Prep Softball: Lynn girls upset No. 3 Sumiton Christian; Oakman tops Addison
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 19, 2013 | 1384 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SUMITON — Lynn got off to a slow start this softball season.

The Bears struggled through their season-opening tournament, starting the season with three straight losses.

That’s ancient history now.

Lynn picked up its most impressive win of the season on Tuesday, earning a 9-3 road win over No. 3 Sumiton Christian.

The Eagles were done in by committing 10 errors in the game.

The Bears scored all their runs over a three-inning span, winning their second straight area game in the process.

“We had a rough start this season,” Lynn coach Philip Smith said. “We had a great run to the state tournament in basketball so we were missing some of our players. It’s taken us a while to get going.”

Now basketball players, including Reagan Tittle, Lindsey Tompkin and Emma Easley, are making the transition from the basketball court to the softball field.

“When we went to the Wallace State Tournament (last week), that was the first time they saw live pitching,” Smith said. “We bounced back since then. We beat Brilliant and Addison and now Sumiton Christian — which is one of the top teams in the state. We’re improving each day,” Smith said.

Sumiton Christian (11-2, 1-1) scored first on Tuesday, but Lynn put four runs on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning.

Tompkin, Easley and Kendra Richard each had RBIs.

Lynn (6-5, 2-0) added two runs in the fourth inning on a Tompkin two-run double.

The Bears tacked on three more runs in the fifth inning with Sam Crane, Brooklyn Beck and Tompkin driving in runs.

Tiffany Self got the win. She allowed five hits and two walks over seven innings,

For the Eagles, Kendall Beth Sides, Kendell Hamm, Jenna Ergle and Katlyn Sides had hits.

Sumiton Christian plays at Winfield — the No. 7 team in 3A — on Thursday. Lynn hosts Carbon Hill on Thursday.

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Oakman 9, Addison 4

Oakman pounded out 11 hits as the Wildcats knocked off Addison 9-4 on Tuesday.

Jorden Harbison led the way for Oakman, going 3 for 4 with a pair of runs and an RBI. Kenzi Lay was 2 for 4 with a double, one run and an RBI, Bailee Trotter finished 3 for 4 with an RBI and three steals, Maegan Jones was 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI and Ashlee Morrow was 1 for 2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

Autumn Custred started for Oakman and earned the win. She allowed 10 hits and four walks while striking out five.