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Pryor, Alsup get FCS well vs. Westmoreland
Mar 28, 2007 12:00 am
Friendship Christian returned from an 0-for-4 spring-break trip to Florida and got well in a 12-2 hurry against visiting Westmoreland on Monday.
Right-handed ace Stephen Pryor provided most of the medicine with a five-inning complete game with three hits and a walk while striking out nine as the Commanders won their District 8-A opener and improved to 4-6 for the season.
The lone walk was the key, Commander coach John McNeal said.
"We're averaging seven or eight walks a game," said McNeal, whose Commanders wrapped up their trp to the Florida Panhandle with a 13-3 loss at Choctow last Thursday. "That's the thing we got to get under control. And then the other things will take care of themselves."
Leadoff batter Bryant Alsup set the table with a 3-for-4 afternoon at the plate with four runs batted in. He and Cody Searcey doubled as Friendship finished with eight hits.
The Commanders overtook a 1-0 Westmoreland lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning, went ahead with another in the second and broke things open with six in the third. They run-ruled the Eagles with four in the fifth.
Friendship will travel to Hendersonville's Drakes Creek Park tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game against the District 9-AAA Commandos.
Watertown drops 3-2 decision on eighth-inning wild pitch
HARTSVILLE — Trousdale County scored the winning run of a 3-2 victory on an eighth-inning wild pitch Monday as Watertown absorbed a tough-luck District 8-A defeat.
The speedy Michael Ford singled off Justin Breece [0-3] in the eighth, stole second and went to third on a sacrifice bunt before scoring to drop the Tigers to 1-4 for the season and 0-2 in the district.
Breece allowed a hit and a walk in 1 2/3 innings of relief after starter Taylor Rowland retired the final 13 Yellow Jackets he faced after Trousdale County took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
Rowland allowed two runs [one earned] on three hits, walking one and striking out seven. The sophomore left-hander reached his pitch limit, prompting Coach Jeff Luttrell to pull him.
The Purple Tigers pulled into a 1-1 tie in the top of the second inning when Breece reached on a dropped fly ball and scored on a wild pitch. Rowland singled home Ethan Patterson in the sixth to knot the score 2-2.
Cory Lasater had the other Watertown hit as the Tigers had just two safeties.
Watertown will host Mt. Juliet Christian at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Three Forks Park.
Saints succumb to Gordonsville
SOUTH CARTHAGE — Gordonsville did all its offensive damage in the third and fourth innings Monday as the Tigers topped visiting Mt. Juliet Christian 7-2 at Crump Paris Park.
The Saints took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning but could do little else against Brian Gibbs, who held Mt. Juliet Christian to two hits while striking out 10 in five innings.
Jonathan Roberts surrendered 10 hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings as he slipped to 1-1 and the Saints to 2-3 for the season and 0-3 in District 8-A.
Anthony Murphy did the most offensive damage for Gordonsville with three doubles and two runs batted in. Bryce Randolph racked up an RBI triple.
Shedd drove in a Mt. Juliet Christian run as he and Roberts racked up the two hits.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Watertown's Three Forks Park on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. district duel with the Purple Tigers.
Blue Devils do well north of the river
Lebanon won 3 of 4 games in the Gallatin Invitational last weekend.
The Blue Devils crushed St. Louis Chaminade 13-2 on Friday before losing to host White House 11-2.
Lebanom traveled to Gallatin on Saturday and shut out Grundy County 7-0 and crushed Cumberland County 10-3 to move to 6-5 for the season going into tonight's 6:30 p.m. District 7-AAA game against Cookeville at Veterans Field.
Lebanon 13, Chaminade 2
Ryne Phillips pitched a four-hitter to win his first decision.
Garrett Fanchier had three of Lebanon's 14 hits. Christian Jennings drove in three runs and Brent Morris two as they and Craig Gann each had two hits. Gabe Thompson blasted a grand-slam homer.
White House 11, Lebanon 2
Fanchier was chased after two innings by the other team of Blue Devils. Gann and Brandon Corley followed with the trio allowing 14 hits.
Callen Harrell had two of Lebanon's six hits. Thompson drove in a run as he, Morris, Chase Hudson and Dexter Cross each finished with a hit.
Lebanon 7, Grundy County 0
Morris fired a complete-game one-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Drew Brockette drove in a pair of runs on a hit. Fanchier knocked in a score as he, Jennings and Morris each managed two hits.
Lebanon 10, Cumberland County 3
The Blue Devils made the most of five hits as Cumberland County committed four errors. Morris drove in two runs as he and Jennings each had a pair of hits while Fanchier picked up a hit and an RBI.
Cody Ferrell fired four innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to pick up the win. Harrell hurled the first three frames, giving up three runs.