Four different Fort Payne batters hit home runs in the team’s 9-4 victory against Piedmont at Fort Payne High School on Thursday evening.

Braden Barksdale, Taylor Camp, Cory Kramer and Hannah Buffington recorded a homer apiece as the Wildcats improved to 12-1.

Graidin Haas and Buffington each hit a triple and Buffington finished with three RBIs. Camp had a double on three hits with three runs scored.

Buffington solo-homered to center field in the first inning and Barksdale and Camp each solo-homered in the third to pull Fort Payne into a 3-0 lead.

Piedmont plated a run in the top of the fourth before Kramer hit a solo home run across left field to extend the lead to 4-1.

A Buffington triple scored two runners and an AJ Kramer sacrifice fly allowed Buffington to make it home, giving the Wildcats a 7-1 advantage in the fifth inning.

A pair of one-run home runs from Piedmont in the top of the sixth cut the deficit to 7-3, before a Haas triple to right field in the bottom half of the frame plated two Fort Payne runners.

Fort Payne tallied 12 hits and nine RBIs. 

AJ Kramer pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, tossing eight strikeouts with no walks.

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