Prep Baseball: Curry tops Dora behind big inning
by Johnathan Bentley
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Curry broke open a close game with a four-run fifth inning and the Yellow Jackets won their seventh straight game against Walker County foes with a 7-4 home victory over Dora Thursday night.

The Walker County Tournament champion Yellow Jackets trailed 1-0 early and led 2-1 before erupting in the fifth inning. Landon Freeman had two RBIs in the frame.

Dora added a pair of runs in the sixth, but the Bulldogs weren’t able to make up the deficit.

For Curry, Chad Gann, Lane Oliver and Landon Freeman combined to allow five hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out eight on the mound.

Oliver got the win.

At the plate, Freeman was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Jarrod Owens was 2 for 4 with a run, Logan Wilson was 1 for 2 with two runs, Houston Harbin and Sam Speegle each finished 1 for 2 with runs, Lane Oliver scored two runs and Jaxon Aaron had an RBI.

Curry (11-7) opens area play on Tuesday at Hayden with the first pitch set for 4:30 p.m. The teams play at Curry on Thursday.

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Cordova 7, Winston County 1

Andrew Minor shut down Winston County as the Blue Devils won their area opener on Thursday, beating Winston County 7-1 on the road.

Minor allowed just four hits and one run while striking out four to earn the victory.

The Blue Devils scored at least one run in the first five innings, slowly building a big lead.

For Cordova, Cam Honeycutt, Stephen Kilpatrick and Jeffre Wingo combined for half of the Blue Devils’ hits.

Kilpatrick was 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, Wingo was 2 for 3 with a double and Honeycutt was 2 for 5 with a triple.

Zac Guerra and Minor each had hits and two RBIs for Cordova, which improved to 13-5, 1-0 on the season.

Cordova is scheduled to host Winston County in a double header beginning at 4 p.m. today.

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Oakman 10, Parrish 0, five innings

Caleb Woods and Zac Blanton combined on a one-hitter on Thursday as Oakman blanked Parrish 10-0 in five innings.

The Wildcats (9-8) scored five runs in the opening inning to take control. Woods went two innings for Oakman, allowing no hits and striking out two. Blanton went the final three innings, allowing one hit and striking out six.

For Oakman, Andrew Welch finished 2 for 2, Woods was 1 for 1 while Reilly Williams, Case Key and Blanton were 1 for 2.

The Wildcats open area play with a home game against Cold Springs at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

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TENNIS

Walker earn home sweep of Russellville

Walker’s girls tennis team didn’t lose a game to Russellville on Thursday as the Lady Vikings earned a 9-0 home win over the Golden Tigers.

The boys team picked up a 6-3 victory.

In the girls match, each of Walker’s singles players won 10-0, including: No. 1 Callie Beall, No. 2 Amanda Bertoldi, No. 3 Gina Burton, No. 4 Gabby Jordan, No. 5 Lexi Dillard and No. 6 Sarah Warren.

Walker also swept through doubles play with the No. 1 team of Beall and Warren, the No. 2 team of Bertoldi and Jordan and the No. 3 team of Dilliard and Burton earning easy wins.

In the boys match, Walker won four of the six singles matches with Colby Hopper, Joseph Harris, Michael Wiginton and Andrew Wiginton earning wins.

The No. 2 doubles team of Hopper and Michael Wiginton and the No. 3 team of Harris and Andrew Wiginton also earned wins.

Both teams played a pair of matches last week with the boys beating Briarwood 6-3 and Demopolis 8-1.

The girls fell to Briarwood 7-2 and defeated Demopolis 8-1.