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AHSAA Roundup: Madison Academy 6 Boaz 5

Madison Academy uses a safety squeeze in the bottom of the 7tH to defeat Boaz 6-5.

A safety squeeze by junior Brayden Merriweather scored Alex Wade in the bottom of the 7th to help the Mustangs edge past Boaz for their second win of the day. Junior Avery Seaton got the start on the mound for the Mustangs and went 4 innings giving up 3 runs (2 earned). Seaton allowed 4 hits with 1 strikeout and did not walk a batter. Wade relieved Seaton and worked 2 2/3 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits and 3 strikeouts. Junior Kai Watson was called on with 2 outs in the top of the 7th with 2 men on base and he struck out the only batter he faced to keep the game tied. Boaz countered with senior Easton Hardin on the mound and he went 4 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits. He struck out 2 and did not issue a walk. Junior Mason Alexander threw an inning in relief and gave up 3 earned runs on 3 hits, while walking 2 Mustangs. Freshman Branson Honea worked 1 1/3 innings and gave up 1 earned run. He struck out 1 and walked 2. Madison Academy jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st as Wade homered, driving in Watson who doubled earlier. Boaz would take a 3-2 lead in the top of the 4th as Jackson Sarratt blasted a two-run shot over the left field fence and Andrew Nuss drove in Andrew Burns, who singled earlier in the inning. Boaz added another run in the 5th as Alexander was hit by pitch and later scored on a sac fly by Alex Hutchens. Madison Academy answered with 3 runs of its own in the bottom of the 5th before Boaz tied things back up at 5-5 in the top of the 6th. Madison Academy won it in the bottom of the 7th after Wade walked to lead off the inning and later scored from 3rd on Merriweather’s safety squeeze.

Note: Madison Academy defeated Lawrence County 10-0 earlier in the day. 

          Boaz defeated Lawrence County 9-5 earlier in the day. 

Boaz Top Performers:

McKane Holland 2-4, 1 2B

Jackson Sarratt 1-3, 2 RBI’s, 1 HR

Andrew Burns 2-4, 1 R

Andrew Nuss 2-3, 1 RBI


Madison Academy Top Performers:

Kai Watson 2-4, 2 2B’s

Alex Wade 1-2, 2 2 RBI’s, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 BB

Avery Seaton 1-4, 2 RBI’s


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