Troy Park and Recreation
Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 26, 1999
gets things under way
From Special Reports
Chase Clower led the Dixie Boys Indians to a big win to start the season both on the mound and at the plate.
Clower held the Rockies to only two hits, struck out 11 and went 3-for-4 at the plate en route to a 10-1 win for the Indians.
The Rockies watched as Clower and the Indians scored in every inning with three in the first, one in the second, fifth and sixth and two in both the third and the fourth. The Rockies’ only run came in the bottom of the sixth. Kevin Brown notched two hits on the day for the Rockies and Nick Sessions had one.
Others contributing to the Indians’ 10-hit performance were Marcus Grimes who went 2-for-3 and Liston Conrad, Kevin Gilbert, Brett Pierce, Brandon Johnson and Kevin Hester notching single-hit games.
Mets 4, White Sox 2
Also in the Dixie Boys’ ranks, the Mets got past the White Sox with some early scoring to make it a positive opening day.
Blake Phelps got some early run support and pitched the complete-game for the Mets to get the win giving up only three hits, no walks and whiffing 15 White Sox batters in the process.
White Sox counterpart Jonah McWaters settled down in the late innings after giving up four runs early and held the Mets scoreless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. McWaters pitched all six innings for the Sox striking out eight and allowed only six hits in a great defensive game by both teams.
The Mets scored two in the first and one in the second and third innings off hits by Tyson Pugh, Jake Kitchens, Phelps, Herbert Ward, David Folmar and Will Fuller. The Sox got hits out of Jeremy Jones, Brady Dunn and Austin Routzeng in the loss.
Pirates 11, Orioles 6
The Dixie Youth Orioles were able to put together some offense in the final two innings to score six runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 11-0 lead by the Pirates in Opening Day action.
Pirates pitcher Chase Bradley was unstoppable through the first four innings. Pitching all six innings Bradley stuck out 11 throughout, but the Orioles were able to get to him late taking advantage of some Pirate errors and a couple of doubles in the final inning.
The Pirates were led at the plate by by an outstanding performance by Chris Davis. Going 3-for-3 on the day, Davis belted out three triples and scored all three times for the Pirates.
Levi Davidson, Bradley, Carson Martinez Josh Dykes and Tanner Hensley all had hits for the Pirates who started the season with a win.
Angels 9, A’s 2
The Dixie Minor Angels scored seven runs in the first two innings of their Opening Day bout with the Athletics which was more than enough to hold on for their first win of the season.
Winning pitcher Aaron Allen held the A’s to only one run in the first and one in the fourth. He gave up only two hits and walked only two while lasting all five innings for the Angels.
Corey Henderson led the Angels at the plate with two hits while Logan East, Wes Davenport, Brook Sessions, Allen and Philip Quincey all had singles.
Lugnuts 9, Renegades 5
Shay Hall opened the season off right with a triple to go with her 2-for-3 showing in the Dixie Angels Lugnuts’ 9-5 win over the Renegades.
Hall was joined with some impressive hitting from the rest of the Lugnuts’ lineup as they scored three runs in the first and broke things open in the second with a six-run showing. Giving winning pitcher Kasee Carter a 9-0 lead to work with, the Lugnuts never trailed.
Carter struck out five Renegade batters, gave up only five runs and also had a good day at the plate going 2-for-2 scoring two runs. Hall pitched in relief in the bottom of the fourth shutting down the Renegades with two strike outs and no runs to get the save.
Mary Glenn Ensey, Courtney Kelly, Allison Jacobs, Keyani Foster and Alandria McBride all had hits in the game.
Jammers 15, Rumblers 0
An outstanding outing by Whitney Johnson led to an impressive 15-0 shutout by the Jammers in their Opening Day debut Saturday.
Johnson accounted for all but one of the outs in the game striking out eight Rumbler batters, allowing no walks and only one hit.
Johnson helped her own cause with two singles in the game as the Jammers scored five runs in the first, second and third innings. Andi Messick had a home run for the Jammers and Eden Stamey and Brittany Ledford both had doubles. Meghan B. had the only single for the Rumblers.
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