Block edges Montgomery; HHS falls to Franklin in 7-A opener

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006

JONESVILLE &8212; After Montgomery scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to make it a 4-4 game, Brian Wilson singled up the middle to score A.J. Sharp with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Bears the 5-4 win in the District 3-1A opener for both teams.

Block (1-0, 6-6) scored one run in the bottom of the first and the 1-0 lead held until the Bears scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth on a single and a pair of RBI groundouts to give them what appeared to be a commanding 4-0 lead.

But the Tigers (0-1 in 3-1A) wouldn&8217;t go away easily as they scored two run in the sixth and tying it in the seventh.

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Adams Christian 7, MRA 2 (Game 1)

Adams Christian 10, Indianola Academy 0

MCCOMB &8212; Matt Barnes pitched seven strong innings against MRA, giving up just two hits, and the Rebels used a six-run fourth to defeat the Patriots in the first game at the Parklane tournament.

Barnes had a solid game on the mound as he struck out four and walked just one.

Adams Christian turned a 1-0 lead into a commanding 7-0 lead by scoring six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Timmy Foster had the big hit of the frame with a two-run single.

Cole Bradford, Eric Perry and Luke Brumfield combined for six of the Rebels&8217; 10 hits and both of Bradford&8217;s hits were doubles. Barnes, meanwhile, didn&8217;t allow a batter to get on base until the fifth inning.

Against Indianola, Brian Sanderson went the final five innings and gave up just one hit and struck out four to overcome four hit batsmen in the shutout win over the Colonels.

Josh Calcote ended the game and 10-run ruled Indianola Academy (5-3) with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.

WCCA 18-12, Chamberlain-Hunt 2-2

WOODVILLE &8212; The Rams scored all 18 of their runs in the first three innings as they rolled to a 16-run win over the Wildcats in four innings in game one of a varsity doubleheader.

Blake Fontenot allowed just one hit and struck out six. He also went 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs batted in. Fontenot, Joseph Landry, Corey Ellis and John Ott went a combined 8-of-9 with 10 RBIS.

In Game 2, Landry pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine as the Rams 10-run ruled them in five innings.

WCCA (4-6) scored four runs each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to rally from a 2-0 deficit. Zach Pourciau had two runs batted in.

Franklin Academy 5, Huntington 3

FERRIDAY &8212; This went down just as everyone thought &8212; down to the last inning &8212; before an ending happened that no one figured would happen.

Errors in the seventh allowed Franklin Academy to push two runs across to break a 3-3 tie and take the opening game in District 7-A for both teams. The Hounds got the first two batters out in that seventh and went two strikes on the next batter before hitting him with a pitch.

Darren Collie then hit a fly ball in the infield that fell in on an error. The Hounds threw to third to try to nail the lead runner and then threw to second to try to get Collie out, but the throw went high to allow both runners to score.

&8220;We made two errors at the worst possible time that we could have,&8221; Huntington head coach Mitch Ashmore said. &8220;We probably would have gotten out of the inning if we held the ball. We didn&8217;t think real well when the situation came up. The way we&8217;re losing some of these games is awfully discouraging.&8221;

Huntington got a run off FA starter Tyler Martin in the third before Devon Evans&8217; three-run homer off Trey Brasher in the fourth erased that. The Hounds tied it up in the sixth when Brasher singled in Brandt Bradley and Antonio Jordan scored on an error.