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The Mountain Brook baseball team was swept by top-ranked Hartselle in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs last Friday. Hartselle eliminated the Spartans 6-2, 5-1 to win the series. In Game 1, John Robicheaux hit a solo home run for the Spartans. John Cooper drove in the other inning and Walker Allen went 2 for 3 in the game.
In Game 2, Trent Wright drove in the only run for the Spartans. Gabe Young hit a pair of doubles and Howell Polk got the start, going 6 innings and allowing 5 runs (4 earned).
Mountain Brook finished the season with a 24-10 record.
The Mountain Brook softball team entered the final week of the regular season with a 15-2 victory over Minor last Tuesday. It was a big night for the Spartans, with several players taking part in the effort. Tanner Battle and Annakate Shea each hit in a pair of runs, while a host of others made a single run. Emma Durr pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 runs despite not allowing a hit.
Mountain Brook wrapped up the home roster with a doubles sweep of Woodlawn on Wednesday, winning both games 17-0. In Game 1, Emma Stearns led the offense with 3 RBIs, with Reagan Rape and Chloe Hontzas hitting in a pair of runs. Battle, Edith Kaplan, Claire Robinett, Patty Ann Frierson and Pearl Kast all hit in one run each. Durr went no-hitter in 3 innings, striking out 6 batters.
In the second victory, Kara Leigh Whitaker led the way for the Spartans, making 4 runs at the plate and pitching 3 scoreless innings into the circle. Marianna Murray had 3 hits and 3 RBIs, Frierson drove 2, and Robinett, Battle and AT Goldman also had an RBI each.
Mountain Brook ended the regular season with a 15-5 win over Shades Valley on Thursday. Kaplan was the star that day, racking up 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and 6 RBIs. Marrison Kearse and Rape each made a pair of runs, with Battle and Robinett also hitting home. Ellie Pitts went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored. Kearse pitched well, going 6 1/3 innings, with 3 of the 5 runs she allowed counted as earned.
Mountain Brook will play their regional tournament at Chelsea on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mountain Brook men’s football team wrapped up the regular season last Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Indian Springs in a game played at Birmingham’s Protection Stadium.
Mountain Brook football teams started the Class 6A playoffs with convincing wins on Thursday night, with the boys beating Jasper 10-0 and the girls topping Gardendale 7-0.
On the girls’ side, eighth grader Sophie Hicks opened the scoring after about 12 minutes, thanks to an assist from senior captain Isabel Smith. Goalkeeper Laine Minnich saved a penalty to make it 1-0 before halftime. The Spartans opened it up in the second half. Ellie Keplinger scored twice in a row to make it 3-0, followed by Smith and Langston Lilly with goals to make it 5-0. Smith scored his second and third goals of the game to get the hat trick and finish it.
In the second round of the playoffs, the Mountain Brook girls will face Shades Valley on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The boys will face Pinson Valley on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Mountain Brook Men’s Golf Team won the Class 6A, Section 3 Golf Tournament last Tuesday. The Spartans shot a collective 298, beating Northridge’s score of 305. Tom Fischer was the lowest individual medalist, with a 68. Thomas Norris shot 74, Coe Murdock and Elad Sebbag shot 78 and Carter Brooks shot 78. 79. Christopher Yeilding and Jackson Skinner also advanced. individually shooting 74 and 75.
The Mountain Brook girls finished second in the Section 3 tournament, finishing second behind Homewood. Caroline Lacy led the team with a 97, while Mary Russell Wood shot 98 and Mary Lynne Hennessy shot a 99 to qualify for the substate as individuals.
Mountain Brook teams will compete in substate tournaments this week.
Mountain Brook Athletics hosted the Class 6A, Section 2 tournament this past weekend. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams put in impressive performances.
On the girls’ side, Mountain Brook swept the top three spots in three of the events. Lucy Benton, Reagan Riley and Hunter Anderson swept the top spots in the 800 meters. Anderson, Benton and Riley went 1-3 at the 1600 and Riley, Mary Katherine Malone and Kennedy Hamilton swept the 3200.
Camille Gillum won the high jump clearing 5 feet and Ellie Fooshee threw the javelin 111 feet, 1 inch. The women’s 4×800 meters relay team also won the event.
Lucy Redden was second in the 300-meter hurdles, the 4×400 relay was third, Annie Kerr and Julia Grooms tied for third in the pole vault, Allie Story and Jane Earnhardt were second and third in the discus, and Francie Morris and Story finished second and third. in the javelin.
On the boys’ side, Davis Plowden won the 800m with a time of 1:53. Max Baltz won the high jump with a 5-10 clearance. George Lloyd won first prize in the javelin, throwing it 161-3.5. The 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams also won.
Plowden was also third in the 1600m, Clayton Collins third in the 3200m, Baltz third in the triple jump and Caleb Mumm second in the pole vault.
The state tournament is this weekend in Gulf Shores.
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