AHSAA Roundup: Sparkman 10 Arab 4

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Saturday, March 7: Sparkman Senators 10 Arab Knights 4

Sparkman’s offense pounded out 10 runs on 9 hits in a victory over Arab on Saturday. 2022 Samuel Hogue and 2023 Ryan Strachan each had 2 hits for the Senators. The big hit came in the 3rd inning with a base clearing double from 2020 Collin Strope. Strope's double would give Sparkman a 3-1 lead and they would go on to score 10 runs over the next 5 innings. 

Arab jumped out to an early lead in the 1st inning with back to back walks to start the game. 2020 Ross Reynolds advanced the runners to 2B & 3B with a ground out to 2B. 2020 John Michael Boles followed by driving in the first run of the game with a ground out RBI putting Arab up 1-0. Sparkman starting pitcher 2021 Caiden Johnson settled in to throw 3 innings giving up 1 run and no hits to get the win. Sparkman went on to use six pitchers on the day.

Arab starting pitcher 2020 Will Hudson showed impressive stuff striking out 6 over 3 innings. Hudson’s fastball was up to 87 and he was able to command it over the inner half of the plate. Some misfortune led to 6 unearned runs and the Knights had to go to the bullpen in the 4th inning.  2020 Wilson Walker had a nice day at the plate for Arab racking up 3 hits and 2 RBI’s.

Sparkman won 2 games on the day defeating Florence 4-2 earlier in the day. The Senators are now 8-2 on the year and Arab falls to 6-4.

Top Performers Sparkman:

2021 Caiden Johnson 3 IP 0 H 1 ER 2 K 3 BB

2022 Samuel Hogue 2-2 RBI 1 R

2023 Ryan Strachan 2-4 2 R

2020 Collin Strope 1-3 2B 3 RBI R

2022 Chris Sims 1-1 RBI 2 R 2 BB SB

Top Performers Arab:

2020 Will Hudson 3 IP 4 H 2 ER 6 K 2 BB

2020 Wilson Walker 3-4 2 RBI 2B

2021 Landon Law 2-2 3B 3 R 2 BB


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