Curry wins tourney opener; SC blanks Meek
by Johnathan Bentley and W. Brian Hale
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Sumiton Christian’s Mikah Abbott throws a pitch against Meek on Thursday. Abbott tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10 as the Eagles picked up a 13-0 win in five innings. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Sumiton Christian’s Mikah Abbott throws a pitch against Meek on Thursday. Abbott tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10 as the Eagles picked up a 13-0 win in five innings. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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The Curry Yellow Jackets started the Walker County Baseball Tournament in top form on Thursday, routing the Parrish Tornadoes 17-0 at Parrish.

The opening-round contest, which was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, was moved to Thursday due to possible inclement weather this weekend.

Chad Gann pitched five shutout innings for the Yellow Jackets, giving up one run, a walk and striking out ten Parrish batters.

At the plate for Curry, Lane Oliver went a perfect 5 for 5, scoring three runs, while Houston Harbin was 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Alex Odum was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Gann went 1 for 3 with one run scored. Nine members of the Curry squad scored at least one run in the game.

Curry will resume county tournament play on Monday against the Oakman Wildcats at 4 p.m. at Oakman. The Wildcats will also host West Point today.

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Sumiton Christian 13, Meek 0

Sumiton Christian’s Mikah Abbott was red hot in chilly conditions at Meek High School on Thursday.

The Eagles pitcher allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 10 as Sumiton Christian picked up a 13-0, five-inning win over the Tigers.

For Sumiton Christian (3-2), Tristan Alexander finished 3 for 5 with a triple while Austin Clark was 2 for 3. The Eagles scored in all five innings, scoring seven total runs in the second and third innings. Sumiton Christian plays at Fultondale at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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VARSITY SOFTBALL

Cordova 8, Dora 2

Cordova used a third-inning surge to score five runs on its way to an 8-2 victory over Dora at Cordova High School on Thursday.

Pitcher Faith Sims dominated the Bulldogs, allowing two hits, one walk and one earned run while striking out 13 batters in seven innings.

Cordova took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and led 6-0 after the third. Both teams scored two runs in the sixth inning. Lindsey Gilbert led the Blue Devils (4-2) at the plate, going 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Madison Westbrook was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Sims finished 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Dora’s Jasmine McRoy took the loss. She gave up five hits and three earned runs on the mound. She added three strikeouts.

Cordova begins play in the Northside Invitational Tournament today. The Devils face Calera at 5:30 p.m. and Northridge at 7 p.m.

Dora hosts Sumiton Christian at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Berry 8, Oakman 7, 8 inn.

Berry only scored three earned runs, but made the most of miscues to knock off the Wildcats 8-7 at Oakman High School on Thursday.

Autumn Custred took the loss for Oakman, allowing seven hits and one walk.

At the plate, Bailee Trotter was 2 for 5 with two runs, Maegan Jones finished 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Caroline Thompson was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI, Jorden Harbinson was 1 for 4 with two runs and a stolen base, Ashlee Morrow was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Shelby Walton was 1 for 3 with a run.

Oakman (1-1) plays in the Northside Invitational Tournament today. The Wildcats take on Gordo at 8:30 p.m. and face Northside at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Hamilton 5, Carbon Hill 1

One week removed from his last basketball game, Carbon Hill coach Wade Tittle led his softball team in its season opener at Hamilton Thursday.

Carbon Hill held a 1-0 lead, but faltered late at Hamilton picked up the 5-1 home victory.

Playing her first high school softball game in a year and a half, Caroline Dodd finished 2 for 3 with the Bulldogs’ lone RBI along with a stolen base.

Ansley Madison took the loss. She gave up four hits and three runs while striking out four in four innings. Tessa Ivey went the final two innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out one.

Jessica Hurst was 1 for 3 with a double and a run for the Bulldogs.

Carbon Hill opens play in the Lynn Tournament today vs. Addison.

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JV Softball

Dora 6, Cordova 3, 5 inn.

Dora won Thursday’s JV game 6-3 in five innings.

For the Bulldogs, Lexi McLeroy got the win, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out six.

On offense, Emily Owens led the way going 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs. Bailey Jett, Madison Hargrove and Haley Stone all finished 2 for 3 with an RBI.