Nine different players had hits and Dora’s offense erupted in a 20-5 road win over Good Hope on Thursday.
The Bulldogs trailed 4-0 after the first inning and 5-1 going into the fourth inning. Dora pushed across three runs in the fourth to tie the game and scored 16 runs over the final three innings.
Jake Phillips led the Dora onslaught, going 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles and four runs scored. Also for the Bulldogs, Garrett Hogland was 2 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases, four runs and four RBIs, Elijah Pruitt was 2 for 2 with four runs and two RBIs, Kyle Chapman was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Tyler Allen was 2 for 5 with a double, a run and a RBI, Logan Fowler was 1 for 2 with a double, two runs and four RBIs, Boone Martin was 1 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, Hayden Bozeman was 1 for 1 with two runs and an RBI, James Mata was 1 for 5 with a run and an RBI and Case Chapman scored a run.
Hogland got the win for Dora (7-6), striking out one in two scoreless innings.
The Bulldogs host Jasper at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Corner 13, Sumiton Christian 3, five innings
Corner broke open a close game with a nine-run fourth inning on its way to a 13-3 home victory over Sumiton Christian on Thursday night.
Sumiton Christian held a 3-1 lead going into the fourth inning.
Corner had seven hits in the fourth with Eli Cannon putting the Yellow Jackets on top for good with a two-run single.
For Corner (5-7), Ethan Muncher was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, Brodie Miller was 2 for 3 with a run and three RBIs, Cade Freeman was 2 for 2 with a double, a run and an RBI, Cannon was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Colin Daniel was 1 for 2 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs, Skyler Trawick was 1 for 2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Gavin Brown was 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Cade Rouse scored a run.
Brenden Conner got the win, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
The Sumiton Christian offense was led by Yancey Young who was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Josh Allred was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI, both Jordon Robertson and Tyler Ingle were 1 for 2, Tyler Ingle was 1 for 3 and both Sam Nix and Jake McDonald scored runs.
Ingle took the loss, allowing six runs with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Sumiton Christian (5-8) plays a double header at Oak Grove on Saturday.
Jasper splits DH with Mountain Brook
The Jasper Vikings split a pair of games against Mountain Brook at Valley Park on Thursday night, winning the opener 12-2 in six innings and dropping the second game 11-7.
In the opener, the Vikings pounded out 14 hits with Aiden McGinnis delivering the big blow with a two-run home run.
Jasper put the game away with a six-run third inning that put the Vikings on top 9-1.
Peyton Thomasson earned the win, giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out three in six innings.
Spencer Rosenfeld finished 3 for 5 with a double, three runs and an RBI, Cross Cacioppo was 2 for 2 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI, Carson Alvis was 2 for 3 with four runs and two RBIs, Tyler Morrison was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, McGinnis was 1 for 2 with a home run and four RBIs, Connor Whitley was 1 for 3 with an RBI, Ayden Payne was 1 for 3 with a run, Mayson Slaughter was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Thomasson was 1 for 5 with a run and an RBI.
In the second game, the Spartans broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run fourth inning to take the lead for good.
Mountain Brook (10-6) won despite scoring just four earned runs.
Thomasson was 2 for 4 at the plate with a run and two RBIs, McGinnis was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Payne was 2 for 3 with a run, Cacioppo was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Slaughter was 1 for 5 with a run, Whitley had a run and an RBI while both Alvis and Morrison scored runs.
McGinnis suffered the loss in relief, allowing four unearned runs on four hits and a walk in two innings.
Jasper (7-5) returns to the field on Friday with a game at Dora set for 4:30 p.m.
STORY BY JOHNATHAN BENTLEY – DME