’Jackets, Bulldogs score often in wins
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Zac Grooms was not only tough on the mound for Greenfield, he was also tough at the plate as the Yellowjackets easily handled Clarksburg 10-2 in a District 14A game Friday afternoon.
Greenfield then followed that up with a 10-1 win at Bradford in another 14A showdown on Monday.
Gleason was another Weakley County winner on Monday, knocking off 13A opponent McKenzie 9-7 at the Rebels’ field.
There were no results from Westview or Dresden. Both played in the Easter Slam at Trenton over the weekend, and then the Chargers traveled to Ripley on Monday.
Today, all four local teams are at home as Greenfield plays Bradford, Gleason meets McKenzie, Westview entertains Ripley and Dresden faces Union City in a 14A game.
G’field 10, B’ford 1
Hunter Crouse was 3-for-5 at the plate, while Heath Crouse went four innings on the mound for the win to lead Greenfield to its 11th consecutive win.
The Yellowjackets are now 12-1 on the season and 7-0 in the district.
While Hunter Crouse scored twice, both Heath Crouse and Chris Reddic homered, Reddic with four RBI. Tony Robinson doubled and scored twice.
Greenfield put up two runs in the first inning and then added one run in both the third and fourth frames. The ’Jackets plated four in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Bradford’s lone run came in the seventh inning.
G’field 10, C’burg 2
Grooms went the distance for the ’Jackets, allowing the two runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking only one. With the win, he improves to 3-0 on the season.
He went 1-for-4 at the plate, but his one hit was a grand slam. It was his first long ball of the season.
Greenfield scored two runs in the first, five in the third thanks to the Grooms grand slam, and two in sixth inning.
Graham Perkins batted in three runs on two hits. Heath Crouse went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and scored four runs for the streaking Yellowjackets. Hunter Crouse got a pair of base hits and scored twice. He is batting .429 and has scored 17 runs for Greenfield.
Greenfield won its 10th consecutive game.
Gleason 9, McKenzie 7
The Bulldogs put up four runs in the first inning and two more in the second, leading 6-3 after two frames. The Rebels closed to within 9-7 with a three-run homer in the sixth.
Conner Verdell had three hits, including a double, and scored twice, while Austin Sullivan had two hits and scored a run.
Chase Ezell scored three times, and Thomas Fowler crossed the plate twice for the ’Dogs.
Gleason finished with 11 hits, while McKenzie tagged eight hits. Published in The WCP 4.10.12