Double the fun
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The best things in life come in pairs.
The Post 70 Troy baseball team was in action against Enterprise Tuesday night and came away two more victories richer, thanks to a 6-0 win in game one and a 4-1 win in game two.
“I thought our guys player very well (Tuesday night),” Logan Pierce said. “They did what they needed to do to win.”
Game one had an interesting box score however.
Troy scored five runs in the third inning the hard way – without the benefit of getting a hit.
The team was able to bat around the lineup, which got started off with the first six batters reaching either after being hit or walked.
Michael Fox drew the first run of the game thanks to a bases loaded walk and Jalin Lawson followed suit by driving in a run the same way, the very next at-bat.
A sac-fly by Dalton Harris extended Troy’s lead to 3-0, as the team would score two more runs, as Enterprise would go threw three pitchers in the inning.
On the mound, Troy was led by Houston Mabray, who kept Enterprise off the board throughout much of the game.
Mabray threw five innings, striking out seven while giving up just two hits.
He ran into some trouble in the top of the fifth after allowing two hits and two walks, however, was able to get out of the jam.
Troy’s first hit, came in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Gregory Barnett hit a liner to left field.
“Game one was one of those weird games,” the coach said with a laugh.
“But they guys still found a way to win. They stayed patient and got good at-bats.
“And you got to give a lot of credit to Houston, pitched a heck of a ball game and gave us every chance to win,” Pierce added.
In game two, Troy was able to reach base thanks to a hit four times.
Two of those hits came off the bat of Dalton Harris, who finished 2-2 with a double and three RBIs.
Lawson Stewart reached base once thanks to a lead off double and also pitched the final half inning, striking out two in the process.
Joey Davenport got the start for Troy, pitching two and a third innings, walking six while striking out five and giving up the only run.
“These guys are getting better and learning every day – and that’s very positive to see,” Pierce said.
“I am teaching them everything I know and they are doing a good job of using it in games.”