Little League season heading down stretch

Posted By | June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Gracie Villard makes a catch back over her head in pitching machine softball action.

Pitching machine baseball action

Senior girls' softball action

    The Sparta Little League season is heading down the stretch and building toward the season-ending city tournament.
    In recent pitching machine boys’ action, Edd Rogers defeated Tristate Distribution 15-2 on May 27th.  Trent Grissom led the winners with three hits while Hunter Copeland and Payton Howell added a pair of hits each.  Cody Keen led Tristate with two hits.  
    The second game saw Jeff’s Body Shop defeat Bank of White County 12-2.  Cole Crosland, Caden Mills and Clay Howard picked up two hits each to lead Jeff’ Body shop.  Jacob Matthews, Jack Sanchez, Devon Biauce and Maverick Jennings had one hit each.  Zackary Taylor and T.J. Plunkett each had one hit for the bankers.
    On May 29th, Bank of White County handed Tristate Distribution a 20-9 loss.  T.J. Plunkett led the bankers with three hits followed by Patrick Wheatley, Clayton Gilbert and William Arthur with one hit each.  Braxton Hutson, Dylan Young and David Smith had two hits each for Tristate.  Jordan Wallace and C.J. Stone picked up one hit each.
    Also on the 29th, Bill Boruff defeated Rotary Club 11-4 behind two hits each from Jonathan Hughes and Hayden Farris.  Rotary got one hit each from Isaac Miller, Caleb Flannery and Gavin Taylor.
    Back in action on the 30th, Edd Rogers took a 17-10 victory over Bank of White County.  Taylor Stewart and Bradley Seibers led the winners with a trio of hits.  Hunter Copeland and Trent Grissom had two hits each.  Mikey Shanks added one hit.  Alex Wilson led Bank of White County with three hits followed by Zackary Taylor and Clayton Gilbert with two hits each.
    Red Turner’s defeated Tristate Distribution 24-6 on the 30th and then the two squared off again on the 31st with Red Turner’s winning that game 21-7.
    In the first game, Ryan Odom led Red Turner’s at the plate with three hits.  Logan Sims, Noah Kerley and Jake Edmonds had two hits each.  Tristate got two hits from Austin Roberts.  Cody Keen, David Smith and Cameron Dixon added one hit each.
    In the second meeting between the two, Red Turner’s got three hits from Ryan Odom, Robbie Enlow, Logan Sims and Jake Edmonds.  T.J. Selby added two hits.  Tristate was led by Davison Sapp with two hits.  Dylan Young, David Smith and Tristan Roberts added one hit each.
    In the second game on the 31st, Rotary Club edged Edd Rogers 14-13.  Macon Girdley and Isaac Miller paced the winners with three hits each.  Cameron Beasley added two hits and Cayden Kirby rounded things out with one hit.  ERC got four hits from Hunter Copeland.  Bradley Seibers added two hits and Jathen Lowery one.  
    The third game on the 31st was another close one with Bill Boruff sneaking away with the 12-11 win over Jeff’s Body Shop.  Kyler Allen led the winners with two hits while Austin Pinegar, Alex Davis and Jonathan Hughes picked up one hit each.  Cole Crosland and Jack Sanchez had a pair of hits each for Jeff’s Body Shop.  
    In pitching machine girls’ action, Tristate Distribution squeaked by KFC 14-13.  Deandre Luna and Madison Gray had a pair of hits each to lead the winners.  Hailie Young, Caylee Tollison, Brittany Jones, Abby Young, Shelby Holt, Sarah Sergio and Danica Auberger had one hit each.  Carly Cole led KFC with two hits.  Gracie Villard, Brooke Parrish, Shana Simmons, Madison Dockery and Cassie Thompson had one hit each.
    KFC followed that loss up with a 13-9 win over Tristate on May 31st.  Cassie Thompson led KFC with a pair of hits on the day.  Gracie Villard, Katie Jenkins, Carly Cole and Brooke Parrish added one hit each.  Tristate got two hits each from Madison Gray and Brittany Jones.
    The 31st also saw Sonic edge Express Graphics 4-3.  Sonic was led by Allison Stoglin with two hits.  Faith James added one hit.  Olivia Kirby picked up the lone hit of the game for Express.  
