Prep Baseball: Jasper beats Dora

Cordova moves to 5-0

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 3/3/18

Jasper pitchers Ben Bonner, Will Herring and Zac Durham held Dora in check on Saturday as the Vikings picked up an 8-2 win at Valley Park.

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Prep Baseball: Jasper beats Dora

Cordova moves to 5-0

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Jasper pitchers Ben Bonner, Will Herring and Zac Durham held Dora in check on Saturday as the Vikings picked up an 8-2 win at Valley Park.

Bonner went four innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out seven. Herring followed by giving up one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three in two innings and Durham went the final inning, striking out one and walking two.

At the plate, Durham was 3 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases and two runs, Slade Harbin was 1 for 2 with a run and three RBIs, Dalton Turnbow was 1 for 4 with a double and a run, Cam Robinson was 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Ryan Willcutt was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Tyler Thomasson was 1 for 2 with a run and Herring was 1 for 4 with a run.

The Vikings split a double header at Haleyville on Friday, dropping a 5-0 decision in the opener and winning the nightcap 4-3.

Ben Stallsmith took the loss in the first game, giving up two runs on three hits with four strikeouts in four innings. Carson Gilbert went 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and Harbin went 1/3 innings, allowing one run with one strikeout.

Offensively, Robinson was 1 for 2 and Harbin, Durham and Herring finished 1 for 3.

In the second game, the Vikings trailed 3-1 going into the final inning. Durham started a Jasper rally by reaching base on an error with one out. Harbin singled, and after a fly out, Durham and pinch runner Gilbert moved up to second and third on a double steal. Herring drove in Durham with a single and Willcutt followed with a two-run double for the 4-3 lead.

Seth Davidson got the save, stranding the tying runner on third base.

Cross got the win, allowing three runs, two earned, on one hit and four walks with 10 strikeouts.

Herring finished 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI, Willcutt was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Landon Nix was 1 for 2 with a double and Turnbow was 1 for 3.

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Cordova beats West Blocton, Paul Bryant

Cordova moved to 5-0 on the season with a pair of wins on Saturday at West Blocton.

The Blue Devils edged West Blocton 7-5 in the first game and blasted Paul Bryant 12-2 in five innings in the second game.

Against the host team, Cordova broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the top of the fourth and two in the top of the seventh. Zac Bozeman was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Jacob Headrick was 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI, Zakye Holiday was 2 for 4 with two runs, Mason Robinson was 3 for 4 and Noah Samples was 1 for 5 with an RBI.

Russell Jean earned the win in relief, allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out three. Holiday went the first four innings, allowing four unearned runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Cordova dominated Paul Bryant in the second game, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings.

Bozeman was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs, Headrick was 1 for 1 with three runs and an RBI, Samples was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs, Terry Medders was 1 for 4 with two runs, Brady Ireland added two RBIs and Bradley Brooks scored two runs.

Samples got the win, giving up two runs one five hits and one walk while striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings. Mason Robertson went the final 1 1/3 innings.

Cordova plays Carbon Hill in the Walker County Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Curry High School.

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Curry splits games at home, SC goes 0-2

Winfield went a perfect 2-0 at Curry High School on Saturday, beating Sumiton Christian 9-2 and Curry 9-4.

In Saturday's other game, Curry earned a 16-6, five-inning win over Sumiton Christian.

The Jackets (4-3) scored eight runs in the first inning.

Nik Molinar was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and four RBIs for Curry, Luke Smith was 2 for 3 with a double and three runs, Tyler Herron was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, Caleb Dunagan was 3 for 3 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs, Cody Dunagan was 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs and Hunter Bates was 1 for 1 with a double and two RBIs.

Cade Miller got the start, giving up five runs, two earned in three innings. Bates got the win, striking out three in the final two innings.

For Sumiton Christian (3-4), Joe Hicks took the loss, allowing six earned runs on two hits and three walks in 1/3 innings. Offensively, Peyton Alexander was 2 for 3 with a double and three runs, Hicks was 3 for 3, Blaine Sharpston was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Jarrett McLain was 1 for 2 with a double and a run and Corbin Hicks was 1 for 3 with a run.

Against Winfield, Cody Dunagan went the first two innings and took the loss for Curry. Jacob Woder pitched four innings of relief and Herron went one innings.

Smith led the Jackets two two hits while Herron, Parker Anderson, Molinar and Woder each had one hit.

In the win over Sumiton Christian, Winfield broke a scoreless tie with a six-run fifth inning.

Andrew Tubbs took the loss, allowing six unearned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Offensively for the Eagles, Sharpston was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, Jacob Jones was 2 for 4 with a run and Parker Crauswell was 2 for 3.

Curry opens play in the Walker County Baseball Tournament against the winner of the Carbon Hill-Cordova game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Curry High School.

Sumiton Christian plays at Winfield on Monday.