Charger turnaround brings St. Jude title
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:00 pm
After losing to Greenfield on Tuesday by one run, Westview bounced back by winning three in a row to win the St. Jude Baseball Classic at Elam Stadium in Union City over the weekend.
Westview scored seven runs in the fourth inning and had to fight off a late rally by Owensboro Catholic to win the classic on Saturday by a score of 9-7. In Friday’s game against Lake County, Seth Coleman’s four RBIs led the way in a 13-2 shellacking. The Chargers had to hold off McKenzie on Thursday in a close 6-5 win after leading 6-0 going into the top of sixth inning.
The Chargers are now 7-4 on the season after winning 8-5 over Obion Central at Troy on Monday.
The two teams will play each other again this evening at 6:30 at the Martin Recreation Complex.
The Chargers will have an off day on Wednesday and then will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Easter Slam in Trenton.
WV 9, O-Cath 7
The Chargers used 14 hits and nine walks and scored seven runs in the fourth inning to win the St. Jude Baseball Classic on Saturday against the Aces out of Owensboro, Ky. That was almost not enough as the Aces made a game out of it with a five-run fifth inning.
Starting pitcher Brent Gilbert picked up the win, giving up only one run and striking out five. Zach Austin faced eight batters and was tagged for five runs. Seth Coleman gave up one run on three hits. He walked two and had three strikeouts.
Beau Kelly went 2-for-2 with a single, a double, two RBIs and two walks. Ty Brown went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Black Parham and Gilbert each had a pair of RBIs for the Chargers.
In all, there were six Charger batters with two hits.
Both teams left eight runners on base, and Westview committed two errors in the game.
WV 13, Lake Co. 2
Seth Coleman led the resurging Charger bats with four RBIs on two hits and the Chargers belted out 15 hits against the Falcons.
Westview scored three in the first, three in the third, six in the fourth and one in the fifth as the 10-run mercy rule went into effect when the Falcons failed to score in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Kyle Coleman went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Alex Ross picked up a pair of hits in three plate appearances and knocked in a run. Brown went 1-for-3 and had two stolen bases for Westview.
Jonathan Parker pitched the full five innings, scattering nine hits around five strikeouts and one walk. He stranded 10 Falcon runners on base.
The Falcons also helped out the Chargers with five errors, while Westview committed two.
WV 6, McKenzie 5
The Chargers finally saw themselves on the winning end of a one-run game Thursday after they squandered a six-run lead after five innings of play.
The Rebels scored three runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh before starting pitcher Jordan Long was able to record the final out for the Chargers.
Long gave up only seven hits, but he had to work around two walks and four Westview errors to pick up the win.
The Chargers got 10 hits off the Rebels’ pitching but left 10 runners on base. The Rebels committed three errors and left five men on base.
Kelly went a perfect 3-for-3 for the Chargers and picked up a pair of RBIs. He also added a stolen base to his totals.
Gilbert batted in a pair of runs on two hits while Parham and Parker each knocked in a run for Westview.
The Chargers also turned three double plays against the Rebels.
WV 8, OC 5
The Chargers scored two runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings and then stopped a Rebel uprising that produced four runs in the seventh inning.
Gilbert was the winning pitcher
Published in The WCP 4.3.12