North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

March 22, 2014

Softball: No. 6 (5A) Mortimer Jordan 1, No. 5 (3A) Cordova 0

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

CARBON HILL — Alyson Linn hit into a failed fielder's choice, but drove home the only run of the game as Mortimer Jordan, the sixth-ranked team in Class 5A, shut out Cordova — fifth-ranked in Class 3A — by a 1-0 score in the Jordan Round Robin tournament Saturday morning.

The game ended with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a time limit.

Right fielder Brooke Hill got on base with a single in the third, moved around to third when Shelby Maze reached on an error, and scored when the throw to the plate was late on a grounder by Linn.

Jordan pitcher Natalie Johnsey got the win, giving up two hits while striking out three. She got out of a jam in the fourth inning with two Cordova runners on base.

Cordova pitcher Faith Sims struck out five in 4-2/3 innings.