Walker County Baseball Tournament: Oakman, Dora move to 2-0
by Johnathan Bentley
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Oakman stayed on track for a second straight spot in the Walker County Baseball Tournament championship game with a 10-1 home victory over Parrish on Tuesday.

The Wildcats scored in each of the first five innings — including a five-run fifth — as they moved to 2-0 in the week-long round-robin tournament.

Against Parrish, Jase Trotter led the team at the plate, going 2 for 5 with a triple, four runs scored and two RBIs. Case Key was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

After Tuesday, only Oakman and Dora remain perfect in the tournament.

Oakman, which finished as the tournament runner-up to Curry last season, opened this year’s event with a 5-2 victory over Carbon Hill on Saturday.

Landon Minor (3-1) held Parrish in check on the mound, allowing one run on four hits and five walks. He struck out nine batters.

Oakman jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and added single runs in the next three innings.

The Tornadoes scored their lone run in the fourth inning.

Oakman turned a 5-1 lead into a 10-1 lead in the fifth inning.

Reid Robertson took the loss on the mound for Parrish, which fell to 0-2 in tournament play.

Oakman hosts Curry in a make-up game from Monday at 4 p.m. today.

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Dora 10, Carbon Hill 5

Dora jumped on Carbon Hill with three runs in the first inning and took control from there, earning a 10-5 win at Dora High School.

The home-standing Bulldogs held a 5-0 lead after the second inning. The teams traded runs over the next two innings with Dora talking a 7-4 lead into the fifth. Dora added three more runs in the fifth inning.

Braxton Nix got the win for Dora. He gave up four runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four in four innings. Noah Hester earned the save, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings.

Jacob Twilley was 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs for Dora, Dalton Vines was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Logan Ledbetter was 2 for 3 with three runs and three stolen bases. Dora had 10 stolen bases.

For Carbon Hill, Bradley Davis had a hit and scored two runs. Jacob Pare took the loss on the mound.

Dora plays at Parrish today in a make-up game from Monday. The game starts at 4 p.m.

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Cordova 9, Curry 4

Hunter Gilmore drove in two runs, scored two more and got the win on the mound as Cordova knocked off Curry 9-4 on the road Tuesday in their Walker County Baseball Tournament game.

Gilmore was 2 for 2 at the plate and reached base four times.

Cordova built a 3-0 lead and exploded for five runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach.

Curry scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.

For the Blue Devils (5-3), Gilmore allowed two earned runs and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. Cam Honeycutt went the final 1 2/3 innings, striking out one.

Jeffre Wingo was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Skylar Thomas was 1 for 1 with an RBI and both Honeycutt and Garrett Woods had hits.

Cordova, which lost its tournament opener 3-2 to Dora in eight innings on Saturday, hosts Carbon Hill at 4 p.m. today before traveling to Parrish on Thursday.

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Regular season

Sumiton Christian 9, Shades Mountain Christian 6

Sumiton Christian made up a 5-1 deficit with eight runs over the fourth and fifth inning to rally for a 9-6 home win over Shades Mountain Christian at Blair Field on Tuesday.

The game went five innings due to darkness.

Grant Shepherd picked up the win, allowing five earned runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings.

Tristan Weldon earned the save, allowing three hits and a run while striking out one in one inning.

At the plate, Chandler Oates was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Nick Collins was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Tristan Alexander was 1 or 4 with two RBIs.

Sumiton Christian (3-4) plays a double-header at Falkville on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m.

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SOFTBALL

Northside 2, Carbon Hill 1

Northside broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Carbon Hill 2-1 at Northside High School on Tuesday.

Carbon Hill (3-2) left 11 runners on base in the loss.

Northside led 1-0 going into the seventh. The Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the inning.

Jessica Hurst scored the Bulldogs’ only run. Korey Tidwell, Holli Gaddy, Kenna Alexander and Anna Grace Martin had hits for Carbon Hill.

Tessa Ivey took the loss, allowing one earned run on six hits and four walks while striking out four in seven innings.

Carbon Hill plays at Oakman at 4 p.m. today.