The Bulldogs take a perfect county record into today’s championship game of the Walker County Baseball Tournament.
Dora closed out pool play with a 6-0 victory over Cordova Friday at Dora High School.
The teams will rematch for today’s championship game at Curry High School. There will be a total of three games held today with the championship game set for 4:30 p.m.
On Friday, Jacob Gordon tossed a complete-game shutout against the Blue Devils. He allowed five hits and struck out four in seven innings.
Dora was having an up and down start to the season before opening play in the county tournament on Monday. Since then, the Bulldogs have gone 5-0.
“We played some quality teams earlier in the year,” Dora coach Bret Andrews said. “Early on we wanted to play a tough schedule to make us better. Hopefully, we’ll continue to play well after the tournament.”
Against Cordova, Dora took the lead in the third inning when Stonie Phillips scored on a Justin Shaddix single. The Bulldogs added a run an inning later when Jordan Criswell came home on a Micah Grayson squeeze bunt.
Dora pushed across four runs in the fifth.
Blake Stone scored on a Shaddix grounder and Dalton Bahrick, Blake Drawhorn and Criswell added RBI hits.
For Dora (10-7), Shaddix, Drawhorn, Grayson, Bahrik, Stone and Criswell had hits and Phillips scored two runs.
Stephen Kilpatrick took the loss for Cordova, allowing five earned runs and striking out four in five innings. Jake Cordell went the final inning.
Kilpatrick paced Cordova, going 2-for-3.
Cordova (4-6) finished 3-2 in pool play and finished in a tie with Carbon Hill. The Blue Devils earned the No. 2 seed thanks to a 9-8 win over Carbon Hill on Thursday.
In other games Friday, Carbon Hill knocked off Oakman 1-0, keeping the Wildcats out of the championship game.
The Parrish-Curry game set for Friday was not played due to wet field conditions.
With Carbon Hill’s win, the Wildcats have been placed as the fifth-seed and will take on the sixth-seed Parrish Tornadoes at 11:30 a.m.
The Carbon Hill Bulldogs locked up the third-seed spot with the win over Oakman and will take on the fourth-seed Curry Yellow Jackets at 2 p.m.
The Dora Bulldogs, top-seed and undefeated in tournament play will battle the second-seed Cordova Blue Devils in the championship game at 4:30 p.m.
The tournament seeding is based on the records in pool play and tie-breakers have been set based on head-to-head outcomes.