Sumiton Christian tops Carbon Hill for 1st win
by Johnathan Bentley
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Sumiton Christian’s Tristan Alexander takes a lead off second base during Tuesday’s 6-4 win over Carbon Hill. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Sumiton Christian’s Tristan Alexander takes a lead off second base during Tuesday’s 6-4 win over Carbon Hill. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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CARBON HILL — Tristan Alexander held Carbon Hill in check through four innings of work as the Sumiton Christian Eagles earned their first win of the baseball season, beating the Bulldogs 6-4 on the road on Tuesday.

Sumiton Christian built a 5-1 lead after two innings and held off a late Carbon Hill rally in the seventh inning to earn the win.

Alexander allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings. Jackson Godfrey went the final three innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out one batter.

Carbon Hill scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and had the trying runner at the plate before Sumiton Christian closed out the game.

Grant Shepherd was 1 for 2 with two runs for Sumiton Christian (1-3). Nick Collins, Joseph Thompson, Chandler Oates and Austin Bice each added hits.

For Carbon Hill, Brady Pare was 2 for 3 with a run scored, Hunter NeSmith was 2 for 4 and Hunter Robbins, Steven Mitchell and Bradley Burditt each had hits.

Sumiton Christian plays at Meek on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Eagles also host Fultondale at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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SOFTBALL

Cordova 4, Corner 3

Cordova scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh innings to earn a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Corner at home Tuesday.

The Blue Devils battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game with runs in the fourth and sixth innings.

Corner took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Cordova’s Lindsey Gilbert led off the inning with a double and scored after a pair of passed balls. Kristen Swindle, who walked after Gilbert’s double, scored on Justice Garner’s walk-off single.

Faith Sims got the win, allowing one earned run on three hits and four walks while striking out 13.

At the plate, Chasity Kilpatrick was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Gardner was 1 for 4 with an RBI and both Caitlyn Cole and Morgan Martin were 1 for 2.

Cordova is 2-2-1 on the season. The Blue Devils lost to Cullman and Thompson in the Patriot Classic over the weekend. Cordova also tied Hillcrest and defeated Brookwood.

Cordova plays at Cullman on Thursday.

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Dora 18, Minor 2, 4 innings

Dora opened the Justin Blevins era with a 18-2, four-inning victory over Minor on Tuesday.

Jasmine McRoy led the Bulldogs at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a stolen base and two RBIs, Madisen Bencko was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, Jordan Reece was 1 for 3 with three RBIs and Hannah Wilson was 2 for 4 with three RBIs.

Lexi McElroy got the win, striking out four batters and allowing one earned run in three innings. McRoy went the final inning, striking out one.

Dora will play in the Lynn Invitational at 4 p.m. on Friday vs the host team. The Bulldogs play Berry at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Walker 12, Meek 2

Skyler Birdyshaw was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Walker Vikings to a 12-2 rout of Meek at Memorial Park on Tuesday night.

Birdyshaw also earned the win, allowing two hits and striking out five.

At the plage, Hannah Lockhart went 3 for 3 with a double and a stolen base, Riley Speegle went 3 for 4 with two RBIs while Carleigh Taylor, JoLee Dobbs, and Kaylen Beasley also had hits for the Vikings.

Walker is now 2-0 on the season.

The Vikings play in the Lynn Invitational this weekend.

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Monday’s game

Berry 8, Oakman 2

Oakman lost its season opener on Monday night, falling at home to Berry 8-2.

The game marked the first at Oakman for new head coach Whitney Jordan.

The game was a scoreless tie going into the sixth inning. Berry took advantage of several errors to score seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the game away.

Freshman pitcher Kamree Lay allowed two hits and no earned runs while striking out 11 in the game for Oakman.

At the plate, Lay went 2 for 3 with a run while Malori Crowell and Peyton Willcutt each finished 1 for 2 with a walk.

Oakman hosts Sumiton Christian at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Boys Tennis

Fayette County 6, Walker 3

Walker dropped a home match to Fayette County at Valley Park, losing to the Tigers 6-3.

For Walker (1-1), No. 2 Rob Green, No. 4 Eli Mathews and No. 5 Neb Sanders each picked up singles wins.

Fayette County won all three doubles matches and also picked up wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 6 singles.

Walker’s boys and girls play Paul Bryant at home today beginning at 3:30 p.m.