Alexandria Baseball Pair Sign,Team Preps For Springville

Another pair of Alexandria athletes signed on Wednesday (first day of the spring signing period). Pitcher Justin Whitley and catcher Derrik Turner signed national letters of intent for baseball. Whitley is set to pitch at Montevallo and Turner signed to play at Marion Military Institute in Perry County. Both players have some unfinished business on the high school diamond.

The seniors are hoping to end the year with a state championship in the playoffs which begin on Friday. The Valley Cubs fell to Oxford in the season finale, just their third loss of the season. The Cubs are 30-3 and are ranked third in the latest Class 5A state rankings as they set to face Springville in the first round. Alexandria will host the series but Springvillle poses a tough challenge. The Tigers' star pitcher Casey Mize has already signed with Auburn and is set to pitch in game one. The best-of-three series gets underway Friday afternoon.

1st Round Matchups (Local)

Class 1A

Ragland vs. Winterboro

Meek vs. Donoho

Jacksonville Christian vs. Decatur Heritage

Spring Garden vs. Skyline

Valley Head vs. Cedar Bluff

Clas 2A

Southeastern vs. Gaston

Fayetteville vs. Randolph County

Ranburne vs. Thorsby

Collinsville vs. Falkville

Class 3A

Glencoe vs. Piedmont

Wellborn vs. Westbrook Christian

Sand Rock vs. Plainview

Class 4A

Munford vs Oak Grove

Cleburne County vs. Hokes Bluff

Cherokee County vs. Jacksonville

Class 5A

Springville vs. Alexandria

Lawrence County vs. Etowah

Class 6A

Homewood vs. Pell City

Lee-Huntsville vs. Southside


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