Golden Tigers sweep south Alabama teams
By Brannon King
For the FCT
After battling rain early in the week, the Russellville baseball team got back into action Friday and Saturday, picking up four wins near the Mobile Bay.
Friday, the Golden Tigers (8-1) went to the eastern shore and took on the 7A Fairhope Pirates and won 1-0 behind the strong pitching performance of Cody Greenhill. The junior right-hander struckout five in the game and is yet to allow a run in three appearances this season.
Skylar Holland picked up the game-winning RBI for the Golden Tigers in the seventh inning. Reed Smith had three hits, and Judd Ward added one for Russellville.
Fairhope was again the location for Russellville’s second game on Friday, but this time the Golden Tigers took on Baker and won, 12-8.
Russellville got out to a 10-3 lead after four innings before Baker came on strong late with five runs in the sixth. Russellville had seven hits in the game but committed four errors in the field while Baker had only five hits and made three errors. Austin Kitterman worked four innings on the mound for RHS. Reed Smith had four RBI while Bailey Thompson, Colin Garrison and Smith had two hits each.
Saturday, Russellville took on Baldwin County High School from Bay Minette and defeated them 7-2 and 10-0.
In the first game, Reed Smith had two hits and four RBI for Russellville. Judd Ward and Landon Ezzell also drove in runs. Austin Bohannon pitched six innings for RHS, and Rudy Fernandez came on to pitch one inning for the Golden Tigers.
Russellville dominated Baldwin County in game two. The Golden Tigers had ten runs and ten hits, while Baldwin County was held scoreless on only two hits. Chad Wray got the win on the mound, striking out two batters.
Cody Greenhill, Andrew Guinn and Austin Bohannon had two hits each for Russellville. Skylar Holland and Reed Smith both had two RBI, while Greenhill added one for RHS.