Rain shortens Thursday Babe Ruth action

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Atmore Babe Ruth baseball featured competitive match ups last week at Tom Byrne Park.

Last Thursday night’s games featured contests between Jerry’s Alignment Center and Carney Lodge #549 as well as Greenlawn Home Health taking on the PCI Gians.

Earlier in the week, Carney Lodge #549 took on the Atmore Utilities Board.

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Jerry’s 1

Carney Lodge 0

Rain-shortened game

In Thursday’s late game, Jerry’s Alignment Center took on Carney Lodge #549 in an Atmore Babe Ruth game shortened by a rain shower at Tom Byrne Park.

Jerry’s had built a 1-0 lead over Carney Lodge when the rain came prior to the beginning of the fourth inning.

Jerry’s got on the scoreboard with a run in the bottom of the first inning as Brett Helton (1-for-2, R) ripped a single into play. Helton then scored on single by Reid Bell (1-for-2) to put Jerrys’ ahead 1-0.

Following that score, the teams went scoreless through the third inning with both teams stranding runners on base.

The rain came in following the third inning, and its is still being determined when the game is to be completed.

Greenlawn 7

Giants 1

Greenlawn Home Health and the PCI Giants opened last Thursday’s action for Babe Ruth baseball at Tom Byrne Park.

Greenlawn would overcome a slow start to pick up a 7-1 win over the Giants.

After a scoreless first inning, Greenlawn would get on the scoreboard with a run in the top of the second as Trey Weekes (3-for-3, 2 R) would cross home plate.

Greenlawn would extend their lead in the top of the third inning with Nik Shivers (1-for-2, R), Joseph Parker (2-for-3, R), Cody Nolin (2-for-3, 2 R) and Weekes each making it around the base path.

Leading 5-0, Greenlawn extended their lead to seven runs with Parker and Nolin crossing the plate one more time to help their team hold a strong lead over the Giants.

The Giants finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth with Logan Hyatt (0-for-2, R) crossing home plate, but it would not be enough as Greenlawn earned the win.