Atmore Utilities hands Greenlawn first loss

Published 10:17 am Monday, June 20, 2011

Atmore Utilities Board player Tanner Smith takes a cut at a pitch during a recent game. The Utilities Board handed Greenlawn Home Care its first loss.|Photo by Chandler Myers

Greenlawn Home Care was handed its first loss of the season on Thursday night as Atmore Utilities Board defeated them 7-2 at Tom Byrne Park.

Atmore Utilities opened up the game at the plate and quickly put a run on the board with Tanner Smith (2-for-4, R) crossing home plate.

Greenlawn responded to take the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the first as Joseph Parker (1-for-2, R) and Trey Weekes (0-for-2, R) made it around the base path giving their team its only two runs of the game.

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The Utilities Board took control of the game in the top of the second adding three runs to the scoreboard with Billy Powell (1-for-2, R), Malik Salter (0-for-2 ,R) and Jimmy Overstreet (0-for-0, R) each touching home plate.

Leading 4-2, Atmore Utilities scored two more runs in the top of the fourth inning this time with Austin Swartzendruber (0-for-1, R) and A.J. Mathews (1-for-2, R) putting runs on the board.

In the top of the fifth, Perry Metzler (2-for-3, R) scored the Utilities Board final run to give them the 7-2 win.

Jerry’s 10

Giants 4

In a battle of Babe Ruth teams, Jerry’s Alignment Center beat out the Poarch Giants 10-4 on Thursday night at Tom Byrne park.

Jerry’s went to the plate in the top of the first and quickly jumped ahead with three runs from Brett Helton (2-for-4, R), Daulton Tullis (2-for-2, 3R) and Reid Bell (3-for-3, 3R).

The Giants cut Jerry’s lead down to two runs in the bottom of the first with Kyle McGlothren (0-for-1, R) crossing home plate.

After a scoreless at-bat by Jerry’s, the Giants tied the game at three in the bottom of the second with Tadd Wall (1-for-2, R) and Trey McGhee (1-for-2, R) each scoring a run.

Jerry’s broke the tie in the top of the third inning as Tullis, Bell, William Androli (1-for-3, R) and Justin Hiebert (1-for-3, R) all touched the plate putting their team ahead 7-3.

In the bottom of the third, the Giants scored their last run of the game with Gage White (1-for-2, R) putting run No. 4 on the board and giving Jerry’s a clear path for the win.

In the top of the fourth, Jerry’s put the exclamation point on their victory with three final runs as Jerry Barlow (1-for-3, R), Tullis and Bell all scored as Jerry’s Alignment came away with the 10-4 win.