Prep Softball: Oakman ties pair of games in tourney

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 3/11/17

Oakman came away from the Calhoun Community College Field of Dreams Tournament with a pair of ties and one loss over the weekend.

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Prep Softball: Oakman ties pair of games in tourney

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Oakman came away from the Calhoun Community College Field of Dreams Tournament with a pair of ties and one loss over the weekend.

The Wildcats dropped their tournament opener on Friday, falling to Muscle Shoals 8-1. The team tied West Morgan 2-2 in Friday's late game and followed with an 8-8 tie against Grissom on Saturday.

In their last game of the tournament, the Wildcats let a seven-run lead slip away. Oakman had plenty of offense in the 8-8 tie. Chante Williams was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, Peyton Willcutt was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs, Heather Thompson was 2 for 3 with a double and a run, Malori Crowell was 1 for 2 with a double and a run, Madeline Custred was 2 for 3, Kylie Bolton finished 1 for 2 with an RBI, Samantha Kelly was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Allie Barrentine was 1 for 1 with a run and Riley Brown was 1 for 3 with a run.

Against West Morgan, Brown, Willcutt, Crowell and Williams had hits.

Barrentine, Kelly and Thompason each had hits in the loss to Muscle Shoals.

Oakman (6-5-2) also routed Addison 22-6 on Thursday.

The Wildcats trailed 5-3 going into the fifth inning before scoring seven runs in the fifth, five runs in the sixth and seven more in the seventh.

Willcutt was a perfect 6 for 6 at the plate with four runs and three RBIs, Bolton was 4 for 5 with three runs, Williams was 2 for 3 with four runs and an RBI, Hayley Swan was 1 for 3 with three RBIs and Crowell was 2 for 4 with two runs.

Oakman plays at Cullman on Tuesday.

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Corner wins CCUSA Tournament

The Corner Lady Yellow Jackets went a perfect 4-0 in the CCUSA Tournament at Vinemont over the weekend, outscoring their four opponents 36-3.

Corner blanked Cold Springs 6-0 in Friday's opener. On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets defeated Hanceville (17-2), Holly Pond (10-1) and Good Hope (3-0).

Brantley Bonds had a perfect tournament, going 9 for 9 with a pair of doubles, a triple, six runs and seven RBIs. Saydee Keith was 7 for 9 with two doubles, a triple, six runs and six RBIs, Ivey Hill was 5 for 8 with a double, four runs and two RBIs, Shelby Sanford finished 5 for 9 with five runs and three RBIs, Cailey Parker was 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, Lauren Higginbotham was 3 for 6 with three doubles, two runs and four RBIs, Kaylee Ellis was 3 for 6 with three runs and two RBIs and Ashley Cox was 3 for 10 with two doubles, a triple, three runs and four RBIs.

Ellis won three games in the tournament, allowing one earned run in nine innings, while allowing six hits and striking out 16. Cailey Parker defeated Good Hope, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three.

Corner (13-6) plays at Oak Grove today.

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Curry JV girls win tournament

Curry's JV softball team won its home tournament over the weekend, finishing 4-1.

The championship game against Dora, which finished 3-2 in the tournament, was rained out.

On Saturday, Curry defeated Dora (10-7), Sumiton Christian (8-3) and Winfield (11-1).

Against Dora, Curry scored four runs in the first inning and led 9-4 after three innings. Laycee Cordell finished 3 for 3 with a double and three runs scored to lead the way. Shannon Irvin was 2 for 3.

Curry also jumped out to an early lead against Sumiton Christian. The Jackets scored four runs in each of the first two innings, taking an 8-1 lead. Lacy Fayet hit a home run, Dannen Peters was 2 for 2 with a double and a run and Madeline Phillips was 2 for 2 with a double.

In the win over Winfield, the Yellow Jackets again scored four runs in the first inning and led 8-0 after three innings. Peters finished 2 for 3 with a double and two runs and Irvin was 2 for 3 with two runs.

Irvin got the win in the circle.

Curry's one tournament loss came in a 7-1 decision to Curry Middle School. For Curry Middle School, both Emily Brown and Raegan Dunagan finished 3 for 3.

The JV Yellow Jackets are now 5-1 on the season.

Curry hosts Haleyville on Monday.