‘Jackets nesting in prime position
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:02 am
Greenfield is right where it wants to be this postseason.
The Yellowjackets are just one victory away from the regional round of the postseason after Saturday evening’s 16-7 triumph over South Fulton in the District 14A Tournament.
“Honestly, I feel fortunate to be here,” Greenfield skipper Willie Trevathan said. “South Fulton came in with a very good game plan and executed it well. They came out as the aggressive team and knocked us back on our heels a little bit.
“I was proud of the resiliency that our team showed and the character they showed faced with adversity.
We were able to pull together and find a way when things didn’t look real good. I thought all of our guys stepped up and contributed in the fifth inning and I was real proud of the heart and character our kids showed. That’s not coaching, but it’s just what’s inside them and I’m proud they have it.”
G’field advanced into the second round of the winner’s bracket with a 10-0 blanking of Bradford on Friday in an opening round game that only lasted five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The 14A Tournament is being held at Greenfield.
G’field 16, SF 7
Down 5-1 after five innings, Greenfield (17-6) took advantage of a few South Fulton errors and made its own way, as well, in an 11-run fifth inning.
Winning pitcher Dalton Potts, who allowed more runs (seven) vs. SF than in all of his six other starts this season combined (two runs) was 3-for-4 with four RBI and two doubles.
Yellowjacket leadoff man Tony Robinson was 3-for-5 with three runs and two ribbies, while Hunter Crouse chased in a pair. Greenfield’s Payton Page homered, scored twice and drove in two tallies.
Also, Zac Grooms and Graham Perkins each scored twice.
Every G’field starter scored at least one run during Saturday’s triumph.
On the hill, Potts lasted six innings, struck out eight and walked three. The UT Martin signee allowed 10 hits and seven earned — all of which were charted as earned.
Adam Bethel worked the last inning and allowed only one baserunner via a walk.
A scary moment came in the seventh frame of Saturday’s contest as South Fulton’s Chance Hamlin intentionally made contact with Page (the Greenfield first baseman) during a forceout.
Hamlin was ejected from the game and, per TSSAA rules, he will serve a two-game suspension.
G’field 10, B’ford 0
Robinson was 3-for-4 with four RBI, a triple and a home run against the Red Devils.
Also, Hunter Crouse scored two runs during a 2-for-3 outing, while Heath Crouse was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and one run.
Tyler Jones, Jacob Johnson and Perkins each had one ribbie against Bradford.
Heath Crouse was the winning pitcher. He allowed just one hit and struck out three en route to the mound victory.
The Yellowjackets scored four times in the second inning, twice in both the fourth and fifth and once in both the first and third.