Prep Softball: Carbon Hill tops Northside in 11 innings
by Johnathan Bentley
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Carbon Hill’s Tessa Ivey throws a pitch against Northside during the Bulldogs’ 4-3, 11-inning win at home on Monday. The win avenged a 2-1 road loss to the Rams earlier this season. Ivey allowed just six hits and two walks and struck out two in 11 innings. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Carbon Hill’s Tessa Ivey throws a pitch against Northside during the Bulldogs’ 4-3, 11-inning win at home on Monday. The win avenged a 2-1 road loss to the Rams earlier this season. Ivey allowed just six hits and two walks and struck out two in 11 innings. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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CARBON HILL — Carbon Hill had plenty of opportunities to get the game-winning hit against Northside Monday evening.

The Bulldogs couldn’t seem to come through in the clutch.

It the end, it came down to a passed ball.

Savanna Lawson scampered home on a passed ball in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 victory over the Rams.

Carbon Hill kept the game going an inning earlier. Northside grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the 10th only to have the Bulldogs get a run of their own in the bottom of the inning.

“We’ve had some battles with Northside over the years and today was no different,” Carbon Hill coach Wade Tittle said. “There was some great pitching and defense today and we were fortunate to come out on top. I’m proud of them for hanging in there and making the plays to win it.”

The game was also Senior Day for the Bulldogs.

Jessica Hurst, Tessa Ivey. Brandy Carey and Makaela Mote are seniors on this year’s team.

Carbon Hill took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Northside hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth for a 2-1 advantage.

The Bulldogs tied the score in the sixth. The game stayed that way until the 10th.

Carbon Hill got the win despite leaving 14 runners on base.

Ivey got the win, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out two in 11 innings. She was also 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Hurst was 1 for 4 with two RBIs, Katie Moore was 1 for 5 with a double and a run, Korey Tidwell was 1 for 4 with a run, Brandy Carey was 1 for 4 with a run and Anna Grace Martin was 1 for 5.

Carbon Hill (21-13-1) plays at defending Class 4A state champion Haleyville today.

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No. 9 Oakman 5, Berry 0

Oakman continued its hot play on Monday, blanking Berry 5-0 on the road.

The Wildcats, coming off a third-place finish in the Walker County Softball Tournament, got 14 strikeouts from pitcher Kamree Lay in seven innings. She allowed just three hits and no walks.

Riley Brown had a big day at the plate for Oakman (20-15), going 3 for 4 with a run and three RBIs.

Jordan Harbison was 1 for 3 with two runs, Tori Robertson was 1 for 1 with an RBI, Ashlee Morrow was 1 for 4 and Malori Crowell drove in a run.

Oakman closes out the regular season with a home game against Sulligent at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Wildcats will celebrate Senior Night at the game.