Rookies fall to Enterprise

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Enterprise Americans were too much to handle as the Troy AAA rookie team lost 15-7 loss on Tuesday evening in the District 9 Championship game in Enterprise.

Cole Pugh got the start for Troy. He lasted 1.1 innings and allowed eight runs, only three of which were earned. Hayden Adamson came in to pitch in the second inning and let up five earned runs on seven hits over three innings of work.

Enterprise sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and got five runs.

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“They did a really good job hitting the ball,” Rookies headh coach Adam Brookins said. “We made some errors which is not like us and they capitalized.

Enterprise pushed four more runs on the board in the second inning to stretch out their lead to 9-0.

Troy was able to get on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Troy started the inning with back-to-back walks by Cade Edwards and Tyler McLendon. After Pugh became the third walk of the inning, McLendon came around to score on a wild pitch to bring the score to 9-1.

“We got some hits we just couldn’t capitalize,” Brookins said. “After we got hits we just didn’t have enough momentum.”

From there the teams traded runs. After Enterprise scored a single run in the top of the third, Troy answered on a Kade Brookins walk.

Enterprise tacked on three in the fourth inning and Troy again was right there to match it. Both Cooper Campbell and Blake Lowery had RBI’s in the inning and they were able to cut Enterprise’s lead to 13-5 heading into the fifth inning.

Enterprise scored their final two runs in the fifth inning. Troy added two more runs in the fifth inning on a pair of singles by Pruitt Vaughn and Brookins.

With Enterprise holding a 15-7 lead heading into the final inning, Troy was able to score one more run in the seventh on a single by Lowery to bring the final score to 15-8.

With the loss, Troy finishes in second place in the district and will head to Oxford to compete in the World Series.