Curry continues hot streak with rout of Parrish
by Johnathan Bentley
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Holli McGinnis tossed a three-hitter and struck out 11 batters as the Curry Yellow Jackets knocked off the defending Class 1A state champion Parrish Tornadoes 9-2 on the road Tuesday.

Curry’s Haleigh Lane gave McGinnis more than enough offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and a three-run homer. She drove in four runs in the game and scored twice. McGinnis also helped her cause, going 3 for 4 with a run scored.

The Yellow Jackets improved to 10-2 on the season while Parrish dropped its season opener.

The Yellow Jackets, coming off a 14-0 win over Oakman on Monday, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kaylee Horton reached on an error, Lane followed with an RBI double, Courtney Howze then doubled home Lane and Ella Banks added a two-out RBI single.

Parrish got one run back in the bottom of the inning on a Baleigh Robertson solo homer.

Curry added two more runs in the second on a Shauna Rowe home run that drove in Jordan McPherson.

Curry added two more runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Shauna Rowe finished 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, Banks was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Howze was 1 for 5 with a double a run and an RBI, McPherson was 1 for 4 with a run, Horton was 1 for 5 with a run and both Shannan Rowe and Emily Aaron were 1 for 4.

For Parrish, Mekya Hill was 2 for 3 with a stolen base and a run. She scored the Tornadoes’ second run in the third inning.

Jamie Beth Hocutt took the loss for the Tornadoes.

Curry, which has lost to Class 6A teams Grissom and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa) will play its second straight game against a defending state champion Thursday when Sparkman, the defending Class 6A champion, makes the trip to Curry for a 4:30 p.m. start.

The Tornadoes play at Addison today beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parrish also travels to Sumiton Christian for a game at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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Lynn 19, Dora 10

Lynn stayed perfect on the season, beating Dora 19-10 in a high-scoring matchup Tuesday night at Dora High School.

Lynn erupted for seven runs in the third inning — getting homers from both Reagan Tittle and Holly Murray.

The Bears (17-0) got another four runs in the fourth inning, taking a 12-1 lead. Dora got back into the game with a seven-run fourth inning to cut the gap to 12-8.

Lynn put the game away with a six-run sixth inning.

Brooklyn Beck got the win, striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Tiffany Self went the final 2 1/3 innings, striking out three,

Offensively, Murray, Kelci McGough and Kyndra Richard each had three hits while Tittle, Self, Beck, Brooke Harris and Makenzie Tidwell each had two hits.

For Dora, Lindsey Johnson, Madison Bencko, Lexi McLeroy, Kelsey Rhodes each had two hits and Jazz McRoy added a hit. McRoy took the loss.

Lynn is coming off a perfect 7-0 mark in the Wallace State Tournament over the weekend.

The Bears defeated Athens Bible 5-1 in the championship game.

Lynn also beat Sylvania (13-0), Buckhorn’s JV (7-6), Tanner (8-1), Pleasant Valley (7-2), Lawrence County’s JV (3-1) and Holly Pond (8-0). The Bears followed that with a 16-1 victory over Walker on Monday.

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Haleyville 8, Carbon Hill 4

Carbon Hill stayed with defending Class 4A state champion Haleyville for five innings on Tuesday before dropping an 8-4 decision to the Lions at Carbon Hill High School.

Carbon Hill struck for three runs in the bottom of the first, but couldn’t make the lead stand.

The Lions took advantage of Carbon Hill miscues in the top of the third, scoring four unearned runs with two outs to grab a 4-3 lead. The Bulldogs tied the game in the fourth, but Haleyville got one run in the fifth and three in the sixth to put Carbon Hill away.

Katie Moore was 1 for 3 with a run and two stolen bases for Carbon Hill (4-4), Korey Tidwell was 1 for 4 with an RBI, Kenna Alexander, Tessa Ivey, Molli Clark and Jessica Hurst added hits. Anna Grace Martin and Makaela Mote scored runs.

Ivey took the loss, allowing eight runs — four earned — on nine hits and two walks while striking out two.

Carbon Hill opens area play Thursday at Oak Grove.

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Cold Springs 1, Oakman 0

Cold Springs took advantage of an Oakman error to score a run in the fourth inning and the Eagles made it stand, beating the Wildcats 1-0 in their area opener at Oakman High School.

Jordan Harbison and Malori Crowell had Oakman’s only hits of the day.

Kamree Lay had a great outing in the loss, allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out 11 in six innings.

Oakman (5-8) hosts Parrish at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

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Cullman 3, Sumiton Christian 0

Cullman had just three hits, but pushed across three runs in a 3-0 shutout of Sumiton Christian at Cullman High School on Tuesday.

The Bearcats got all the runs they need in the second inning with a home run. Cullman scored two runs in the sixth thanks to two hits and two Sumiton Christian errors.

Jenna Ergle took the loss, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four.

At the plate, Kendall Beth Sides was 3 for 4 with a double and two stolen bases, Kirsten Click, Katlyn Sides, Abbey Bice and Abbie Brewster added hits.

Sumiton Christian (8-4) hosts Parrish at 4 p.m. on Thursday.