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March 26, 2014

Spring Break baseball: Gardendale, Mortimer Jordan unbeaten in tournaments

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The Rockets got on the board first when Brady Sellers was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. In the fifth inning, Jay drove home Dylan Oliver on a fielder's choice before scoring on Jay's single.

Aam Hulsey gave up four hits and one run while striking our five in five innings. Sellers came in for the save in the sixth.

On Tuesday, the Rockets opened with a 6-5 squeaker over Beauregard, scoring three runs in the seventh while surviving a three-run rally in the bottom of the inning by the Hornets. Calvert ha a two-run single, while Hunter Crook was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Dalton Moore struck out four in six innings for the win.

Later that day, Calvert slammed a two-run homer and drove in another run on a fielder's choice, as the Rockets took down Smiths Station 9-3. He also scored the victory on the mound, striking out seven while allowing three hits, three runs, two walks and two hit batsmen. Crook drove in three runs on a single and a double.

The Rockets are off Wednesday; they play Benjamin Russell in their final game Thursday.

Corner got off to a rough start in the Gulf Coast Classic tournament at Gulf Shores, as they were manhandled by Childersburg 14-0 in five innings. The Tigers scored 11 runs in the fourth inning, as Yellow Jackets pitcher Dillon McCaleb was saddled with the loss.

The Jackets play Wednesday morning against Arab, followed by another contest against Lake Hamilton, Ark.

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