State Farm White Sox slip past Poarch Rockies 7-5

Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2011

United Bank Warrior Skyler Hursh throws the ball in from centerfield during his team’s win on Monday.|Photo by Chandler Myers

The State Farm White Sox won an exciting game over the PCI Rockies winning 7-5 on Monday night at Tom Byrne Park in a battle of Atmore Cal Ripken American League teams.

The Rockies jumped onto the scoreboard first with Gavin Snow (2-for-3, R) scooting around the bases to score the game’s first run.

Trailing 1-0, the White Sox bounced back with a five-run second inning with TyJerrious Malone (1-for-2, R), Frederick Rudolph (1-for-2, R), Kinkaid Hadley (1-for-2, R) and Jaylon Black (1-for-2, R) scoring runs to put their team on top 5-1.

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The White Sox added two more runs in the top of the third with Bubba McGowan (2-for-2, R) and Bryant Quimby (1-for-2, R) crossing the plate.

Facing a 7-1 deficit, the Rockies fought back in the fourth inning and cut the lead down with four runs as Deylian Price (2-for-3, R), Dawson Cox (1-for-2, R), Billy Rolin (1-for-2, R) and Colton Kent (1-for-2, R) made the score 7-5, which is where the score would stay following a scoreless fifth inning by both teams.

Warriors 5

Rangers 4

The United Bank Warriors won a close game over the Atmore VFW Rangers on Monday night in a battle of Cal Ripken American League teams at Tom Byrne Park.

The Warriors lead early and held off a late charge by the Rangers to hold on an win 5-4.

After holding the Rangers scoreless in the top of the first, the Warriors took the lead 3-0 with runs scored by Saviour Kilpatrick (2-for-2, 2R), Josh Hadley (2-for-2, 2R) and Logan Chavers (2-for-2, R).

The Rangers got on the scoreboard in the next inning with Sam Smith (2-for-2, 2R) and Matthew Ray (2-for-2, R) cutting the Warriors’ lead down to one run.

In the bottom of the third, the Rangers extended their lead to three runs with Kilpatrick and Hadley each scoring their second runs of the game making the score 5-2.

The Rangers attempted to put a comeback together in the top of the fourth inning as Tray Bradley (1-for-2, R) and Smith crossed home plate, but would it be all they could get as the Warriors escaped with the victory.