Atmore Utilities Board player Tanner Smith takes a cut at a pitch during a recent game. The Utilities Board handed Greenlawn Home Care its first loss.| Photo by Chandler Myers

Atmore Utilities hands Greenlawn first loss

Published 10:17am Monday, June 20, 2011

Greenlawn Home Care was handed its first loss of the season on Thursday night as Atmore Utilities Board defeated them 7-2 at Tom Byrne Park.

Atmore Utilities opened up the game at the plate and quickly put a run on the board with Tanner Smith (2-for-4, R) crossing home plate.

Greenlawn responded to take the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the first as Joseph Parker (1-for-2, R) and Trey Weekes (0-for-2, R) made it around the base path giving their team its only two runs of the game.

The Utilities Board took control of the game in the top of the second adding three runs to the scoreboard with Billy Powell (1-for-2, R), Malik Salter (0-for-2 ,R) and Jimmy Overstreet (0-for-0, R) each touching home plate.

Leading 4-2, Atmore Utilities scored two more runs in the top of the fourth inning this time with Austin Swartzendruber (0-for-1, R) and A.J. Mathews (1-for-2, R) putting runs on the board.

In the top of the fifth, Perry Metzler (2-for-3, R) scored the Utilities Board final run to give them the 7-2 win.

Jerry’s 10

Giants 4

In a battle of Babe Ruth teams, Jerry’s Alignment Center beat out the Poarch Giants 10-4 on Thursday night at Tom Byrne park.

Jerry’s went to the plate in the top of the first and quickly jumped ahead with three runs from Brett Helton (2-for-4, R), Daulton Tullis (2-for-2, 3R) and Reid Bell (3-for-3, 3R).

The Giants cut Jerry’s lead down to two runs in the bottom of the first with Kyle McGlothren (0-for-1, R) crossing home plate.

After a scoreless at-bat by Jerry’s, the Giants tied the game at three in the bottom of the second with Tadd Wall (1-for-2, R) and Trey McGhee (1-for-2, R) each scoring a run.

Jerry’s broke the tie in the top of the third inning as Tullis, Bell, William Androli (1-for-3, R) and Justin Hiebert (1-for-3, R) all touched the plate putting their team ahead 7-3.

In the bottom of the third, the Giants scored their last run of the game with Gage White (1-for-2, R) putting run No. 4 on the board and giving Jerry’s a clear path for the win.

In the top of the fourth, Jerry’s put the exclamation point on their victory with three final runs as Jerry Barlow (1-for-3, R), Tullis and Bell all scored as Jerry’s Alignment came away with the 10-4 win.

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