BLOUNTSTOWN — Michael Clutch provided the game-winner in the seventh to propel Bay to a 2-1 win over Blountstown in a prep baseball game on Thursday.
Bay scored its runs in the sixth and seventh innings in improving to 3-1. Jacob Brooks was 2 for 3 to lead the Tornadoes’ offense and Marcus Kinsey added a hit.
Jon Hall had six strikeouts and no walks through six innings for the win. Blake Seamon pitched the seventh for the save.
Bay will host Arnold in a District 1-5A game on Tuesday.
Altha 1, Port St. Joe 0
ALTHA — Cole Cryderman was the losing pitcher, while Coy Burke finished up on the mound for Port St. Joe. Hunter Bumgardner and Bryce Register each had hits for the Tiger Sharks (3-1), who will play at Wewahitchka tonight.
Bozeman 15, North Bay Haven 5
SAND HILLS — Becca Hall was 2 for 3 with a home run, two stolen bases and three RBIs in leading Bozeman. Rosie Red was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Jaylin Gant drove in three, Katlyn Barnard had four steals and Kelsey Corbin had a hit and two RBIs and earned the win with three innings pitched for the Bucks.
Mekala Farver was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Niki Lilly and Caitlyn Burke had hits for North Bay Haven. Lilly took the loss for the Buccaneers (1-3), who will play in a tournament in Freeport on Saturday.
Wewahitchka 11, Blountstown 2
WEWAHITCHKA — Ashleigh Price had nine strikeouts and gave up three hits for the win. Brianna Bailey was 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs; Naomi Parker was 2 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs; Tara Walding had two hits and scored three times; and Shamario Cole was 2 for 2 with a run for the Gators.
Jordan Herndon had two hits for Blountstown and Courtney Shuler was the losing pitcher. The Tigers (1-5) will be at Poplar Springs tonight.
TRACK AND FIELD
The Bay track and field team will host the Panhandle Open at Tommy Oliver Stadium starting 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The event includes 17 teams from Florida and Alabama, and also features four open events: mile run, 100-, 200- and 600-meter runs. The cost to enter the open events is $15.
Bay 9, Blountstown 2
BLOUNTSTOWN — Spencer Sandlin tossed a five-hitter with four strikeouts for Bay and also was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Griffin Brooks was 2 for 2 with a double and Andrew Brooks was 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Tornadoes (3-0), who will be at Wewahitchka on Monday.
Rutherford 5, Bay 1
PANAMA CITY — Bay led 1-0 until the sixth inning when Rutherford rallied for two runs. The Rams added three more in the seventh to claim a District 1-5A win.
Abbie Barron was the winning pitcher, striking out 10. Savannah Boyette had a single and double for Rutherford and Bridget Keasey and Taylor Todd each had two singles.
Rutherford, 4-3, 2-1 in district, will play at Wakulla tonight.
MacKenzie Wolffer was 2 for 4 for the Tornadoes, 0-3. Sierra Dinkins and Taylor Beason each had a double and Summer Davis was 1 for 3. Jelly Mathes was the losing pitcher.
Bay will host Gulf Breeze at 6 p.m. today.
Rutherford 7-6, Walton 0-2
SPRINGFIELD — Rutherford’s girls gained a 7-0 win and the Rams boys won 6-2.
Abbreviated results, Rutherford players listed first:
Singles — Olivia Meadows def. Victoria Lightner 8-0, Sana Malik def. Ashley Weathersby 8-0, Patrick Robinson def. Hunter Bell 8-0, Tajesh Patel def. Nick Wilkinson 8-0, Sarah Khan def. Victoria Sandlin 8-0.
Doubles — Patrick Robinson-Justin Li def. Hunter Bell-Thomas Brannon, Simon Chen-Tajesh Patel def. Stone Thompson-Nick Wilkinson, Sana Malik-Olivia Meadows def. Victoria Lightner-Ashley Weathersby, Sarah Khan-Cheri Hines def. Victoria Sandlin-Samantha Miller.
Rutherford 18, North Bay Haven 2
SPRINGFIELD — Jacob Munn was the winning pitcher for Rutherford.
Bay 10, Bozeman 0
PANAMA CITY — Tanner Brown was the winning pitcher with a one-hitter. Nathan Fox was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Andrew Brooks had a hit and two RBIs for the Tornadoes.