Carbon Hill softball team off to 2-0 start
by Johnathan Bentley
Feb 28, 2014 | 783 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Carbon Hill scored 13 runs in its first two games of the season, beating both Brilliant and Tharptown in the opening day of the Lynn Invitational Tournament on Friday.

The Bulldogs blanked Brilliant 5-0 and took down Tharptown 8-5.

Tessa Ivey earned both wins. She gave up five hits, two walks and five runs — two earned — while striking out 17 in eight innings.

Offensively, Katie Moore had three hits, one run and an RBI, Ivey had two doubles and three RBIs, Molli Clark had three hits and two RBIs, Kenna Alexander, Makaela Mote and Holli Gaddy each had hits. Korey Tidwell scored four runs, both Jessica Hurst and Abby Tittle scored three runs and Anna Grace Martin scored a run.

Carbon Hill (2-0) continues tournament play at noon today vs. Berry.

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Dora splits pair of games

Dora’s softball team has already matched last year’s win total.

The Bulldogs, under new head coach Justin Blevins, won their second game of the season on Friday after splitting a pair of games at the Lynn Invitational.

Dora opened with a 2-1 loss to Lynn before defeating Berry 5-3.

In the opener, Reagan Tittle paced Lynn, going 2 for 3 with both runs scored.

For Dora, Jazz McRoy took the loss, allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out four in five innings. Hannah Wilson was 1 for 3 with an RBI for Dora while Madisen Bencko, Bailey Jett and Kelsey Rhodes added hits.

Against Berry, Lexi McElroy got the win, giving up four hits and two earned runs while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings. McRoy went the final 2/3 innings.

Bencko was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Jett was 1 for 2 with an RBI and both McRoy and Rhodes were 1 for 2. Dora (2-1) continues play in the tournament today vs. Brilliant at 9 a.m.

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BASEBALL

Lynn sweeps Parrish

Lynn earned a home sweep of Parrish on Thursday, beating the Tornadoes 14-4 and 14-0.

In the second game, Garrison Mays tossed a no-hitter over six innings, striking out 14 and allowing one walk. Brandon Heck, Mays, Austin Molinar, Ryan Cagle and Zachary Alexander each drove in two runs in the win.

Lynn won the second game 14-4 in five innings. Cagle went four innings, striking out eight to earn the win.

At the plate, Clay Porter was 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs, Cagle was 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Lynn (3-5).

The Bears host Phillips on Friday.