Wetumpka scored in just four of 14 innings across two games last week but it was more than enough to grab two victories before the postponement of spring sports due to the coronavirus. Wetumpka (10-4) put up some crooked numbers in the line score on its way to defeating Marbury and Valley.
During Thursday’s game at Marbury, Wetumpka wasted no time jumping out to a big lead, scoring five runs before the Bulldogs got to the plate, and eased to a 10-1 win. Garrett Terrell got a bases-loaded walk to open the scoring before Doug Johnson and Cody Amerson each came through with two-run hits to highlight the five-run frame.
Terrell started another rally in the fifth with an RBI single to score Jackson Ray. Lamarius Jackson and Noah Jones each added two-run singles in the inning to cap off the scoring for the day.
Dawson Fuller pitched the first five innings for Wetumpka, striking out five and allowing just three hits and one run to earn the win on the mound.
Wetumpka took that big-inning theme into Saturday’s matchup with Valley, scoring three runs in the first inning and four in the sixth on its way to a 7-3 win.
Ty Brooks opened the scoring by crossing the plate on an RBI single from Seth Johnson. Valley eventually tied the game after five innings but Johnson struck again, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth to help secure a victory.
Woodham’s gem leads Mustangs to win over Holtville
On a day Stanhope Elmore set aside to honor the history of its program, it was the up and coming arm of Colin Woodham that stole the show Saturday. Woodham pitched a complete game, allowing just six hits and one run to lead the Mustangs to a 5-1 victory against Holtville.
Woodham was dueling with Holtville’s Randy Davis for five innings but the Mustangs finally got some offense going in the sixth.
Back-to-back errors by Holtville’s infield started a rally and Stanhope Elmore took advantage. Caleb Rainwater and Sully Stevens followed with RBI hits to push the Mustangs’ lead to four runs.
Holtville (7-6) did not have many positives but Davis still finished as the star of the day for the Bulldogs, pitching 5 2/3 strong innings, letting up just two earned runs while striking out three. Davis also recorded a double at the plate.
Stanhope Elmore (6-6) also split a home-and-home series with Marbury earlier in the week with the hosts taking each game. The Mustangs used a six-run second inning to win the first game 9-7 but the offense struggled in the return trip and Stanhope fell 6-1 on the road.
Nolan Taylor led the team with four hits in the series and grabbed a pair of RBIs. Cody Simmons finished with two RBIs and scored two runs. Chase Eddings recorded a double in each game.