WSN baseball wins, TRM falls Thursday at EC tourney
Published 9:56 am Friday, March 2, 2012
On the first day of the 2012 Escambia County baseball tournament Thursday at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton, the Eagles and Flomaton came away with wins while T.R. Miller and Atmore lost.
W.S. Neal opened the tournament with a 14-0 win over the Blue Devils of Atmore while Flomaton edged out T.R. Miller 6-5. The wins Thursday for W.S. Neal and Flomaton put them at 1-0 in the tournament while T.R. Miller and Atmore started 0-1.
Overall, W.S. Neal improved to 6-1 while T.R. Miller fell to 2-2.
The tournament was scheduled to play again Friday with Atmore and Flomaton playing at 4 p.m. and T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, T.R. Miller and Atmore will begin the day playing at 11 a.m. followed by W.S. Neal and Flomaton closing out the tournament with a 1:30 p.m. game.
WSN 14, Atmore 0
The W.S. Neal Eagles pounded out 11 hits and scored 14 runs while holding Atmore to no hits and no runs in their first game of the tournament earning them a 14-0 win.
W.S. Neal, serving as the visitors in the game, batted around in the top of first inning and scored five runs on three hits to set the tone for the game.
W.S. Neal would later add three runs in the second inning, four in the third and one each in the fourth and fifth innings to get the 10-run mercy rule win.
The Eagles used a trio of pitchers in Tyler Joyner, Jeremy Myers and Cam Blackman to get the win. Joyner got the start and the win on the mound as he went two innings and struck out one. Myers went the next two innings and struck out five and hit one. Blackman went the final innings and walked one and struck out three.
At the plate for the Eagles, Damion Williams was 1-for-2 with one RBI and Hunter Mullins was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Reid Johnson was 2-for-4 and Logan Williamson was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Brian Settle was 1-for-1 with a triple and two RBIs and Christian Purvis was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Myers was 1-for-1 with one RBI and Blackman was 1-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
Flomaton 6, TRM 5
With the game tied 4-4 after six innings, Flomaton scored two runs in the top of the seventh and held T.R. Miller to one run in the bottom of the inning with the bases loaded to get a 6-5 win over the Tigers.
Flomaton grabbed an early 3-0 lead over the Tigers in the top of the first when they got a 3-run homerun in the inning. T.R. Miller responded in the bottom of the inning with their own 3-run homerun from Kevin Davis to tie the game at 3-3.
The game would stay tied until the top of the fourth when the Hurricanes plated one run to take a 4-3 lead. T.R. Miller would rally to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth when Caleb McAnally came off the bench and got a pinch-hit homerun to tie the game at 4-4 heading to the seventh.
In the top of the seventh, the Hurricanes scored two runs on one hit and two Tiger errors to recapture the lead at 6-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh with one out, T.R. Miller got a double from Collin Graves and a single from Conner Denton to put runners on first and third with one out. Denton would later steal second and a Hurricane cut the lead to 6-5. Flomaton would intentionally walk Kevin Davis to load the bases but the Tigers would end the inning with a fly out to right field to make the second out and end the game on a strikeout for the third out and leave the bases loaded and take the loss by one.
Denton got the start on the mound and the no decision as he went four innings and allowed three hits, four earned runs, walked three, and struck out four.
Ryan Hunt took the loss in relief as he allowed three hits, two runs, none earned, walked and struck out one.
At the plate for the Tigers, Graves was 1-for-3 with a double and Denton was 2-for-4.
Davis was 1-for-3 with a homerun and three RBIs and McAnally was 1-for-1 with a solo homerun.
Kyle Davis was 1-for-4 with a double.