Bulldogs dominate Wingfield
Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2007
From staff reports
The Natchez High Bulldogs started the Division 6-5A part of their schedule with an impressive 20-4 win on the road over the Wingfield Falcons in four innings Tuesday night.
This game was over with when Natchez High went to bat to start the game. Johnny Williams hit a three-run home run and Kendall Logan had an RBI triple as the Bulldogs scored 11 runs and never looked back.
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“That was a great start for us,” Bulldogs head coach Charlie Williams said. “We somewhat anticipated that outcome.”
The Bulldogs scored another run in the top of the second before Wingfield scored its only four runs of the game in the bottom of the second to trail 12-4. Natchez High (4-3, 1-0) then scored five runs in the top of the third and three in the top of the fourth to end the game early.
“It was a good morale-builder and confidence booster,” Williams said. “The defense was better than average, but (they) still have some improvement to do.
Delhi Charter 11, Block 1
DELHI, La. — Just a mere 24 hours after scoring 11 runs in an upset win over Downsville, the eighth-ranked team in Class B, Block trailed 6-0 early and never recovered as the Gators 10-run ruled the Bears in six innings Tuesday night.
Delhi Charter (7-2) scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning with the help of five Block errors. Cody Cater was sensational on the mound for the Gators as he held Block (2-3) to just one run on two hits to go with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate.
After two straight scoreless innings, the Gators scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 9-0 lead before the Bears finally got on the board in the top of the fifth.
River Oaks 9, Huntington 6
WINNSBORO, La. — With 10 of its players still playing basketball, the Hounds still played well, especially in the final two innings, but still fell to the Mustangs in their season-opener at the Franklin Academy Tournament Tuesday night.
River Oaks jumped out to a 9-1 lead after three innings despite having just two hits in the game. Huntington made it interesting by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the rally fell short.
Jody Cottongin had the only extra-base hit of the five-inning contest with a double and went 2-for-3. Landon Willard also went 2-for-3 for Huntington (0-1), which will take on the loser of the Riverdale-Franklin Academy game Thursday at 7 p.m.
Hillcrest Christian 5, ACCS 4
BYRAM — After holding a 4-0 lead, the ACCS Rebels were unable to finish the deal in an extra-inning loss at Hillcrest Christian.
The Rebels led 4-0 through five innings, but allowed two runs in the sixth and seventh innings to send the game into extra innnings.
Carlos McCreef took the win at pitcher for Hillcrest, and Luke Brumfield took the loss for the Rebels.
Rebel Eric Perry hit a home run during the game, and Brian Sanderson and Dustin Carroll each went 2-for-4 on the night. Britton McCall batted 3-for-4 for ACCS.