WHBB falls to Moore, 6-2

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 23, 2005

Swift Drugs turned an early 1-0 lead into a 9-2 victory over Carter Drugs in 11-and 12-year old baseball action on May 21. Junta Martin toed the rubber for the Swift squad and left his foes with their bats on their shoulders for the most part, going four innings and dishing out eight strikeouts. He did give up a pair of runs, one earned and one unearned and a lone hit on top of four walks in the victory. Offensively, Derrick Walker had two home runs and five RBI’s to push his team to victory.

For Carter Drugs, Zack Gandy is saddled with the loss, going the full six innings and giving up eight runs on six hits with eight walks. He did record seven strikeouts in the loss. Tyler Roberts had Carter’s lone hit in the game.

Swift jumped out to an early 1-0 lead and pushed it to 2-1 after three innings. From there, the wheels fell off the wagon for Carter. Swift posted back-to-back two-run innings and then capped the game off with a three-run sixth inning to secure the win.

In other 11-and 12-year old action,

Moore Stewart 6, WHBB 2

Moore Stewart turned a 2-2 game into a 6-2 victory thanks to a four-run fifth inning on May 21. Connor Thorpe ripped a pair of hits and knocked in a pair of runs during the game. Joseph Watters and Parker Hughes each had one hit. Thorpe earned the "W" on the mound, pitching six innings and recording 14 strikeouts while allowing three hits and giving up two runs.

For their opponents from WHBB, Michael Moor, George Michael Rowe and Dextario Norris each had a single.

Mr. Roy’s 3, Johnson P/B 1

All it took was four hits for the squad from Mr. Roy’s to defeat their opponents on May 21 at the Sportsplex. The four hits produced three runs and helped pitcher Trevarious Moore earn the win behind four strikeouts in three innings pitched. Cody Griffin took the rubber in relief and earned the save throwing three innings of no-hit baseball and recording eight strikeouts. Offensively, Thomas Curtis did his best Barry Bonds impression by blasting a solo home run to stand for Mr. Roy’s lone run in the fourth inning. It served as an insurance run and gave them the victory. Moore and Henrey Blevins also got in on the offensive action with one hit each.

Greg Lewis went the distance on the mound for Johnson Paint and Body, giving up three runs on four hits and earned seven strikeouts.

Gregory Paige recorded a hit in the loss.

Turner Motor 15, Regions Bank 6

Coley Chestnut, Ruiaderius Thigpen, Wilbert McConico and Anthony Thompson combined to bang out 20 hits as Turner Motor proved to be too much for Regions to handle on May 21, winning 15-6.

Regions jumped out in front 4-0 in the front end of the second inning, but Turner answered with a pair of runs in the bottom half, cutting the lead to two runs, 4-2. The momentum shifted in the bottom of the next inning. Turner Rallied for five runs and jumped out to 9-4 lead. Both teams scored two runs each in the fourth inning before Turner put the game out of reach with a six-run fifth, en route to a 15-6 win.

Rodney Ellis recorded a single and a double for Regions bank in the loss.

Georges P/B 12, Bush Hog 2

Brenton Sanders solo home run wasn’t enough to lift Bush Hog over their opponents, falling 12-2 to George’s Paint and Body on May 21. Jabari Hardy singled as the squad from George’s banged out back-to-back three-run innings and a six-run fourth to mercy their opponents 12-2, beating them by the 10-run rule.

May 19, 2005

Turner Motor 20, Bush Hog 8

Turner Motor jumped out to an early 5-0 lead thanks to back-to-back triples from Anthony and Andre Thompson. The Bush Hog team answered in the bottom half of that inning with three runs due in part to hits from Andrew Persinger. Persinger tripled to score Hunter Veach and then was scored on a double from Brenton Sanders, Sanders also came around to score. Turner tacked on four more runs in the top of the second inning courtesy of doubles from Michael Perryman and Wilbert McConico. Bush Hog answered in the bottom half of the frame with a pair of runs. Persinger knocked Wesley Williams and Myan Pattell around with a single. Turner furthered their lead in the third with a three-run inning. Coley Chestnut singled and scored Dominque Walker and Jeremy Blake. Byron Hall crossed the plate to round out the top half of the third frame. Bush Hog was only able to add one more run in the bottom half of the third frame from Will Corey.

Turner was able to put the game out of reach with an eight-run fourth inning. Bush Hog was only able to add a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame before the game was called due to the mercy rule.

Lauderback 18, Taylor IM 9

Dylan Lawrence scored three runs as Lauderback raced to an 18-9 win on May 19. Lauderback posted a six-run first and a six-run second inning en route to the victory. Ken Fails tacked on two runs, as well as Mark Jones, Christian Allday and Beau Parker for the Lauderback squad. For Taylor, Demarrious Smith added three runs.

Carter Drug 15, Cougar 3

Carter Drug jumped out to a 10-run lead in the top half of the first inning led mainly by hits from Tyler Roberts and Doug Molett with two hits each. Rashad Bennett and Avonte McGhee added a single hit each.

For Cougar, Deion Daniels had a pair of his followed by Trey Stiles, Tydarian Gibbs and Calvin Boyd with one hit each.

May 18, 2005

Dallas Air 2, Mr. Roy’s 1

Branton Stricklin held Mr. Roy’s bats at bay through six innings en route to a 2-1 victory on May 18. Stricklin allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 13 and giving up one run. Offensively Taylor Copeland, Jermal Dudley and Hunter Smith each recorded timely hits to lead their team to victory. For Mr. Roy’s Cody Griffin recorded the loss, going three innings and giving up a pair of runs. Travaska Rivers, Anfernee Simpson and Henry Blevin each had a hit in the loss.

George’s P/B 17, Brown Drug 0

Joel Yarbrough earned the win for George’s Paint and Body, going four innings and recording nine strikeouts and one hit en route to George’s 17-0 mercy win on May 18. George’s jumped out to a two-run lead and quickly punched ahead to a six-run lead. The team added a pair of runs in the third and then exploded for nine runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Jody Glover was scored by Nathan Irwin in the first inning. Craig King roped a triple to the gap scoring Joel Yarbrough, Cobb Bostick, Ben Beers and Hain Beers in the second inning. Irwin and Kevin Simmons scored in the third on a single from Joel Yarbrough and Ben Beers roped a second triple in the top half of the fourth inning to lead George’s on a nine-run rally.

May 14, 2005

Brown Drug 4, A.G. Edwards 3

Arthur Oliver tripled to lead the squad from Brown to a 4-3 victory over their opponents from A.G. Edwards on May 14. Matthew Tiller picked up the win on the mound, while Tavarska Chappell and Drew Ross roped singles at the plate.

Brown Drug jumped in front 1-0 in the bottom half of the first frame and took the lead a second 3-1 time in third inning thanks to a pair of runs. Edwards answered with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 3-3, but a late run in the bottom of the seventh proved to be the deciding factor in the game, giving Brown Drugs the 4-3 edge.

May 7, 2005

Dallas Air 2, Johnson Paint 1

With the game tied a 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Dallas Air was able to push the winning run across the plate and claim the 2-1 victory. Jermal Dudley and Robbie Flowers scored for Dallas while Blanton Strickland pitched five innings, giving up three hits and recording 14 strikeouts. For Johnson Paint and Body Gregory Page scored the team’s lone run in the top half of the fifth inning but took the loss on the mound. Page threw five innings giving up two runs on four hits while notching five strikeouts.