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Russellville baseball squad extends winning streak to three games

The Russellville varsity baseball team led by head coach Jess Smith has won three consecutive games to improve to 5-5 on the season.

Russellville 8, Austin 1

The Golden Tigers went to Austin High School Feb. 27 and defeated the Black Bears, marking Russellville’s second win of the season over Austin.

The Golden Tigers outhit Austin 10-5 with Cayden Johns, Brandt Cummings, Eli Boutwell and Michael Scofield collecting two hits each. Daniel Askew and Devin Green also hit safely for RHS. Askew collected two RBI while Cummings, Boutwell, Scofield and Ty Engelthaler had one each.

Brandt Cummings pitched five innings and allowed no runs. The senior right-hander struck out seven, walked one and gave up three hits. Engelthaler pitched two innings and struck out three batters.

Russellville 3, Mars Hill 1

Russellville hosted the Mars Hill Bible School Panthers Mar. 2 and the Golden Tigers got the victory.

All three RHS runs came in the third inning, and the lone Mars Hill run came across in the seventh. Russellville had four hits, and they were by Daniel Askew, Brodie Vandiver, KJ Murray and Tripp Cleveland. Askew had the only Russellville RBI.

Three pitchers saw action for RHS. Johns got the start and pitched six scoreless innings, allowing five hits. Gunner Sappington got one out in the final inning, and Ty Engelthaler finished the game on the mound.

Russellville 13, North Jackson 7

Brandt Cummings hit his second grand slam home run of the season to help lead the Golden Tigers to victory on Saturday.

Cummings went 3-for-3 at the plate as did Neyland Baker. Baker had two doubles while Cummings, Sappington and Boutwell had one each. Scofield had two singles and Askew had one. Cummings had four RBI while Boutwell, Vandiver and Sappington had two each. Baker, Murray and Scofield also added RBI. Cleveland and Engelthaler pitched for RHS. Cleveland worked three frames and Engelthaler was on the mound for four innings.

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