On to Day 3 in Montgomery.
The Class 6A and 1A state baseball titles will be decided at Riverwalk Stadium. Top-ranked Faith Academy has a 1-0 series lead on Hartselle in 6A. Donoho has a 1-0 series lead on Bayshore Christian in 1A.
At Paterson, the Class 7A series between Auburn and Hoover opens at 4 p.m. It will be followed by the Class 4A opener between No. 1 Mobile Christian and Oneonta.
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9:25 PM, Champs in first try! Bayshore Christian shut out Donoho for the second straight game, this time 18-0, to win the Class 1A state title in its first year of AHSAA eligiblity.
9:09 PM, Class 4A Game 1 in the books: Mobile Christian takes the first game of the AHSAA Class 4A title series, beating Oneonta 7-2 at Paterson Field in Montgomery. Game 2 will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium.
9:02 PM, Final shot for Oneonta: Mobile Christian adds two insurance runs in the sixth on an RBI single from Charles Keller and Rashad Robinson stealing home. Leopards lead 7-1 with Oneonta down to its last three outs.
9:00 PM, Ugly: Bayshore bats around for the second straight inning. It’s 16-0 headed to the bottom of the fifth. Eagles need 3 outs.
8:50 PM, Standing pat: Oneonta gets a baserunner but cannot take advantage. Leopards lead 5-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth in Game 1 of the 4A series.
8:39 PM, The beat continues: Another 1-2-3 inning for Oneonta. Mobile Christian still leads 5-1 entering the bottom of the fifth.
8:27 PM, At Paterson: Mobile Christian sits the Oneonta order down with only five pitches. allowing a lead-off walk then retiring the side with a 6-3 double-play and ground out. Leopards still lead 5-1.
8:32 PM, Blowing it open: Bayshore adds seven runs in the fourth and now leads 11-0. They won the first game 10-0 in five innings. Eagles are in their first year of AHSAA playoff eligibility. They are 6 outs away from a state title.
8:18 PM, Closing the gap: Oneonta puts a run on the board with an RBI single from Connor Faust, trail 5-1 to Mobile Christian entering bottom half of third.
8:09 PM, 2 shutouts? Oneonta gets a man on base but back-to-back fly outs end the second inning. Leopards continue to lead 5-0. At Riverwalk, Bayshore continues to lead Donoho 3-0 after 3 in Game 3.
8:04 PM, Bayshore pitching change: Mikael Bryant comes in for John Malone. Malone started both games. He allowed one hit and no runs combined. He’s thrown 89 pitches out of a possible 100. Bryant takes over in the bottom of the inning with a 3-0 lead.
7:59 OM, Indians come up empty: Oneonta gets two in scoring position but consecutive fly-outs end the top half of the second frame. Still Mobile Christian 5-0. At Riverwalk, Bayshore gets 2 walks but leaves them on base. Eagles still lead 3-0 over Donoho headed to the bottom of the third.
7:55 PM, Pitching change at Riverwalk: Donoho taking Judson Billings out for Will Folsom. Billings could return later. He’s at 50 pitches (out of 120). Bayshore leads 3-0 with a runner on first and one out.
7:51 PM, Leopards on top: Mobile Christian bats around in the bottom of the opening frame, taking a 5-0 lead into the second inning. Zane Stokes had a two-run triple to get the scoring started, followed by two RBI singles and a fielding error that scored Seth Smith.
7:44 PM, Eagles back on top: Bayshore scores three runs in the second on three hits. Eagles lead Donoho 3-0. They won Game 2 earlier today 10-0 in five innings.
7:34 PM, At Paterson: Oneonta gets two on base but a strikeout ends the top half of the first inning. 0-0 with No. 1 Mobile Christian.
7:31 PM, No score after 1: Bayshore Christian and Donoho tied 0-0 after one at Riverwalk.