    KFC recorded an 18-6 victory over Rogers Group.  Gracie Villard, Shana Simmons, Carly Cole and Brittany Keen had two hits each for the winners while Madison Dockery chipped in with one hit.  Kacie Odom led Rogers’ Group with two hits followed by Alex Looney and Taylor Oliver with one hit each.
    Express Graphics rounded out the week for pitching machine softball with a 19-9 win over Sonic.  Express got three hits from Sarah Wilson while Macy Cash added a home run.  Sarah Griggs, Madison Qualls and Skyann Wilson added two hits each.  Veronica Lumpkin and Emily Bevis had one hit each.  
    In 9/10 baseball action, Hunter Funeral Home defeated Savage Building Center 11-3 on May 29th.  Cameron Bruce and Jakob Brock combined to pitch Hunter’s to the win.  Bruce allowed three runs on two hits while striking out five and walking two.  Brock did not give up a hit and struck out two batters.  Thomas Austin led Hunter’s at the plate with three hits.  Andrew Howard, Jakob Brock, Cameron Bruce and Justin Farris added one hit each.  Zack Lynn, Trenton Hodges and Logan Swoape pitched for Savage.  Ethan Roberts and Cade Crosland had one hit each.  
    On May 31st, Precision Molding defeated Valley Ford 10-1.  Citizen’s Bank picked up an 8-2 win over Valley Ford.  Tristate Distribution shut out Precision Molding 9-0, but no statistics were available from those games.  
    As of the start of the week of June 2nd, Tristate Distribution sits atop the 9/10 year old standings with a 10-2 mark followed by Savage Building Center at 10-3.  Hunter Funeral Home is 9-3.  Precision Molding is 4-7 while Citizen’s Bank is currently 2-11.  Valley Ford has a 1-10 record.  
    In Little League softball action on May 27th, Citizen’s Bank defeated Bill Boruff 7-3.  Shauna Taylor pitched for Citizen’s allowing three runs on two hits while striking out 11. Kaitlin Burks had the lone hit of the game for the winners.  Kelsey Roberts pitched for Bill Boruff giving up seven runs on one hit.  She struck out six and walked 10.  Roberts had two hits at the plate.
    First National Bank defeated Sonic 17-5.  Kristen Abell picked up the win allowing three runs on one hit and struck out two while walking four.  Paige Winningham came on and allowed two runs and walked four.  Amber Hudgens and Bailey Murray had two hits each for the winners followed by Loretta Beaty and Alex Nabors with one hit each.  Ashton Mitchell got the start for Sonic and allowed 17 runs on six hits.  She struck out three and walked 11.  Brooke McCulley struck out one batter.  
    On May 31st, First National Bank picked up a narrow 5-4 win over Bill Boruff.  FNB won despite not picking up a hit in the game.  Abell pitched them to the win allowing four runs on one hit.  She struck out 11 and walked four.  Kelsey Roberts had the lone hit of the game for either team.  She also pitched allowing four runs.  She struck out five and walked nine.  Michaela Bruce allowed one run.  She struck out one and walked three.  
    In the day’s second game, Citizen’s Bank recorded a 17-5 win over Sonic.  Savanna Bolin picked up the win allowing five runs on one hit.  She struck out six and walked 10.  She also led her team at the plate with a pair of hits.  Becky Yocum, Kerrie Copeland, Kaitlyn Burks and Amber Hudgens added one hit each.  Abby Wallace had the lone hit of the game for Sonic.   Brooke McCulley allowed 17 runs on six hits while striking out two and walking 11.  
    In Little League 11/12 year old baseball action on May 27th, Bill Boruff shut out Edd Rogers 8-0.  Devon Davidson and Ian Temple had two hits each for the winners followed by Kordell Henderson and Rhett Blair with one hit each.  Devon Davidson got the start on the mound allowing two hits.  He struck out 10 and walked one.  Blair allowed one hit as he struck out three and walked one.  Micah Pullum also pitched.  ERC got one hit each from Peyton Mitchell, Fletcher Dalton and Bryron Tripp.  Tyler Brock got the start on the mound and allowed four runs on two hits.  He struck out three.  Allen Newport gave up one hit and struck out one.  Peyton Mitchell allowed three runs on two hits and struck out four.  Fletcher Dalton allowed one run on one hit.  He struck out three and walked one.
