1

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Glenwood girls soccer team topped Lee-Scott 9-1 on Thursday in a tune-up for the state playoffs.

It scored five in the first half and four in the second, and got a hat trick from Whitley Anderson.

Glenwood hosts Hooper Academy at 6 p.m. Monday in the first round of the AISA state playoffs.Thursday at Lee-Scott

Goals-- Glenwood, Whitley Anderson 3, Cara Obert 2, Emmalee Gullatt 1, Emily Robertson 1, Shelby Ballew 1, Jenna Wilson 1. Assists-- Glenwood, Anderson 2, Wilson 1, Obert 1, Robertson 1. Goalies-- Glenwood, Mallory Todd 3 saves, Aliah Ojendyke 3 saves. Records-- Glenwood, 10-1. Next: Glenwood, 6 p.m. Monday vs. Hooper Academy at Glenwood in first round of state playoffs.

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