Baseball season round-up

Hackleburg pitcher Aydan Beard releases a pitch against a West Limestone batter on March 29. The Panthers won the game 12-1.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer

Marion County baseball teams are still in area play as the season continues and playoffs draw near. Here are some quick highlights from each team’s season as of Monday, April 8, 2024.

The Brilliant Tigers’ most recent game ended in an 8-5 loss to the Tremont Eagles at home on Saturday, April 6.
In the days leading up to that loss, the Tigers lost two games 16-0 and 12-0 to the Hubbertville Lions on Tuesday and Thursday.
Back in March, the Tigers also lost two games to the Marion County High School Red Raiders 15-0 and 12-4 on March 19 and 21.
The week before, two games against Lynn ended in 12-1 and 16-0 losses.
The Tigers currently hold a record of 4-11.
This week, the Tigers play Phillips tomorrow night at home and will travel to Pickens County on Friday night.

The Hackleburg Panthers’ most recent game ended with a 9-6 victory over the Lynn Bears on Friday, April 5.
Going back to March, after the county tournament, the Panthers thrashed Thrasher 12-0 on March 9, then lost to Haleyville 10-0 later that same day.
On Tuesday, March 12, the Panthers defeated the Addison Bulldogs 6-2.
On March 14 and 19, the Panthers won three games against Phillips 17-0, 15-0 and 17-0 again.
 Hackleburg continued their string of victories with a 12-2 win over Carbon Hill on March 21, a 3-2 win over Haleyville on March 25, a 13-3 win over Covenant Christian on March 29 and followup win over West Limestone later that day.
Hackleburg also had a 6-5 win against Red Bay and two wins over Vina 13-0 and 21-3.
The Panthers are currently 16-4, and their next game is scheduled for tomorrow night against Belgreen.
The Panthers will then host the Hubbertville Lions on Friday night.  

After winning the Marion County tournament, the Hamilton Aggies won a game against the Winfield Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday, March 12.
That was followed by a 7-5 win over Brooks the following Thursday and a 2-6 loss to Calera that Saturday.
Hamilton also lost a game 13-2 to Boaz that same day, March 16.
On March 18, the Aggies won a game against Sulligent 4-2, then lost to Deshler 9-1 on March 21.
The Aggies lost another game to Deshler 12-0 on March 23.
On March 25, the Aggies lost to Kaneland and Ramsay 7-5 and 6-2.
On the March 27, they lost one game to Oneonta 8-6, but won the second game 9-0.
On April 1, the Aggies hosted the Haleyville Lions and lost 6-4.
After that, the Aggies hit a winning streak, defeating Sulligent and Wilson twice each from April 4-6 in the area series.
The Aggies are currently 20-12. Their next game will be tomorrow at home against Central School Florence. On Saturday, the Aggies will travel to Florence to play them again.

Marion County
The Red Raiders’ most recent game ended in a 10-4 loss to the Lynn Bears on Thursday, April 4.
After the county tournament wrapped up back in March, the Raiders played four games against Hubbertville from March 12-14.
The Raiders won the first game 3-2, but lost the following three 20-6, 5-1 and 20-5.
On March 16, Marion County lost a game to Lynn 13-0.
The Raiders won two games against Brilliant 15-0 and 12-4 on March 19 and 21.
On March 28, the Red Raiders lost to South Lamar 10-0. Then on April 1, they lost to Lynn 11-1.
The Raiders currently hold a record of 6-12.

The Phillips High School Bears’ most recent game on Thursday, April 4, ended in a 19-5 loss to the Belgreen Bulldogs.
After the county tournament back in March, the Bears lost three games to the Hackleburg Panthers 17-0, 15-0 and 17-0 again on March 14 and 19.
Then on Monday, April 1, the Bears lost to Belgreen 25-2.

Winfield’s most recent game took place on Thursday, April 4, against the Fayette County Tigers.
The Pirates played a series of three games against the Tigers starting the day before. All three games were losses for the Pirates 3-2, 12-2 and 7-5.
Going back to March, after the county tournament, the Pirates beat the Phil Campbell Bobcats 10-5 on March 11, then lost to Hamilton 7-5 on March 12.
Winfield lost a close game to South Side 6-5 on March 18.
On March 22, Winfield beat Lamar County 16-1, then defeated Hubbertville 16-1 on March 23.
On March 25 and 28, the Pirates played three games against Carbon Hill, winning each one 19-3, 15-3 and 12-2.
On March 29, Winfield lost to Bibb County 7-2, then lost again 17-16 in a nail biter against Sumiton Christian on March 30.
Winfield’s next game will be tomorrow at Gordo. The Pirates will play again next Monday, April 15, at Sulligent.


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