Greenfield clicks on all cylinders; Lions twice get best of Bulldogs
Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 12:04 am
The UT Martin signee struck out all six of the hitters he faced as G’field battered South Fulton 20-2.
“Everything was clicking,” Yellowjacket skipper Willie Trevathan said. “I thought we started out hitting the ball pretty well. Then, they helped us out with a few errors.
“Dalton was on and obviously was doing a good job of hitting his spots and keeping hitters on their heels. It snow-balled in our favor in both ways.”
In other action on Tuesday, Dresden swept a twinbill from Gleason to gain its first and second triumphs of the season in quick sucession.
The Lions prevailed in Game 1 11-1 and triumphed in the second contest 11-9.
On Wednesday, Green-field hosted South Fulton and West Carroll. Coverage of those games will be in Tuesday’s edition of The Press.
Today’s baseball slate has G’field at Westview and Gleason taking on Lake County at 6 and South Fulton at 8 at the Caleb Turner Red Devil Classic at SF.
Greenfield 20, SF 2
Potts also made his mark offensively against the Redmen.
The Greenfield hurler was 3-for-5 with three runs.
Additionally, Jacob Johnson stood the tallest at the plate for the Yellowjackets (7-2, 5-0 in District 14A) with a 4-for-4 outing that included a triple, six RBI and two doubles.
Johnson also scored on four occasions.
Four other Greenfield players (Heath Crouse, Tyler Jones, Tony Robinson and Hunter Crouse) had two hits.
Jones accounted for four runs, while Heath Crouse scored three times as did Potts.
Hunter Crouse and Payton Page both had three ribbies for the Yellowjackets.
Dresden 11-11, Gleason 1-9
The Lions struck for six runs in the first inning and never looked back in the opener.
“It was the most complete game we’ve played all season,” Dresden skipper Scott Killebrew said.
Lion leadoff man Colin Kanehl was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored, while Daniel Harris also had two hits and drove in a pair.
Also of note was Mac Doran, who was a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs.
Winning pitcher Chaz Coleman allowed just three hits and struck out a like number of hitters.
Gleason’s Thomas Fowler was the losing pitcher in Game 1.
In the second contest, Coleman and Tyler Morefield both drove in a pair for the Lions, while Josh Bone was 2-for-4.
Logan Thomas earned the mound win in relief of Gatlin Hatchell.
Conner Verdell and Gabe Lowrance led the Bulldogs with two RBI each.
Hunter Morse also doubled for Gleason.
Lowrance was the losing pitcher. He struck out four, but walked seven during his near-five innings on the hill.
“We are frusturated as a team right now,” Gleason coach Jason Stephens said. “We have the effort, but lack the mental toughness at this time.
“The first game was full of mental breakdowns, both offensively and defensively. The second gme we hit a little better, but made six errors and you can’t do that and expect to win.”