Tennessee downs Hawaii in youth action
Youth league baseball continues its action in Hartselle. Among this week's scores are:
The Vols took a three-run lead in the second inning and came up with a run-for-run reply to a pair from the Rainbows in the fifth.
David Jackson got the pitching win in five innings of work. He struck out seven, while walking two and giving up only one hit. Russell Powell worked two innings of relief. Joey Johnson took the loss for the Rainbows.
Tennessee: Darrell Dye 1r; Zach Waddell 1r; Bryan Weatherford 2b, 1r; D. Jackson HR; Bradley Borden 1b; Kody Vest 1r.
Hawaii: Joseph Pinion 1b, 1r; Marquez Jones 1r; Deuntray Orr 1b.
The Bulldogs overcame a three-run Alabama lead with a four-run rally in the fourth.
Wilder Queen and Brent Denson shared the pitching duties for the Bulldogs. Kyle Johnson took the loss for the Tide. Luke Bole stole two bases in the victory.
Miss. St.: W. Queen 1b, 1r; Luke Bole 1r; B. Denson 1r; Blake Sengstake 1b; Zac Hill 1r.
Alabama: Payton Sittason 1b; Kyle Johnson 1b, 1r; Kyle Heym 1b (2); Mike Hasse 1b.
The Bulldogs broke a 4-4 tie game in the top of the eighth inning and then held off the Wolverines for the win.
Dylan Sparkman, Tony Weaver and Chad Girodo all saw the mound for the Bulldogs. Alex Mote took the loss for the Wolverines in four innings of relief of Andrew Howard.
Georgia: C. Girodo 1r; Luke Holt 1b, 1r; Andrew Sandor 1b (2), 1r; Steven Crowe 1r; Patrick Lovell 1r; D. Sparkman 2b.
Michigan: Jonathan Hartsell 1b; A. Mote 1b (2), 1r; Ethan Widener 2b 1r; Daryn Raley 1r; Jeff Burmeister 2b, 1r.
A pitching dual between Spencer Orr and Garrett Turrentine went Orr's way as both hurlers tossed one-hitters.
Orr fanned 16 Auburn batters and allowed only one walk in six innings.
Turrentine got a lot of support from his defense with only six strikeouts in five innings.
He walked three in the loss.
LSU: Walton Ashwander 1b, 1r.
Auburn: G. Turrentine 1b.
The Bengals got a one-run lead in the top of the first and capped the game with a three-run blast in the sixth.
Judd McCravey worked a six-inning, one-hitter with solid support from his defense. David Reeves took the loss for the Bulldogs.
He struck out eight, walked two, but gave up six hits.
LSU: Andrew Hampton 1b, 2r; S. Orr 1b; W. Ashwander 2b; J. McCravy 1b; Zeke Kelley 1b, 1r; Skylar Sain 1b, 1r.
Miss. St.: Hugheston Slate 1b.
A second inning four-run blast by Auburn gave the Tigers the lead and ultimately the victory as they capped the game with a pair in the fifth.
Zac Bodley got the win for the Tigers in six innings of work. Bryan Weatherford took the loss for the Vols.
Auburn: Forrest Burleson 2b, 1r; Alex Glen 1b, 1r; Cody Roberts 1r; Will Hampton 1b, 1r; Will Ellis 1r; Houston Cleveland 1r.
Tennessee: John Alan Landers 1b; R. Powell 1b; B. Borden 1b, 1r; Kevin Porter 1b (2).
The Bulldogs almost scored at will while holding the Tigers to a pair of lone runs in the second and sixth innings.
Luke Bole fanned seven Auburn batters to get the win for Miss. St.
Alex Glen took the loss for the Tigers in five innings. Will Ellis provided one inning of relief.
Miss. St.: W. Queen 1b, 2r; L. Bole 1b, 1r; B. Denson 1b; D. Reeves 1b (2), 2r; Peyton Speegle 2r; Matt Tortorano 1b (2); Hugheston Slate 1b, 1r; Zac Hill 2b, 1b, 2r.
Auburn: A. Glen 1r; G. Turrentine 1b; C. Roberts 1r.
The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead after two innings, but the Bengals regained the lead with a four-run rally in the fourth and virtually assured victory with five runs in the fifth.
Tim Beach was the winning pitcher for LSU in a complete game. He struck out eight, walked two and gave up only two hits.
Dylan Sparkman, Chad Girodo and Tony Weaver split pitching duties for the Bulldogs.
LSU: Tony Villano 1b; A. Hampton 2b, 1b, 1r; S. Orr HR, 1b, 3r; W. Ashwander 1r; Will Chappell 1b, 2r; J. McCravy 2b, 1b, 2r; Michael Villano 3b, 1b; Taylor Nelson 1b, 1r; T. Beach 1b (2), 1r; Zeke Kelley 1b (2); S. Sain 1b.
Georgia: T. Weaver 1b, 1r; Barrett Eubanks 1r; D. Sparkman 2b, 1r; Pat Lovell 1r.
The Rainbows looked as though they were on their way to a win, but Alabama had other ideas as they produced a three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning and held off the Rainbows in the final half.
Kyle Heym got the win in five innings of work. He struck out 10, walked four and give up six hits. Kyle Johnson came in to get the save.
Daniel Owen and Joseph Pinion were the pitchers for the Rainbows.
Alabama: Josh Elswick 1r; K. Johnson 1b (2), 2r; Ty Murphy 1b, 1r, SB; Joshua Doyle 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 SB; Michael Hass 1r.
Hawaii: J. Johnson 2r, SB; Manquez Jones 1b; D. Owen 2b, 1b, 2r, SB; J. Pinion 2b, 1r, SB; Caleb Murphy 1b (2); Carrington Bibb SB.
