Coming out on top

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006

From Staff reports

Craig Price gave up one run over the course of a five-inning performance as the squad from Moore Stewart Ford rallied its way to a 5-1 victory over Bush Hog in 11-12 year old baseball action on April 17 at the Selma Sportsplex.

Price gave up one run on one hit and saddled the Bush Hog batters with nine strikeouts, but allowed six free passes.

Derrick Walker led the car dealers at the dish with a pair of hits and a trio of RBIs.

John Pomeroy added a pair of hits to the winning effort. Price and Adam King chipped in with single hits as well.

Moore Stewart jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one and then a 2-1 lead after two.

In the top of the fourth, they pushed the lead to 4-1 before adding an insurance run in the top of the sixth to bring the game to its final tally of 5-1.

For Bush Hog Andrew Persinger finished with a hit and an RBI. Wesley Williams also had a hit for the Bush Hog squad.

In other recreational baseball and softball action:

April 17, 2006

Dixie Boys baseball

Amsouth 7,

Healthmark 3

Justin Freine surrendered three runs over seven innings of work as his Amsouth squad hung on for a 7-3 victory. During his tenure on the hill, Freine saddled his opponents from Healthmark with 15 strikeouts, giving up only a trio of free passes.

Offensively, John Cox finished 2-4 with a double. Keith Jones ended his night 2-4 at the dish and Justin Moreland had a 1-3 night in the win.

Trailing 3-2 through four complete, Amsouth rallied with a three-run fifth and then a two-run sixth to push ahead to the 7-3 tally.

For Healthmark , Lamarious Prince finished 2-3 with a double and Zack Gandy had a 1-3 night at the plate.

April 17, 2006

9-10 year old baseball

Ross Plumbing 17,

Automotive Excitement 1

The squad from Ross Plumbing used a seven-run third and a fifth to put the 3-1 game out of reach. Woodrow Watts and Antonio Sanders finished the night 3-3 with a trio of runs each. Benjamin Davis, Adam Brenuns, Justin Murray and Brandon Williams all went 2-2 at the dish. Xavier Waller and Martin Brown each had a run in the victory.

John Murray scored the only run of the game for the Automotive Excitement squad.

April 17, 2006

9-10 year old softball

Mr. Roy’s 8,

Steve Lane 4

With the game knotted at 3-3, Mr. Roy’s rallied for five runs in the top half of the fourth inning to put the game out of reach en route to the 8-4 victory.

For Mr. Roy’s, Hollis Ellis, Rodaisha Holman, Briana Walker, Isomia Thomas, Salina Brown, Razy Palmer, Johnaca Reed and Teneria Smith accounted for the squad’s eight runs in the victory. Shan Holman, Taylor Fancher, Candace Moore and Amber Lane accounted for the quartet of runs put on the scoreboard by the Steve Lane team.

Auto Beauty 17,

Town & Country 6

Auto Beauty’s 7-6 lead swelled to 17-6 following offensive outbursts for six and four runs over the fourth and fifth innings en route to their 11-run victory. Shekvria Johnson, Jalisa Turner, Shaqvira Livingston and Elisha Bender accounted for the 17 runs put on the scoreboard by Auto Beauty.

April 17, 2006

7-8 year old baseball

Selma Times-Journal 24,

Shelby Tree Service 23

After seven innings of give-and-take baseball, it was the squad from the Selma Times-Journal that came out one run better than its opponents from Shelby Tree Service, 24-23.

The Times-Journal team pushed ahead 8-7 after three innings and then 14-8 after four.

Trailing 23-17 in the bottom half of the seventh inning, the Times-Journal team rallied for six runs to secure the narrow victory.

Reginald Simmons and Quindarius Griffin finished the night 4-4 at the plate with a quartet of runs each in the victory.

Nick Johnson and BJ Scott each went 4-4 with only a trio of runs scored each.

Garret Grantham scored three runs. Jamar Prittchett and Parker Little finished with two runs each.

Connor Blackmon and Jarrod Blackmon finished the night with one run each in the win.

For the team from Shelby Tree Service, Brandon

Fancher ended his night 4-4 with a quartet of runs in the loss.

Ranier Culvin, Scott Cole and Jordarius Gegory added a trio of runs each.

Bradley Hood, Eli Johnson and Evan Glaze posted two runs each in the narrow defeat.

Exchange Club 16,

Fuller Building 9

After standing toe-to-toe for three innings, the Exchange Club was able to push had with a six-run fifth inning to seal the 16-9 victory.

Timderious Rubin finished the day 3-3 with three runs to lead the Exchange Club charge.

Ryhiem Eaton and Ivan Williams finished the day 3-3 with a pair of runs each.

Kentravious Moore and Fred Richardson scored two runs each. Javorris Dudley, Aderik Moore, Demerius Jones and Shannon Smith added one run each to the winning tally.

For Fuller Building, Trey Ford was 3-3 with three runs scored.

Dee Pettway scored two runs. Tevin Sharpe, Dakota Sanders, Nate Bender and Denton Burroughs accounted for one run each in the losing tally.

April 17, 2006

7-8 girls softball

Gray’s Furniture 14,

Black Belt 13

Black Belt jumped out to an early 10-6 lead after two innings before the team from Gray’s Furniture rallied to reclaim the lead, 13-10 and then was able to push the winning run across the dish in the fourth inning to secure the narrow, 14-13 victory.

Touch Hickman, Paisley Calhoun and Morgan Grantham accounted for six runs in the victory.

Zykia Pettway added three runs for the Black Belt team.

Assyreah Eaton, Trenda Simpson and Janell Mitchell added two runs each to the tally.

Carter Drug 20,

Henry Brick 6

It took three innings for the Carter Drug team to put the game out of reach.

Over the course of the first three innings of the game, the pharmacists rallied for eight, seven and five runs, effectively putting the game out of reach.

Morgan Smitherman and Maggie Tipton scored a trio of runs each to lead the Carter Drug offense.

Mary Paige Trammel, Jamya Smith, Timia Coleman, Prescilla Hopkins and Khyla Blevins accounted for two runs each in the victory.