OHS Baseball Bounced

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D. Mark Mitchell

ON THE MARK
D. MARK MITCHELL

OPELIKA —

The Opelika Bulldog baseball team lost a best of three series to Stanhope Elmore last weekend at Bulldog Baseball Park on the OHS campus. Opelika won game one, 8-4, but lost the final two games 3-5 and 1-12.

In the first game, the Mustangs scored one run in the first, one run in the second inning and two runs in the fifth on six hits. The Dogs scored runs in the first, third, fifth and sixth inning.

JT McArdle earned the win on the mound, pitching five innings while allowing four runs on four hits and three strike outs. Luke Murray earned the save, pitching two innings of shutout baseball.

Jackson Harris led the Dawgs at the plate with a homer and two hits. Brooks Bryan followed with two hits; Harrison Long, JD Chase, Bryce Speakman, Kydylin Ligon and Jake Smith added hits.

In game two, the Mustangs beat the Bulldogs 5-2 behind a strong pitching performance from Chris Woodham. The junior pitched six- and-two-thirds innings, allowed two runs on two hits and struck out 11-batters. Eric Duncan pitched to one batter to end the game with the series tied 1-1.

 In the final game of the series, SEHS ended Opelika’s with a 12-1 win. The Mustangs scored 12 runs on 13 hits while holding the Bulldogs to one run on seven hits.

Ligon took the loss on the mound, going six innings and allowing nine runs. Copous pitched the final inning, allowing three runs on three hits.

Opelika’s season ended with a 19-11 record and an area championship.

OHS TRACK & FIELD

Opelika’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams participated in the “Wayne Murphy Invitational” at Auburn High School last weekend. The following Bulldog student-athletes finished in the top 10 in each event.

