PREPZONE SOFTBALL

Dora beats Oak Grove for area title

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Becca Wade hit for the cycle and the Dora Bulldogs clinched the Class 4A, Area 8 title with an 18-15 home win over Oak Grove on Thursday night.

The game was also senior night for starters Maddie Aycock, Madi Little, Jasmine Parker and manager Kelly Henderson.

Wade finished with five RBIs and four runs scored to lead the Dora offense, Little had three hits, five runs and three RBIs, Gracie Slate had three hits, three runs and two RBIs, Mikalyn Reese had two hits and four RBIs, Maddie Aycock had two hits, two runs and an RBI and Makenzie Tolbert and Itza Avilez had two hits each.

Madison Hann and Allie Cornelius both saw action in the circle with Hann re-entering in the fifth to earn the win.

“This is the only group of girls I have coached from 7th to 12th grade and I am so excited their senior night was celebrated with such a huge win,” Dora coach Teresa Bradford said.

Dora faces Carbon Hill in the Walker County Tournament opener at 1 p.m. today at Cordova.

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Sumiton Christian 9, Cold Springs 5

The Eagles battled-back from a 4-1 deficit by scoring eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings in a 9-5 win over the Cold Springs Eagles on Thursday.

Kalista Cornelison pitched five innings, giving up and earned run with two strikeouts. Bailie Hall pitched two innings, giving up two hits with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Hall went 3 for 4 with a run scored, an RBI, a double and a triple, Alex Erwin was 3 for 5 with a run scored, Maddie McCrary went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, two RBIs, a double and a homerun, Gracie Ashley was 2 for 5 with a run scored, Rylee Erwin went 2 for 3, BG Braswell recorded a hit with two runs scored and an RBI, Jessie Baughan had a hit with a run scored and an RBI and Cornelison recorded a hit with a run scored.

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Haleyville 5, Carbon Hill 4

Haleigh Lamon pitched six innings, striking out four batters.

Offensively, Brittany Parker went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI, Ella Hyde recorded a hit and drove-in a run, Lamon had a hit with a run scored, Santana Clark recorded a hit, Alleigh Keeton scored a run with an RBI and Taygen Dozier scored a run.

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Helena 1, Corner 0

Olivia Cummings pitched five and one-third innings, giving up five hits and an earned run while striking out four batters.

Ava Tolbert and Lauren Greathouse recorded hits for Corner.

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Marion County 12, Lynn 2

Breanna Barton pitched three innings, giving up two hits and striking out two batters. Gracie Jordan pitched two and one-third innings, with two strikeouts.

At the plate, Ashley Aldridge recorded a hit with an RBI, Anna Hosler had a hit with a run scored, Ella Brown and Barton recorded a hit each and Sadie Tittle scored a run.