Oakman wins county championship

Hall tosses complete game shutout

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY
Posted 3/9/18

CURRY  — Oakman’s CJ Hall was on top of his game on Thursday in the championship game of the Walker County Baseball Tournament — that meant a long night for Curry. Hall allowed just …

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Oakman wins county championship

Hall tosses complete game shutout

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CURRY  — Oakman’s CJ Hall was on top of his game on Thursday in the championship game of the Walker County Baseball Tournament — that meant a long night for Curry. 

Hall allowed just two hits and struck out 12 batters in a complete game, 8-0 win over the Yellow Jackets at Curry High School. Curry had just three base runners in the game.

The Wildcats lost the county championship game to Curry last season. 

On Thursday, Oakman got all the offense it needed in the top of the first inning, scoring a pair of runs. The Wildcats put the game out of reach, scoring six runs over the final three innings.  Dylan Norris and JonDawson led the Oakman offense. Norris was 3 for 4 with three runs and three stolen bases while Tittle was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two stolen bases. 

Sawyer Thompson finished 1 for 3 with an RBI, Kanyon Barrentine was 1 for 4 with a run, Cristian Lopez, Malachi Bridges, Sam Smith and Blake Lollar scored runs and both Hall and Logan Martin added RBIs. Lollar added three stolen bases. 

Norris was hit by a pitch to start the game. He moved to third base on a Tittle single and scored on an error. Lopez walked and scored on a Thompson single for a 2-0 lead. Tittle drove in Norris with an RBI single in the fifth for a 3-0 lead. Oakman added its fourth run thanks to two walks and an error in the sixth. 

Later in the inning, Tittle drove in Norris and Bridges with a two-out single for a 6-0 lead.

The Wildcats added two runs in the seventh on an error.

Cody Dunagan took the loss for Cury, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out nine in 5 1/3 innings. Parker Anderson pitched 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks. Luke Tidwell went the final 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts.

Oakman (7-4) plays at Dora on Saturday while Curry hosts Gardendale and Cordova.

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County Consolation Game

Dora 14, Cordova 10

Dora built a 10-1 lead after five innings then held on for a 14-10 win over Cordova in the Walker County Baseball Tournament consolation game on Thursday at Curry.

Cole Hargrove led the Dora offense, going 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, Tanner Earnest was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Andrew Rhodes was 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Rhodes earned the win on the mound, allowing three runs and striking out two in five innings.

For Cordova, Brady Ireland was 2 for 3 and Demetrius Kirk was 2 for 4. Zac James suffered the loss on the mound. 

Dora (4-5) plays at Corner starting at 1:30 p.m. today.

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Sumiton Christian 20, Fultondale 1, five innings

Sumiton Christian blasted Fultondale on the road Thursday, earning a 20-1 win in five innings. 

Eleven different players had hits for the Eagles. Garrett McLain was 2 for 4 with a run and three RBIs, Sam Dixon was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, Garrett Potts was 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI and Blaine Sharpston was 2 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs.

Griffin Myers earned the win, allowing two hits and striking out five in three scoreless innings. 

The Eagles (5-4) host Southeastern on Saturday.