Gleason bats explode to blow away Big Sandy
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00 pm
Gleason’s bats finally woke up on Tuesday after an offensive slump the last few games, while Westview’s bats have been nearly silent this week.
The Bulldogs erupted for 27 runs on 24 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Big Sandy, including six doubles and one triple. Gleason won 16-4 and 11-1.
The Chargers, meanwhile, are in an offensive funk as they only got three hits in a 4-2 loss to Milan on Tuesday and had a perfect game pitched against them in an 11-0 loss to Milan on Monday.
Errors got the best of Dresden on Tuesday in the Lions’ 12-2 setback to McKenzie. The Lions let a 4-1 first-inning lead slip away in a 10-6 loss to McKenzie on Monday.
Greenfield lost at Halls 6-5 on Monday and won 2-1 at home on Tuesday. No other information was available for the Greenfield games.
Westview soccer lost 2-0 to Crockett County, ending a win streak of five straight matches.
Gleason 16-11, BS 4-1
All the Bulldogs’ players got at least one RBI, and all but one managed at least one hit in Gleason’s beat-down of the Red Devils in game one of a twinbill.
The Bulldogs teed off on Big Sandy pitching with 10 singles and two doubles with Avery Orr leading the way. Orr went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in.
Blake Taylor went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, while Keaton Collins drove in one run on a pair of hits, including a double and scored three times.
Archie Rich had a pair of RBIs on one hit and one walk. Hunter Corum was perfect at the plate with a 2-for-2 game, driving in one run and scoring twice.
Austin Perry picked up the win for Gleason. He gave up two runs on four hits, five walks and he struck out a pair of batters.
The Gleason onslaught continued in the nightcap with the Bulldogs putting up 11 more runs on 12 hits, Taylor having a four-RBI game.
Taylor drove in his four runs by going 3-for-3 at plate with two doubles.
Orr continued where he left off in the first game with two more RBIs on a double and Rich drove in one run while hitting a double and walking one time.
Perry got in on the hitting act with a pair of base hits and one RBI, while Collins went 3-for-3 with two runs driven in and scoring twice.
Taylor had a great game on the mound by limiting Big Sandy to one run on two hits and three walks. He also had five strikeouts for the game.
Milan 4, Westview 2
The Milan Bulldogs are good, maybe a little too good this season.
Milan held the Chargers to just a pair of runs on three hits on Tuesday with Tyler Smith getting two hits annd Emmitt Daniel with the other hit for the Chargers.
Milan scored first with a pair of runs in the second while adding another in the third and one more in the bottom of the sixth. Westview scored to cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh, but the Chargers’ rally fell short.
Houston Haag took the loss for Westview. He gave up two earned runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Milan 11, Westview 0
If the Chargers face the Bulldogs in the District 13AA playoffs, they may not want to face to Milan’s Caleb Powell.
Powell pitched a perfect game against the Chargers on Monday.
The Bulldogs jumped out to 5-0 lead in the top of the second with Jordan Long on the mound for the Chargers. Milan added four more runs in the third to make 9-0 and two more in the top of fifth.
Westview will host Henry County today.
McKenzie 12, Dresden 2
The Lions’ defense made the Rebels very happy on Tuesday with six errors to go along with McKenzie’s 15 hits as the Rebels blew the game open in the middle innings.
What had been a close ball game leading up the fourth inning, with McKenzie leading 2-1, turned into a blowout. The Rebels scored two in the third, three in the fourth and four in the fifth to take an 11-2 lead.
The Rebels got a lead-off home run from Collin Smith in the second and a two-run shot by Tristen Lowe in the sixth inning.
Nathan Coleman and Xzavier Alley both went 2-for-3 for Dresden.
McKenzie 10, Dresden 6
Dresden jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead against the Rebels, but McKenzie came right back with six in the second inning to take a 7-1 and never looked back in Monday’s game.
The Lions got back-to-back run-scoring doubles by Zac Seat and Alley in the first with Kaleb Houston following with a single that drove in Alley to make it 4-0.
McKenzie scored one run in the bottom of the first before adding six more to its total in the second.
Austin Chapman hit a three-run shot in the second, and Lowe also hit a three-run homer to account for the Rebels six-run second inning.
Seat and Houston both went 2-for-4, and Nick Cobb went 2-for-3.
Published in The WCP 4.18.13