Cordova-Holly Pond pitchers combine for 53 Ks
by Johnathan Bentley
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Sixteen innings, five hits, 53 strikeouts.

Hits were scarce and strikeouts were the norm in Thursday’s softball game featuring Cordova and Holly Pond.

The teams were so evenly matched that they finished in a 1-1 draw after 16 innings at Cordova High School.

Cordova’s Faith Sims and Holly Pond’s Montana Holcombe each went the distance allowing one unearned run apiece.

Sims gave up three hits and two walks while striking out 27 Holly Pond batters in 16 innings while Holcombe gave up two hits and fanned 26 Cordova batters in 16 innings.

Both performances make the top 10 in the state record book.

Sims' 27 punchouts places her in a sixth-place tie for strikeouts in a game in the Alabama High School Athletic Association record book. Holcombe's 26-strikeout performance puts her in an eighth-place tie.

The state record is held by Eufaula's India Kornegay who struck out 36 batters in a 15-inning game against Faith Academy in the 2009 state regionals.

Fourth-ranked Cordova (9-2-1) pushed across an unearned run in the fourth inning when Maggie Benson singled and scored a run.

Holly Pond (1-1-1) responded with its run in the fifth inning.

Both teams will participate in the Wallace State Tournament starting today.

Cordova takes on Oak Grove at 6:10 p.m. today.

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Sumiton Christian 14, Dora 2

Fifth-ranked Sumiton Christian pounded out 15 hits as the Eagles picked up a 14-2 road win at Dora on Thursday.

Jenna Ergle got the win, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven. She also finished 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Also for the Eagles (2-0), Savanna Langston was 3 for 4 with two runs and three stolen bases, Jessie Boone was 2 for 3 with a run and two RBIs, Abbey Bice was 2 for 3 with a run and three RBIs, Kendall Beth Sides was 2 for 4 with three runs and Kendell Hamm, Kirsten Click and Katlyn Sides each had hits.

Sumiton Christian plays in the Wallace State Tournament starting today.

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Carbon Hill 12, Oakman 0, five innings

Seventh-ranked Carbon Hill blanked Oakman in a 12-0, five-inning home win over the Wildcats on Thursday.

Caroline Dodd led the way, going 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs. Katie Moore was 2 for 4 with three runs, an RBI and four stolen bases, Korey Tidwell was 2 for 2 with an RBI and two runs, Tessa Ivey was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Ansley Madison was 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs, Brittany Chambers was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Kenna Alexander had an RBI and scored a run, Jessica Hurst had an RBI and Abby Tittle scored a run.

Ivey got win. She gave up one hit and struck out six in five innings.

Carbon Hill (7-2) plays at No. 1 Haleyville on Tuesday.

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Meek 7, Addison 1

Meek improved to 3-5 on the season with a 7-1 victory over county rival Addison on Thursday.

For the Tigers, Reagan Yarbrough earned the win. She allowed two hits and no earned runs in seven innings.

At the plate, Chelsea Alden had two hits while Brook Ragsdale, Haylee Ragsdale, Yarbrough, Jordan Waldrop, Shae Smothers and McKenzie Cleghorn each added hits. Meek, which starts seven ninth graders, hosts Danville at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and St. Bernard at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.