Walker's Kamplain tosses perfect game, belts two homers against Hayden
by Johnathan Bentley
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Walker's Justin Kamplain struck out 13 in five innings and had two home runs and five RBIs in the Vikings' 13-0 win at Hayden on Tuesday.
Walker's Justin Kamplain struck out 13 in five innings and had two home runs and five RBIs in the Vikings' 13-0 win at Hayden on Tuesday.
Walker’s Justin Kamplain gave Hayden fits during their area game Tuesday night.

Kamplain tossed a perfect game on the mound and belted two home runs as Walker rolled to a 13-0, five-inning road win over the Wildcats.

Kamplain struck out 13 of 15 batters and added five RBIs.

“He went out and did what he normally does for us,” Walker coach Pat Ware said of Kamplain’s work on the mound. “I was more impressed with what he did at the plate.”

Kamplain wasn’t the only Walker player to go deep Tuesday. Dexter Jenkins and Eric Vinson also hit home runs.

Kamplain, Jenkins and Vinson had never hit a varsity home run until Tuesday.

“We hit well 1-through-9 in the lineup. We are finally starting to hit the ball,” Ware said.

Walker hit one home in each of the first four innings. Kamplain hit a two-run shot in the first and a three-run blast in the second while Jenkins added a two-run home run in the third and Vinson hit a solo shot in the fourth.

Kamplain finished 2-for-5 with two runs and five RBIs, Jenkins was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, Logan Nix was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Nic Woodley was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Patrick Maddox was 2-for-3 with a run, Vinson was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Michael Tedford was 1-for-3 with two runs.

Walker (10-10, 1-0) will host Hayden in a double-header at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Sumiton Christian 14, Cold Springs 1, five innings

Sumiton Christian stayed perfect in area play, beating Cold Springs 14-1 in five innings in Bremen on Tuesday.

The Eagles wasted no time taking control of the game, scoring four runs in the first inning, three in the second and five in the third.

At the plate, Braxton Clifton was 3-for-4 with three runs, Mikah Abbott was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Taylor Sasser was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Hunter Payne had a double and two RBIs and Morgan Norsworthy belted a two-run home run.

On the mound, Josh Rouse earned the win. He struck out nine and walked two in three innings. Evan Love went the final two innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Sumiton Christian (14-7, 3-0) hosts Cold Springs at 3:30 pm. on Thursday.

Cordova 9, Winfield 5

Cordova won its area opener at home Tuesday, beating the Winfield Pirates 9-5.

Chris Kilpatrick earned the win for the Blue Devils (12-6, 1-0), striking out eight in five innings.

Nicky Wilson and Bradley Norris each pitched one inning.

At the plate, Kilpatrick was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs, Wilson was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs, Wesley Minor was 3-for-4 with two runs while both Dustin Sanders and Andrew Minor were 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Cordova plays at double-header at Winfield on Thursday.

American Christian 5, Oakman 2

Oakman dropped an area game at American Christian in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, falling 5-2.

The Wildcats left seven men on base in the game.

Bart Clement (2-2) took the loss for Oakman, allowing eight hits, one walk and four earned runs in seven innings.

At the plate, Jace Trotter was 1-for-3 with a run, Micah Franklin was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI, Zac Blanton was 1-for-4, Donnie Ruth scored a run and Case Key had an RBI.

Oakman will host ACA on Thursday, but the game may be moved to Tuscaloosa due to field conditions.

Parrish splits with Lynn

Parrish split a pair of games at Lynn on Tuesday, winning the opener 4-0 and dropping the nightcap 6-1.

In the first game, Jeremy Piper got the win, allowing four hits and striking out eight in seven innings. At the plate, Lonnie Crosby was 3-for-3 with four RBIs while Wesley Smith, Levi Hitt, Tyler Wilson and Piper added hits.

David Henson went 2-for-3 for Lynn. Brandon Blackburn took the loss for the Bears, striking out eight in seven innings.

In the nightcap, Lynn earned its first win of the season, scoring four runs in the first inning. Brody Meeks had a two-run single in the inning while both Bryan Clark and Richard Lopez added RBIs.

Meeks earned the win, allowing five hits and one unearned run while striking out five.

Meeks was 3-for-4 while David Henson and Clark each went 2-for-3.

Parrish will play again at Phillips on Thursday.

Varsity Softball

Winfield 2, Carbon Hill 1

Carbon Hill and Winfield combined for just three hits on Tuesday.

In the end, the Lady Pirates used a pair of miscues to earn a 2-1 area victory over Carbon Hill. Winfield scored a pair of runs in the third inning and made the lead stand behind pitcher Maddie Moore, who struck out 10 batters, gave up two hits and walked one.

Ansley Madison was the hard-luck loser for Carbon Hill (16-7). She struck out two and walked two while allowing just one hit.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Madison and Kelsy Alexander each finished 1-for-3 while Caroline Dodd scored the lone run.

Carbon Hill travels to Northside on Thursday and plays in the Haleyville Tournament this weekend.

No. 1 Sumiton Christian 11, Cold Springs 0, five innings

Emily Ivey struck out 13 Cold Springs batters and allowed one hit in five innings as the top-ranked Lady Eagles earned an 11-0, five-inning win over Cold Springs.

Sumiton Christian (18-4) took control of the game with an eight-run third inning.

At the plate, T’Ebonie Tanner was 2-for-3 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI, Cadi Oliver, Kendal Hamm, Shelbi Smith, Clara Bowen, Katlyn Sides and Kathryn Warren each had hits.

Sumiton Christian hosts Oakman at 4 p.m. in an area game on Thursday.

No. 7 Parrish 7, Cordova 5

Seventh-ranked Parrish improved to 15-3 on the season with a narrow 7-5 home victory over Cordova on Tuesday.

Parrish jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning. Cordova battled back with runs in the third and fourth innings and three runs in the fifth to cut the gap to 6-5.

Parrish pitcher Chelsea Nix went the final two innings, allowing just two hits to preserve the win and earn the save. Grayson Culverson got the win, allowing five hits and five walks while striking out three in five innings.

Shonda Culverson was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Parrish, Kenzie Lay was 2-for-3 and McKenzie Morgan was 2-for-4.

Parrish plays at Pickens County on Thursday.