Prep Roundup: Lynn earns Tiger Invitational title
by Johnathan Bentley
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Lynn’s Emma Easley, left, and Reagan Tittle meet at the plate following Easley’s three-run home run against Walker in the Tiger Invitational Tournament in Arley Saturday. Lynn won the tournament, going a perfect 4-0. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Lynn’s Emma Easley, left, and Reagan Tittle meet at the plate following Easley’s three-run home run against Walker in the Tiger Invitational Tournament in Arley Saturday. Lynn won the tournament, going a perfect 4-0. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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Second-ranked Lynn allowed just two runs in four games on its way to the Tiger Invitational Tournament championship Saturday at Arley.

Lynn finished the tournament 4-0, outscoring the competition 44-2. The Bears defeated Tharptown (5-0), Carbon Hill (14-1), Walker (16-1) and Meek (9-0).

Three different pitchers earned wins for the Bears, who are now 27-4 on the season.

Both Emma Easley and Reagan Tittle hit a pair of home runs in the tournament.

Against Tharptown, Tiffany Self got the win while Kelci McGough led the team at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Holly Murray added a double and an RBI while Self had an RBI single.

Self also earned the win against Carbon Hill, which defeated Lynn 3-1 in their previous meeting this season.

Tittle led off the game with a home run and finished with three hits and two RBIs, Brooklyn Beck had a pair of doubles and four RBIs, Murray added three hits and a pair of RBIs while Easley belted a solo home run. Both McGough and Lilli Ergle had two hits and two RBIs.

Lynn followed with a victory over Walker. Beck earned the win.

Tittle had a home run and four RBIs, Easley had three hits, including a three-run home run, Beck had two hits and two RBIs, Murray had two doubles and three RBIs and Self had an RBI single.

Devon Lynn picked up the win over Meek.

Kendra Richards had a triple and three RBIs in the game. Harris had a single and two RBIs and Lynn had an RBI triple.

Lynn plays a pair of area games to open next week.

The Bears travel to Marion County on Monday and play at No. 1-ranked Sumiton Christian on Tuesday.

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Dora goes 2-1 at Tiger Invitational

Dora picked up wins over Meek and Tharptown and also dropped a game to Walker in the Tiger Invitational.

Against Meek, a 7-4 Dora victory, Jazz McRoy got the win, allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out two in four innings. She was also 2 for 3 with a pair or RBIs.

Emily Owens was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Bailey Jett was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Jordan Reese was 1 for 1 with an RBI while Lindsey Johnson, Madisen Bencko, Madison Hargrove, Kelsey Rhodes and Kayla Watson each had hits.

Dora knocked off Tharptown 4-2. McRoy earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three in five innings. Johnson was 2 for 2 with a stolen base and an RBI, Bencko was 2 for 2 with two stolen bases and two RBIs and both Rhodes and Jett added hits.

Dora (13-18), which also lost to Walker 8-5, plays at Cordova on Monday.

Carbon Hill finished 2-1-1 i the tournament, beating Meek and Walker, losing to Lynn and tying Tharptown.

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BASEBALL

Vikings earn pair of home victories

Walker moved a step closer to the .500 mark on the season with a pair of wins at Valley Park on Saturday.

The Vikings defeated Sumiton Christian 11-4 in their opener and edged Winfield 4-3 in the nightcap to improve to 14-17 on the season.

Walker now heads into next week’s crucial Class 5A, Area 12 series with Hayden on a four-game winning streak.

The Vikings need one win over the Wildcats next week to clinch the area’s No. 2 spot behind Mortimer Jordan.

On Saturday, Jackson Holladay was the team leader, driving in four runs against Sumiton Christian and picking up the win on the mound against Winfield.

In Saturday’s opener, Sumiton Christian kept the game close before Walker scored nine runs over the fifth and sixth innings.

The Vikings held a 2-1 lead after four innings. Sumiton Christian struck for three runs in the top of the fifth to grab a short-lived 4-2 lead.

Walker retaliated with three runs in the bottom of the inning and six more in the sixth.

Brooks Wade got the win in relief.

He allowed one hit and two walks while striking out four in 2 2/3 innings. Maverick Bahrik went the first 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs — two earned — while striking out four.

Holladay led Walker at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double, a run and four RBIs.

Bryant Atkins was 2 for 2 with a double, three runs and two RBIs, Bailey Tidwell was 1 for 2 with a run and two RBIs, John Michael Reed was 2 for 2 with a double, a run and three stolen bases, Stone Stephenson was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Logan Nix was 1 for 4 with a double, a stolen base, a run and an RBI and CJ Robinson was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI.

For Sumiton Christian, Evan Love was 2 for 2, Tristan Alexander was 1 for 2 with a run and Austin Bice was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

The Eagles went 0-2 on the day, losing to Winfield 10-3 in their second game Saturday.

Sumiton Christian hosts Marion County in a key 1A, Area 10 game Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Against Winfield, Holladay went five innings, giving up two runs — one earned — on four hits and five walks. He struck out five Winfield batters.

Nix got the save, giving up one unearned run and striking out one in two innings.

Reed finished 1 for 3 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases, Wade was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Tidwell was 1 for 3 with a double and a run, Atkins was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Nick Hicks was 1 for 3.

Walker hosts Hayden at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Vikings play a double header at Hayden on Thursday.