Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SPORTS STORY >> Errors bury Cabot in loss to Jonesboro

Leader sportswriter

The combination of timely hitting and six Cabot errors helped Jonesboro’s senior American Legion team beat the Centennial Bank squad 13-0 in five innings on Monday at the Cabot baseball complex.

Jonesboro’s Hunter Nelson picked up the win on the mound. He threw all five innings and allowed just four Cabot hits and two walks, while recording four strikeouts. The Centennial Bank team used three different pitchers in the five innings played, and the defense behind them struggled.

Only four of Jonesboro’s 13 runs were earned. Cabot also left more runners stranded on the bases, six, doubling Jonesboro’s total of three. Cameron Jones, Jonesboro’s leadoff hitter, led all players with a 3 for 4 showing at the plate. He also scored two runs.

Jones’ three hits accounted for half of his team’s hit total as the visitors narrowly outhit Cabot 6-4. Centennial Bank’s Bryson Morris was the only other player for either team with multiple hits as he finished 2 for 3 at the plate.

Riley Knudsen and Hayden Vinson had a hit apiece to round out the hit totals for Cabot. Hunter Simpson, Seth Hart and Alex Camp each had a hit for Jonesboro. The Centennial Bank team played at Pine Bluff last night, and will play again at home on Friday as it hosts Conway at 8 p.m.