Big numbers on Gleason’s side in sweep
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 pm
Gleason scored an impressive amount of runs to beat Big Sandy in back-to-back days on Monday and Tuesday with a combined 32 runs scored in the two days.
It took only three innings for the Bulldogs to send the Red Devils reeling Monday afternoon by outscoring Big Sandy 20-0. Blake Taylor went the three innings to record the shutout for the Bulldogs.
Gleason scored three in the first, eight in the second and nine in the third inning. Chaz Ezell knocked in five runs on three hits from the lead-off spot. Ezell also went deep for the Bulldogs.
Thomas Fowler went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Conner and Cole Verdell each batted in a pair of runs for Gleason.
The Bulldogs pounded out 15 hits against the Red Devils and took advantage of five errors committed by the Devils in their home park.
It did not get any better for Big Sandy on Tuesday as the Bulldogs treated the Gleason home crowd to another offensive show with a 12-0 victory.
The Bulldogs scored the 12 runs on seven hits and five errors by Big Sandy. Fowler got the win for Gleason by allowing just two hits and striking out eight.
Taylor picked up another pair of RBIs on two hits. Cole Verdell went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Hunter Corum also knocked in a run for the Bulldogs.
In other action from around Weakley County earlier this week:
Greenfield 6, UC 1
The Yellowjackets avenged their only loss in District 14A Tuesday afternoon at the hands of the Tornadoes that came on Monday with a 6-2 loss at Union City.
Heath Crouse went the distance for Greenfield and allowed just the one run on eight hits. He struck out four and did not walk anyone.
Heath also drove in the winning run in the bottom of the third with a line drive shot over the centerfield fence that also scored Hunter Crouse to give him three RBIs for the game.
Chris Reddic scored from third on a base hit by Hunter Crouse in the bottom of the fourth. Tony Robinson stole home in the bottom of the sixth to the scoring for the Jackets.
Greenfield is now 9-1 in the district and 16-2 overall. The win sets up a showdown with inter-county rival Gleason for this afternoon at Gleason. Game time is set for 4.
Westview 2, Milan 1
Hailey Coleman drove in Alex Hughey in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night to give the Lady Chargers a District 13AA win over the Lady Bulldogs.
Meagan Prince pitched eight strong innings for Westview and recorded 14 strikeouts.
She had 29 first-pitch strikes and allowed on three hits.
The Lady Bulldogs committed seven errors in the game, but the Lady Chargers could not take advantage of the seven miscues.
Coleman also led Westview with a pair of hits. Kayla Guthrie reached on a base hit for Westview.
Westview will play Dyersburg this afternoon at 5 with a junior varsity game afterward at the Martin Parks and Recreation Softball Complex.
The Lady Chargers will then play this weekend in the Maddie Memorial Tournament, also at the softball complex beginning Friday afternoon. Published in The WCP 4.19.12