Lions ‘Break’ out against Bulldogs; Chargers take two
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 pm
Dresden and Gleason squared off to begin the spring break week on the diamond, while it was a mixed bag of results for Weakley County baseball teams with a busy schedule at the end of last week.
The Lions took advantage of some Gleason miscues and got some timely hits to come out with a 15-5 win over the Bulldogs in a District 13A game.
Westview won 2-of-3 games at the St. Jude’s Classic in Union City with one win coming against Dresden, while Greenfield split a pair of games in the Huntingdon Diamond Classic and lost to Class 1A power Riverside in a non-district game on Thursday.
Gleason split a pair of District 13A games late last week with a 12-6 win against West Carroll and 14-4 setback to Huntingdon.
Dresden 15, Gleason 5
The Lions pushed their district record to 2-1 and 4-7 overall after a nine-run sixth inning propelled Dresden to a win at Gleason.
Dresden led 2-1 after one inning of play when Kourtney Sawyer scored on Zac Seat’s double and Seat scored on a passed ball. Chase Ezell scored in the bottom of the first on Hunter Carum’s base hit.
Dresden (2-7, 2-3 13A) tacked on two more runs in the second on a double by Logan Matlock and an RBI base hit by Kaleb Houston.
Avery Orr scored in the fourth inning for Gleason on a base hit by Ezell to make it a 5-2 game. Dresden made it 6-2 when McWherter scored on Matlock’s sacrifice fly ball.
The Lions put the game out of reach in the sixth inning with nine runs on seven base hits — including doubles by Seat, Houston and Sawyer. The Bulldogs also committed three errors in the inning and one pass ball to allow the inning to get out of hand.
Gleason scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth with Zac Ivy, Ezell and Austin Perry each scoring.
Houston went 3-for-4 for Dresden with Sawyer going 3-for-5. McWherter went 3-for-4 and scored twice. Nathan Coleman got the win for Dresden.
Austin Perry took the loss for Gleason and Ezell went 2-for-3 with a walk.
UC 6, Westview 5
Westview starting pitcher Tyler Smith was effective through five innings, but UC got to him in the sixth for the three runs. Smith gave up the six runs on 12 hits, two walks and two hit batters. He also struck out a pair.
The Chargers were only able to get five hits off of UC pitching but made the most of them by taking advantage of eight walks.
Westview scored three in the first frame and two in the fourth inning to lead UC 5-3 after four.
Emmett Daniels went 2-3 with a double and scored twice while Paul Richards had a pair of base hits and one RBI. Seth Coleman drove in a pair of runs on one base hit and a walk.
Westview 10, BM 2
Westview scored 10 runs on nine hits, two errors and seven walks for the win over Ballard Memorial.
Houston Haag got the win for the Chargers by only allowing two runs on five hits through six innings. He struck out six and only walked one.
Westview led 5-2 after two innings, then scored two in the fourth and fifth innings to take 9-2 lead.
Barrett Belote had a three RBI game with one hit and he reached on an error. Alex Ross drove in a pair of runs and scored three times while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Coleman scored twice while reaching base on a pair of hits and a walk.
Westview 11, Dresden 1
Westview scored its 11 runs on 11 hits, four walks and four errors while leaving eight runners on base.
The Lions managed only one run on five hits and four walks.
Logan Thomas was the lone bright spot for Dresden with a 2-for-3 game and one RBI. Kourtney Sawyers went 1-for-2 while Zach Seat and Xavier Alley had one hit each.
Nathan Coleman was tagged for the loss, while Seth Coleman picked up the win for Westview.
Nick Hart went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in for the Chargers. Coleman had two RBIs on a pair of sacrifices. Haag also had a pair of RBIs on one hit and a fielder’s choice.
Greenfield 3, H’don 2
Joshua Lasater and Zac Grooms combined to keep the Mustangs from mounting any serious threats. Lasater got the win with six innings pitched while only allowing the Mustangs to score two runs. He gave up five hits, two walks and had six strikeouts. Grooms allowed just one walk in one inning.
Hunter Crouse had a pair of hits for Greenfield and scored all three runs while Lasater helped himself out at the plate with one RBI on one hit.
Camden 9, G’field 2
Jeffery Johnson got tagged for seven runs on six hits through five innings of work on Friday. Tony Robinson gave up two runs in two innings on three walks.
Robinson went 3-for-4 at the plate as he was the only one who could really get to the Camden pitching as the ’Jackets only got six hits in the game.
Riverside 12, G’field 6
The powerhouse Panthers flexed their muscles against the ’Jackets on Wednesday as both teams hooked up at Union University in Jackson.
The Panthers made their nine hits and seven walks productive by scoring 12 runs while holding Greenfield to six runs on eight hits and just two walks.
Grooms was able to get to the Panthers pitching by going 3-for-4 with one run driven in. Chris Reddic had a pair of base hits on one RBI while Crouse scored twice, had one hit and one RBI. Tanner Smithson drove in one run on one hit for Greenfield.
Gleason 12, WC 6
Blake Taylor and Keaton Collins led the Bulldogs to a District 13A win with three RBIs each against the War Eagles on Thursday.
Both Taylor and Collins had two hits, and Austin Perry got in on the act with two runs driven in while going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Hunter Corum scored three times while reaching base by being hit by a pitch three times.
Avery Orr got the complete game win by giving up six runs on 10 hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
H’don 14, Gleason 4
Huntingdon’s bats got 16 hits off of Gleason pitching with Austin Perry getting the loss after he gave up 11 runs on 11 hits.
The Bulldogs scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Taylor got half of Gleason’s four hits with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.
Published in The WCP 4.2.13