Prep Baseball: Corner clicking

Jasper edges Sipsey Valley, 2-1

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 3/9/20

DORA — Corner’s Colin Daniel turned in another sterling performance on the mound as the Yellow Jackets pushed their area record to 3-0 with an 11-0, five-inning win at Dora’s Wolfe Field on Monday.

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Prep Baseball: Corner clicking

Jasper edges Sipsey Valley, 2-1

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DORA — Corner’s Colin Daniel turned in another sterling performance on the mound as the Yellow Jackets pushed their area record to 3-0 with an 11-0, five-inning win at Dora’s Wolfe Field on Monday.

The Yellow Jackets (12-1, 3-0 in Class 5A, Area 11) took control early, pushing across two runs in the first inning and five more in the second inning for an early 7-0 lead.

That was more than enough offense for Daniel, who got the win in a combined no-hitter against Mortimer Jordan on Saturday. In that game, Daniel went four innings, allowing one walk.

Against Dora (9-4, 0-1), Daniel gave up one hit and two walks while striking out six in four innings. Hayes Brown went the final inning, walking two and striking out one.

An error and a double led to two runs in the top of the first inning for Corner on Monday. Tyler McNiese walked and scored on a errant throw. Later in the inning, Justin Cummings drove in Andrew Baker with a double.

In the second inning, Cole Burkett drove in Chandler Brakefield with a double, Baker drove in Burkett with a single, McNiese scored on a wild pitch, Cummings drove in Baker with a sacrifice fly and Brayden Rowe came around to score when the throw got away from the third baseman.

In the fourth inning, Rowe belted a two-run home run to push the lead to 9-0.

For Corner, McNiese was 2 for 3 with a stolen base, a double, three runs and two RBIs, Rowe was 1 for 2 with a stolen base, a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs, Burkett was 1 for 2 with a stolen base, a double, two runs and an RBI, Brakefield was 1 for 2 with a stolen base and two runs, Cummings was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Baker was 1 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.

For Dora, Knoxx Eustice took the loss, allowing 11 runs, eight earned, with five strikeouts in five innings. Tanner Earnest was 1 for 3. The teams are scheduled to meet for a double header at Corner on Wednesday starting at 2:30 p.m.

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Jasper 2, Sipsey Valley 1, eight innings

Jasper scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held on to beat Sipsey Valley 2-1 on the road Monday in Buhl.

Topher Wilson went the distance and earned the win with a stellar performance. Wilson allowed just one unearned run on three hits and a walk while finishing with eight strikeouts.

Jasper scored both of its runs with two outs in the top of the eighth. Kaden Shelton was hit by a pitch to start the rally. After a Tyler Thomasson walk, Mayson Slaughter brought in Shelton with an RBI single. Thomasson scored the second run on a passed ball.

Sipsey Valley, the Class 4A state runner up last year, scored its run off two errors in the bottom of the inning.

For the Vikings, Slaughter finished 1 for 4 with an RBI, Peyton Thomasson was 1 for 4, Connor Whitley was 1 for 2 and both Tyler Thomasson and Shelton scored runs. Jasper (9-3) plays at Haleyville today.

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Cordova 13, Sumiton Christian 6

Cordova picked up a road win over Sumiton Christian, winning 13-6 at Blair Field on Monday.

Zack James led the Cordova offense, going 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Andrew Hunt was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs, Adam O’Rear was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs and Garrett Gilmore was 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI. Gilmore got the win on the mound, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out five batters in six innings. Japeth Howell pitched the final inning.

The Blue Devils (6-4), who have won four straight games, are scheduled to play at Minor on Thursday. Sumiton Christian (6-7), which has lost four straight games is scheduled to host Shades Valley today.

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Oakman 20, Holy Family 0

Oakman 17, Holy Family 0

Oakman won a pair of lopsided area games at home on Monday against Holy Family.

The Wildcats (6-2, 2-0) totaled 37 runs on the day.

In the opener, Hunter Aaron got the win, allowing no hits and striking out six in three innings. Malachi Bridges led the Oakman offense, going 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, Blake Lollar was 2 for 2 with three runs and three RBIs, Dawson Crowell was 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and an RBI and Will Rainer was 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI.

In the second game, Aaron got his second win of the day, giving up one walk and striking out six in two innings. Crowell was 2 for 2 with two doubles, two runs and four RBIs and Ketch Jones was 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs. Oakman is scheduled to play at Winfield today.

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Carbon Hill 2, Fayette County 1

Kaleb Lawrence held Fayette County in check on Monday night as the Bulldogs picked up a 2-1 road win over the Tigers.

Lawrence allowed no earned runs on four walks and two hits with six strikeouts in seven innings.  Carbon Hill (3-6) scored two runs in the fourth inning.

Laney Keeton was 1 for 3 with a double and a run, both Tristan Terry and Matthew Wallace were 1 for 3 with an RBI and Braden Amerson was 1 for 3.

Carbon Hill is scheduled to host Curry Thursday.