Prep Baseball: Curry’s Aldridge too much for Hayden
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 19, 2014 | 1794 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Curry and Hayden combined for just three hits in their Class 5A, Area 12 opener Tuesday night.

The Yellow Jackets came through when it counted, scoring one run in the first inning and making it stand as Curry earned a 1-0 victory behind pitcher Tanner Aldridge.

Aldridge allowed two hits, one walk and hit two batters while striking out six in seven innings.

In the first inning, Keri Mitchell walked followed by a Jarrod Owens bunt single — Curry’s only hit in the game.

Mitchell scored later in the inning on a throwing error.

Curry plays a double-header at Hayden on Thursday. The first game — set for 4:30 p.m. — counts in the area standings while the second game is used as an area tie-breaker.

In Tuesday’s other 5A, Area 12 matchup, Mortimer Jordan earned an 8-5 home win over Walker. The Vikings host Mortimer Jordan in a double header beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Sumiton Christian 6, Lynn 5

Sumiton Christian broke a 5-5 tie with a run in the top of the seventh inning to beat Lynn 6-5 in their area game Tuesday night at Lynn High School.

Evan Love got the win for the Eagles (7-6, 3-0). He allowed five  runs — three earned while striking out four.  Love also scored the game-winning run. He led off the seventh with a double and scored on Nick Collins’ two-out single.

Love finished 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Spencer Black was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Lynn led 2-1 after the first inning. Sumiton Christian built a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the fourth, but the Bears rallied for three runs to tie the game.

Garrison Mays took the loss for Lynn, allowing six runs — two earned — on eight hits while striking out five.

Both Landon Alexander and Ben Cagle had two hits for the Bears.

Sumiton Christian hosts Lynn at 3 p.m. Thursday.