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Friendship's Searcey shuts out Central
Apr 17, 2007 12:00 am
GLADEVILLE — In what's been a sometimes-trying season, Friendship Christian continued its domination of Wilson County teams regardless of classification Thursday night when the Commanders shut out host Wilson Central 8-0 in a last-minute scheduled game.
Central was originally set to host Siegel. But the Stars had to cancel when their District 7-AAA game with Lebanon was rained out Wednesday and rescheduled for Thursday. Wildcat coach Anthony Ford called Friendship's John McNeal, who agreed to come after the Commanders' District 8-A home game with Merrol Hyde, which FCS won 17-0 on Brent Boyd's five-inning perfect game.
Thursday night was Cody Searcey's turn to twirl the shutout as he spun a three-hitter with six walks and 12 strikeouts as the Commanders climbed to 11-10 for the season and 5-0 against county teams, including 3-0 vs. Class AAA schools Lebanon and Central.
G.L. Waynick drove in three runs on just one hit for Friendship while Boyd and Lee Maasen each had two RBI. Leadoff batter Bryant Alsup went 3-for-5, including a triple. Jon Miller tripled and Jessie Coe doubled as the Commanders collected eight hits off a trio of Central pitchers.
Robbie Hill hurled the first four innings to take the loss for the Wildcats. Nick Goins and Greg Hicks followed to the mound as Central slipped to 4-17.
Hill, Cody Liddle and Marty Bell singled for the Wildcats, who are scheduled to host Blackman at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
Against Merrol Hyde, Boyd struck out nine as the Commanders climbed to 6-0 in the district.
Coe homered and drove in three runs while Miller also went deep. Boyd tripled while Stephen Pryor doubled. Alsup and Maasen each had two hits with Maasen driving in a pair of runs.
The Commanders, who clubbed 13 hits, scored four times in the first inning and 10 in the second.
Friendship is scheduled to travel to Baxter today for a 5 p.m. game at Upperman.
Lebanon shut out for second time by Siegel
MURFREESBORO — Two nights after losing 10-0 at home, Lebanon did little better Thursday night in the rematch at Siegel as the Stars' Derek Faust blanked the Blue Devils 6-0.
The left-hander allowed two singles and two walks while striking out 11.
Lebanon's Garrett Fanchier pitched well, allowing four hits and three walks. But four errors made only two of the runs earned as the Blue Devils dropped to 11-13 for the season and 1-6 in District 7-AAA.
Siegel scored twice in the first and sixth innings and once in the third and fifth.
Fanchier singled on the game's first pitch and Dexter Cross reached on a leadoff bunt single in the fourth.
Lebanon will face Franklin County at 7 p.m. tonight at Nashville's Greer Stadium with proceeds going to the family of Nathan Nokes, a Southside student who is battling a brain tumor.