Prep Softball: No. 1 Curry gets second win over Mortimer Jordan
by Johnathan Bentley
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Curry’s Katie Justice fires a pitch against Mortimer Jordan during their game in Kimberly on Thursday. Curry won 7-3. Photo courtesy Robert Carter - North Jefferson News
Curry’s Katie Justice fires a pitch against Mortimer Jordan during their game in Kimberly on Thursday. Curry won 7-3. Photo courtesy Robert Carter - North Jefferson News
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Curry finished off a regular season sweep of Mortimer Jordan on Thursday — and made it look easy.

The Yellow Jackets scored three runs with two outs in the second inning and never looked back, beating the No. 5 Blue Devils 7-3 at Mortimer Jordan High School.

Top-ranked Curry, which won the first meeting between the teams 12-4 at home last week, led 7-0 before allowing three runs over the final three innings.

Katie Justice got the win, allowing eight hits and striking out four in seven innings.

Jordan McPherson got Curry’s offense going in the second inning with a two-out RBI single to drive in Shannan Rowe. Justice followed with a single and Kaylee Horton drove in both McPherson and Justice with a triple.

Curry added two runs in the fourth. Justice, Horton, Aaron, and Haleigh Lane each hits in inning with Justice and Ella Banks scored runs.

In the fifth, Shauna Rowe drew a one-out walk and scored on Horton’s RBI single.

For the game, Horton was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, Justice was 3 for 4 with two runs, McPherson was 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Banks was 1 for 4 with a run, Aaron was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Lane was 1 for 4, Courtney Howze was 1 for 4 with an RBI and both Shannan and Shauna Rowe scored runs.

Curry (29-4) plays in the Shelby Shootout over the weekend.

The Jackets play Thompson at 7 p.m. today and Moody at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Curry plays Handley at 10 a.m. and Buckhorn at 1:30 p.m.

Curry hosts No. 2 Hayden, the defending 5A state champion, at 5 p.m. Monday.

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No. 1 Sumiton Christian 10, Brilliant 0

Jenna Ergle drove in three runs and both Kendell Hamm and Kirsten Click had two RBIs as Sumiton Christian earned a 10-0, five inning win at Brilliant on Thursday.

Kendall Beth Sides earned the win, allowing five hits and striking out six. Ashtin DeLuca went the final inning, striking out one.

Ergle finished the game 2 for 3 with a run and three RBIs, Click was 2 for 3 with a double, a run and two RBIs, Hamm was 1 for 3 with three runs and two RBIs, Katlyn Sides was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Savanah Langston was 2 for 2 with a run, both Jessie Boone and Abbie Brewster were 1 for 3 with an RBI and Kendall Beth Sides scored three runs.

No. 1 Sumiton Christian (24-10) plays in the Shelby Showdown starting today.

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Carbon Hill 11, Hamilton 1

Carbon Hill’s Tessa Ivey scattered six hits while striking out seven in six innings to lead the Bulldogs to an 11-1, six-inning victory over the Aggies at Carbon Hill High School on Thursday.

The Bulldogs scored one run in each of the first three innings and exploded for six in the fourth to put the game away.

Jessica Hurst was 2 for 4 with  a double, three runs and an RBI, Korey Tidwell was 1 for 2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Anna Grace Martin was 1 for 2 with a run and two RBIs, Holli Gaddy was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Ivey was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Molli Clark was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Katie Moore was 1 for 4 with a run and Kenna Alexander scored two runs and had two RBIs. 

Carbon Hill (16-10-1) hosts Fayette County today.

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No. 8 Oakman 7, Cold Springs 1

Oakman struck for seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Cold Springs 7-1 on the road Thursday.

Cold Springs scored its lone run in the third inning and made the lead stand until the seventh.

Kamree Lay started the rally with a double in the final inning. She also picked up the win, allowing three hits and striking out eight in seven innings.

At the plate, Peyton Willcutt was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Lay was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Malori Crowell was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Bailee Trotter also drove in a run.

No. 8 Oakman (15-12, 2-1) plays an area game at Lamar County at 4:30 p.m. Monday.