Dora moves to 3-0 in Walker County Baseball tournament
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 06, 2013 | 1432 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dora’s pitching staff has found its groove.

That’s bad new for the Bulldogs’ opponents in this week’s Walker County Baseball Tournament.

Dora moved to 3-0 in tournament play and pushed its scoreless streak to 19 innings thanks to a 4-0 shutout of Carbon Hill on the road Tuesday night.

Braxton Nix tossed a two-hitter through six innings to get the win and Cody Thomas finished off the shutout with a scoreless seventh inning. Dora has outscored county competition 19-0 in three games.

“Our pitchers have done a great job. They are locating well and getting ahead in the count. They aren’t laboring a lot,” Dora coach Bret Andrews said. “We’ve worked hard on our defense and they are making plays behind our pitchers. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Against Carbon Hill, Dora scored a run in the first inning, pushed across two in the fifth and added a run in the seventh.

Blake Stone had two RBIs for the Bulldogs while Logan Roberts added two runs and Stonie Phillips finished 1 for 2 with a double and a run.

So far in the county tournament, Dora has knocked off Cordova 1-0 behind Blake Stone and Cody Thomas and defeated Parrish 10-0 in five innings behind pitchers Noah Hester, Austin Jackson and Logan Ledbetter before blanking Carbon Hill.

Dora and Curry are both undefeated in tournament play.

Curry — 2-0 in the tournament — hosts Cordova at 3:30 p.m. today in a game that was originally scheduled for Tuesday.

Dora (4-5) hosts Oakman on Thursday and Curry on Friday with both games scheduled for 4 p.m. The tournament concludes with three games at Carbon Hill High School on Friday.

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Oakman 12, Parrish 1, five innings

Oakman scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back, knocking off Parrish 12-1 in five innings on the road Tuesday.

Zac Blanton turned in a gem on the mound, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out nine in four innings.

With the win, the Wildcats improved to 2-1 in this week’s Walker County Tournament. The event closes out Saturday at Carbon Hill High School.

On Tuesday, Case Key led the Oakman offense, going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Aaron Key was 1 for 2 with a pair of RBIs and Andrew Welch was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Oakman scored five runs in the first and third innings to put Parrish away.

Next up for Oakman is a game at Dora on Thursday. Oakman also hosts Cordova on Friday. Both games start at 4 p.m.

Tuesday’s game marked the second strong performance out of an Oakman starting pitcher. On Monday, Case Key struck out nine Curry batters in a 4-0 loss.

“We’ve been pitching well and playing good defense,” Oakman coach Chris Coons said. “We’ve been struggling hitting the ball. We did a better job of that today, but that’s the thing we’ve got to get better at.”

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Sumiton Christian 3, Fultondale 2

Mikah Abbott struck out 18 Fultondale batters and the Eagles held off a late rally for a 3-2 road win over the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Abbott (2-0) allowed six hits and didn’t walk a batter in seven innings. Fultondale scratched a run across the plate in the seventh and the Wildcats put runners at second and third with two outs before Abbott locked up the win with his final strikeout.

Sumiton Christian scored a run in the top of the fifth. Fultondale notched the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning. The Eagles (4-2) pushed across two runs in the top of the sixth. Austin Bice reached after getting hit by a pitch. Abbott followed with an RBI triple and Austin Clark drove him home with a single for a 3-1 lead.

Chandler Oates finished 2 for 3 with Sumiton Christian, Abbott was 1 for 3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, Clark was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored and Evan Love was 1 for 3. The Eagles host Falkville at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Sumiton Christian also won the JV game, beating Fultondale 8-3. Chandler Overton got the win and Skyler Lara was 2 for 2.

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Maddox sweeps Winfield

Both Maddox baseball teams remained perfect on the season with home wins over Winfield on Tuesday.

The eighth-grade team earned a 4-3 lead while the seventh-grade team won 4-2. Both teams are 3-0 on the season.

In the eighth-grade game, Taylor Whitley got the win on the mound with McKay Aldridge picking up the save.

Chase Cross got the win in the seventh-grade game, allowing two hits and two walks in seven innings.

Maddox plays at Corner on Thursday.