All ’Jacket players feel good at plate
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 pm
One player’s hitting can be contagious.
That seems to be the case for Greenfield as Tony Robinson is swinging a hot bat, and it’s carrying over to other players.
Robinson’s 5-for-5 performance at the plate in Greenfield’s 8-1 win over Gibson County spilled over to Chris Reddic as he went 4-for-5.
In other baseball action, Dresden picked up a win in mid-week, while Gleason and Westview both fell short on Thursday
Dresden beat South Fulton 8-7, while Gleason lost to Bruceton 7-6 and Westview fell to McKenzie 7-1.
All four county teams were to meet on Friday, but the weather wiped those games out.
Westview’s senior night did not turn out as planned as the Chargers fell to Trenton 2-1 for the first time in the Tide’s 14-year history of their soccer program. The setback also prevented the Chargers from clinching their division in the district.
Greenfield 8, GC 1
The Yellowjackets pounded out 17 hits, including seven for extra bases, against the Pioneers with Robinson getting two doubles and two RBIs.
Reddic followed up with two doubles and drove in four runs, while Hunter Crouse went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and three runs.
Tyler Griffin’s only hit in the game was a run-scoring triple, and Josh Lasater got in on the extra-base hit bonanza with a double while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
Austin Pence scored two runs on one hit while also drawing a walk and getting hit by pitch. Zac Grooms also had a pair of singles for the ’Jackets.
Reddic got the win with seven strong innings of work, giving up just one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four.
Bruceton 7, Gleason 6
The Bulldogs let a close one slip away as the Tigers scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning for the road win.
The Tigers jumped out to 4-2 lead at the end of one inning of play and added a run in the second to make it 5-2. The Bulldogs bounced back with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the second and took a 6-5 lead with two runs in the fourth before Bruceton scored two in the sixth.
Austin Perry led the Bulldogs with three hits and three RBIs, while Chase Ezell had the only other hit for Gleason. Ezell drove in two runs on a double.
Ezell pitched two-thirds of an inning while giving up four runs on four hits and two walks. Hunter Corum worked 61⁄3 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Dresden 8, SF 7
The Lions capitalized on six SF errors the led to six of their eight runs.
Dresden scored six runs in the third inning off of SF fielding miscues. The Lions let SF back in the game and tie it at 7-all before scoring one run in the top of the eighth inning for the road win.
SF scored one in the third, four in the fourth and two in the seventh to tie the game.
Dresden will wrap up its regular season today at Lake County.
McKenzie 7, WV 1
Emmitt Daniels took the loss for Westview as the Rebels rallied for six runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead.
The Chargers could never get their bats going against McKenzie’s Devyn Crowell as he held Westview to run one on two hits.
Westview will have another shot at the Rebels at home as the Chargers conclude their regular season today at 4:30.
Trenton 2, WV 1
It was bound to happen sooner or later with Trenton pulling out its first ever win against Westview in 14 years. The seniors were hoping it would be later than on their senior night.
The Tide scored with just about a minute to play when Dane Piazza’s kick went past Westview’s Conner Blanchard into the corner of the net for the winning goal. Piazza scored both goals for Trenton with his first coming at the 22:18 mark in the second period.
Westview’s Gian Garma scored with 14:50 to play to tie the game after he caught Trenton’s goalkeeper out of position.
published in The WCP 4.30.13