WC teams ‘break’ out in bad way

WC teams ‘break’ out in bad way

Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 pm

The return from spring break was not kind for a pair of Weakley County baseball teams on Monday with Greenfield and Gleason both losing district games.
Greenfield fell victim to Union City 11-1 thanks to some unfortunate errors, some walks and a third inning grand slam that led to a seven-run inning for the Golden Tornadoes.
McKenzie scored in every inning against Gleason, while the Bulldogs only scored in two innings in a 13-7 loss to the Rebels.
UC 11, Greenfield 1
A grand slam by Union City’s Drew Cooley in a seven-run third inning took the wind out the Yellowjackets.
The third inning began with the ’Jackets down 3-0 and starting pitcher Chris Reddic getting the first two batters out on a fly ball to Tony Robinson in center field and a ground-out to Hunter Crouse at the shortstop position. Then it all fell apart for the ’Jackets as the next eight batters reached base.
An error at third base allowed one run to score with runners at second and third. A walk loaded the bases, followed by a two-run single by Luke Searcy to make it 6-0.
Reddic walked the next batter, and then Cooley cleared the bases with a drive down the leftfield line that was fair by a just a few inches to make it a 10-0 game.
UC added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to deep center to make it 11-0.
Greenfield scored its only run in the bottom half of the inning on a single by Joshua Lasater that scored Austin Pence.
Not only did Cooley deliver the big blow, he was also the starting pitcher for UC and held the ’Jackets to three hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out eight Greenfield batters.
Reddic gave up 10 runs with two being earned on 10 hits and four walks. The Yellowjackets committed three errors while he was on the mound for three innings. Lasater came on to pitch in the fourth inning and was victimized by back-to-back fielding errors and gave up one run on three walks. He did not allow any hits and had one strikeout.
Crouse and Reddic got the other two hits for Greenfield.
McKenzie 13, Gleason 7
Neither starting pitcher was effective in the game as Gleason’s Blake Taylor only lasted two innings McKenzie’s starter only lasted for three.
The Rebels jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and the Bulldogs answered quickly with five in the top of second to take a 5-2 lead. Taylor could not hold on to the lead as the Rebels scored three in the bottom of the inning to tie it.
McKenzie scored one run in the third to retake the lead and added another run in the fourth to make it 7-5.
The Rebels put four more on the scoreboard in the fifth to make it an 11-5 game and added two more in the sixth.
The Bulldogs scored two in the top of the seventh to round out the scoring.
Archie Rich went 3-for-4 and scored two runs while Austin Perry drove in a pair of runs on two base hits. Keaton Collins had two RBIs on a 1-for-4 night and Taylor drove in a run on one base hit.
The Bulldogs had 10 hits for the game and left 10 runners on base while the Rebels had 11 hits and stranded nine runners.

Published in The WCP 4.9.13

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