’Jackets once again crowned 14A champs

’Jackets once again crowned 14A champs

Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 pm

Greenfield is the District 14A champion.
Again
After sweeping McKen-zie in a non-district doubleheader on Thursday (a pair of five-inning games), the Yellowjackets beat Trenton on Monday to clinch their fourth straight regular season district championship.
Dresden lost a non-district game to Trenton on Thursday but came back strong in a come-from-behind win over Class AA Obion Central on Friday.
Gleason won at South Fulton on Thursday and wrapped up its regular season on Friday with a loss at home to Lake County.
Gleason and Dresden begin play in the double-elimination District 13A Tournament on Wednesday, the Bulldogs meeting Clarksburg and the Lions facing West Carroll.
Today’s schedule is light as teams begin preparing for the postseason.
Dresden travels to Hum-boldt in baseball, while the Lady Lions visit McKenzie in softball.
The following is a roundup of games played from last Thursday through Monday.
Greenfield 3, Trenton 2
It took two extra innings Monday evening to determine who would play as the No. 1 seed in the District 14A tournament.
The first place Yellow-jackets scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and held off a Golden Tide rally in the bottom of the inning.
Trenton struck first with a run in the bottom of the sixth and the ’Jackets tied it with a run in the seventh.
After both teams went scoreless in the eighth inning the ‘Jackets put two runs on the board in the ninth.
Trenton tried to rally, but could only score one run in the bottom half of the inning.
Payton Page got the win with three innings of relief pitching. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out seven. Heath Crouse started and pitched six innings, gave up one run on eight hits and had eight strikeouts.
Zac Grooms, Crouse and Page each knocked in a run for Greenfield. Crouse got his RBI on a solo home run.
G’field 8-5, McKenzie 2-2
The Yellowjackets won their 21st and 22nd games of the season with the doubleheader win over the Rebels on Thursday.
Greenfield scored three runs in the first inning of the 8-2 game one victory and that was enough pitchers Zac Grooms and Adam Bethel.
Grooms started and pitched two scoreless and hitless innings for the ’Jackets.
Bethel pitched the final three innings, giving up the two runs on four hits.
Heath Crouse scored all three times he reached base. Payton Page went 2-for-3 with a double and knocked in a run.
Tony Robinson went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and one RBI for the Yellowjackets.
Greenfield had to overcome a two-run lead by McKenzie in the fifth inning by scoring five runs in bottom half of the inning to claim the 5-2 win.
Chris Reddic and Bethel each knocked in a pair of runs in the inning and Page also had an RBI for the Yellowjackets. Bethel went 1-for-2 with a double and scored one run.
Grooms pitched the full five innings to get the win. He struck out eight while allowing four hits and no walks.
Dresden 10, OC 9
It was a game no team could take control of until Eric VanDyke went to the mound to pitch in relief in the top of the sixth after the Rebels scored two runs to make it a 9-6 game.
VanDyke kept the Rebels from adding any more runs in the top of the sixth and then Dresden’s bats found some life in the bottom of the inning.
The Lions scored four runs to take a 10-9 lead. The first four batters reached base with Logan Thomas getting a walk, back-to-back doubles by Josh Bone and Chaz Coleman and a base hit by Zac Seat.
Joey Caldwell walked two batters later to put runners on the corners after Seat stole second and third. Caldwell stole second and Seat took off for home on the throw to second.
Caldwell went to third after the ball got away from Central’s catcher and later stole home to score the go-ahead and eventual winning run.
With the potential tying run on third in the top of the seventh, VanDyke fanned Mitch Arnett to end the game. VanDyke struck out three and walked two in 12⁄3 innings pitched to get the win.
Trenton 14, Dresden 2
Trenton scored eight runs in the first inning and easily handled Dresden Thursday afternoon.
The Golden Tide scored three more in the second and three in the fourth.
Dresden’s two runs came in the second inning when Seat doubled in Thomas and Nathan Coleman doubled in Seat.
Gleason 8, SF 2
The Bulldogs scored two in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead and went on to defeat the Red Devils 8-2 on Thursday.
Blake Taylor went the distance and got the win for Gleason.
He allowed the two runs on five hits, eight walks and three strikeouts.
Taylor also went 1-for-4 and had a pair of RBIs.
Conner Verdell went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Thomas Fowler had a pair of hits and scored twice.  
Keaton Collin went 2-for-4 and batted in a run. Austin Sullivan, Cole Verdell and Hunter Corum each had an RBI for the Bulldogs.
Lake Co. 5, Gleason 4
A rally by the Bulldogs came up short against the Falcons on Friday in the final game of the regular season for Gleason.
The Bulldogs were down 5-2 going into the bottom of the seventh after the Falcons scored twice in the top half of the inning.
Gleason was able to score a pair of runs, but that was not enough to send it into extra innings.
Conner Verdell took the loss for Gleason as he gave up 11 hits and four walks. He had three strikeouts.
Austin Perry led the Bulldogs by going 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Westview 4, UC 1
The Chargers took advantage of seven errorsby the Golden Tornadoes to win Friday’s game at Elam Stadium/Ladd Field in Union City.
UC actually outhit the Chargers 7-5, but mistakes plagued the home team.
Alex Ross, Nick Shell, Zack Austin, Max Johnson and Ty Brown all had a hit for Westview, while Brown and Kyle Coleman each drove in a run.
Westview scored three times in the second inning and added another run in the third.
Brent Gilbert went the distance on the mound, striking out three. Published in The WCP 5.1.12

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