Hoover Bucs Varsity took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off double at the end of the game to topple Sparkman. The game was tied at five with Hoover Bucs Varsity batting in the bottom of the eighth when Hess Fridley doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Hoover Bucs Varsity got things moving in the first inning. Hoover Bucs Varsity scored one run when Lucas Steele singled.
Sparkman knotted the game up at five in the top of the sixth inning. Kylan Duncan’s sac fly scored one run for Sparkman.
Hoover Bucs Varsity notched three runs in the fifth inning. Steele and Walter Ford powered the big inning with RBIs.
Ford was credited with the victory for Hoover Bucs Varsity. The righty went two innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out four and walking one. Colin Rengering and Tyler Wilson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Ryan Strachan took the loss for Sparkman. Strachan lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out two and walking zero.
AJ Causey started the game for Sparkman. The bulldog lasted five innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out six Brewer Smith started the game for Hoover Bucs Varsity. Smith allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out six
Steele led Hoover Bucs Varsity with two hits in three at bats.
Tucker Burns went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Sparkman in hits.