PREPZONE BASEBALL

Cordova edges Sumiton Christian in regular-season finale

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Cordova took advantage of two big innings to earn an 8-5 home victory over Sumiton Christian on Monday.

The Blue Devils grabbed the lead for good with a three-run fourth inning taking a 4-2 lead. After Sumiton Christian closed within a run, Cordova pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take an 8-3 lead. The Eagles scored two in the seventh before the Blue Devils ended the rally.

For Cordova, Zach James led the team, going 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, Garrett Gilmore was 2 for 4 with a double, a run and two RBIs, Japeth Howell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Blaze Nix was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Gabe Gross was 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI, Kevin Headrick was 1 for 4 with an RBI, Jake Kiser scored two runs and both Adam O’Rear and Connor Cox scored a run.

Andrew Hunt got the win, allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits and four walks while striking out five in six innings.

For the Eagles, Griffin Myers was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Justin Hicks was 2 for 4 with a run, Tyler Ingle was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Jordon Robertson and Austin Hubbard were 1 for 1 with an RBI, Ashton Whiten was 1 for 4 while Sawyer Irvin, Grayson Blair and Josh Allred each scored a run.

Four different pitchers took the mound for the Eagles with Sam Nix taking the loss after allowing five runs and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings.

Sumiton Christian (11-18) hosts a first-round playoff series against Faith Christian on Thursday starting at 2 p.m. at Blair Field.

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Curry sweeps double header

The Curry Yellow Jackets closed the regular season on a high note, beating both Leeds and Cold Springs at home on Monday.

Curry took down Leeds 8-2 and Cold Springs 14-4.

Against Leeds, the No. 3 team in Class 5A, the Jackets took control with a four-run first inning. That was more than enough offense for Cade Miller. The Curry ace allowed no earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 batters in 6 1/3 innings. Jacob Woder went the final 2/3 innings, registering one strikeout.

Aaron Oswalt led the offense, going 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI, Cody Dunagan was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, Woder was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Brodie Naramore was 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Luke Smith was 1 for 4 with two runs, Nick Bankston had two RBIs and Silas Alexander scored a run.

Curry (18-10) hosts a first-round playoff series against Jacksonville on Friday starting at 5 p.m.

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No. 1 Lynn 15, Phillips 4

Top-ranked Lynn pounded out 16 hits in a 15-4, six-inning home win over Phillips in the regular-season finale on Monday.

The Bears scored four runs in the first inning and put the game away with a four-run fourth inning.

Lance Harris 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs, Chance Majors was 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, Cale Tittle was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs, Brandon Hill 2 for 3 with a triple, three runs and an RBI, Bryant Norris was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Josh Bryan was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Riley Humphries was 1 for 4 with three runs and an RBI, Hunter Alexander was 1 for 1, Jackson Baker had an RBI and Marcus Meeks and Walker Davis scored a run.

Harris got the win, giving up four runs, one earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out eight in five innings. Hunter Alexander went the final inning, striking out two.

Lynn (19-2) hosts Cedar Bluff in a first-round playoff series on Friday starting at 4 p.m.

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Hueytown 4, Jasper 0

Hueytown won its third straight game over Jasper on Monday night as the Golden Gophers earned a 4-0 home victory in a postseason tune-up for both teams.

Hueytown, which won two games at Valley Park on Friday, broke a scoreless tie with a run in the fourth inning. The team added three more in the fifth, all coming with two outs.

For Jasper, Luke Keeton took the loss, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk over three innings.

Offensively, Mayson Slaughter, Cross Cacioppo, Carson Alvis and Ayden Payne had hits for the Vikings.

Jasper hosts a first-round playoff series against Mortimer Jordan starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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Fayette County 17, Dora 3

Fayette County scored 11 runs over the first three innings and cruised to a 17-3 victory over the Bulldogs at Dora High School on Monday.

The Bulldogs had five hits in the game led by Tyler Allen, who was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Boone Martin was 1 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI, Logan Fowler was 1 for 2 with a run and Kyle Chapman was 1 for 3.

Garrett Hogland took the loss, allowing 10 runs, eight earned, while striking out one in two innings.

Dora (12-15) opens the playoffs Friday at 5 p.m. at No. 1 Gordo.