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West Lauderdale mows down Newton

By Staff
From staff reports
March 25, 2001
The third-ranked West Lauderdale Knights, fresh off a come-from-behind win over the Meridian Wildcats, continued their roll with a 16-4 drubbing of the Newton Tigers Saturday.
West jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the five inning affair, before Newton put up a four-run fourth. Ryan Clay rolled to 5-0 with a six hitter through six innings.
Newton, who got two hits from Jay Massey, also committed a pair of errors. Van Wilson poured in a whopping seven RBIs, with a 4-for-4 day that included a grand slam home run.
Brad McKee 3-for-3 with a homer and Ike Munn also went yard, as did Bo Davis. Josh Snider went 2-for-4.
The Knights (15-1) will face at home Southeast Lauderdale Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Wayne County 12, Heidelberg 0: War Eagle pitcher Marcus Powe hurled a no-hitter at Heidelburg to improve to 2-1. His effort included 11 strikeouts and only one walk.
Powe also added a pair of RBIs that accompained his single baseknock.
Robert West garnered a single and a double and Jonathan Sellers' two-run homer in the fifth put the finishing touches on the run-ruling of the Oilers, who hurt themselves with four errors on the afternoon.
The War Eagles, who host Northwest Rankin in a Division 5-5A contest Tuesday at 6 p.m., improved to 7-9.
Enterprise 12, Stringer 2: The Bulldogs gained their second victory of the campaign with a run-ruling of the Stringer Red Devils. The Bulldogs responded at the plate Saturday with five runs in the bottom of the first and seven in the second. The Red Devils (6-6), who scored the game's first run, only managed one more hit and committed four errors.
The highlights for the Bulldog 12-hit batting attack, was Don Moore, Dusrin Murray, and Kelly Jimmerson, who all smacked two hits.
Jimmerson's output accounted a grand slam home run and a triple.
Justin Gunn notched his first win with a two-hit, five strikeout, three-walk performance.
The Bulldogs (2-10) will take on Taylorsville at home Monday.
Clarkdale 11, Kemper County 2: The Bulldogs continued their surge with a non-division sweep over a struggling Kemper County Wildcat squad.
In the first game CHS jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before Kemper rallied in the top of the third for a pair of runs. But that was as close as they would get as the Bulldogs avereaged two runs an inning the rest of the way.
Jeffrey Stokes (3-2) picked up the mound win. Chris Davis took the loss for the Wildcats.
Brandon Mabry and Ryan Mosley each colloect two hits, while Thomas Walters added two hits, with one being a double. Devron Watson was the lone bright spot for the Wildcats, going 2-for-3 with a double.
Gm. 2: Clarkdale 17, Kemper County 3: The second game of the night was decided in just three innings.
Kemper actually tied the game at one, but the Bulldogs (15-3) had a 13-run outburst in the second.
Jared Weir improved to 2-0 for CHS, allowing the three run on five hits. CHS batters produced 12 hits. Godwin led CHS with a single and a double and Matt Jacobs chipped in with a double. Watson delivered a single and a homer run for KCHS.
The Bulldogs return to Division 7-2A play, when they face Bay Springs at home Tuesday.
Lamar 5, Patrician 4: Justin Brewer drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk in the bottom of the last inning to force Drew Moffett in with the winning run as Lamar came from behind to nip Patrician Academy 5-4 in the Demopolis Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth, in a game shortened by a time limit, Ryan Satcher was hit by a pitch for the Raiders. He stole second and moved to third when the catcher's throw sailed into the outfield.
Moffett then ripped a single to left to score Satcher and tie the game. Moffett stole second and moved to third on a balk. The Saints then intentionally walked Monroe Mayfield and Jeff Knight to load the bases. After the next hitter struck out, Brewer then walked on four pitches to give the Raiders the win.
Nick Lisi went three-for-three in the game for Lamar, while Mayfield had a single and double and Satcher had two singles.
Jason Etheridge ripped a triple and double for PA, while Russell Cheatham had two singles and three stolen bases.
Knight (1-0) pitched a complete game for Lamar, striking out eight without issuing a walk.
Lamar 15, Southern (Ala.) 1: After falling behind 1-0 and not getting a hit over the first two innings, the Raiders exploded for 13 runs and 12 hits in the third inning on the way to the five-inning win.
Jared McKee had two singles, a double and three RBIs to lead Lamar at the plate, while Mayfield had a double and single and three RBIs and Satcher had two hits.
Knight and Bobby Stone had a double each for the winners, which moved to 8-2 on the year with the win.
David Haggard (1-0) struck out five and allowed just three hits in picking up the win on the mound for Lamar.
The Raiders return to action on Tuesday when they host Copiah Academy at 6 p.m. in Division 3-AAA action.
Central Academy 14, Heritage Academy13: The Vikings got enough hits and runs over the final three innings of play to get past the Patriots on the road.
The Vikings (6-2, 1-1 in District 3-A) took an early 5-0 lead after two, but the Patriots stormed back with six runs in the third and fourth. Central took an 8-6 lead in the top of the fifth, but things began to swing back toward the home team, which hung a five spot on the Vikings in the last of the fifth. The Patriots committed four errors, while Central made two and sprayed 11 hits.
The Vikings bore down and outscored their hosts 5-2 the rest of the way to secure the win.
Justin Marro picked up the pitching win to improve to 1-0. Drew Powell and Marro went 2-for-3 with a double to lead CA. Tyler Huerkamp also put up a 2-for-3 effort.
Cameron Triplett and Tony Sudduth each banged out doubles.
The Vikings will travel to face Victory Christian Monday.
Taylorsville 9, Newton County 4: The Tartars rolled into Cougar Field Saturday afternoon and blew open a close game in the top of the fifth.
With the Tartars staking out to an early 3-0 lead, the Cougars exploded for four runs in the bottom of the second to gain control.
The Cougars held the lead for two more frames, until the defense gave way. Newton County hurt its chances with five miscues in the contest.
The Tartar pitching didn't collapse, however, as T. J. Grissom didn't allow any more Cougars to reach home plate after the second. He held Newton County to five hits. Jonathan Walker was saddled with the loss to fall to 2-2.
David McConnell had a double for NCHS. The Cougars dropped to 5-8 on the year. They will travel to Velma Jackson Tuesday.