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Commanders crush Antioch in Inv.
Mar 21, 2007 12:00 am
Friendship Christian disposed of visiting Antioch 14-4 in the opening game of the Wilson County Invitational on Thursday.
The Commanders led 7-0 after two innings and run-ruled the Bears with seven in the bottom of the sixth as they improved to 2-0.
Brent Boyd pitched the first three innings for the win, leaving after giving up four runs [two earned] in the third. He gave up three hits and three walks while striking out six. Stephen Nolen allowed one hit over the final two frames.
G.L. Waynick hit a two-run homer for Friendship while Wade Mitchell and Bryant Alsup each drove in three scores. Mitchell tripled and singled while Alsup added a hit. Boyd, Cody Searcey and Jon Miller each managed RBI singles with Miller's ending the game. Lee Maasen singled twice.
Friendship will host Ezell-Harding at 3 p.m. today as the Invitational continues.
Ferrell hits, pitches Blue Devils past Knights
Thanks to some juggling of the Wilson County Invitational schedule, Lebanon got in a 6-4 win over Pope John Paul II at Veterans Field before the rains hit Thursday night.
The Blue Devils were originally scheduled to face Smith County at 7:30 p.m. But the Owls couldn't come for their scheduled 3 p.m. tilt with PJPII, so Lebanon swapped up.
Left-hander Cody Ferrell spotted the Knights a 3-0 lead midway through the third inning before his two-run homer in the bottom of the inning brought the Blue Devils into a tie. Chase Hudson singled home Chase Thompson, who had singled, with the first Lebanon run of the inning.
The Blue Devils broke the tie with three in the fifth after walking the bases full. Brent Morris drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout. The next score came on a throwing error before Garrett Fanchier squeezed home Hudson.
Ferrell went the full seven innings, allowing five hits and four walks while fanning four.
With some more schedule swapping, Lebnaon will face Smith County at 4:15 p.m. today and Rossview at 6:30 at Veterans Field.
Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet had home games rained out Thursday night and have rescheduled them for 11 a.m. today before the originally-scheduled games. The Wildcats will host Montgomery Central while Mt. Juliet entertains McGavock. Central is scheduled to host White House at 6:30 p.m. and Station Camp at 8:45 under its new lights while MJ hosts Creek Wood and McGavock at those same times.
RBS gives inch, MJCA takes winning mile
RED BOILING SPRINGS — A bobble and a lob toss were all Mike Jones needed to see in extra innings Thursday.
The Mt. Juliet Christian coach waved Chris Frazier around third base to score the go-ahead run in the Saints' 5-4 season-opening win over Red Boiling Springs in eight innings.
Frazier fired five shutout innings on the mound with nothing to show for it. But his base running got a win for his team after he and Phillip Harnage singled to open the eighth.
Following a strikeout, Blake Marsh sent a ground ball to the second baseman, who bobbled it and then threw casually to first. Marsh was retired, but Frazier came all the way around from second and slid safely across the plate just under the throw from the first baseman.
Freshman Codye Sullivan got the win after the right-hander surrendered all four Red Boiling runs in the bottom of the seventh. Two of the runs were unearned as Mt. Juliet Christian committed three errors. Frazier didn't allow a hit until his final inning, didn't walk anyone and struck out seven.
Mt. Juliet Christian jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added what turned out to be the all-important insurance score in the top of the seventh as Jonathan Roberts drove in a run in each inning.
Harnage had three of Mt. Juliet Christian's nine hits while Roberts and Tyler Holloway had two each and Daniel Shedd an RBI groundout. Sullivan drove in the other early run on a groundout.
Mt. Juliet Christian will host Westmoreland at 4 p.m. Monday in the Saints' District 8-A opener.