Sox squeak by Cardinals

Published 9:00 am Monday, May 16, 2005

By By Tim Cottrell
While Mayfest surrounded them, Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball Major Leaguers took care of business last Saturday, with three games played on the day.
The Lions Club Cardinals and the Joey's Furniture Red Sox led off the day, with the Red Sox coming out on top 10-9.
A four-run fourth inning was the key for the Red Sox, giving them an 8-5 lead and some breathing room.
Logan Smith had a monster morning for the Sox, reaching base four times and scoring on all four. Dillion Rolin also had a nice day, batting 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Chance Jackson, Clay Kirby, Brett McCraney, Brett Wilkins, and Keon McCants all crossed the plate once.
Darren McGhee, Christian Swartzendruber, and Tanner Boatwright paced the Cards on the day, with McGhee scoring three runs and Swartzendruber and Boatwright scoring two apiece. Wesley Sirmon and Nicholas Linam pitched in the other two Cardinal runs.
Warriors 4
Athletics 2
The United Bank Warriors and First National Bank Athletics squared off in a battle of the banks in the noon contest last Saturday at Tom Byrne Park, with United Bank proving to be the victor.
The Marshall Rolin and C.J. Pierce provided the bulk of the Warrior offense on the day, with Rolin scoring three runs on 1-for-3 batting and Pierce scoring the other Warrior run.
Brandon Metzler, Robert Poole, and Chris Macks pitched in base hits for the Warriors.
The Athletics had their chances, with nine base-runners on the day, but only Fred Knight and Will Hendrix managed to make it home on the day.
Rangers 4
Tigers 3
The Atmore VFW Rangers defeated the Rotary Club Tigers Saturday in a hotly contested matchup decided by two Ranger runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Gavin Salter, who scored another run in the first inning, and Austin Albritton provided those runs for the Rangers in the fifth inning. Tee Howard scored the other Ranger run.
Jaylen Henry, Bryant Lane, and Conner Jaye crossed the plate for the Tigers in the losing effort.
Warriors 15
Red Sox 7
The first game of the new week for Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball was a barnburner between the United Bank Warriors and the Joey's Furniture Company Red Sox. In a game resembling one played at Coors Field in Denver, Colo., the Warriors took it to the Red Sox by a score of 15-7.
The Warriors sent 12 different batters to the plate during the game, and all but three managed to score at least one run. Levi Gideons annd Brandon Metzler led the Warriors with three runs scored apiece. Gideons batted 4-for-4 on the day and Metzler was 3-for-4 with a double.
Marshall Rolin, C.J. Pierce, and Cody Merchant all scored twice apiece for the Warriors.
Despite the losing outcome, the Red Sox put some big numbers on the scoreboard as well. Brett Wilkinson and Drew Harp provided most of the punch, with Wilkinson scoring three runs and Harp scoring two on three walks.
Chance Jackson and Shelby Carter scored the other runs for the Red Sox.
Tigers 7
Cardinals 5
Another shootout followed at Tom Byrne Park Monday night, with the Rotary Club Tigers taking the battle of the philanthropies, beating the Lions Club Cardinals 7-5.
The Cards led 4-3 heading into the fifth inning, but four Tiger runs sealed the deal.
Jaylen Henry and Chase Jaye led the Tigers with two runs apiece. Henry batted 2-for-3 on the day and Jay batted 2-for-2. James Dean, Dustin Wilson, and Joseph Pearson scored the other Tiger runs.
Christian Swartzendruber led the Cardinals with two runs scored on a 3-for-3 day from the plate. Wesley Sirmon, Nicholas Linam, and Jordan Sasser also crossed the plate on the day.
Red Sox 11
Rangers 0
The Atmore VFW Rangers had no answer for the Joey's Furniture Red Sox Tuesday evening at Tom Byrne Park, with the Red Sox taking an 11-0 ten-run-rule decision.
Drew Harp, Logan Smith, Brett Wilkins, and Shelby Carter all scored twice for the
Red Sox. Clayton Vickrey, Charlie Hadley, and Clay Kirby added the other three runs.
Gavin Salter, Dalton Phillips, Tywan Dixon, and Joseph Baker were the only Rangers to reach base on the day.
The 7:30 scheduled matchup between the Athletics and the Tigers was rained out Tuesday.

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