Pied­mont blanks Cedar Bluff in bat­tle of ranked base­ball teams

Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

OX­FORD — Tay­lor Mor­row and Der­rick Baer com­bined for a one-hit shutout in lead­ing Class 3A No. 10 Pied­mont to a 12-0 base­ball win over Class 1A, No. 1 Cedar Bluff on Thurs­day in Ox­ford.

Mor­row sur­ren­dered the lone Tiger hit to Dakota Dob­bins in the first in­ning. He also walked Trin­ton Clifton and struck out three in his 3 2/3 in­nings of work. Baer held the Tigers hit­less the rest of the way.

Mor­row also helped him­self out at the plate with a home run, a sin­gle, a run scored and four RBIs. Eas­ton Kirk went 3-for-4 with a home run, two dou­bles, three runs and two RBIs. Tay­lor Hayes also tal­lied three hits, two runs and two RBIs. Baer had a hit and scored twice. Bai­ley Graves con­trib­uted a hit and a RBI. Ma­son Mo­hon, Chris­tian Doss and Michael Rogers each had a hit and scored a run. Rogers also drove in a run for the Bull­dogs (11-8).

Clifton suf­fered the loss for the Tigers (12-5).

The Tigers bounced back from the loss against Pied­mont to post a 10-2 vic­tory over Weaver. Pied­mont fell in its second game of the day to Etowah 6-3.

In Cedar Bluff’s win over Weaver, Ross John­son home­red, dou­bled, scored two runs and had four RBIs. Greyson Wil­son had four hits, in­clud­ing a dou­ble, a run and two RBIs. An­thony Din­gler de­liv­ered a pair of hits, in­clud­ing a dou­ble, and scored two runs.

Dakota Dob­bins con­trib­uted a hit, a walk and two runs. Sa­muel Cosby and Luke Hamp­ton both had a hit, a run and a RBI. Cosby also drew a walk. Cy Burt fin­ished with a hit.

Din­gler picked up the win on the mound for the Tigers. He sur­ren­dered just two earned runs on five hits with a walk and two strike­outs.

In Pied­mont’s loss to Etowah, Mo­hon and Baer had a pair of hits for the Bull­dogs. One of Baer’s hits was a dou­ble. He also scored a run. Hayes con­trib­uted a hit, a run and a RBI. Rogers had a hit. Lo­gan Pruitt drove in a run and Michael Floyd scored a run.

Mo­hon suf­fered the loss. He tossed four in­nings, giv­ing up just one earned run on five hits with two walks and two strike­outs.

Baer went three in­nings and gave up one earned run on three hits with a pair of strike­outs.

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