Cordova edges Curry for area tournament title

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 5/8/19

CURRY — The Cordova Blue Devils clinched the Class 4A, Area 11 title and the top region seed on Tuesday, beating the Curry Yellow Jackets 7-6, in nine innings at Curry.

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Cordova edges Curry for area tournament title

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CURRY — The Cordova Blue Devils clinched the Class 4A, Area 11 title and the top region seed on Tuesday, beating the Curry Yellow Jackets 7-6, in nine innings at Curry.

Raven Clark pitched all nine innings in the win for Cordova, with two walks and eight strikeouts.

At the plate for the Blue Devils, Kailey Johnson went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Shayna Woods was 2 for 3 with a double, Clark went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, Lillian Werling was 2 for 5 with a run scored, two RBIs and a home run, Anna Key went 1 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Emma Hyche was 1 for 3 with a double, Abby Sargent went 1 for 3 with an RBI and Haley Hann scored a run.

For Curry, Alayna Key pitched five innings with a strikeout. Laycee Cordell pitched four innings with a strikeout.

Offensively for the Yellow Jackets, Key went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, Allie Downs was 3 for 3 with two runs scored, Katie Richardson went 2 for 4 with a run scored, Rae Ann Hall was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Linley Tubbs went 1 for 2 with a run scored, a double and an RBI, Cordell was 1 for 3 with two RBIs and Mollie Freeman had a hit. In the top of the fifth inning, Cordova broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run by Werling and an RBI single by Johnson to take a 6-3 lead.

Curry answered in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI double by Tubbs and a two-run double by Hall to tie the game at 6-6.

The score remained deadlocked at 6-6 into extra innings until the tie broke in the top of the ninth when Johnson hit another RBI single. The hit proved to be the deciding factor in Cordova’s 7-6 area title-clinching victory.

Cordova will face the Area 10 runner-up next Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the West Region Tournament at Bower’s Park in Tuscaloosa.

Curry, the Area 11 runner-up, will face the Area 10 top seed also at 10:30 a.m. next Thursday.

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Consolation Final

Curry 2, Haleyville 1

Curry earned a region qualifying bid with a 2-1 victory over the Haleyville Lions.

Alea Freeman got the win for the Yellow Jackets, giving up a run and two walks in seven innings.

At the plate, Hall and Cordell both went 1 for 2 with an RBI, Kylee Trotter had a hit and Tubbs scored two runs.

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First qualifying game,

Monday

Cordova 4, Curry 2

Cordova clinched one of the area’s two region bids with a 4-2 win over Curry on Monday night.

Clark got the seven-inning win for the Blue Devils, recording six strikeouts.

At the plate for the Blue Devils, Hyche went a perfect 3 for 3 with a run scored and two doubles, Clark was 3 for 4 with a run, a double and an RBI, Sargent went 2 for 4 with a run, a double and an RBI, Werling was 2 for 4 with a run and two doubles, Trotter went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Key, Johnson and Hann each recorded a hit.

Freeman pitched seven innings for Curry, recording three strikeouts.

Offensively for Curry, Tubbs had a double with a run scored, Key recorded a hit with a run scored and Richardson recorded a hit.