SPRINGFIELD — Nick Nelson tossed five innings with five strikeouts while giving up one hit while leading Rutherford to a 7-0 victory over Bay in a prep baseball game on Friday.
Tyler Broxson finished up with one strikeout in two innings. Nelson had a three-run home run in the first inning and was 3 for 4, Dondrell Harris 2 for 4 with two runs scored and Tyler Bailey 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Rams (10-4, 5-1 District 1-5A), who open with South Dade at 3:30 p.m. CDT in the Big Sun Challenge in Ocala on Monday.
South Walton 7, Port St. Joe 5
PORT ST. JOE — Bryce Godwin was the losing pitcher and Tyler Worley and Ricky Pennington each had hits for the Tigers Sharks (5-10), who host EMCA out of Alabama on Tuesday.
Holmes County 6, Freeport 0
BONIFAY — Ty Russ threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in guiding Holmes County to a victory. Jordan Worthing was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Kodi Russ scored twice for the Blue Devils (8-4, 5-1 District 2-1A), who host Geneva, Ala., on Monday.
Port St. Joe 10, Blountstown 2
BLOUNTSTOWN — MaKayla Ramsey was 3 for 4 with a home run, Hayley Wood 3 for 3 with a double and three runs scored and Brittany King homered for Port St. Joe. Ramsey had four strikeouts as the winning pitcher for the Tiger Sharks. Randa McCroan was 2 for 4 with a double, Kayla Prowant had a hit, scored a run and Taylor Stalnaker added a hit for Blountstown (3-11), while Courtney McFarland took the loss. The Tigers are at Arnold on Friday.