Lady Eagles finish 2nd in Gulf Shores
by Johnathan Bentley
Apr 03, 2012 | 1420 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sumiton Christian pitcher Katie Justice went 3-0 in the Gulf Shores Shootout last week. The Lady Eagles placed second in the 50-team tournament.
Sumiton Christian pitcher Katie Justice went 3-0 in the Gulf Shores Shootout last week. The Lady Eagles placed second in the 50-team tournament.
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Sumiton Christian’s Cadi Oliver won five games on the mound and hit .607 at the plate to lead the Lady Eagles to a second-place finish at the Gulf Shores Shootout.

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.