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Greene County outlasts Meridian

By Staff
From staff reports
March 14, 2001
After scoring four runs in the top of the eighth of an extra-inning thriller, Meridian gave up a five-spot to Greene County and dropped a 17-16 decision in the Hattiesburg Tournament Tuesday.
The Wildcats, now 8-4, led 7-1 before Greene County (9-3) rallied.
No other details were made available.
Quitman Tournament
Clarkdale 7, Union 5: The Clarkdale Bulldogs earned an early win by downing Union.
Andy Thomas was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs, who banged out seven runs on seven hits, while only committing one error.
Union scored three runs in the fourth inning to help inch to within 6-4, but could get no closer.
Justin Darby took the loss for the Yellow Jackets.
Jody Blount and Eric Graham each collected two hits for Union.
Chris Moffett had a double for the Bulldogs, while Thomas Walters went 2-for-4 and Brandon Mabry was 2-for-4 with a double.
Union 16, Southeast Lauderdale 3: The Yellow Jackets' bats came to life against the Tigers, as UHS exploded for a nine-run second inning.
B.J. Norton got the win, while John Coker took the loss for SEL.
Norton helped himself by banging out two hits at the plate.
Darby and Blount each had a pair of hits, while Blount came through with a double and a triple.
Northeast Lauderdale 8, Southeast Lauderdale 0: The Trojans (5-3) blanked the Tigers with a complete-game gem from Will Matlock and a pair of home runs from Drew Anderson.
Anderson also drove in five runs.
Matlock struck out five and gave up two hits.
Chase Spencer had a double and Will Gardner had two hits.
Andrew Lilly took the loss for Southeast.
Quitman 6, Clarkdale 1: The Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to improve to 7-4 on the season.
Matthew Creighton got the win by striking out 15 Bulldog batters. Creighton only surrendered two hits and walked two the entire game.
Jeffrey Stokes went 2-for-3 and took the pitching loss for the Bulldogs, who lost for just the third time in 12 games.
Creighton helped his cause with a big two-RBI triple in the Panthers' three-run fourth frame.
Chris Fagan went 2-for-3 for Quitman, as did Anthony McKenzie.
Today's schedule: Today, the Quitman Tournament schedule is as follows: Clarkdale and Union will face off in the 10 a.m. game. The loser of that game plays Southeast at 1 p.m.
The championship game at 4 p.m. pits Quitman against Northeast Lauderdale.
In the nightcap at 7 p.m., the 10 a.m winner will face off against the championship game loser.
Broiler Bash
Lake 16, Newton County 1: The Hornets blitzed the Cougars in the Broiler Bash Tournament at Forest.
The Hornets scored five runs in the second inning and eight in the fifth.
Jake Nester got the win on the hill to improve to 2-0, while Adam Bout took the loss for Newton County.
Leading hitters for the Hornets were Brandon Burrus, who went 2-for-2 with a double. Eric Gunn had a 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Robbie Carey and David McConnell each had a pair of hits for the Cougars.
Lake (8-3) banged out 11 hits in the contest.
Philadelphia 3, Sebastopol 1: The Tornadoes improved to 7-3 on the season with a solid pitching performance from Jonathan Booker.
Booker (2-0) allowed just four hits, while the Tornadoes took advantage of three errors by the Bobcats.
Ty Culpepper slammed a home run and a single to lead Philadelphia's offensive attack.
Other Games
Wayne County 3, Northeast Jones 1: The War Eagles scored a win over the tournament hosts Northeast Jones by virtue of a great pitching performance by Jade Roberts (2-0).
Roberts allowed all three Northeast Jones hits in the seventh inning, while striking out six.
Roberts also went 1-3 with a double, as Wayne County left 13 men stranded and dropped to 4-7 on the season.
South Jones 8, Wayne County 5: The War Eagles went ahead with four runs in the second inning, but the Braves strung together six more over the final three to hand Ty Lawson the defeat.
Brett Wilson and Jonathan Sellers each had doubles for Wayne County.
The War Eagles host Southern Choctaw Thursday at 4 p.m.
Laurel 17, Bay Springs 7: The Bulldogs committed eight costly errors as they were run-ruled by the highly-touted Tornadoes.
Bay Springs lost despite a pair of hits from both Quintyn Wilson and Enos Hamilton.
Josh Leggett (1-1) was the winner on the hill for Laurel, which overcame an early 4-0 deficit with eight runs in the second inning.
Heidelberg Academy 10-2, Simpson Academy 9-9: The Rebels split a doubleheader with Class AA Simpson Tuesday.
Heidelberg (2-3) won the opener 10-9 with a five-run rally in the top of the seventh inning.
Heath Ainsworth and winning pitcher Scott McInnis had a pair of hits apiece for Heidelberg Academy in the first game.
In the nightcap, the Rebels dropped a 9-2 decision, getting outhit 10-5 and committing four errors.
Chad Williamson was the losing pitcher.

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