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GAME STORIES 2019

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 12

KIWANIS FIELD – BB&T and Jarman Auto Sales simply did not want the regular season to end so they decided to play 8 innings on Wednesday night in a game that saw BB&T sneak out of Perkins with a 5-4 win.  BB&T went up 3-1 after 2 innings.  Jarman tied the game at 3 with 2 in the top of the third inning.  BB&T inched ahead with a run in the bottom of the fifth to go up 4-3.  Jarman knotted the game at 4 with a run in the top of the sixth and BB&T walked it off with a run in the bottom of the eighth.  Parker Simo was 3-5 to lead the “Bankers” (Truist).  Zeke Dixon had a big day as well as he went 2-4.  Tucker Anderson (1-4), Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-4), Matthew Tyndall (1-3), Hunter Haddock (1-1), Eli Killinger (1-4), and Hudson Truell (1-4) had the other BB&T hits.  Jack West (2-3), Tylik Sherrod (2-4), and Luke Tyndall (2-4, 2b). led Jarman with 2 hits each.  Jax Martin (1-4) and Andrew Below (1-1) had the other Jarman hits.  Zeke Dixon was the winning pitcher for BB&T.

VFW FIELD – Brown & Wood pounded out 16 hits in a 15-7 win over Pepsi Cola in the season finale for both teams.  Brown & Wood held a 10-2 lead at the game’s midway point and cruised to the win from there.  The “Car Dealers” were led by Ryker Butcher who was 4-5 with a double and Tyce Thompson who was 4-5 with a double.  Carson Burns had a big day as well as he was 3-3 with a double.  Reading Blount had a pair of hits as he went 2-3.  Cade Butcher (1-3), Sully Cobb (1-2), and Kasyn Chase (1-3) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Quinn McCaffery (2-3, HR) and Joyner Haddock (2-3, 2b) led Pepsi.  James Sawyer (1-2, 2b), Webb Evans (1-3), and Chase Honeycutt (1-4) also picked up hits for Pepsi.  Reading Blount was the game’s winning pitcher.

This marks the end of Game Stories for the 2019 season.  I do not write about playoffs and I do not write about the All Star teams.  From now on I simply report scores.  The stories are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  I don't proof read and sometimes I cringe at some of the mistakes that I make.  I screw up names.  I struggle with calling younger brothers by the names of their older brothers as the box scores have first initials and last names.  People seem to enjoy them for the most part and I like doing them for the most part.  My 21st season is in the books.  With the conclusion of the BB&T vs. Jarman game I am proud to say that I have been Commissioner for 3,696 regular season games.  On to the playoffs!!!



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 11

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors doubled up Eastern Plumbing by a score of 12-6.  Noah Porter (3-4, 2b) and Ronday Bryant (3-4, 2b) led the “Glaziers”. Bodie Modlin also had a good night as he went 2-5.  Matthew Aldridge (1-2, 3b) and Jackson Anderson (1-3) had the other hits for CWD.  Eastern Plumbing was led by Matthew Sutton who was 3-4 and Parker Watson who was 3-4.  Chase Davis had a solid outing as well as he was 2-3.  Owen Hardee (1-2), Mason Hardee (1-2), and Caden Chaney (1-3) had the other EP hits.  Rondy Bryant was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics defeated Kiwanis by a score of 21-9 on Tuesday night.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola knocked off the Host Lions Club by a score of 9-1.  Hunter Sorrell was 3-4 with a double to lead the “Soda Jerks”.  Jaiden Floyd (2-3, 2b) and Trevor Rozeboom (2-3, HR) also had big days for Coke.  Parker Whitley (1-4), Brady Hastings (1-3), Davis Whitley (1-2), Camden Davis (1-2), and Ashton Skinner (1-2) had the other Coke hits.  Ryan Edwards was 2-3 to lead the Lions.  Connor Dial (1-3), Matthew Rusing (1-3), and Dominick Shields (1-2) had the other Lions hits.  Ashton Skinner took the pitching win for Coke.

