Prep Softball: Oakman blanks Lynn in opener

Curry belts three homers in rout

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/28/20

OAKMAN — The Oakman Wildcats opened the season in top fashion, beating the Lynn Bears 11-0 in five innings at Oakman on Thursday.

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Prep Softball: Oakman blanks Lynn in opener

Curry belts three homers in rout

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OAKMAN — The Oakman Wildcats opened the season in top fashion, beating the Lynn Bears 11-0 in five innings at Oakman on Thursday.

The Wildcats controlled the game from the start, scoring a pair of runs in each of the first two innings.

That was more than enough offense for starting pitcher Katelyn Makemson, who earned the win for the Wildcats, giving up three hits and a walk, while recording one strikeout in four shutout innings.

Summer Day pitched two-third of an inning and Jillian Gurganus pitched one-third of an inning.

Oakman put the game away with a five-run fourth inning. The Wildcats took advantage of three walks, two hits and two errors in the inning as they built a 9-0 lead.

Savannah Brown ended the game in the fifth with a two-run single that scored Sadie Ford and Makemson for the 11-0 final.

Offensively, Brown went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, four stolen bases and two RBIs, Jade Bonner was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI, Belle Burkett had a hit with a run scored, two stolen bases and an RBI, Ford scored two runs and Terrah Sherer, Bailey Webb, Makemson and Summer Day had a run scored each. Both teams open play in the Lynn Invitational today.

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Curry 18, Hamilton 1, three innings

Curry got home runs from Linley Tubbs, Kylee Trotter and Ambrey Taylor in an 18-1 home rout of Hamilton on Thursday.

The Yellow Jackets scored 10 runs in the first inning and eight more in the second. The game only went three innings with Mack Miller picking up the win.

Tubbs got the scoring started, belting a two-run home run in the bottom of the first. Taylor added a two-run double and Tubbs added two more runs with an RBI double in her second at bat of the inning.

In the second inning, Khloe Kimbrell had an RBI single while Alayna Key and Tubbs both doubled and came around to score. Katie Jo Richardson added an RBI single before Trotter and Taylor both went deep to push the lead to 18-1.

Curry (5-2) plays in Patriot Classic this weekend.

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Haleyville 13, Carbon Hill 4

Santana Clark went 3 for 4 with an RBI in the Carbon Hill Bulldogs’ 13-4 loss to the Haleyville Lions on Thursday at Haleyville.

Clark pitched three and one-third innings in the loss, striking out three batters, while Haleigh Lemon pitched the remaining two and two-thirds innings with two strikeouts.

At the plate, Alleigh Keeton had a solo home run, Mahaley Pugh, Raelea Guy, Alayna Ivie and Ana Grace Guy each had a hit with an RBI and Bailey Kelley recorded a double with a run scored.

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Winston County 17, Meek 6, four innings

Ten different Winston County players had hits as the Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 17-6 home win over Meek on Thursday.

Elle Donaldson got the win, allowing six runs, three earned, on eight hits while striking out three in five innings. She was also 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs and two RBIs. Jasmine Ergle was 2 for 2 with four stolen bases, three runs and an RBI, Ally Blackston was 1 for 2 with four stolen bases, two runs and an RBI and Kanesha Flanigan was 2 for 2 with two runs. Both teams play in the Lynn Invitational starting today.

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Curry Middle sweeps  Winfield

Curry Middle School’s softball team scored 29 runs on 31 hits in a double-header road sweep of Winfield on Thursday.

The Jackets (2-0) defeated Winfield 14-0 and 15-6.

Ella Reese Wright threw a no-hitter in the opener, striking out eight in four innings. Alyssa Teel earned the win in the second game.

At the plate, Teel was a perfect 8 for 8 with two doubles, a triple and five runs scored, Kenadie Richardson was 6 for 7 with a double, a triple and seven runs, Lanie West was 5 for 6 with two doubles, a triple and five runs, Ashlyn Tucker was 5 for 6 with a double and two runs, Kaydence Hutchinson was 2 for 5 with a double, a triple and four runs, Wright was 2 for 6 with a run scored, Brinlee Clark was 2 for 7 with a run, Reese Miller was 1 for 5 with a run and Aubrey Lackey was 1 for 8 with a run.

Curry plays Echols and Sipsey Valley in the Patriot Classic today.

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Dora 9, Shades Valley 8 (Tuesday)

Callie Simmons’ seventh-inning walk-off double drove in two runs and propelled the Dora Bulldogs to a 9-8 win over Shades Valley on Tuesday at Dora.

Madison Hann got the win for Dora, giving up one hit and one run while recording two strikeouts. Jasmine Parker pitched the first five innings, recording two strikeouts. At the plate, Simmons went a perfect 4 for 4 with a run scored, five RBIs and three double, Maddie Aycock was 3 for 5 with two runs scored, Parker went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI, Gracie Slate was 2 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, Ja’Kiyah Womack went 2 for 4, Becca Wade was 1 for 3 with two runs scored, Ja’Mya Harris recorded a double and Hann and Mikalyn Reese each had one hit.

Dora’s junior varsity recorded a 16-0, three-inning shutout also on Tuesday. Madelin Diffy got the shutout win. Diffy also scored two runs at the plate. Mackenzie Adkins had an inside the park home run with bases loaded, giving her a game-high four RBI’s. Lexie Quinn was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored while Chapel, Conner, Sellers and Hicks all added runs.