Minors start strong

Published 2:38 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Poarch Gold routed the State Farm Insurance White Sox 6-1 on Monday in Cal Ripken Minor action at Tom Byrne Park.
Poarch started the game by scoring one run in the first inning as Tyler Sells scored after reaching base on a single. Sells scored off of Cameron A.’s double to right field. Sells hit 1-for-1 in the game, while Cameron A. was 1-for-2.
In the second inning, Poarch added ot their lead as Trennon H. ripped a double into center field and scored on the next at-bat as Brennon R. reached base on a single. Trennon H. was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Brennon R. was 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI.
Poarch continued to add to their lead in the fourth and fifth innings as they scored two runs in each with Wyatt Rutherford, Sells, Trennon H. and Brennon R. all crossing the plate. Rutherford was 1-for-2 in the game with a single.
The White Sox scored their lone run in the fifth inning as Jamaya Frye hit a home run. Frye was 1-for-1 at the plate in the loss.
Other Poarch players to record hits included Dakota R. (1-for-1) and Thunder J. (1-for-1). Kuron Frye and Jackson Bonner were the other White Sox to record hits with each going 1-for-2 in the loss.
Cardinals 4
Tigers 1
The Atmore Vision Center Cardinals beat the Kirk Insurance Agency Tigers 4-1 on Monday night in a battle of Cal Ripken Minor teams.
The Cardinals scored first with Jaquarious W. hitting a single and scoring after Mitchell Faulk ripped a single to center field. Jaquarious W. was 2-for-3 with a triple, while Mitchell F. was 1-for-3 in the win.
The Cardinals added to their lead in the fourth inning with Ethan and Jabryee Hodes crossing the plate. Ethan reached base with a double and Hodes knocked him in and reached base with a triple. Hodes was knocked in by Jaquarious W. Ethan was 2-for-3 in the win, and Hodes hit 1-for-3 in the game.
The Cardinals scored their final run in the fifth inning as Derrick A. ripped a single and was knocked in by Austin Walker. Derrick A. was 1-for-2 at the plate, while Walker was also 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.
The Tigers only run came in the fifth inning as Eric ripped a single and was knocked in by Adrian. Eric and Adrian combined for a 2-for-3 performance in the loss.
Braves 7
Cardinals 2
The Alto Product Braves whipped the Atmore Vision Center Cardinals 7-2 on opening day of Cal Ripken Minor action at Tom Byrne Park.
The Braves started the scoring as Lashaun R. knocked one out of the park. Lashaun R. was 3-for-3 in the game.
The Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the first as Jabyrce Hooks reached base on a single and was scored by Jaquarious W.’s triple. Hooks and Jaquarious W. were 2-for-2 in the loss.
The Braves took control of the game in the fourth inning as Lashaun R., Fredrick F., Desmond D., Evan Tatum, Logan Stacey and Antonio C. all scored runs. Fredrick F and Desmond D. combined for a 2-for-6 day at the plate, while Evan Tatum was 2-for-3. Stacey and Antonio C. were both 1-for-3 in the win.
Hooks scored the Cardinals final run in the fourth inning.
Braves 6
White Sox 1
Evan Tatum was the big hero for the Alto Product Braves as he hit a home run in their 6-1 victory over the State Farm Insurance White Sox. Tatum as 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.
The Braves were able to whip the White Sox as Lashaun R., Jared Gibbs and Delarrian Poole and Fredrick Flavors all scored runs. Lashaun R. was 2-for-3 in the win, while Gibbs was 1-for-2 with a triple. Poole and Flavors each went 2-for-3 in the win.
The White Sox lone run came in the fifth inning with Ja’maya Frye reaching base on a triple and being knocked in by Tyler Wilson’s double. Frye hit 1-for-2, while Wilson was 1-for-1.
PCI Gold 12
Tigers 0
Poarch Gold shutout the Kirk Insurance Agency Tigers 12-0 in the first game of Cal Ripken Minor action at Tom Byrne Park.
Poarch was led by Tyler Sells who scored three runs and hit 3-for-3 in the win.
Other Poarch players that crosse the plate included Justin, Wyatt, Cameron, Jaylon, Trennon, Jason, Austin and Thunder.
Tigers that recorded hits included Eric, Tristan and Caleb.

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