’Jackets work extra to beat Westview
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:00 pm
Greenfield had to work overtime to beat Westview for a second time this season.
After rallying from an early three-run deficit, the Yellowjackets scored three times in the eighth inning to beat Westview 6-3 Friday afternoon in Martin.
Zac Grooms drove in the tie-breaking run and Adam Bethel followed with a two-run single for insurance as G’field won for the 15th time in 16 games this spring.
Westview held a 3-0 lead after two innings.
A two-run single by Heath Crouse in the third got the ’Jackets within 3-2, and Greenfield then tied the game on Tony Robinson’s RBI in the fifth.
Grooms pitched the first five innings for Greenfield before Bethel (4-1) relieved and toiled three frames to get credit for the victory.
Freshman Houston Haag pitched seven solid innings for Westview.
Graham Perkins went 3-for-4 to pace a 10-hit attack for the winners, while Chris Reddic had two singles in four at-bats.
There was no report from Westview.
In other games involving Weakley County teams in recent days:
It was Greenfield over Dresden 17-4 Thursday afternoon with Payton Page blasting a pair of home runs. The ’Jackets then lost 6-2 at Union City on Monday.
Gleason scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat South Fulton 8-5 in the Caleb Turner Classic at South Fulton on Thursday.
In softball action on Thursday, Meagan Prince threw a no-hitter as Westview beat Huntingdon 1-0. and Dresden got beat by McKenzie 6-0 in District 13A action. The Lady Lions were back on the field Friday at Gleason and took care of the Lady Bulldogs 11-0 to sweep the season series.
G’field 17, Dresden 4
Payton Page hit a three-run shot in an eight-run second inning for the Yellowjackets and hit a solo blast in a six-run fourth inning as the Yellowjackets took the season series from the Lions.
Gatlin Hatchel took the loss for the Lions as he was pulled in the second inning after giving up eight runs. Logan Thomas came in to pitch, but Page greeted him with the three-run homer.
Page pitched three innings to pick up the win and struck out the side in the second inning. Chris Reddic pitched the final two innings and struck out four. The two pitchers only gave up a combined three hits to the Lions.
The Lions’ pitching gave up five walks and 15 hits to the Yellowjackets. Tony Robinson, Hunter and Heath Crouse each had three hits for the Jackets.
The Lions scored two in the first to make it a 3-2 game and scored twice in the bottom of the fifth.
UC 6, Greenfield 2
Greenfield’s 14 game winning streak came to a halt Monday night and lost for only the second time in 17 games.
Union City starting pitcher Clay Treece handcuffed the bats of the Yellowjackets, allowing just the two runs on five hits and striking out 13.
Travis Rutland scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the second. Joseph Shanks scored the second run of the inning for the Tornadoes on a wild pitch.
Heath Crouse scored for the Yellowjackets in the top of the third on a hard-hit ball by Graham Perkins. Caleb Long made it a 3-1 after he scored on a double play ball in the bottom of the inning.
Greenfield scored its final run of the game in the top of the fourth when Austin Pence came around on Tanner Smithson’s double to center field.
Payton Page suffered his first loss of the season and is 5-1.
Union City added three more runs in the bottom of fifth inning to put the game away.
Greenfield is now 8-1 in District 14A. Union City is 6-1 in the district and 10-9 overall.
Gleason 8, SF 5
Conner Verdell and Gabe Lowrance had two RBIs each as the Red Devils left nine runners on base in the Caleb Turner Classic in South Fulton.
Verdell went 3-for-3 with a triple and Lowrance went 1-for-1 with a double. Will Clark went 1-for-2 and also hit a triple. Austin Sullivan had a base hit, an RBI and a run scored for the Bulldogs.
Lowrance pitched three innings and gave up three runs on four hits. He also struck out three and walked four.
Austin Perry pitched two innings and allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four.
Blake Taylor went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI. Zach Ivy also scored a run for the Bulldogs.
Westview 1, H’don 0
Meagan Price kept the Fillies off balance and threw a complete game no-hitter for the Lady Chargers Thursday afternoon.
Kayla Bryant drove in the only run for Westview in top of the fourth. But that was all Prince needed.
Haily Coleman had a pair of hits for the Lady Chargers. Prince and Bryant each had a hit for Westview.
Prince was the dominant factor for Westview in the circle. She struck out 13 Huntingdon batters and threw 16 first pitch strikes to stay ahead of the hitters.
McKenzie 6, Dresden 0
McKenzie’s Brooke Baucum held the Lady Lions scoreless and only allowed a pair of hits in the District 13A contest during Thursday’s action.
Abigail Lockhart went the distance for Dresden and picked up the loss. The Lady Rebels got 14 hits off her, but she held them to just the six runs and she got two strikeouts.
McKenzie scorde a single run in the second, three in the third, one in fourth and one in the seventh.
Tori Flippin and Allie Phillips each got on base for Dresden by drawing walks.
Dresden 11, Gleason 0
The Lady Lions bounced back for Thursday’s defeat and outmuscled the Lady Bulldogs Friday afternoon.
Lockhart pitched a two-hitter and struck out five for the Lady Lions. Briana Jones and Deena Graham got the only hits for the Lady Bulldogs.
Taylor McAlpin went 1-for-1 with three walks and scored three times for Dresden.
Elizabeth Francisco went 2-for-2 and walked twice. Courtney Hornsby also went 2-for-2 for the Lady Lions.
Dresden scored three in the first, four in the second, three in the fifth and one in the sixth inning.
Carrie Hatchel scored a pair of runs for the Lady Lions.
Calay Smith went the distance for the Lady Bulldogs and struck out three batters.
Today’s baseball schedule has Westview hosting Dyersburg, Dresden traveling to McKenzie, Gleason hosting Big Sandy and Greenfield at home against Union City.
In softball today, Westview will host Milan, Dresden will be at home against Bruceton, Greenfield visits Lake County and Gleason travels to Big Sandy. Published in The WCP 4.17.12