Troy 13u All-Stars win by staying patient

Published 11:16 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014

By Brian Anderson

Handshakes and high fives were handed out in the dugout after the Troy Dixie Boys All-Stars knocked off Enterprise 6-3 Tuesday in their second game of district play.

“They did a much better job at the plate tonight and that was a good team and they had good pitching,” head coach Frank Scarbrough said.

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He wanted his team to be more patient at the plate coming into this game and hit pitches that are hittable.

“We caught them in some situations where we were down in the count and we did a good job of staying patient and looking for a pitch to hit,” he said. He added his team capitalized off their mistakes with authority by hitting a home run, a double and a triple. Also, they communicated better defensively.

He loved how his team put themselves in good defensive positions and caught them off guard and gained outs.

Will Reeves scored the first run of the game in the top second inning after Trevor Barron collided with Enterprise’s first baseman on a ground ball to left field. They ended the inning by scoring four more runs and led 5-0.

Enterprise responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second.

Troy scored its final run off a home run in the top of the fifth by Will Reeves to left field. Enterprise could only generate one more run in the bottom of the seventh off a walk by closer Brock Huner with bases loaded.

Scarbrough wants to improve his teams hitting and strike out more batters going into Thursday’s game.

“We want to throw more strikes when its critical and we want to work ahead,” he said. “We want to get that first pitch in for a strike and we did that quite a bit tonight but not as much as I like to see,” he said.

The Dixie Boys will compete again Thursday at Troy Parks and Recreation on Field 6.