7:11 PM, Starters for Game 3: John Malone, who threw a no-hitter in Game 2, is back on the mound for Bayshore. He threw 56 pitches in the first game. He has 44 left. Judson Billings on the mound for Donoho.
FINAL, CLASS 1A, Game 2: Bayshore Christian 10, Donoho 0
6:47 PM, It’s a final and a no-hitter: Bayshore run-ruled Donoho when Mikael Bryant singled through the right side and scored on a fielding error to put the Eagles up 10-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Pitcher John Malone notched a no-hitter, allowing only one baserunner on a hit batsman. He struck out eight.
6:37 PM, K-King John Malone: Bayshore pitcher John Malone struck out the side – all caught looking – in the top of the fourth to keep his no-hitter intact. (Unwritten rule about mentioning no-hitters broken, sorry.) Malone has seven strikeouts thus far. For the first time today, Donoho kept the Eagles off the scoreboard and it’s 9-0 headed into the fifth inning.
6:26 PM, Eagles are flying high: Bayshore has scored in every at-bat and is beating Donoho 9-0 after three innings. The Eagles got an RBI single from Jack Wheeler, an RBI double from Jace Jones and another RBI from Cole Dean – on a double – and Jones scored on a throwing error.
6:05 PM, More for ‘Shore: Bayshore Christian added another run in the bottom of the second to go up 5-0 over Donoho. Streed Crooms singled and scored on a single by John Malone for the Eagles.
5:51 PM, Extra-base bonanza: After Donoho went quietly in the first, Bayshore’s Cole Dean tripled to drive in a run and Luke Werneth doubled to bring in two more in the bottom of the inning. Werneth scored when Jack Malone reached via error. The Eagles lead 4-0 headed into the second inning.
5:33 PM, First pitch: We are an hour and a half late, but John Malone has delivered the first pitch to Donoho’s Blake Willingham and we are underway.
5:10 PM, Getting ready: Bayshore Christian and Donoho are minutes away from Game 2 of their 1A series. John Malone will start for the Eagles, who trail 1-0 in the series. Blake Willingham for Donoho
6:42 PM, Game 2 is 10 a.m. tomorrow: Auburn will look for a sweep and its fifth state title at Riverwalk Stadium on Thursday morning. Hoover will need to win twice on Thursday to get its fifth crown. The Bucs won in 2008 and 2017 and had two titles as W.A. Berry in 1972 and 1981.
6:30 PM, Auburn takes the first one: Hoover threatens with bases loaded, but Auburn gets the final two outs for a 9-2 win in Game 1 of the AHSAA Class 7A title series at Paterson Field. Auburn is 35-6 while Hoover falls to 26-21.
6:25 PM, Last chance for the Bucs: Auburn added two more runs on an RBI single from Connor Cosby and a fielder’s choice RBI from Judson Waters in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tigers lead 9-2 with Hoover down to its last three outs.
6:10 PM, Pitching change, same result: Auburn’s Caleb Sanders enters the game in the sixth and shuts the Hoover side down in order. Tigers still lead, 7-2, in the bottom of the sixth.
5:52 PM, HBP all for naught: Hoover takes a hit by pitch to open the fifth inning, but then goes down in order. Auburn continues to lead 7-2 heading into the bottom half of the Inning.
5:41 PM Tigers still up 7-2: Auburn gets one baserunner but ends the inning with a ground out of Connor Cosby. Tigers lead 7-2 entering the fifth frame.
5:33 PM, Stranded: Hoover gets a lead-off single from Carter Short in the fourth but Auburn’s Brady Fuller shuts the side down with two strikeouts and a fielder’s choice out at second base.
5:22 PM, Yep, crooked numbers: Auburn adds four runs on a two-run double from Connor Cosby, an RBI sac bunt from Judson Waters and a two-run single with two outs from Henry Allen. Hoover pitcher Brewer Smith is unable to work out of a bases-loaded jam and is relieved by Jack Campbell. Tigers lead 7-2 heading into the fourth inning.
