Thursday, March 23, 2006
Indians pick up three wins
The Byhalia Indians had some fun spring break week. They won three of four games, including two against district competition.
Byhalia beat Independence 4-2 on Tuesday, March 14, behind the pitching of Dean Miller. He faced 30 batters and struck out five in picking up the victory.
Chris Hill connected for his first home run of the year, a two-run shot in the second inning.
Brandon Byars, Montrell Hardaway and Miller all had singles in the two-run victory over the district opponent.
Things turned a bit sour the next day as Byhalia journeyed to New Albany and fell 14-0 to the Bulldogs.
Hill slapped two singles. He also took the mound for the first time this year and got the loss.
Demarius Moore and Michael Gant had a single each.
The Indians bounced back Friday for an easy 11-1 district victory over Charleston at home.
Miller earned his second pitching win of the week. He faced 11 batters and struck out four. Byars tossed in relief for two innings. He faced 13 batters and struck out two.
Getting in on the hit parade for Byhalia were Jeremy Lucas with a triple and a double, Hardaway with a double and a single, Cody Wiley with two singles, Gant with a triple, Moore with a double, Hill with a double, Cordarrel Sanders with a single and Byars with a single.
The Indians finished off the successful spring break week with a 12-2 win at Hickory Flat on Saturday.
Moore carried the big stick. He was five for five, with a single in the first, a single in the second, a single in the third, a solo homer in the fifth and another single in the sixth.
Moore also got the pitching win in six innings of work. Hickory Flat was hitless until the fourth inning and had just four hits in the game.
Byhalia scored eight runs in the third inning, two coming on a home run from the bat of Byars. Hill had a double in the third and Hardaway a single. Hill also added a single in the fourth.
Miller was the top hitter for the afternoon. He connected for a double and two singles.
Other leading men at the plate were Gant with a double in the first, Lucas with single in the second and Sanders with a single in the fourth.
The Indians (5-6 overall and 3-1 in the district) were slated to host Senatobia in a district game Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Saturday, the junior varsity team hosts Strayhorn at 11 a.m., and then the same day at 3 p.m. the varsity squad faces H.W. Byars on the road.
Next Tuesday, March 28, Byhalia visits Water Valley at 4 p.m. in a district contest.
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