Prep Softball: Sumiton Christian blanks Oakman
by W. Brian Hale
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Sumiton Christian’s Kirsten Click takes a swing against Oakman on Tuesday. The No. 1-ranked Eagles won the game 10-0. Photo by W. Brian Hale
Sumiton Christian’s Kirsten Click takes a swing against Oakman on Tuesday. The No. 1-ranked Eagles won the game 10-0. Photo by W. Brian Hale
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SUMITON — A day after shutting out Class 1A’s second-ranked team, the streaking Oakman Wildcats looked to extend their six-game winning streak against top-ranked Sumiton Christian — but walked away empty-handed as the Eagles earned a 10-0 victory on Tuesday in Sumiton.

Kendall Beth Sides picked up the win for the Eagles, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out six Oakman batters in six innings of action.

At the plate, Jenna Ergle was a perfect 4 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Kendell Hamm went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Kendell Beth Sides, Katlyn Sides and Abbie Brewster recorded hits with two RBIs each. Kirsten Click, Jessie Boone and Savannah Langston had hits and scored a run.

Kamree Lay had four strikeouts in the loss for the Wildcats.

The Eagles opened the game with Hamm, Ergle and Kendall Beth Sides driving in batters for a 3-0 first-inning lead.

After a scoreless second inning, Brewster sent two runners home, while Click added another RBI for a 6-0 Sumiton Christian advantage.

The Eagles (21-6) sealed the game in the sixth inning with runs by Hamm, Brewster, Boone and Langston for the 10-0 final.

Sumiton Christian travels to Marion County for an area matchup on Thursday, while Oakman hosts No. 2 Lynn on Thursday.

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Carbon Hill 12, Corner 1

Carbon Hill’s offense came alive in Tuesday’s area win at Corner.

The Bulldogs had 14 hits and scored at will in a 12-1, five-inning  road victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Carbon Hill (12-9, 2-1) scored four runs in the top of the first inning, added one in the second and pulled away with a five-run fourth.

Kenna Alexander was 3 for 4 for the Bulldogs with three runs and three RBIs, Katie Moore was 2 for 2 with three runs, Jessica Hurst was 2 for 3 with two runs, Korey Tidwell was 2 for 3 with a run and Tessa Ivey was 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

Molli Clark was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Anna Grace Martin was 1 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Holli Gaddy was 1 for 3 and Makaela Mote scored a pair of runs.

Ivey earned the win, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings.

Carbon Hill, which has won seven of its last eight games, hosts Dora in another area matchup on Thursday.