Rangers upset PCI

Published 5:51 am Wednesday, June 3, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Deandres McCarthy struck out seven batters and scored three runs to help lead the Atmore VFW Rangers to a 12-8 victory over the Poarch Creek Indians Monday night in Cal Ripken Major League action.
McCarthy pitched a complete game striking out the side twice and hit 1-for-1 with a single, two walks and crossed the plate three times to lead his team in runs scored.
The Rangers started the game strong scoring four runs in the first inning and continued to play consistent throughout the game. Arri Torrez, Perry Metzler, McCarthy and Drake Lassiter scored the runs in the first inning.
Poarch answered in the bottom of the first with two runs of their own as Taylor McGhee and Gage White made it around the base path to score.
PCI pulled within one run of the Rangers in the second inning as Tadd Wall stole three bases including home to score.
The Rangers added to their lead in the third inning with Nytorious Cooler, Torrez and McCarthy scoring to give their team a 7-3 lead.
Poarch tied the game in the bottom of the third with Nik Shivers, Tristan Montgomery, McGhee and White all scoring runs.
Four more runs in the eighth inning helped the Rangers pick up the lead again as Cooler, Metzler, McCarthy and Lassiter all touched home plate to take an 11-7 lead.
Cooler put the nail in the coffin in the sixth inning scoring the Rangers 12th run.
Cardinals 21
Athletics 3
Astounding best describes the offensive performance by the Atmore Lions Club Cardinals as they shelled the First National Bank &Trust Athletics 21-3 in Cal Ripken Major League action Monday night.
The Cardinals got off to a huge start as Jon Jon Griffis, Tripp Vickery, Trey Weekes, Tristan Portwood and Dalton Simmons all scored to take a 5-0 lead.
J.P. Sawyer answered for the Athletcis in the first inning making the score 5-1.
Davonte David started the second inning for the Cardinals as five more runs scored with David, Weekes, Devin Robinson, Portwood and Simmons all scored to give their team a nine-run lead.
Sawyer again scored a run for the Athletics in the second inning as he reached base on a double and stole his way home.
In the third inning, David, Griffis, David Thorpe, Weekes, Robinson, Simmons and Alex Rice all scored to make the score 17-2.
Clay Walker scored the final run for the Athletics in the third inning to pull his team within 14 runs.
In the fourth inning, Weekes, Robinson, Portwood and Simmons all scored to give their team a 21-3 win.

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