Robinson swings big for G’field

Robinson swings big for G’field

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 pm

Tony Robinson was the man of the hour for Greenfield in a pair of games late last week, while Gleason got out-slugged by South Fulton on the baseball diamond in an error-filled game.
Robinson went a combined 7-for-8 with a two-run homer and five RBIs in wins against Huntingdon and Trinity Christian Academy. Robinson smashed his two-run shot in the Greenfield’s 11-1 win over TCA on Friday. and he went a perfect 4-for-4 in a 7-6 win over Huntingdon on Thursday.
Gleason and South Fulton moved its game up 45 minutes earlier on Thursday in a rush to beat the rain, but maybe the rush to beat the weather had something to do with both teams committing a combined 12 errors.
The Bulldogs let a four-run lead slip away as the SF came back with five in the fourth inning and held on to win 10-8.
Westview went down in defeat to Obion Central on Friday by the score of 4-1. The Chargers only managed to get four hits and the one unearned run.
Houston Haag had two hits and Jordon long drove in the only run on one base bit.
Bretton Hazlewoo pitched five innings, while giving up four runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked five.
Dresden got beat by Gibson County 8-1 with Nick Cobb picking up the loss. Kourtney Sawyer doubled in Logan Thomas for the Lions’ only run in the first inning.
Westview beat Madison Academy 1-0 in soccer on Thursday.
BASEBALL
Greenfield 11, TCA 1
Robinson has been playing like a man on a mission as of late, and he showed it in Friday’s win against TCA.
He belted his two-run homer in the second inning and two-run double in the third as the Yellowjackets pounded TCA in run-ruled shortened game.
Robinson was not alone with the dramatics at the plate.
Hunter Crouse ripped a two-run double in the second inning before Robinson hit his homer.
Crouse also got the win on the mound with a four-hitter over five innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Chris Reddick and Josh Lasater both doubled to give the ’Jackets four extra base hits in the game. Zack Grooms and Tyler Griffin had a base hit each, while Scott Stout laid down two sacrifice bunts.
It looked like it was going to be one of those games where runs were going to be hard to come by after the ’Jackets left the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning.
Greenfield rallied in the second with four runs and five in the third with Reddick ripping a three-run double to blow the game open.
The ’Jackets added two more runs in the fourth to put the 10-run rule into effect.
Greenfield 7, H’don 6
Robinson went a 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and one RBI, while Austin Pence drove in three runs on two base hits as the ’Jackets beat District 13A powerhouse Huntingdon on Thursday.
Reddick went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and one RBI, while Josh Lasater and Grooms had run-scoring singles.
Jordan Lasater went 1-for-3 and scored one run, while Crouse scored one run on two walks.
Reddick got the win while giving up six runs on 12 hits, including two home runs. He struck out four and walked one.
SF 10, Gleason 8
The Bulldogs let SF make a comeback once too often as Gleason saw two leads slip away against the Red Devils on Thursday.
Gleason scored three runs in the first to take a 3-0 lead and held it until the bottom of the second when SF scored four runs thanks to a couple of errors and a couple of key hits.
The Bulldogs retook the lead with four runs in the top of the third with SF committing some fielding errors of its own.
Gleason added another run in the fourth to make it an 8-4 game with hopes the lead would hold up with the rain quickly approaching.
SF had other plans and scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning. A couple more Gleason errors and a two-run homer by Tyler Morris that took off like a rocket gave the Red Devils a 9-8 lead.
SF added another run in the bottom of the fifth to close out the scoring.
Hunter Corum went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Archie Rich drove in two runs on one hit and reached on an error.
Keaton Collins went 2-for-4 with one RBI, and Avery Orr doubled for the Bulldogs only base hit.
Corum took the loss for Gleason with six innings of work.
He gave up three earned runs on eight hits. He walked five and collected four strikeouts.

Published in The WCP 4.23.13

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