HALEYVILLE - The Fairview Aggies fired up the offense in the first inning of the first round of the state baseball playoffs Saturday, April 20, but could not hold off the Haleyville Lions. The Lions took the first game 4-3, playing at home. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, April 19, but due to inclement weather was pushed back to Saturday.
Dalton Payne hit into a fielder's choice, scoring two runs for the Aggies.
Ben Lowman got the start for Haleyville. He surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out 12.
Dayne Black led things off on the mound for Fairview. He surrendered four runs on five hits over six innings, striking out five.
John Miller Lawson went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Haleyville Lions in offense. The Lions didn't commit a single error in the field.
Four hits from Scott McAlpine paved the way to victory for the Haleyville Lions over Fairview 12-3 on Saturday, April 20, in the second game of the series. McAlpine singled in the first, singled in the third, homered in the fifth, and homered in the seventh.
Haleyville secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the sixth inning. John Miller Lawson, Abraham Marchant, and Brantson Lambert all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
The Lions opened up scoring in the first inning, when Lawson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
HHS tallied seven runs in the sixth inning. Haleyville big bats were led by Lawson, Marchant, and Lambert, all driving in runs in the frame.
Lambert earned the win for Haleyville Lions Varsity. He surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings, striking out two. Caleb Williams threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Jarrett Miller took the loss for Fairview. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing 10 hits and eight runs while striking out two.
Haleyville socked two home run on the day. McAlpine went for the long ball in the fifth and seventh innings.
Haleyville tallied 13 hits. McAlpine, Lawson, and Mason Lambert all had multiple hits. McAlpine led Haleyville with four hits in five at bats. Haleyville Lions Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field. Marchant had the most chances in the field with eight.
Parker Martin went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Fairview in hits. Fairview was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Dayne Black had the most chances in the field with seven.
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