Enterprise erupts with 12-2 win over Troy

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2001

Sports Editor

The Troy 13-year-old tournament team opened Tuesday night’s championship game by taking a 1-0 lead over Enterprise.

But by the end of the first inning, Enterprise had used a seven hit rally to build a five run advantage and basically close out Troy’s chances for a victory, beating the hosts 12-2 in five innings and winning the district title.

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Enterprise added one run each in the second and third inning, three runs in the fourth and closed the game in the bottom of the fifth as Davis Potter came home on a ground ball to give Enterprise the win by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule.

Troy’s biggest inning of the night was in the first when Clay Helms opened at the top of the batting order with a single into rightfield. Marquez Toney followed with a single and scored on Chase Bradley’s basehit. Toney was able to touch homeplate before Bradley was caught between second and first, rounding the bases, and was tagged out by Enterprise.

Enterprise, however, was able to answer.

And then some.

Robert Brooks led off with a single on Troy opening pitcher Judson Ricks. Alan Harvin tied the game up with a double to score Brooks. Jay Martin, whose homerun in the opening game was the margin of victory over Troy on Friday night, belted a single RBI and Potter and Josh Mogel added back-to-back singles to reach. Cory Whitlock drove home a runner with a basehit and Derrick Lewis had a double RBI to finish off the scoring for Enterprise.

A combined five Troy pitchers were unable to slow Enterprise down. Ricks was pulled in favor of Chris Davis with not outs in the first inning. Davis pitched the second, allowing one hit by Potter, who came home on a hit by Mogel. Cooper Nichols gave up an RBI by Harvin in the third and Ryan Hayden pitched the fourth, striking out two batters, but allowing three hits and three runs. Chase Bradley closed the game for Troy.

Troy’s pitching allowed 12 hits in 30 batters faced, while 17 batters made the trip to the plate for Troy and could manage just five hits. Helms, Brent Kohn, Toney, Bradley and Chris Griggs all had hits for Troy.

Enterprise moves on to the state tournament which will be held in Scottsboro on July 20-28.