Maples Survey beats Sonic to move into a tie for first place

Posted By | May 25, 2017 6:58 am

A player for Hunter Funeral Home gets ready for the pitch.

On Monday night, the two best teams in the boys’ junior league battled it out for first place. Maples Survey ended up defeating Sonic 7-6, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning to pull out the victory. In the second game on Monday night, Hunter Funeral Home defeated Tri-State 12-5.

In the first game, Maples Survey scored four runs in the first inning to take the early lead. Sonic would battle back though scoring two runs in the second to cut the lead to 4-2. Maples would add to their lead with one run in the top of the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead, but Sonic didn’t go down without a fight, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game up at 5-5. Maples would get two runs in the top of the fifth inning and hold Sonic to one run and win by a final score of 7-6.

Eli Scoggins and Cole Gentry led the way for Maples getting two hits apiece and scoring twice. Gabriel Baker had one hit and scored a run. Kason Seal and Braxton Matheny each scored one run.

For Sonic, Kane Smith led the way going two for three at the plate and scoring two runs. Sam Roberts scored twice. Brett Page and Logan Holman each scored a run. Jeremy Cleek finished with one hit.

In the second game, Tri-State jumped out to an early 5-2 lead over the first two innings on Hunter Funeral Home, but Hunter would answer back, scoring four runs in the third and six runs in the fourth inning to win by a final score of 12-5.

Ben Brogden led the way scoring three runs. Hunter Broyles and Daniel Maples each scored two runs. Jayden Farley, Austin Billingsly, Wyatt Dilts, Jeffrey Brock, and Brady Swallows each scored one run. Dilts finished with a hit, and Bryant finished with one hit.

Boswell, Gluff, Brymer, Mooneyham, and Elam scored the runs for Tri-State.

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