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Chargers win arms race over Greenfield

Chargers win arms race over Greenfield

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00 pm

Westview and Greenfield played in a county matchup on a day more fitting for flying a kite than being out on the baseball diamond.
The Chargers Bretton Hazlewood got the best of the Yellowjackets with a 3-0 win on Wednesday with winds gusting up to 25 mph.
Baseball teams opened up the district season on Tuesday in other games with some mixed results with one team splitting a doubleheader, one getting its first win of the season and another taking a loss.
Greenfield split a doubleheader with Humboldt on Tuesday.
The Yellowjackets won the opener 8-1 and lost for the first time this season in the nightcap by that same score.
Gleason picked up its first win of the season by downing Clarksburg 10-7 after trailing 6-5 going into the bottom of the sixth inning.
Westview opened up District 13AA play with a 5-2 setback to Covington.
The Chargers opened up the Region 7A-AA schedule with a 3-0 loss to Obion Central at the Martin Rotary Soccer Complex on Tuesday.
WV 3, Greenfield 0
The Chargers improved to 2-1 on the season after handing the Yellowjackets (3-2) their second loss in the three games.
Hazlewood was as sharp as the wind was cold with a two-hit shutout. He took a no-hitter into the fourth inning before Josh Lasater broke it up with a double down the leftfield line. Zac Grooms got the only other hit for the ’Jackets in the top of the sixth.
Hazlewood pitched the complete game with six strikeouts and two walks.
The Chargers scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third inning with Nick Hart, Ryne Reynolds and Emmitt Daniels each driving in a run.
Paul Richards, Hazle-wood and Hart each scored for the Chargers.
Jeffery Johnson took the loss for the ’Jackets, giving up the three runs on eight hits.
He struck out three and walked four.
G’field 8-1, H’boldt 1-8
Zac Grooms allowed one run on three hits in four innings of pitching and fanned eight Humboldt batters in the process to lead Greenfield in the opening game.
Grooms also had a pair of RBIs on one double.
Hunter Crouse drove in three runs on one double and a walk for the Yellowjackets, while Tony Robinson got on base twice with a base hit, a walk and stole three bases. Robinson also scored twice for the Jackets.
Jeffery Johnson went 1-for-4 with a single, one RBI and one run scored.
The ’Jackets struggled at the plate in the nightcap as the Vikings held Greenfield to one run on three base hits.
Robinson, Crouse and Jordan Lasater got the only hits for the Yellowjackets with Crouse scoring the only run.
Chris Reddic took the loss for Greenfield as he gave up six runs on five hits and three walks. Robinson came on in relief and gave up a pair of runs on two hits and two walks in three innings.
Greenfield 1-1 in District 14A.
Gleason 10, C’burg 7
Gleason won the battle in a back-and-forth game to open up District 13A action and won its first game of the season in the process.
The Bulldogs jumped out to 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and led 4-2 at the end of three. Clarksburg tied the game at four in the top of the fourth, but the Bulldogs retook the lead in the bottom half of the inning.
Clarksburg came right back in the top of the fifth with a pair of runs to take a 6-5 lead. That lead held up until Gleason put five runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth to take a 10-6 lead. Gleason held Clarksburg to one run in the seventh to hold on for the win.
Blake Taylor went the distance for Gleason. He was tagged for three earned runs on four hits and eight walks.
Archie Rich went 2-for-4 with runs batted in for Gleason. Chase Ezell knocked in one run on a 2-for-4 day and scored twice. Austin Perry got on base twice on one hit and a walk. He also stole two bases and scored twice.
Covington 5, WV 2
Covington broke open a 2-2 game in the bottom of the sixth with three runs to give Westview a District 13AA loss.
Emmett Daniels took the loss for Westview with two innings pitched in relief. He gave up three runs on five hits and one walk.
Westview scored first with one run in the top of the first inning, but Covington took the lead in the bottom half of the inning with a pair of runs off of Westview starter Houston Haag.
Westview tied the game two innings later and kept Covington scoreless for four innings before Covington took the lead in the sixth inning.
Haag went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run. Paul Richards drove in the other run for Westview.

Published in The WCP 3.21.13

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