MCS baseball tops Victory in blowout

Published 10:24 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Meadowview Christian’s Jeremy Lee throws a pitch in Tuesday’s game. --Justin Fedich

Meadowview Christian’s Jeremy Lee throws a pitch in Tuesday’s game. –Justin Fedich

The first three batters for the Meadowview Christian Trojans baseball team scored. The Trojans didn’t slow down the entire game, beating the Victory Millbrook Eagles 14-4 Tuesday at Meadowview. After getting out to a big lead, Meadowview coach Lebo Jones was able to play some of his players who don’t often receive as much playing time.

“Jeremy Lee pitched great,” Jones said. “We got to play a lot of everybody off the bench today and everybody got to play. It was a good game.”

Chambers McGilberry, Mason Kendrick and Lee each scored runs in the first inning to put the Trojans ahead 3-1 at the end of the first inning. After allowing a run to Victory’s first batter, Lee didn’t allow another run until the fifth inning.

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Meanwhile, the Trojans piled it on in the second and third innings. After striking out the sides in the top of the second inning, Lee added another run in the bottom of the second inning. He was joined by Jevar McGuire, John Ryan Szymanski and Tyler Sebren. At the end of the second inning, Meadowview led 7-1.

Lee struck out two more batters in the top of the third inning, as he finished off his second straight one-two-three inning. The top of the order continued to produce for Meadowview in the bottom of the third inning. McGilberry hit a triple. He was batted in by Kendricks, who scored on a Lee RBI triple. McGuire scored his second run of the game to give the Trojans another four-run inning to lead 11-1.

Late in the game, Lee was relieved by Sebren. McGilberry stepped to the mound in the final inning to close the game out for Meadowview. Victory scored two runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning. McGilberry added another run for Meadowview in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the game was called with a 10-run mercy rule.

Jones said he’s watched the younger players on the team grow, and it makes him optimistic for the future.

“They’ve gotten better and better as the year’s gone on,” Jones said. “They want to get better and better. In a couple years, they’re going to be really good players.”

The Trojans still have a chance to make the playoffs, but need to win a regular season finale doubleheader Monday against Victory Mississippi.

“We’ve got to win both our games Monday to make the postseason and have a chance,” Jones said.

About Justin Fedich

Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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