Local Baseball Capsules

Ty Bourland and the Tupelo Tigers dropped a 10-4 decision to Class 2A Bo. 3 Calera Thursday evening at home.

BASEBALL

Thursday, April 11

At Tupelo

Calera 10, Tupelo 4

CALERA 202 300 3     — 10 9 3

TUPELO 000 002 2     — 4 10 2

Collin Maynard, Tjun Gibson (7) and Zach Maynard; Ethan Norfleet, Harley Davidson (4) and James Beach. W – C. Maynard. L –Norfleet. 2B – Gibson, Z. Maynard, Ryan Belvin, Bodie Smith (C); Bentley Bills, Harley Davidson (T). HL – Belvin 3-4, 3 RBIs, 2 RS; Ryan Neal 2-3, 1 RS, 1 BB; Tyler Shupert 1-1, 3 RS, 3 BB (C); Bills 2-3, 1 RS, 1 BB; Jacob Martinez-Chamberlain 2-4, 1 RBI; Blaine Ake 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB; Beach 1-3, 2 RS, 1 BB (T).

NOTEWORTHY: The Class B No. 18 Tupelo Tigers outhit Calera 10-9 but still dropped a 10-4 home decision on Thursday. Bentley Bills (2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a walk) and Jacob Martinez-Chamberlain (2-for-4 with one RBI) led the Tupelo offense. Teammates Blaine Ake (1-for-3 with two walks) and Harley Davidson (with a double) each knocked in one run. Starter Ethan Norfleet suffered the pitching loss after getting relief help from Davidson in the fourth inning. Calera pitcher Zach Maynard allowed just two earned runs off eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts through the first six innings. Ryan Belvin was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored for Calera, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A.

Team Record: Tupelo 9-11; Calera 17-3.

At Strother

Calvin 14, Strother 4

CALVIN 132 08 — 14 6 1

STROTHER 100 03 — 4 4 2

Carson Hart and catcher’s name NA; Boomer Pierce, Noah Smith (5) and catcher’s name NA. W – Hart. L – Pierce. 2B – Connor Dunn (C). HL – Dunn 2-4, 4 RBIs, 3 RS; Brayden Ingle 1-1, 3 RBIs, 1 RS; Avery Troup 1-2, 2 RBIs, 2 RS, 1 BB; Adryn Ingle 1-3 (C); Bryce Conley 1-1, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Jaxon Douthit 1-2, 2 RS, 1 BB; Kyle Yargee 1-3, 2 RBIs, 1 RS; Zach Shelton 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 RS (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Carson Hart tossed a four-hitter and Connor Dunn went 2-for-4 from the plate with four runs batted in and three runs scored Thursday, as the Calvin Bulldogs upended Strother 14-4 in five innings. Hart struck out 11 and walked only two, as only one of the four Strother runs was earned. Teammate Brayden Ingle finished 1-for-1 with three RBIs and a run scored, and Charlie Harden drove home two runs as Calvin totaled six hits.

Team Record: Calvin 6-12.