Roundup: Oakman softball goes 2-1 at Thompson tourney

Jasper baseball team splits with Winfield

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 2/19/19

Oakman’s softball team is off a hot start after winning two of its three games in the Thompson Invitational in Alabaster on Monday.

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Roundup: Oakman softball goes 2-1 at Thompson tourney

Jasper baseball team splits with Winfield

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Oakman’s softball team is off a hot start after winning two of its three games in the Thompson Invitational in Alabaster on Monday.

The Wildcats, under new head coach Jordan Burson, dropped their first game 1-0 to Class 7A Prattville, a state tournament team last year, before defeating both McAdory (3-2) and Moody (3-1).

Oakman got strong pitching performances from both Jessy Aston and Katelyn Makemson on the day. The duo allowed just three earned runs on 12 hits in 13 innings.

Against Prattville, Terrah Sherer had Oakman’s lone hit. Aston took the loss in the circle, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one and walking one in four innings. Prattville scored the game’s only run in the first inning.

Against McAdory, Makemson got the win, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Chante Williams led Oakman at the plate, going 2 for 2 with an RBI, both Samantha Kelly and Ashanti Stewart were 1 for 2 with a run and Sherer was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

In the final game of the day against Moody, Aston earned the victory, giving up one run on five hits.

Iyana Canada was 2 for 3 at the plate with two stolen bases, a run and an RBI, Kelly was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Stewart was 1 for 2 with a run and Jade Bonner was 1 for 1 with a run and an RBI.

Oakman trailed 1-0 after the first inning, but scored runs in the second, third and fourth innings to get the win.

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Varsity Baseball

Winfield 4, Jasper 3, 9 innings

Jasper 12, Winfield 3

Jasper split a double header at Winfield on Monday, dropping the first game 4-3 and winning the nightcap 12-3.

In the first game, Winfield pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Jasper scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie the game at 3-3.

Seth Davidson took the loss, giving up one unearned run on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Ben Bonner started and went four innings, allowing two earned runs on one hit in four innings while striking out three and walking three.

At the plate, Cam Robinson was 2 for 4 with a run, Ryan Willcutt was 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a double, Zac Durham was 1 for 4 with an RBI and a double, Kaden Shelton was 1 for 4 with a run and a double, Slade Harbin was 1 for 4 with a run and Pacey Gillott was 1 for 3.

In the second game, Jasper exploded for eight runs in the second inning to put the game away.

Parker Sawyer picked up the win, allowing one run on one hit with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings.

Harbin finished 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles, a run and three RBIs, Durham was 2 for 3 with a stolen base, a triple, two runs and two RBIs, Nick Keeton was 1 for 4 with a run, Willcutt was 1 for 1 with an RBI, Landon Nix scored two runs and drove in a run and Robinson scored two runs.

Jasper is scheduled to host Curry on Monday.

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Oakman 7, Dora 5, 9 innings

Dora 1, Oakman 0

Oakman and Dora split a pair of games on Monday.

Oakman, under new coach Clay Shearer, won a back-and-forth game in the opener, 7-5 in nine innings. Dora picked up a win in the second game, beating Oakman 1-0.

In the opener, the Wildcats struck for three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead. The Bulldogs forced extra innings with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Oakman’s Hunter Aaron broke the tie with a three-run, one-out double in the top of the ninth. Dawson Crowell, JonDawson Tittle and Malachi Bridges came around to score.

Blake Lollar earned the win in relief, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out six in four innings. Ketch Jones got the save, allowing a run on one hit in the bottom of the ninth. Tittle got the start and struck out nine in four innings.

At the plate for Oakman, Aaron was 2 for 2 with a run and three RBIs, Kanyon Barrentine was 1 for 2 with two RBIs, Braden Ray was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, both Bridges and Logan Martin were 1 for 4 with two runs and Tittle was 1 for 5.

For Dora, Logan Fowler was 4 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, Tanner Earnest was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Boone Martin was 1 for 5 with an RBI. Jaymon Parker scored two runs. Konner Hogg, Dylan McDonald and Tyler Goodwin added hits.

Dora’s McDonald threw a complete game one-hitter in the second game, striking out seven and walking three as the Bulldogs earned the 1-0 win. The Bulldogs pushed across a run in the first inning with Logan Fowler reaching on a walk and coming around to score.

That was all the offense Dora needed.

Parker, Martin and Tyler Allen each had hits for Dora while Fowler walked twice and stole two bases.

Sawyer Thompson was the tough-luck loser for the Wildcats, striking out seven and walking four in five innings. Tittle had the hit for Oakman.