Friday, June 10, 2011

SPORTS>>Cabot juniors beat Gwatney

Leader sports editor

Cabot’s Centennial Bank junior class team got another win Tuesday on the road at Jacksonville.

Cabot started slow, not getting a base hit until the third inning, but came alive from that point to wrap up a 7-4 victory over the Gwatney Chevrolet team.

The first hit for the visiting team was a good one, a line drive down the right-field line by Devin Burke that turned into a two-RBI, inside-the-park home run.

An error, a fielder’s choice and walk put two more on in the inning, and a single to right by Drake Burroughs brought both base runners home to give Cabot a 5-1 lead.

Jacksonville took the early lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning. A single to left field by Trevor Ransom drove home leadoff hitter Josh Cook.

After falling behind in the top of the third, the Chevy Boys added a run in the bottom of the same frame on an RBI, sacrifice fly by Alex Broadwell. That made it 5-2, but Cabot wasn’t finished.

In the top of the next frame, Tristan Bulice singled, Burke walked and Nick Thomas got a two-RBI single to right to make it 7-2.

Jacksonville mounted a rally in the bottom of the last inning, due largely to mistakes in the field by Cabot.

Troy Allen got a leadoff walk and back-to-back infield errors allowed Jacksonville to score a run. A second run came in on a wild pitch, but it was all the home team could muster.

Ransom went 2 for 3 forJacksonville and was the only player in the game with multiple base hits. Andrew Tucker was the only other Gwatney player to get a base hit off Bulice, who went the distance, giving up just three hits, two earned runs while striking out four and walking four.

Austin Allen also went the distance on the mound for Jacksonville. He gave up only five hits, six earned runs, striking out and walking three.

Cabot improved to 4-4 with the win while Jacksonville fell to 4-5 while Cabot improved to 3-4.