Troy routs Greenville to stay perfect in district tournament

Published 9:32 pm Monday, June 18, 2012

Troy's Quay Rodgers attempts to tag Greenville's Jacob Nichols out during a tournament in Luverne, Ala., Monday, June 18, 2012. Nichols was ruled safe on the play due to interference at first base. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

Troy’s Pitching Machine tournament team remained unbeaten in the district tournament after a 17-2 thrashing of Greenville on Monday.

Troy used a relentless offensive attack to earn a bye on Tuesday and will play in the championship game on Wednesday.

For Troy, Drew Nelson was 2-for-3, Nathan Braisted was 3-for-3, Darryl Lee was 2-for-3, Press Jefcoat was 1-for-3, Skylar Kidd was 2-for-3, Laquavian Rodgers was 2-for-3, Ben Reeves was 0-for-3, Bailey Sparrow was 0-for-3, DeAndrey Henderson was 2-for-3, Brady Huner was 2-for-3, Adrian Cardwell was 3-for-3, and Noah Prestwood was 0-for-2.

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Cardwell laced a double to fence in the fourth inning to score Huner from first to invoke the 15-run mercy rule.

Troy scored three runs in the first inning, six in the second, four in the third, and five in the fourth to down Greenville.

Troy will await an opponent from the losers bracket, which will be played Tuesday.

The championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday.