March 18, 2010
Indians down Cards
Cross-county rivals Byhalia and Potts Camp combined for 28 runs March 8.
And most of those were scored by the host Indians as they turned back the Cardinals 17-11 on the baseball diamond.
“We hit the ball well,” said Bubba Brown, head coach of the Indians. “It was a good team effort.”
Tedrick Moore carried the biggest stick for Byhalia. He was five for five with a two-run homer, a double and three singles. Pat Malone was four for four with a triple, double and two singles. Kevin Fitzpatrick also had four hits – a triple, two doubles and a single.
Adding two hits each in the win were Mitchell Cartwright, Gary Calhoun and Kyle Seymour. Cartwright had three RBIs and three stolen bases.
Contributing one hit each were Jalen Applewhite, Justin Washington and Cory German.
Byhalia scored two runs in the first, five in the second, seven in the third and three in the sixth.
Washington picked up the pitching win.
Justin Weeden, head coach of the Cardinals, was disappointed in his team’s performance.
“Not much to say about the way we played, except errors, errors and more errors,” Weeden said. “We had 12 errors and struck out 12 times and somehow still managed to score 11 runs.”
Getting multiple hits for Potts Camp were Jesse Shaw, Kody Joyner and Tyler Mayer.
The Cards scored one run in the first, three in the second, three in the third, three in the fifth and one in the seventh.
“We still have a lot of work to do on defense before our first division game on March 26,” Coach Weeden said.
The Indians and Cardinals will meet again this Friday in Byhalia. Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (junior varsity and varsity).
Also last week, the Indians dropped their first division contest of the season, 13-4 to Lewisburg.
“They have a solid team,” Coach Brown said. “We had five or six errors that crushed us and we left a lot of runners stranded.
“They made no mistakes and we did. That was the difference.”
Fitzpatrick took the mound loss.
Lewisburg scored one run in the first, three in the second, five in the third and four in the sixth (when the Indians committed three errors). Byhalia (3-4) plated two runners in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Calhoun connected for two doubles, while Fitzpatrick had two singles and two stolen bases. Getting a single each were Malone, Cartwright, Washington and Charlie Lyles.
Potts Camp visited East Union Saturday and carried a 3-2 lead into the fourth inning before falling 7-3.
The Urchins scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth and one more in the sixth to secure the win.
Each team had six hits. The Cardinals committed five errors.
Josh Hailey and Shaw had multiple hits for Potts Camp (2-3). Shaw and Cody Watts homered.
Sawyer Goode was the losing pitcher.
After visiting Byhalia Friday, Potts Camp hosts Wheeler and Pine Grove Saturday starting at 1 p.m. Coach Weeden said those games could be moved to another location. Next Tuesday, March 23, the Cardinals go to H.W. Byers for a 5 p.m. game.
The Indians host Rosa Fort next Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m.
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