4:58 PM, Hoover responds: Hoover answers in the top of the third with a pair of runs to cut Auburn’s lead to 3-2. The Bucs got RBIs from Cade Carr and Lucas Steele. Will we have all crooked numbers put on the board in this one?
4:41 PM, Tigers on top: Auburn breaks on top in the bottom of the second as Will Turner pops a bases-clearing three-run single. Tigers lead 3-0 heading into the third.
4:14 PM, At Paterson: Auburn puts two on base but a fly out from Patrick McGlon ends the inning.
4:24 PM, At Paterson: Hoover gets Sean Agsalud on base with a walk but Alex Wilson strikes out to end the top half of the second inning.
4:04 PM, Nothing doing: Hoover gets two on base but nothing else heading into the bottom of the first frame at Paterson.
4:02 PM, Meanwhile, we’ve started at Paterson. Brewer Smith on the mound for the Bucs to open the series.
4:31 PM, Faith takes a wild one. Faith wins its second state title, scoring seven runs in the top of the eighth, highlighted by a grand slam by Parker Carlson. The Rams grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat following a wild bottom of the seventh as Hartselle appeared to have walked it off, but the runner left third too soon sending the game into extra innings. Some unhappy Tigers fans reacted with boos and chants after the final out.
4:24 PM, Up a TD: After the wild swing to end the seventh, Faith scores seven in the eighth and now leads 14-7. Hartselle down to its final 3 outs.
4:13 PM, Back in front: Faith reclaims the lead at 9-7 in the eighth on Cole Berry’s two-run single and still has the bases loaded with one out.
3:58 PM, Wow: 2 celebrations on one play. Hartselle appears to win the game on a walk-off sac fly. As the Tigers celebrate, Faith appeals that he left early. Umpires call him out and Faith celebrates. We play on. Wow.
3:50 PM, Winning run on: Hartselle has 2 on and 1 out. Matt Seymour relieving Jaden Brown with his starter, Drew Druckenmiller.
3:45 PM, Winning Time: No runs for Faith in the top of the fifth. Hartselle can walk it off with a run in the bottom half.
3:37 PM, All tied: Brodie Morrow’s two-run, two-out singe ties it again. Headed to the seventh of Game 3 in the 6A title series. It’s 7-7. Faith coming up.
3:31 PM, Trouble ahead: Hartselle has the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the sixth, down 7-4.
3:22 PM, More cushion: Faith adds another run on a walk and a Hartselle error, but Tigers RF Coleman Mizell throws out another potential run at the plate. Faith leads 7-4 heading to the bottom of the sixth.
3:16 PM, Out of trouble: Jaden Brown throws five pitches and induces an inning-ending ground ball. Faith still leads 6-4 headed to the top of the sixth.
3:10 PM, Going to the pen: Jaden Brown coming in for Faith. He will face Elliot Bray with two on and two out for Hartselle. Faith leads 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.
3:03 PM, Squeeze play: Jay Seymour lays down Faith’s third successful squeeze bunt of the game. Rams now lead 6-4 headed to the bottom of the fifth. Coby Widner gets out of the inning without further damage.
2:52 PM, Familiar sight: Rams have runners on the corners with one out in the fifth. Coby Widner is back on in relief. He escaped a bases loaded, no-out jam in Game 2. He threw 39 pitches in that game.
2:44 PM, Headed to the 5th: Faith Academy still leads 5-4. Rams are the visitors in this game. Drew Drukenmiller has pitched well for the Rams with the exception of one inning.
2:37 PM, Lead change: After Broadus’ home run to tie the game, Faith takes a 5-4 lead on a squeeze bunt by Dakota Saranthus. Headed to the bottom of the fourth.
2:26 PM, That didn’t last long: Gabe Broadus ties the game with a long homer to left. It’s 4-4, Faith still batting top 4.
