The Lady Eagles played 10 games in the three-day event before losing to 6A Sparkman 12-1 in the championship game on Wednesday.
“The girls worked really hard,” Sumiton Christian coach Jessica Aderholt said. “On Wednesday, our field got behind right at the beginning. We only had about a 10-minute break between games. The girls played hard and got to the championship game. We ran out of gas at the end, but I’m very proud of them.”
Oliver had a memorable week at Gulf Shores. She had eight doubles, two triples and a home run in the event along with 10 stolen bases and 13 RBIs. On the mound she was 5-2. She allowed 29 hits and 17 runs — eight earned — while striking out 31 in 30 innings.
Sumiton Christian, the No. 2 team in Class 2A, opened the tournament with an 8-0 win over Madison Academy. The Lady Eagles then defeated Wilson 5-1 before falling to Northmont, Ohio 5-0. Sumiton Christian bounced back with an 11-0 win over Gulf Shores and a 3-0 win over Smith Station to close out pool play.
In tournament play, Sumiton Christian earned wins over Hazel Green (5-4), Trinity (4-0), Buckhorn (6-2) and Auburn (7-1) before falling to Sparkman.
Other top hitters for Sumiton Christian during the tournament were: Katlyn Sides (.461), Kendell Hamm (.400) and T’Ebonie Tanner (.357).
Katie Justice went 3-0 on the mound, allowing 15 hits and eight runs — six earned — while striking out 17 in 19 innings.
Sumiton Christian (23-7) hosts Cold Springs on Thursday.