Sumiton Christian girls win Wallace State Tournament
by Johnathan Bentley
Mar 11, 2013 | 1236 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sumiton Christian’s softball team dominated the competition at the Wallace State-Hanceville Tournament in Cullman over the weekend, putting together a perfect 8-0 mark to finish as the Class 1A-3A tournament champion.

Sumiton Christian outscored its opponents 50-11 in the two-day tournament. The Eagles, ranked No. 5 in Class 1A, knocked off Lawrence County’s JV team 7-4 in the championship game. Jenna Ergle led the way in the game, driving in five runs.

Four Sumiton Christian players batted over .400 for the tournament led by Kendall Beth Sides who hit .684 with seven stolen bases, 12 runs and four RBIs. Katlyn Sides hit .682 with four stolen bases, a pair of home runs and 11 RBIs, Ergle hit .571 with two doubles, two home runs and 16 RBIs and Kendell Hamm hit .411 with four stolen bases, three doubles and eight RBIs.

Sumiton Christian (10-0) defeated Grissom’s JV team (9-1), Sylvania (6-2, Fyffe (8-0), West Morgan (1-0), Cordova’s JV team (6-2), Fyffe (7-2) and Sylvania (6-0) before advancing to the title game. Sumiton Christian hosts Cordova — the No. 4 team in Class 3A — beginning at 4 p.m. today.

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Parrish goes 3-3 at Wallace State Tourney

Parrish finished 3-3 in the Wallace State Tournament. The Tornadoes, a Class 1A team, competed in the 4A-6A bracket of the tournament.

The Tornadoes, now 5-4 on the season, lost to White Plains (4-0) and Curry (3-2) before defeating Grissom (7-2) in pool play. In tournament play, Parrish knocked off Oneonta (2-1) and Holly Pond (7-0) before losing to Southside (4-0).

For the tournament, McKenzie Morgan was 4 for 12 with a home run, Malea Smith was 4 for 11 with a home run and Savannah Jones was 7 for 16 with four stolen bases.

On the mound, Jamie Beth Hocutt was 2-2 with six strikeouts while Grayson Culverson was 1-1 with 12 strikeouts.

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Sumiton Christian sweeps Meek

The Eagles improved to 6-3 on the season with a home sweep of Meek on Saturday.

Sumiton Christian won the opener 15-5 in six innings and the nightcap 13-3 in five innings.

In the opener, Aaron Patterson got the win on the mound. He allowed five hits and five runs — three earned — while striking out one in four innings. Austin Bice pitched the final two innings, striking out four. At the plate, Tristan Alexander finished 3 for 4 with three runs and an RBI and Austin Clark was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI.

Alexander got the win in the second game. He allowed no earned runs and struck out six in five innings. He was also 2 for 3 with three runs at the plate. Nathan Godwin, Tristan Weldon and Mikah Abbott each had hits.

The Eagles play at Shades Mountain Christian today.

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Walker earns split at Haleyville

Walker split a pair of games at Haleyville on Saturday, winning the opener 4-3 in eight innings and dropping the second game 15-5 in five innings.

In the first game, Bailey Tidwell got the start for the Vikings (5-8). He allowed one earned run, five hits and struck out one in 6 1/3 innings. Saige Harding went 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out two, earning the win. Maverick Bahrik got the save, giving up one hit and striking out one in one inning of work.

At the plate, Quinton McCarty was 3 for 4, Bryant Atkins was 1 for 3 with a run, Colby White was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Nick Hicks finished 1 for 2 with a run and two RBIs.

In the nightcap, Bahrik took the loss, allowing four runs on two hits and two hit batsmen in 1/3 of an inning.

C.J. Robinson was 1 for 1 with a run for Walker while both John Michael Reed and Stone Stephenson finished 1 for 2 with a run.

Walker hosts Gadsden City on Friday.