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Commanders run rule Ezell-Harding 18-0
Mar 21, 2007 12:00 am
A 12-run first inning launched Friendship Christian to an 18-0 thumping of visiting Ezell-Harding on Friday in the Wilson County Invitational.
Winning pitcher Brian Cravens, who allowed a hit and a walk while striking out six over four innings, drove in six runs on three hits, including a pair of doubles. Wade Mitchell also doubled twice as the Commanders climbed to 3-0.
Jon Miller drove in four runs and Cody Searcey three as they and Jessie Coe homered. Miller and Lee Maasen each had three hits while Bryant Alsup and Stephen Nolan rounded out Friendship's 13-hit parade with one each.
Miller pitched the fifth and struck out the side as Friendship run ruled the Eagles.
Friendship will wrap up pool play today when the Commanders host Page at 9:30 a.m. and Gallatin at 11:45. The four pool winners will advance to tournament play later today.
Cougars pounce on Purple Tigers
WATERTOWN — Middle Tennessee Christian cruised to a 14-0 win over Watertown at Three Forks Park on Friday.
The Cougars chased Watertown starter Justin Breece with nine runs in the top of the second inning. The visitors collected 12 hits and took advantage of four errors in the five-inning game as the Purple Tigers dropped their season opener.
Breece doubled and singled while Adam Martin, Taylor Rowland and Ethan Patterson each singled to round out the Tigers' five hits.
Watertown will travel to Red Boiling Springs at 4 p.m. Monday.