Prep Baseball: Cordova moves to 2-0 in area play
by Johnathan Bentley
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With the game on the line, Cordova came through in the clutch on Friday night in its area opener against Winston County.

The Blue Devils were at it again on Saturday.

Cordova scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning and improved to 2-0 in Class 3A, Area 14 in the process, beating Winston County 11-6 in Double Springs.

Cordova (12-6) put six runs on the scoreboard in the first inning. Both Chad Russell and Cam Honeycutt had two-run singles in the inning while Hunter Gilmore and Logan Shumate added RBIs.

The Blue Devils were unable to hold the lead.

Winston County struck for three runs in the bottom of the first. Jacob Martin had the big hit, a two-run home run that drove in McKensey Hagood, who also had an RBI in the inning.

Winston County  added two more runs in the third. Hagood doubled and scored while Martin reached on an error and scored on Brandon Wade's two-out single to make the score 6-5.

The Yellow Jackets tied the game at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth when Ergle singled, stole second and scored on Payton Taylor's fielder's choice.

Cordova's offense finally broke through in the eighth inning.

Shumate led off the inning with a walk, Jeffre Wingo followed with a single. Clark Chance singled to drive in Shumate to put the Blue Devils up for good at 7-6.

Pinch-runner James Keith scored on a balk, Chance scored on Taylor Trotter's fielder's choice and both Garrett Woods and Skylar Thomas added RBI singles.

Chance got the win on the mound, retiring Winston County 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Chance went three innings while Gilmore went the first five.

Winston County's Taylor went the first seven innings and got a no decision.

Cordova doesn't play again until an area game at Hamilton on April 1.

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Oakman splits with Minor

Oakman broke a 7-7 tie with a run in the seventh inning to earn a split with Class 6A Minor on the road Saturday.

The Wildcats won the nightcap 8-7 after losing the opener 9-6.

In the second game, Case Key struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to close out the win.

Oakman took a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Minor chipped away, eventually tying the game in the sixth inning.

The Wildcats (16-5) dropped the opener 9-6 with Landon Minor suffering the loss. Oakman held a 5-3 lead, but couldn't hold on to the lead.

Oakman opens Class 2A, Area 11 play at 4 p.m. Monday at Cold Springs. The Wildcats host Cold Springs at 4 p..m. Tuesday.