Prep Baseball: Four county teams battle at Cordova

Sumiton Christian beats Mars Hill, Athens Bible

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 3/1/20

CORDOVA — With the Walker County Baseball Tournament set for next week, four county teams met at Cordova to help determine the seeding on Saturday.

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Prep Baseball: Four county teams battle at Cordova

Sumiton Christian beats Mars Hill, Athens Bible

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CORDOVA — With the Walker County Baseball Tournament set for next week, four county teams met at Cordova to help determine the seeding on Saturday.

Instead, no clear favorite emerged.
Oakman went 1-0 on the day, beating Dora 6-3. Dora went 1-1, defeating Cordova 6-4 and losing to Oakman. Cordova finished 1-1, losing to Dora and beating Curry 7-6.
On the season, Curry is 3-1 vs. Walker County opponents, Cordova is 3-2, Dora and Oakman are 2-2 and Carbon Hill is 0-3.
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Dora 6, Cordova 4
Jake Phillips broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run single in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs picked up the 6-4 win.
Tanner Earnest led Dora at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Zach Watson was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Phillips was 1 for 3 with a run and two RBIs while Logan Fowler and Boone Martin each finished 1 for 3.
Dakota Cobb got the win, allowing four earned runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings. Kyle Chapman went the final inning and got the save, striking out one.
For Cordova, Lucas Williams was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, Brodie Taft was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, Adam O’Rear was 1 for 3 with a run and Mason Robertson was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
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Oakman 6, Dora 3
Oakman built a 5-0 lead and held on to beat Dora 6-3 in the Bulldogs’ second game of the day.
Malachi Bridges led the Wildcats at the plate, going a perfect 3 for 3 with two RBIs, Rainer was 2 for 3 with two runs, Ketch Jones was 1 for 2 with two walks, two runs and an RBI and Cristian Lopez was 2 for 4 with two runs. Blake Lollar and Brayden Ray added hits.
Lollar got the win for Oakman, scattering 10 hits and a walk while striking out three in a complete-game effort.
For Dora, Earnest was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Phillips was 2 for 4 with a triple and run.
Hayden Bozeman took the loss, allowing five runs, three earned, in three innings.
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Cordova 7, Curry 6
Kayden Kilpatrick got the win for the Blue Devils in their 7-6 win over Curry. He went five innings, striking out four. Offensively, Nathan Bullocks was 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs scored and Zack James was 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored.
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Sumiton Christian 11, Mars Hill 10

Sumiton Christian 1, Athens Bible 0

Sumiton Christian picked up a pair of impressive wins in Athens on Saturday, winning a slugfest and a pitcher’s duel against a pair of state contenders.
The Eagles (6-3) edged Mars Hill, the defending Class 1A state champion, 11-10 in the first game. The Eagles scored eight runs in the third inning and made the lead stand for the victory.
Sumiton Christian had 18 hits in the game led by Griffin Myers, who was 4 for 4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Ashton Whiten was 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI, Landon Shumate was 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, Sam Nix was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Jordan Robertson was 2 for 4 with a double and a run, Josh Allred was 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI, Tyler Ingle was 1 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI, Josh McDonald was 1 for 3 with a run and Ashton McClendon scored a run.
McClendon got the win in relief, giving up four runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Myers went the final inning to record the save. He struck out one batter.
Hits were at a premium in the second game as the Eagles earned a 1-0 win over Athens Bible.
Sumiton Christian scored the lone run of the game in the opening inning. Myers reached on a single, went to third on an error and scored on a passed ball.
Robertson got the win for the Eagles in the five-inning game, going the distance. He struck out 11. Myers, Ingle and Jacob Thompson had hits for Sumiton Christian.
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Carbon Hill 10, Berry 1

Carbon Hill broke open a close game by scoring eight runs over the final two innings in a 10-1 road win over Berry on Saturday.

Caleb Connell led the Bulldogs' offense, going 2 for 4 with two runs, Laney Keeton was 2 for 5 with a run, Braden Amerson was 1 for 4 with two RBIs, Ty Jones was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI, Clay Tittle was 1 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, Matthew Wallace was 1 for 3 with a run, both Caleb Kilgore and Kaleb Lawrence each scored runs and Kason Langley had an RBI.

Connell got the win, giving up one run on five hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts in seven innings. 

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Corner 13, Springville 2, six innings

Corner 6, Westbrook Christian 3

The Corner Yellow Jackets picked up two wins at Springville on Saturday.

Corner opened with a 13-2, six-inning victory over Springville before beating Westbrook Christian 6-3.

Against Springville, Colin Daniel dominated the Tigers on the mound, allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings. 

Cole Burkett finished 4 for 4 at the plate with six RBIs, Andrew Baker was 2 for 4 with two doubles, one run and two RBIs, Justin Cummings was 2 for 2 with four runs, Skyler Trawick was 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs, Tanner Hayes was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI, Chandler Brakefield was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Daneil was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Against Westbrook Christian, Corner broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run fifth inning. 

Tyler McNiese was 2 for 4 with a double, a run and an RBI, Baker was 1 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Brayden Rowe was 1 for 2 with a run, Ethan Muncher was 1 for 2 with an RBI and both Hayes Brown and Tanner Hayes were 1 for 3 with a run.

Muncher got the win, giving up one unearned run on three hits and three walks while striking out 10 in five innings. Tanner Hayes went the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out two to earn the save. 

Corner (8-1) hosts Mortimer Jordan on Tuesday.