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Hamlett’s homer lifts Hartselle over Pelham

Published 1:05pm Monday, March 11, 2013

Zane Hamlett hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Hartselle a 6-5 win over Pelham Saturday at home.

Pelham took a 3-1 lead in the second inning, but Hartselle rallied to take the lead in the fourth inning. Brett Blackwood led off with a home run. Hamlett and Blake Slayton both had sacrifice fly balls to drive in runs.

Deacon Aldridge scored on Blackwood’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, to extend the lead to 5-3.

Pelham tied the game on a pair of RBI doubles in the sixth inning.

Hamlett was the only batter in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After giving up the lead, reliever Levi Tapscott rebounded and earned the win. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and one strikeouts in two innings of work.

Starting pitcher Brady Wallace allowed three earned runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings.

Hazel Green 4, Hartselle 3 (8)

Hazel Green scored the winning run on a passed ball in the top of the eighth inning.

Hartselle got the game-tying run on base in the bottom of the eighth, but the runner was caught stealing to end the game.

In the third inning, Chris Brown put Hartselle up 2-1 in the third inning on a two-run single. Deacon Aldridge walked with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, allowing Aaron Lamb to score.

Hazel Green tied the sore with a run in the fifth inning and a home run in the seventh inning.

Hartselle left at least 10 batters on base in the game.

Russell County 5-6, Hartselle 1-1

Class 5A’s No. 2 team put on a dominant pitching performance in a doubleheader Friday.

In Game 1, Jesse Nelson limited Hartselle to just three hits and two walks while allowing just one earned run with 10 strikeouts.

Tyler Phillips had a double. Easton Chenault had a hit and scored a run. Chris Brown had a hit and an RBI.

Deacon Aldridge took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and no walks with six strikeouts during four innings of work. Colton Ord allowed an unearned run on one hit with five strikeouts in three innings.

In Game 2, Russell County scored twice in each of the first, third and fourth innings.

Brown hit a double to score Brett Blackwood for Hartselle’s only run. Brown finished 2-for-3.

Tillman Landers took the loss. In three innings, he allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks with a strikeout. Jake Shelton allowed two runs on four hits in an inning of work with two strikeouts.

Jake Whitt pitched the last three innings, allowing only three hits with two strikeouts.

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