VFW FIELD – Overton’s defeated Optimist by a score of 11-5 in the season finale for both teams.  Owen Simmons was 4-4 with two doubles to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Tucker McClung had a big day as well as he was 3-4 with a double.  Jack D’Alonzo hit .500 on the day as he was 2-4.  Other Overton players with hits were Ethan Simmons (1-4), Nolan Mills (1-3), and Max Jamison (1-2).  Trey Williford (2-3, 2b) and Brandon Worsley (2-4) led Optimist.  Joe May (1-2, HR), Holden Deloatch (1-3, 2b), Luke Congleton (1-1), Jon Lysaght (1-3), and Drew Lysaght (1-3) had the other Optimist hits.  Tucker McClung was the winning pitcher for Overton’s.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 10

ELM STREET PARK – In a game that began with a 37 minute rain delay at the start Physicians East knocked off C&C Stoneworks 13-1 in what was the season finale for both teams.  PE scored in every inning but the fifth while C&C scored their lone run in the first.  Holton Dickens was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Caleb Case (2-2) and Aulden Dickens (2-3) also had great days.  Parker Williams (1-2) and Azi Corbett (1-2) had the other PE hits.  Caleb Lacroix (1-2) and Wills Lucas (1-2, 2b) had the hits for C&C.  Parker Williams took the pitching win for Physicians East.

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center doubled up RE/MAX by a score of 4-2 on a soggy Monday night at Elm Street.  EC Auto, as the home team, jumped out to a 2-1 advantage after an inning.  They expanded that lead to 4-1 with 2 fourth inning runs.  RE/MAX answered with a run in the fifth but that was all of the scoring as EC Auto took the win.  Justin Grimes was 2-2 with a homer and Owen Conway was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Davis Youngs provided the rest of the EC Auto offense with a hit in two trips.  Max Mason and Ethan Medhus were each 2-2 to lead RE/MAX.  Davis Bradley (1-3) and Haitham Abulatifa (1-1) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Landon Brown was the game’s winning pitcher.

BOTH GAMES AT THE PERKINS COMPLEX WERE POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN.

 

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 8

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East eked out a 8-7 win over Kiwanis in the front end of the Saturday night, Elm Street doubleheader.  PE scored in every inning but the fifth.  Their scoring was highlighted by a 5 run fifth.  All of the Kiwanis runs came in the third inning.  Caleb Case was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Holton Dickens (1-3), Parker Williams (1-3), Aulden Dickens (1-2), Michael Kean (1-2), and Azi Corbett (1-2) had the other PE hits.  JT Williams had a huge day for Kiwanis as he went 4-4.  Jay’vian Warren also had a great day as he was 2-4.  Corbin Kendrick (1-4) Brody Brannon (1-4, 2b), Sean Coan (1-3), Jerome Wilkins (1-4, 2b), Marin Roberson (1-3), and Jordan Daniels (1-1) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Parker Williams took the win on the hill for PE.

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s defeated Coca Cola by a score of 11-0 on Saturday night.  Overton’s broke open a scoreless game with 4 runs in third and never looked back on their way to the win.  The hot hitting Tucker McClung was 3-4 with a double to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Owen Simmons (2-4, 2b, 3b) and Bret Clark (2-2) also had great nights for Overton’s.  Ethan Simmons (1-3), Nolan Mills (1-4), and Max Jamison (1-2) had th other Overton hits.  Coke was led by Parker Whitley who was 2-3.  Jaiden Floyd (1-3), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2) and Camden Davis (1-2) had the other Coke hits.  Owen Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 7

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist clinched the North State League regular season title with a 18-5 win over the Host Lions Club.  A 9 run second inning highlighted the Optimist’s stellar offensive output.  Joe May led the “Glass Half Fullers” with a 3-5 outing.  Trey Williford (2-5, 2 HR) also had a super game.  Brandon Worsley (2-5, 2b), Kolby Burroughs (2-5), Holden Deloatch (2-5) and Drew Lysaght (2-2) all had a pair of hits for Optimist.  Hunter Ellerbe (1-2), Luke Congleton (1-1), Isaac Callis (1-3), Thomas Satterfield (1-3), and Jon Lysaght (1-2) all also had hits for Optimist.  Aiden Parker (1-3) provided the offense for Lions.  Trey Williford took the pitching victory for Optimist.

