Prep Baseball: Dora rallies past Oak Grove

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY
Posted 3/14/18

DORA  — Dora pushed across five runs in the fifth inning, erasing a 3-0 deficit en route to a 5-4 victory over Oak Grove on Tuesday at Dora High School.The Bulldogs took advantage of two hits …

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Prep Baseball: Dora rallies past Oak Grove

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DORA  — Dora pushed across five runs in the fifth inning, erasing a 3-0 deficit en route to a 5-4 victory over Oak Grove on Tuesday at Dora High School.

The Bulldogs took advantage of two hits and two errors to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

Dora’s Tyler Goodwin started the rally with a single and Logan Fowler followed with a walk. With one out, Goodwin scored Dora’s first run on a Cole Hargrove bunt. Noah Roberts drove in Fowler with an RBI single and an error by the center fielder allowed Hargrove to score the tying run.

Dora wasn’t done. 

Roberts scored on a throwing error by the pitcher and a Boone Martin groundout scored Tanner Earnest to put the Bulldogs on top 5-3.

Oak Grove cut the deficit to one run with a score in the sixth, but Goodwin slammed the door shut, striking out the side in the seventh inning to preserve the Dora win.

Jaymon Parker got the win, allowing three runs — one earned — on eight hits and one walk while striking out three batters in five innings. Goodwin got the save. He went the final two innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit while striking out four.

At the plate, Parker was 2 for 3, Hargrove was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Roberts was 1 for 3 with two RBIs and Earnest was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Oak Grove fell to 7-5 on the season with the loss.

Dora’s JV team picked up a 1-0 win over the Tigers.

Dora (5-6) plays at Cold Springs on Thursday with the first pitch set for 4:30 p.m.

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Sumiton Christian 8,  Minor 7

Sumiton Christian scored four runs in the sixth to take down Minor 8-7 on the road  on Tuesday.

The Eagles (7-4) trailed 7-4 going into the top of the sixth. Sam Dixon drove in Andrew Tubbs to make the score 7-5. 

Payton Alexander’s sacrifice fly plated Parker Crauswell to cut the gap to one run and a two-run error off the bat of Jarrett McLain drove in both Blaine Sharpston and Dixon to put Sumiton Christian on top for good.

Tubbs shut down Minor over the final two innings, earning the save. He allowed two walks and a hit. Isaiah Wright got the win, allowing one hit in one inning of relief.

Alexander finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs, Tubbs was 2 for 4 with a run, Crauswell was 1 for 3 with two runs, Dixon was 1 for 1 with a run and an RBI, McLain was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Joe Hicks was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Sharpston scored two runs.

Sumiton Christian hosts Cordova at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. 

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Cordova 3, Shades Valley 2

Down to their last out, Cordova scored two runs thanks to an error, beating Shades Valley 3-2 at Cordova High School on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded in the seventh, Zac James hit a hot shot to the shortstop, who was unable to come up with the ball. Both Terry Medders and Nathan Bullocks scored on the play, giving the Blue Devils the comeback win. 

Russell Jean singled with one out in the bottom of the seventh for the Blue Devils. After Medders grounded into a fielder’s choice for the second out, Bullocks singled and Holiday walked, setting the stage for James.

Cordova had just two hits in the game. Bullocks was  1 for 2 with a run and Jean was 1 for 3. 

Holiday got the win on the mound, tossing a one-hitter. He allowed two unearned runs and struck out six in seven innings. 

Cordova (7-3) plays at Sumiton Christian on Thursday.

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Jasper splits with Mountain Brook

Jasper split a double header at Mountain Brook on Tuesday, winning the first game 2-1 and dropping the second game 10-0.

In the opener, Chase Cross dominated the Spartans, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 in seven innings.

At the plate, Dalton Turnbow was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Zac Durham was 1 for 4 with a double and a run, Kaden Shelton was 2 for 3 with a double and a run, Slade Harbin was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Will Herring was 1 for 2 with a double and both Cam Robinson and Landon Nix were 1 for 3.

Seth Davidson suffered the loss in the second game, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. 

Harbin was 1 for 2 at the plate.

Jasper (8-6) plays two games at Haleyville on Saturday, facing the host team and Florence.