    The day’s second game was a repeat of the final score from the first game, but this time it was Red Turner’s with the 8-0 win over Sonic.  Three Red Turner’s pitchers combined to allow just two hits.  Blake Lynn got the start striking out five batters and walking two.  Jake Young gave up one hit.  He also struck out five and walked one.  Dustin Cole finished up the game allowing one hit and striking out four.  Matt Howard and Daniel Winnett led the winners at the plate with two hits each.  Jake Young and Dustin Cole added one hit each.  Sonic got one single each from Jacob Chavez and Tommy Odom.  Chaz Williams got the start on the mound for Sonic allowing eight runs on six hits.  He struck out six and walked five.  Andy Baksa struck out three batters.
    On May 30th, Red Turner’s added another shut out defeating Bill Boruff 10-0.  This time, Blake Lynn and Dustin Cole combined for the no-hitter.  Lynn struck out seven and walked one.  Cole struck out four and did not issue a walk.  Lynn also had a stand-out performance at the plate picking up three hits, two of which were home runs.  He also added a triple.  Jake Young hit two home runs.  C.D. Hindenberger picked up two hits.  Dustin Cole and Dylan Roberts had one hit each.  
    The second game on the 30th was an 11-1 win by Sonic over Edd Rogers Chevrolet.  Jacob Chavez pitched Sonic to the win allowing one run on four hits.  He struck out seven.  Chaz Williams led Sonic at the plate with three hits.  Chavez helped himself out with a pair of hits, one of which was a home run.  Michael Prater and Tommy Odom also had two hits each.  Five different pitchers took the hill for ERC.  Jesse Lawson led them with two hits while Tyler Brock and Allen Newport added one each.  
    Red Turner’s currently sits undefeated atop the Little League standings with a 13-0 mark.  Sonic is in second place with a 7-7 record.  Edd Rogers has five wins against nine losses.  Bill Boruff is 2-11.
    Wrapping up the week of action is the senior girls division with three games.  On May 29th, Citizen’s Bank defeated U.S. Bank 15-6.  Raven Pope and Shanna McGee led the winners at the plate with two hits.  One of Pope’s was a home run.  Beth Randolph got the start and allowed three runs on two hits while walking one.  Kristen Howard gave up three runs on one hit.  She struck out one and walked three.  Callie Marcum, Brianna Stoglin and Kayla Cole had one hit each for U.S. Bank.  Haley O’Dell got the start and allowed 12 runs on five hits.  She struck out three and walked seven.  Candice Fisher gave up three runs on one hit.  She walked five.
    On May 30th, Citizen’s Bank defeated Bill Boruff 6-2.  Beth Randolph pitched her team to the win allowing two runs on six hits.  She struck out four and walked two.  Mollie Abell led the way at the plate with three hits.  Kourtney Kinnard added a pair of hits.  Kayla Roberts pitched for Bill Boruff allowing six runs on nine hits.  She struck out four.  Leslie Good led the way with two hits for Boruff’s.  Lacey Clark, Kelsey Adams and Chelsea Kirby had one hit each.  
    U.S. Bank wrapped up the week with a 6-1 win over Bill Boruff.  Katelyn Kerr was the winning pitcher allowing just one run on five his.  She struck out two and walked six.  Mackenzie Willhite and Haley O’Dell led the winners with two hits followed by Candice Fisher with one hit.  Kelsey Adams was the starting pitcher for Boruff’s allowing three runs on two hits.  She struck out one and walked two.  Leslie Good allowed three runs on two hits as she struck out five and walked three.  Kayla Roberts allowed one hit.  Lacey Clark, Chelsea Kirby, Kayla Roberts, Jasmine Newport and Megan James had one hit each for Boruff’s. 

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