Oak Mountain took the lead in the sixth inning and defeated Bob Jones 12-3 to claim game 1 of the series.
The Eagles scored their first runs of the game in the third inning on a three run homer by Landon Cato. They added four more runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Dylan Fraser, a two RBI double by Caleb Ragland, and an RBI by Caleb Kennedy when he reached on an error. The Eagles added five more runs in the seventh inning on a two RBI single by Luke Percer, two RBI’s by Jackson Kimbrell when he reached on an error, and one additional RBI by Andrew Heiberger when he reached on an error.
Gene Hurst led the Oak Mountain to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He lasted six innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out 11 and walking one. Hunter Hall and Kade Sanders entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Caleb Ragland led the Eagles at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI’s, a stolen base, and a run scored. Landon Cato, Andrew Heiberger, Hunter Hall, and Luke Percer each had multiple hits in the game. Gene Hurst, Andrew Heiberger, and Hunter Hall hit a double.