CULLMAN — Orion Recke struck out 11 batters in a complete-game two-hitter, as Mortimer Jordan got its first Class 5A area victory of the season Tuesday with an 8-1 win over Walker.
Right fielder Sam Blair hit a two-run triple, and drove in another run on a sacrifice fly. Ty Miller hit a double that brought home two Blue Devils (23-5, 1-0 area), and Nathan Stover was 2-for-4 and scored twice.
Bryant Atkins went five innings in the loss for the Vikings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits. Brooks Wade drove home Walker's only run with a triple in the first inning.
Jordan hosts the Vikings in a doubleheader on Thursday.