Steady ’Jackets rise above Vikes’ peak

Steady ’Jackets rise above Vikes’ peak

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Greenfield’s consistency was better than Humboldt’s one big inning.
The Yellowjackets scored in six innings to take a 10-9 win over Humboldt in local baseball action on Monday.
It marked a good start to the Spring Break week for Greenfield, which is scheduled to host Westview today and Dresden on Wednesday.
The ’Jackets also knocked off Trenton last Wednesday, winning 5-4 with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In other recent prep baseball action, Gleason followed a 6-4 loss to Bruceton on Friday with a 6-2 win over Huntingdon on Monday, and Westview rallied with three runs in the seventh inning for a 3-2 win over Milan on Tuesday.
Other action today has Dresden at Clarksburg and Gleason at West Carroll. Westview will then play in the 8th annual St. Jude Classic in Union City, beginning Wednesday.
G’field 10, H’boldt 9
The Vikings scored eight runs in the second inning but only one run the rest of the game, that coming in the third frame. Greenfield (6-1), meanwhile, scored one run in the second, fourth and sixth innings, two runs in first and third innings and three runs in fifth frame.
Heath Crouse led Greenfield’s 10-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI, hitting a home run and a double.
Chris Reddic was 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs, and Graham Perkins doubled twice and drove in four runs. Tony Robinson also doubled for the Yellowjackets.
Adam Bethel (2-1) pitched two innings in relief of Heath Crouse, earning the win.
G’field 5, Trenton 4
The ’Jackets broke a 4-all tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the win.
The teams were tied at 2 after the first inning and then scored a pair of runs apiece in the sixth.
Payton Page was 2-for-3, and both Robinson and Crouse were 2-for-4 to pace the Yellowjackets 10-hit outing. Robinson homered and drove in three runs, while Crouce scored once and knocked in a run.
Bethel picked up the pitching win, going the final two innings in relief of Page.
Gleason 6, H’don 2
The Bulldogs did the damage early with two runs in the first inning and four more runs in the second.
Chase Ezell was 2-for-4 with a double, Thomas Fowler was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and two RBI and Austin Sullivan was 2-for-4 with two ribbies.
Fowler earned the mound win, tossing a complete game with seven hits, five strikeouts and a walk.
Bruceton 6, Gleason 4
The Tigers scored five runs in the second inning and led 6-0, then held off a late charge by Gleason as the Bulldogs scored three times in the sixth inning and once more in the seventh.
Ezell was 2-for-3, while Austin Perry suffered the pitching loss for the ’Dogs.
Westview 3, Milan 2
The Chargers trailed 2-0 going into the seventh inning and then pushed across three runs for the comeback win.
Beau Kelly doubled and drove in two runs, while Jordan Long pitched a complete game for the win, striking out eight, walking two and allowing seven hits.
Caleb Powell pitched a masterful game in a losing bid, striking out 16 while giving up just five hits and a walk.
Dillion Ward was 2-for-3 to lead the Bulldogs. Published in The WCP 3.27.12

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