Block, Monterey lose at home

Published 1:03 pm Friday, March 30, 2007

St. Mary’s 8, Block 7

JONESVILLE — The Tigers overcame an early 5-0 deficit by scoring all eight of their runs in the final three innings to defeat the Bears in an exciting District 3-1A game Thursday afternoon.

“It was a tremendous ball game. Both teams played well,” Block head coach Scott Green said.

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Led by Ethan Trisler and Casey Ryan, Block scored three runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. Trisler ended up going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored while Ryan was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and on run batted in.

After getting off to that rough start, St. Mary’s pitcher Jared Rogé settled down and held Block (6-11, 1-1) to just one run over the last five innings.

The Tigers, on the other hand, wasn’t able to get much of anything going against Justin Winborne as he gave up no runs in the first four innings. But once the Tigers figured him out, their bats got going. They scored three runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings to tie the game at 6-6.

“There were a couple of errors here and there, but overall both teams played well and got after each other,” Green said. “We jumped on them early and they came back.”

After Block retook the lead with one run in the bottom of the sixth inning, St. Mary’s (13-5, 4-0) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead. Then Rogé retired the side without giving up a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Tyler Megason went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI and Zack Grayson had two runs scored and an RBI.

Forest 13, Monterey 6

MONTEREY — Errors proved to be difference in this District 3-B contest as the Bulldogs were mistake-free while the Wolves committed five errors.

Forest (9-9, 2-0; No. 5 in Class B) broke a 2-2 tie by scoring three runs in the top of the second inning and the Bulldogs never surrendered the lead after that. They scored five more runs before the Wolves could score again in the bottom of the fifth inning.

By the end of the fifth, Monterey (4-11, 1-1) trailed 10-5, but Forest proved why it is one of the top teams in Class B by continuing to put the pressure on Monterey’s defense.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning and one in the top of the seventh to put the game away.

Forest was led by D. Farsse, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. The Bulldogs were actually out-hit by the Wolves nine to seven.

And even though Landon White took the loss on the mound for Monterey, he led the Wolves a thte plate by going 3-for-4 with a home run. Beau Shivley and Jared Ensminger each had a double.