Greenfield extremes the rule vs. Trenton
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 pm
Greenfield bats were cold on Monday against Trenton, but they were on fire Tuesday against the same Trenton team.
Trenton blanked the Yellowjackets 3-0 on a one-hitter Monday, but things were a lot different in Tuesday’s 14-7 win.
The Yellowjackets belted out three home runs, including three-run shots by Zac Grooms and Tanner Smithson in a 12-hit barrage. The win secures the Yellowjackets at least the fourth seed in the upcoming District 14A tournament.
Westview had scoring problems against South Gibson on Monday and Tuesday as the Chargers could only manage a pair of runs against the Hornets. The Chargers lost at home on Tuesday 8-1 after suffering a 6-1 setback on the road Monday.
G’field 14, Trenton 7
The baseball was jumping out of the park for Greenfield on Tuesday with Grooms belting a three-run blast to put Greenfield up 3-0 in the top of the first. Greenfield added another run in the first on Jeffery Johnson’s RBI to give the ’Jackets a four-run lead.
Trenton scored in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer to make it 4-1
Tony Robinson’s home run in the second gave the Yellowjackets a 5-1 lead. Greenfield added four runs more in the third before Smithson jacked his three-run homer in the fourth to give the ’Jackets a 12-1 lead.
Trenton scored twice in the bottom of the inning to make it 12-3, and then Greenfield added a run in the top of the fifth for a 13-3 advantage. Trenton came back with four in the fifth with a two-run homer to make it a 13-7 ballgame. Greenfield scored once more in the sixth to cap off the scoring.
Hunter Crouse, Tyler Griffin, Austin Pence, Josh Lasater and Robinson had two hits each.
Jordan Lasater picked up the win for Greenfield.
Trenton 3, G’field 1
Crouse got the only hit for Greenfield as the bats went silent against the Golden Tide on Monday.
Grooms was effective on the mound for the ’Jackets in holding Trenton to three runs on six hits through six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Smithson pitched in the seventh and retired all three batters he faced to keep Greenfield in the game, but Trenton’s Dylan Slayton was on his game in hurling the one-hit shutout.
Robinson walked twice and stole one base for Greenfield.
SG 8, Westview 1
The runs and hits have not been there for the Chargers this week as they could only score one run on three hits against the Hornets on Tuesday.
Ty Brown drove in the only run for Westview — in the second inning to make it a 4-1 game.
Paul Richards and Emmett Daniel got the only other hits for Westview.
Jordon Long took the loss, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits in a complete-game effort. He walked four and struck out none.
SG 6, Westview 1
The Chargers were in the game until the bottom of the sixth inning when SG broke open a 2-1 game with four runs.
Westview scored in the fourth to cut South Gibson’s lead in half, but the Charger bats could not produce any more runs.
Bretton Hazlewood led Westview with a pair of singles, while Barrett Belote, Nick Hart and Daniel had Westview’s other three hits.
Seth Coleman took the defeat, giving up six earned runs on three hits and five walks. He struck out seven in 51⁄3 innings.
Published in The WCP 4.25.13