|Tennessee woes also in other bracket |
|Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008 8:59 pm |
|The Tennessee teams finished the day in the American bracket much like their Volunteer State counterparts did in the National bracket. |
Martin got the only victory of the day — an 11-1 decision over Okeeheelee — and finished 1-1 while the Smokies from East Tennessee and North Gibson County both dropped a pair in pool play at Graham Park.
The Weakley Countains fell to Glen Allen, W. Va., 7-5 earlier in the day.
Overall, in the American bracket, the Tennessee squads finished a combined 1-5 — a mark identical to that of the Volunteer State squads in the National bracket.
North Gibson County fell to Glen Allen W. Va., and Gaffney, S.C., by respective finals of 13-0 and 12-5, while the Smokies fell to Williamsburg, Va., (22-0) and San Jose, Fla., (17-3).
This morning, Martin played North Gibson County at 10:30. The Weakley Countians will also be in action at 6 p.m. against Gaffney.
On Thursday, Martin’s victory was powered by a 3-for-3 effort by Michael Long and a 2-for-3 outing that included a double and triple from Cameron Jones.
Okeeheelee’s Pierson Re-ynolds and Alex Garces both went 2-for-3 with a double during the defeat.
During Martin’s loss to GA, Lou Rechis went 2-for-3.
Gaffney 12, N. Gibson 5
The South Carolina champion pounded 17 hits with Colton Byars and Dylan Peterson each good for three safeties during the win over NGC.
For the Tennesseans, Alex Qualls and Adam Atkins each contributed two hits.
Glen Allen 13, N. Gibson 0
NGC committed eight errors and mustered just three hits during its loss to the Virginia champion.
Qualls had two of his team’s hits during the loss with GA led by Sam Goethel (3-for-3), Anthony Santore (2-for-2) and A.P. Proctor (3-for-4).
Williamburg 22, Smokies 0
The East Tennessee champion Smokies committed 11 errors with W’burg able to grind out 16 hits in the victory on Thursday.
T. Johnson and Jordan Whitaker each had a lone safety for the Smokies.
San Jose 17, Smokies 3
The Smokies got on the board, but nine errors helped SJ to the 14-run triumph.
Nick Niewulis put together a perfect 4-for-4 outing during the win.
For the Smokies, Fisher Abbott and Leland Flanagan each hit safely twice during the defeat.
San Jose 17, Woodruff 7
SJ scored 17 runs in its second game of the evening to down the South Carolina runner-up.
Niewulus and Cole Tollett both went 2-for-3 for the victorious Floridians.
Mara Mojo 12, Woodruff 4
Ryan Brouse and Jason Garfinkle keyed MM’s 17-hit effort with three singles each.
Caleb Miller, Reid Smith and Carson Peach each had one safety for Woodruff.
Mara Mojo 6, Williamburg 0
Jared Carter touched all the bases with an inside-the-park home run during the West North Carolina champion’s victory.
W’burg got a pair of safeties from both Blake Sawyer and Kevin Mooney.
Okeeheelee 12, Gaffney 3
Marcus Gonzalez turned in a flawless 4-for-4 outing to lead the South Florida runner-up during its nine-run triumph.
A.J. Evans was 3-for-4 in the win as was his teammate Pierson Reynolds, who had two doubles. Garces smacked a home run for the victors.
For Gaffney, Colton Byars was 2-for-3.