Streaking ’Jackets notch 12th straight
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 pm
Greenfield beat Bradford for the second day in a row to push its winning streak to 12 games, while Gleason and Dresden gave up double-digit run totals in Tuesday’s baseball action
Gleason lost to McKenzie 16-6 in District 13A while Dresden got beat by Union City 15-3 in non-district action.
Greenfield improved to 13-1 (8-0) on the season with its 7-1 District 14A win over Bradford.
Greenfield 7, B’ford 1
For the second consecutive day the Yellowjackets held the Red Devils to a single run while scoring a total of 17 in the two games.
Heath Crouse went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and one run scored for Greenfield. Adam Bethel, Graham Perkins and Payton Page each got an RBI. Hunter Crouse went 1-for-4 with double.
Bethel (3-1) pitched six strong innings for the win, allowing only two hits while striking out seven. Chris Reddic pitched in seventh to pick up his second save of the season.
McKenzie 16, Gleason 6
The Rebels scored all 16 of their runs in the first four innings Tuesday, eight coming in the first frame and five in the second.
The Bulldogs tried to keep up with the Rebels in the first inning by scoring four runs in the bottom half. McKenzie pitcher Luke Robertson was able to shut down Gleason’s bats in the second and third innings.
The Bulldogs managed to score a run in the fourth and another one in the fifth. Gabe Lowrance took the loss for the Bulldogs.
Lowrance and Austin Sullivan both went 2-for-3 for Gleason. Chase Ezell picked up a pair hits in four plate appearances for the Bulldogs.
Gleason will return to action Friday and Saturday as they participate in the Caleb Turner Classic at South Fulton.
UC 15, Dresden 3
The Lions took a 3-1 going into the top of the second against the Golden Tornadoes, but starting pitcher Chaz Coleman could not contain the Union City bats.
The Tornadoes scored in every inning of the five-inning game and put the game away in top of the fourth with four runs for a 9-3 lead.
Gatlin Hatchel scored on a hard hit ball back to the pitcher by Mac Doran, who later scored on a sacrifice fly by Zac Seat. Josh Bone scored the second run for Dresden on Clay Treece’s error.
Clay and Chase Treece each hit a two-run homer for Union City.
Dresden skipper, Scott Killebrew went with a younger lineup against Union City. Doran led the Lions by going 2-for-3 at the plate. Published in The WCP 4.12.12