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Jackets ride one big inning to win over Dresden

Jackets ride one big inning to win over Dresden
Jackets ride one big inning to win over Dresden | Greenfield High School baseball, Dresden Lions, Matt Beaty, Dalton Potts, Tony Robinson, Gatlin Hatchel, Daniel Janes, Heath Crouse
The Greenfield Yellowjackets sent 14 batters to the plate and scored nine runs in the second inning of their 12-6 win over the visiting Dresden Lions on Wednesday morning.
Those runs were enough behind the pitching of Jacob Johnson, who struck out six, while giving up seven hits, walking one and hitting one batter over seven innings.
However, it was the Lions who had the early momentum thanks to a pair of towering home runs.
In the top of the first, Josh Bone led off with a single and scored on a Daniel Harris double to left. An error allowed Alex Robinson to reach and Daniel Janes drove in three runs with a homer to left for a 4-0 lead.
Greenfield got a run back in the home half of the first when Dalton Potts doubled and scored on Tony Robinson’s sac fly. Potts was 3-for-3 with three runs.
The Lions went back on the attack in the second. Chaz Coleman singled and scored on Gatlin Hatchel’s two-run homer to lead 6-1.
Then everything fell apart for Dresden. The Jackets stroked six hits, all singles except for a two-run double by Tyler Jones. Three DHS errors contributed to the collapse. Payton Page scored twice in the inning as Greenfield moved in front, 10-6.
Both sides settled down as the pitching and defense took over until the fifth when GHS added the last two runs on four hits, including Heath Crouse’s two-run double.

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