100 Meter Dash

13.12 – Tyra Pitts – 5th     

13.23 – Niya Walton – 7th  

200 METER DASH

25.74 – Haley Sanders – 1st

27.41 – Indiana Holloway – 4th       

28.06 – Tyra Pitts – 10th    

400 METER DASH

1:04.26 – Makiah Paschal – 8th

800 METER RUN

2:41.78 – Mary Evans Cooper          – 5th     

2:48.30 – Violett Alcorn – 7th

3:01.43 – Taylar Thomas – 10th       

1600 METER RUN

7:03.24 – Susan Gaston – 8th

7:38.91 – Ellie Kendrick – 9th          

3200 METER RUN

15:41.81 – Kaitlyn Brown – 3rd

100 METER HURDLES

18.88 – Cadence Williams – 5th

19.85 – Dasja Kier – 6th    

300 METER HURDLES

54.46 – Makiah Paschal – 7th          

56.66 – Violett Alcorn – 9th

57.17 – Dasja Kier – 10th   

HIGH JUMP

4-8 – Kyndall Brundidge – 4th         

4-6 – De’leah Huntly – 5th 

4-4 – Haley Sanders – 7th  

LONG JUMP

16-2 – Kyndall Brundidge – 2nd       

15-8 – Morgan Watts – 3rd 

14-2 – Kimora Rowell – 8th

TRIPLE JUMP

36-1 – Niya Walton – 1st   

33-8 – Morgan Watts – 2nd

30-4 – Kimora Rowell – 7th

POLE VAULT

8-6 – Sabrina Jeri Hansen – 2nd

DISCUS

92-1 – Cherdi Daniels – 1st

74-4 – Kasman Moss – 4th 

70-2 – Trinity Rooks – 6th 

JAVELIN

77-9 – Emma McSpadden – 4th       

72-2 – Lizavia Edwards – 5th          

44-0 – Kasman Moss – 9th 

SHOT PUT

32-4.5 – Ashanti Thomas – 1st

30-9.5 – Kasman Moss – 2nd         

29-4 – Trinity Rooks – 5th

BOYS            RESULTS

100 METER DASH

11.33 – Qualik Harry – 6th 

11.39 – JaClarence Perry – 7th         

11.52 – Calvin Hughley – 10th        

200 METER DASH

23.21 – Qualik Harry – 4th

23.52 – Bailey Williams – 5th          

23.60 – Theo Hubbard       – 8th     

23.70 – Jakori Thornton – 10th        

400 METER DASH

51.93 – JaClarence Perry – 2nd        

51.93 – Brennan Reese-Williams – 2nd           

52.49 – Kaden Cooper – 4th

53.83 – Benjamin Royal – 10th        

800 METER RUN

2:03.35 – Kyrian Moss – 5th

2:08.85 – Charles Brewer – 6th        

2:11.45            – Michael Hart      – 7th     

1600 METER RUN

4:37.22 – Charles Brewer – 3rd        

4:50.45 – Michael Hart – 4th           

5:00.82 – Bryce Turnham – 8th        

5:04.03 – Brantley Turnham – 10th   

3200 METER RUN

10:53.80 – Brantley Turnham

11:14.10 – Bryce Turnham – 8th      

11:22.40 – Zane Sexton – 9th

12:50.19 – Patrick Seymore – 10th    

110 METER HURDLES

15.54 – Tykell Thomas      – 1st     

15.82 – JaClarence Perry – 2nd        

15.90 – Theo Hubbard       – 3rd     

300 METER HURDLES

43.64 – Tykell Thomas      – 1st     

44.77 – Theo Hubbard       – 4th     

HIGH JUMP

5-10 – Davian Jones – 4th  

5-4 – Kaden Cooper – 8th  

5-4 – Jaxon Freeman         – 9th      

5-0 – Cordarrious Ingram – 10th      

LONG JUMP

21-8 – Davian Jones – 3rd

20-7 – Kaden Cooper – 5th 

19-8.5 – Charles Hodge – 8th

19-4 – Kylin Fears – 10th   

TRIPLE JUMP

43-10 – Davian Jones        – 1st

41-5 – Anthony Edwards – 3rd        

40-0 – Kaden Cooper – 8th 

39-8.5 – Kylin Fears – 10th

POLE VAULT

12-6 – Benjamin Royal – 1st           

11-0 – Dontarius Alvis – 3rd           

9-0 – William Garner – 6th 

8-6 – Cordarrious Ingram – 7th        

8-0 – Brannon Massey – 8th

DISCUS

137-1 – Mikeil Heard – 2nd

129-1 – Marquavian Johnson – 3rd

127-9 – Ajaden Parham – 4th

109-6 – Malik Simpson – 6th          

107-5 – Anthony Edwards – 8th

JAVELIN

146-10 – Anthony Edwards – 2nd

138-1 – William Garner – 4th          

SHOT PUT

45-1.5 – Mikeil Heard – 1st

44-10 – Marquavian Johnson           – 2nd

39-8 – Anthony Edwards – 4th        

37-10 – Ajaden Parham – 6th          

37-4.5 – Malik Simpson – 9th         

The OHS girls’ and boys’ track and field team will compete in the AHSAA Sectional 2 meet at Mountain Brook. Team and athletes are trying to qualify for the state meet in Gulf Shores.

SOFTBALL

Opelika’s varsity softball team will host the Area Tournament on May 3 and 4 at West Ridge Park. The Lady Bulldogs won the regular season, earning the right to host the Area Tournament.

SOCCER

The OHS boys’ soccer team played Park Crossing last night (Thursday) in the first round of the 6A AHSAA playoffs. The Dogs lost the last regular season game, 0-3, to Pike Road last week.

Thursday’s game was not completed at press time.

The Lady Bulldog soccer Team (14-2) beat Pike Road, 4-0, last week. Amiya Brown and Scarlet Posadas scored two goals apiece, off two assists from Karly Phatsadavong and one each from Aimee Alcantara and Liseth Vera.

The girls received a bye in round one of the AHSSA playoffs and will play May 2 or May 3 in the second round.

ON THE MARK RADIO

You can keep up with local sports by listening to “On the Mark” presented by the Orthopaedic Clinic, each weekday, 6 to 9 a.m. on FOX Sports 910-1310 the Game, online at foxsportsthegame.com and the iHeartradio app. Jeff Sasser and I host the three-hour show which covers all local sports, Auburn and Alabama athletics and the cities of Opelika, Auburn, Valley and Lanett. Each day we have a guest host including Coach Dan Washburn, Coach Joe Wilson, Derek Lee, James Cooper, FBCO Pastor Dr. Jeff Meyers, Chris Wood and many other in-person guest. Former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings calls every Thursday at 7 a.m., brought to you Great Southern Wood. Other guest making regular appearances include: Sen./Coach Tommy Tuberville, Auburn coach Jeff Graba, Coach Butch Thompson, Coach Greg Williams and other local celebrities. “On the Mark” broadcast from the Orthopaedic Clinic Studio inside the iHeartRadio headquarters on Veterans Parkway.

D. Mark Mitchell is the sports director at iHeartMedia, host of “On the Mark” Fox Sports the Game 910-1310, co-chair of the Auburn-Opelika Sports Council, chairman of the Super 7 and Dixie Boys Baseball state director .

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