2:22 PM, Now in front: Hartselle scores four in the third on four hits, including Brodie Morrow’s long 3-run homer. Tigers now in front 4-3 headed to the top of the fourth.
2:00 PM, End 2: Faith Academy still leads 3-0. Drew Druckenmiller has three strikeouts.
1:48 PM, End 1: Nothing doing for Hartselle in the bottom of the first. Faith leads 3-1.
1:37 PM, Good start for the Rams: Faith scores 3 in the top of the first on back-to-back doubles by Cole Berry and Peyton Bell and a squeeze from Gabe Broadus. It’s 3-0 after half an inning.
1:24 PM, New game, new series: All tied now. Drew Druckenmiller will start for Faith Academy, which will be the visitor in this game. Caleb Pittman, who has an Auburn offer, will start for Hartselle. Winner claims the 6A title.
FINAL: CLASS 6A Game 2: Hartselle 8, Faith Academy 3
(Series tied 1-1)
12:51 PM, Headed to Game 3: Hartselle wins Game 2 8-3. Teams combined for 7 errors. Series tied 1-1.
12:42 PM, 3 more outs: Headed to the bottom of the seventh. Hartselle leads 8-3 and needs three outs to force Game 3 in the 6A championship series.
12:14 PM, Not done yet: Faith has loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth. Hartselle takes Elliott Bray out for Coby Widner. Big spot for the Rams.
12:03 PM, Cushion: Brodie Morrow blasts a two-out, three-run triple to the left-center field gap. Hartselle now leads 8-3 in the top of the sixth.
11:54 AM, Pitching change: Matt Seymour taking Parker Carlson out. Hartselle leads 5-3 and has runners on first and second in the sixth with no outs. Gatlin Montgomery in for relief.
11:26 AM, Headed to the fifth: Hartselle leads Game 2 5-2. Faith won 10-1 Tuesday night.
11:15 AM, Hartselle in charge: Good inning for the Tigers, bad one for Faith. Tigers score 3 on 3 hits, 2 hit batters and one big error. It’s 5-2 Hartselle. Faith is successful on a fake pickoff at second for an out, but then throws another into centerfield.
11:03 AM, In the soup: Hartselle regains the lead at 3-2 in the top of the fourth on Elliott Bray’s bloop double. Tigers have the bases loaded with just one out, needing a win to force Game 3.
10:42 AM, Carlson rolling: Parker Carlson has struck out four of the last five hitters. He retires the top of the Hartselle lineup in order in the top of the third. It’s 2-2.
10:36 AM, All tied: Faith Academy ties it with a pair of unearned runs in the second. Dakota Saranthus drove in both runs with a single to right.
10:25 AM, After 1.5: Hartselle still leads 2-0. Parker Carlson worked around two errors and struck out two that inning.
10:12 AM, Nothing doing: Faith gets singles from Cole Berry and Peyton Bell, but Parker Carlson lines into an inning-ending double play. Still 2-0 Hartselle after one.
10:06 AM, On top: Hartselle settles for 2 in the top of the first.
10:02 AM, Big start: Hartselle needed a good start today and got one. Eli Snelson led off with a single and Coleman Mizell hit an opposite field home run. First home run of the week at Riverwalk. Tigers lead 2-0.
9:45 AM, Hall of Fame sighting: Former Daphne and Faith Academy coach Lloyd Skoda throws out first pitch this morning.
At Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery
CLASS 6A Game 2 (and 3 if needed): Faith Academy vs. Hartselle, 10 a.m. (Faith Academy leads series 1-0)
CLASS 1A Game 2 (and 3 if needed): Bayshore Christian vs. Donoho , 4 p.m. (Donoho leads series 1-0)
At Paterson Field, Montgomery
CLASS 7A Game 1: Auburn (34-6) vs. Hoover (26-20), 4 p.m.
CLASS 4A Game 1: Mobile Christian (34-4) vs. Oneonta (25-6), 7 p.m.
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