Bats mostly silent as local clubs fall
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 pm
The hits were few on Friday and Saturday with three losses and only one win for three Weakley County baseball teams.
Westview got the only win out of four games played with a 5-1 victory over Obion Central on Friday. The Chargers dropped a 6-0 decision to Dyersburg as the Chargers were held to just three hits.
Dresden played a make-up game against District 13A rival Bruceton and was held to one hit in a 10-0 loss.
Gleason entertained Fulton City on Friday and suffered the same fate as Dresden did. The Bulldogs were held to only two hits in a 10-0 shutout.
Greenfield’s game vs. West Carroll has been rescheduled for April 24.
Today, all four local baseball teams are back in action in district games.
Westview travels to Milan in District 13AA, Greenfield hosts Halls in 14A, and Dresden is at home against McKenzie and Gleason hosts Big Sandy in 13AA.
Thursday has Westview at home against Henry County, Greenfield hosting Huntingdon and Dresden entertaining Lake County.
D’burg 6, Westview 0
The Chargers managed only three hits and a total of eight baserunners against some stout pitching by the Trojans on Saturday in a District 13AA matchup.
Alex Ross and Bretton Hazlewood each hit a single, and Seth Coleman got the only extra base hit with a double.
The Chargers did draw four walks and Ty Brown reached on an error, but the Chargers could not take advantage of the free passes.
Hazlewood took the loss for the Chargers. He gave up four earned runs on 10 hits. He walked none and struck out two.
Westview 5, OC 1
The Chargers managed only five hits off the Rebels’ pitching, but Westview made the most of them by putting five runs across the plate.
Barrett Belote, Tyler Smith, Houston Haag and Ross all had one RBI each for Westview with Belote scoring twice.
Nick Hart went 1-for-1 at the plate with a pair of walks and scored one run.
Emmett Daniels got the win with six innings pitched. He gave up the one earned run on two hits, four walks and he struck out five Central batters.
Coleman came in on relief in the seventh inning and walked two batters without recording an out. Smith came on and got the last three outs with two being strikeouts.
Milan 13, WV 0
The Chargers could not touch Milan in a no-hit loss on Monday.
Jordan Long was the losing pitcher for Westview.
Bruceton 10, Dresden 0
The rust was showing for the Lions after a long layoff from the baseball field.
It had been nine days since the Lions had last played, and it showed as fielding errors brought down the Lions.
“We did not play very well and we struggled defensively,” Lions skipper Scott Killebrew said. “We have got to get back into the groove of things. The more we play, the better we will get.”
The Lions’ offense could not help starting pitcher Nathan Coleman after he did he best to keep Dresden in the game.
“Coleman was not super sharp on the mound, but he gave us a chance,” Killebrew said. “We just did not hit the ball and a lot of errors were our demise.”
Logan Matlock was the lone Dresden batter to get a hit against Bruceton.
Fulton 10, Gleason 0
The Bulldogs continue to struggle offensively with only two hits against Fulton City in the Caleb Turner Classic at South Fulton.
Keaton Collins got one single and Chase Ezell hit a triple for the only hits against the Kentuckians.
Mark McKenzie got tagged with the loss after giving up six earned runs in three innings. He gave four hits and five walks while striking out five.
Avery Orr came on and pitched two innings, giving up one earned one on one hit and two walks.
CORRECTION: The winning pitcher in Westview’s 7-5 victory over Crockett County April 9 was incorrectly identified in Thursday’s edition of the Press.
Charger sophomore Jordan Long went the distance on the mound with six strikeouts, four walks and just three earned runs allowed to earn the win.
Published in The WCP 4.16.13