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G’field in prime postseason position

G’field in prime postseason position

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:02 am

G'field in prime postseason position | Greenfield High School baseball

Greenfield’s Dalton Potts trots down the first base line.

Greenfield has one less thing on its “to do list” after Monday’s 3-0 blanking of Union City.
G’field clinched the District 14A North Division championship with its shutout  of the Twisters.
Theoretically, the Yellowjackets will face the No. 4 team from the South Division in opening round of the upcoming District 14A Tournament. That will become a matter of fact once the coaches from the league meet to iron out the postseason tournament details next week.
“Going into the season, that’s a goal you set is to finish as high in your division as you can for the postseason,” Greenfield skipper Willie Trevathan said. “Now, we’ve accomplished that goal and can check it off our list.
“This game was a pitcher’s duel. For the most part, our defense was solid and we spread enough hits around to get a win.”
Greenfield committed just one error, while the Twisters were guilty of three miscues.
Yellowjacket hurler Dalton Potts — who improved to 6-0 on the campaign — struck out 14 and allowed just one hit. Potts, a UT Martin signee, pitched the entire seven innings.
Meanwhile, Union City’s Kevin Freeman, who also went the distance, wasn’t too shabby either as he allowed only four hits.
On Thursday, Greenfield routed Fulton County 18-4 on Thursday, while Dresden doubled Gibson County 10-5 the same afternoon. Gleason was guilty of six errors during its 19-6 loss to Lake County.
Meanwhile, Henry County had a 17-run inning during its 24-1 lopsided win over Westview.
On Wednesday, G’field owned Bradford 16-1. Meanwhile, Gleason committed eight miscues in a 10-0 defeat to McKenzie.
That loss came just a day (last Tuesday) after the Bulldogs had edged the Rebels 4-3 at Mike Snider Park.
Friday’s slate (Dresden at Greenfield and West Carroll at Gleason) was washed away due to the rain that swept through the area.
Today’s slate has Greenfield at Union City, Obion Central at Westview and Dresden at McKenzie.
G’field 3, Union City 0
The Yellowjackets (13-3) struck for two runs in the second inning and held UC at bay with solid defense and Potts’ stellar pitching.
Greenfield’s Zac Grooms was 2-for-2 with one RBI, one run and a double.
Tyler Jones, who also doubled, accounted for one of the other two Yellowjacket tallies.
Additionally, Jacob Johnson scored once for G’field, while Potts singled and Tony Robinson chased one run in.
Greenfield 18, Fulton Co. 4
The Yellowjackets battered the Pilots for seven runs in the first inning and eight more tallies in the second en route to the 14-run triumph.
All totaled, 10 Greenfield players scored at least one run, while nine Yellowjackets chased one or more tallies across the pay station.
Joshua Lasater and Zac Grooms topped the ribbie list with each drive three in during two hit afternoons.
Jacob Johnson also chased a pair in for Greenfield.
Austin Pence, Cody Worley, Steven Sawyers, Jeremy Lannon, Graham Perkins, Worley and Lasater were all on the list of Yellowjackets that scored twice.
Worley — the starting pitcher — struck out four and walked just one en route to the mound victory.
Lasater came on in relief and fanned six in the last two innings of the contest that was called due to the 10-run rule.
Dresden 10, Gibson Co. 5
Colin Kanehl impressed Lion skipper Scott Killebrew with his six innings of work on the hill.
“The biggest thing is that Colin stepped up,” Killebrew said, noting that his pitcher struck out five and allowed just three hits in his six innings of work. “I’ve been waiting on him to pitch this well. I knew he had the potential to do it.”
Gatlin Hatchel assisted Kanehl with a 4-for-5 outing that included two doubles and a pair of runs.
Matt Beaty, who was 2-for-4 with two RBI, also scored twice as did Logan Thomas.
Tyler Medford also stood out offensively for the Lions with a 2-for-3 outing with one ribbie and one run scored.
Logan Thomas came on to close the game in relief of Kanehl. He retired the three hitters he faced to preserve the triumph.
Lake Co. 19, Gleason 6
Falcon Bo Simmons smacked a grand slam in the top of the fourth inning and teammate Sam Hays also homered on Tuesday.
Gleason’s Thomas Fowler also hit a round-tripper and finished with two RBI.
Additionally, Austin Perry doubled, while Austin Sullivan scored twice for the Bulldogs.
Perry, Keaton Collins and Hunter Corum each crossed the pay station once during the defeat for Gleason, who led 4-3 after a trio of frames.
Perry was the losing pitcher, while Chase Ezell and Sullivan each logged one inning in relief.
Henry Co. 24, Westview 1
The No. 13 surely wasn’t lucky for the Chargers in a game that was moved up a day to avoid Friday’s rain.
That was the number of errors Westview committed against the Patriots.
Westview did hold the lead after the visitor’s half of the first frame as its lone tally came in the first inning.
Blake Parham and Zach Brock each had one hit for the Chargers.
Brent Gilbert was the losing pitcher.
Greenfield 16, Bradford 1
Potts struck out 13 and went the distance vs. the Red Devils.
The UT Martin signee also shined offensively with pair of home runs during a 3-for-4 outing that included four ribbies and a like number of runs scored.
Perkins also smacked a solo home run, while Payton Page left the yard during his 3-for-4 outing that included four RBI.
Also, Robinson scored twice as did Crouse and Page.
Jones also had a multi-hit game for G’field. The Yellowjacket catcher was 2-for-4.
Finally, Grooms chased in a pair.
“We hit the ball hard and Dalton pitched well,”  Trevathan said. “I think he gave up a run in the first inning and then, struck out the next 12 batters. He didn’t leave a lot for the defense to do. ”
McKenzie 10, Gleason 0
Just a day after edging the Rebels by a run, the Bulldogs were bit by the error bug.
All totaled, Gleason committed eight miscues during its shutout defeat at McKenzie’s field.
The game surely would have been close if not for the errors as the Bulldogs allowed just five hits.
For its part, Gleason had three safeties.
Chase Ezell had two singles, while Austin Perry, who doubled, had the team’s lone extra-base hit.
On the mound, Gabe Lowrance was the losing pitcher. He allowed three runs during his two frames on the hill.

wcp 4/19/11

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