The Wolverines pulled out the win over the Vols with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning in response to the tying run in the fifth.
Ethan Widener got the win in a complete game. He struck out six with three hits and three walks. Zach Wadell took the loss for the Vols.
Michigan: A. Howard 1b, 1r; Kramer Southern HR, 1b, 1r; D. Raley 1r.
Tennessee: Z. Waddell 1b; B. Weatherford 1b; B. Borden HR.
The Rainbows wrote their total in three innings and held the lead until the Bengals launched a six-run rally in the bottom of the fourth.
Judd McCravy was the winning pitcher for LSU for four innings of work. Spencer Orr worked two innings of backup. Daniel Owen took the loss for the Rainbows.
LSU: T. Villano 1b (2), 1r; A. Hampton 1b, 1r; S. Orr HR, 2r; W. Ashwander 1r; W. Chappell 2b, 1r; T. Nelson 1r; T. Beach 2b, 1r.
Hawaii: Manquez Jones 1r; J. Johnson 1b, 2r; J. Pinion 1b.
The Bulldogs plated one run in the first and another in the second and that proved enough as they shutout the Tigers.
Chad Girodo was the winning pitcher for Georgia with 10 strikeouts. Will Ellis took the loss for the Auburn.
Georgia: L. Holt 1r; P. Lovell 1r; T. Weaver SB.
Auburn: F. Burleson 1b; G. Turrentine 1b; H. Cleveland 1b.
Michigan plated three runs in the bottom of the third and played six innings of shutout ball for the win over Alabama.
Alex Mote got the pitching win for Michigan in three innings. Andrew Howard provided the relief. Kyle Heym took the loss for Alabama.
Michigan: A. Howard 1b, 1r, SB; A. Mote 1b, 1r, SB; E. Widener HR; J. Burmeister 1r, 2 SB; D. Raley SB; J. Hartsell SB.
Alabama: T. Murphy SB, J. Doyle 2 SB; M. Hass SB.
After losing an early lead, the Bulldogs came up with a pair of two-run innings late to claim the win.
Brent Denson struck out eight and got the win in six innings. Bryan Weatherford took the loss with Darrell Dye in relief.
Miss. St.: W. Queen 1b, 2r, 2 SB; L. Bole 1b, 1r, SB; B. Denson 2b, 1b, 2r, SB; D. Reeves 1b, 1r, Sb; Clark Gully 2b, SB; M. Tortorano 2 SB; Eric Frank SB.
Tennessee: D. Dye 1r; Z. Waddell 1r; J.A. Landers 1b, 1r; B. Borden 1b, 2 SB; B. Weatherford 2b, 1r; K. Porter 1r.
The Rainbows opened with a grandslam homer in the first inning. Caleb Murphy crushed the yard trip to bring home runners Manquez Jones, Joey Johnson and Daniel Owen. But the shot wouldn't hold up as the Wolverines plated eight runs in the final five innings.
Daryn Raley got the pitching win for the Wolverines with six innings of relief work. He struck out eight with four hits. Ethan Widener was the starting pitcher for Michigan. Andrew Howard closed.
Marquez Jones worked six innings for the Rainbows. He struck out six, walked six and gave up five hits. Joey Johnson took the loss in one inning of work.
Michigan: J. Hartsell 1b, 1r; A. Howard 1b, 1r; A. Mote 1b, 1r; E. Widener 1r; K. Southern 2b, 1b; J. Burmeister 1b; Seth Russell 1b, 1r, 2 SB; Cody Clay 1b, 1r, 2 SB; Jeremy Thompson 2r.
Hawaii: Manquez Jones 2b, 1r; J. Johnson 1r; D. Owen 1b, 1r; C. Murphy HR, 2r, 2 SB; C. Bibb 1b; Dustin Jordan 1b.
A pair of three-run innings turned a close game into a run-away for the Bayou Bengals. Spencer Orr crunched his fifth yard trip of the season for LSU.
Judd McCravy and Orr split the pitching duties for LSU. They combined for a one hitter and 10 strikeouts. Darrell Dye took the loss for the Vols.
LSU: T. Villano 1r; J. McCravy 1b (2), 2r, SB; S. Orr HR; W. Chappell 2b, 1r; M. Villano 1b; T. Nelson 1r; T. Beach 1b (2), 1r; S. Sain 1b, 1r.
Tennessee: Z. Waddell 1b, SB; R. Powell 1r; D. Dye SB.
The Tide broke open a close game with five runs in the final two innings while holding the Tigers scoreless.
Mike Hasse slapped a solo homer for the Tide to get them on the board in the third inning. Kyle Johnson fanned 12 Auburn batters in six innings of work, while allowing only one hit. He walked five.
Garrett Turrentine took the loss for Auburn, despite fanning 10 Alabama batters.
Alabama: J. Elswick 1r, 2 SB; T. Murphy 1r; K. Johnson 2b, 1b; K. Heym 1b (2); J. Doyle 2b, SB; M. Hasse HR; P. Sittason 1b, 1r, 2 SB; Jonathan Nolen 1r; Nathan Grove 1r, SB.
Auburn: F. Burleson 2b; W. Hampton SB.
A pair of two-run innings proved sufficient for one set of Bulldogs to defeat another set of Bulldogs.
Dylan Sparkman got the pitching win for Georgia with a complete game. He struck out seven, walked three and allowed seven hits. Luke Bole took the loss for Miss. St. in another complete game. He struck out six, walked one and gave up three hits.
Georgia: T. Weaver 1b, 1r, 2 SB; C. Girodo 1r; L. Holt 1r; D. Sparkman 2b; Caleb Blackman 1b; S. Crowe 1r.