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics jumped out to an early 7 run lead and never looked back as they defeated C&C Stoneworks by a score of 13-9 in the back end of Friday night’s Elm Street doubleheader.  The “Tin Grins” were led by Caleb Stahl who was 2-4 on the night.  Drew Lambert (1-3), Dane Blanchard (1-4), Tucker Pridgen (1-4), Bobby Getz (1-2, 2b), Parker Hall (1-4) and Jackson Modlin (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  Caleb Lacroix (2-3), Benjamin Barrett (2-3), and Ander Hvastkovs (2-4) all had a pair of hits to lead C&C.  Jaelen Roberts had the other C&C hit as he went 1-1.  Parker Hall was the pitching victor for Ross.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 1-0 win over Brown & Wood.  Matthew Aldridge (1-3), Rondy Bryant (1-3), and Conner Berry (1-2) had the hits for the “Glaziers”.  Harrison Corey (1-1) and Tristan Whited (1-2) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Bodie Modlin took the pitching win for CWD.

VFW FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center scored 5 in the second and 2 in the fifth.  Eastern Plumbing scored their 2 runs in the fifth inning.  Justin Grimes (1-2), Owen Conway (1-3, 2b), Christian LoPresti (1-2), Carter Evans (1-3), and Landon Brown (1-1) had the hits for the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Parker Watson (1-1, 2b) and AB Daughety (1-3) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Christian LoPresti was the winning hurler for EC Auto.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 6

ELM STREET PARK – In a game that featured a 94 minute rain delay in the sixth inning Coca Cola defeated Kiwanis by a score of 12-8.  Kiwanis held a 4-2 advantage after 2 innings but Coke scored 5 in the bottom of the third to go up 7-4 at the game’s midway point.  Kiwanis cut their deficit to 7-6 with 2 runs in the fourth.  Coke plated a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 8-6 after 4 innings.  Coke then was able to put the game away with a big 4 run fifth.  Kiwanis scored 2 in the top of the sixth for the last bit of scoring in the game.  Parker Whitley was 4-4 with 2 doubles to lead the “Soda Jerks”.  Jaiden Floyd had a good day as well as he was 2-4.  Ashton Skinner (1-3, 2b), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2, 2b), Ty Cobb (1-1), and Camden Davis (1-2) had the other hits.  Brody Brannon was 3-4 with a home run to lead Kiwanis.  Corbin Kendrick had a good day as well as he went 2-4 with a double.  JT Williams (1-2), Terrence Armstrong (1-4), and Marin Roberson (1-3) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Parker Whitley was the mound winner for Coca Cola. 

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s broke open a close, 2-0 game with 5 runs in the top of the fifth as they defeated Physicians East by a score of 7-0 on Thursday night.  Owen Simmons (2-2, 2b) and Logan Collins  (2-3) led the “Sportsmen”.  Nolan Mills (1-4), Holt Hinton (1-2), and Wesley Kennedy (1-2) had the other Overton’s hits.  Holton Dickens was 2-4 to lead PE.  Parker Williams (1-3), Aulden Dickens (1-3), and Azi Corbett (1-1) had the other PE hits.  Owen Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – RE/MAX scored in every inning as they took a 16-6 victory over Jarman Auto Sales in a game that was shortened by rain, lightning, or darkness (take your pick).  Ahmad Abulatifa was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Pilots”.  Rooke Knittle (2-4), Ethan Medhus (2-3, 2b), and Drew Grant (2-3, HR) all had great days as well.  Max Mason (1-2) and Landon Scott (1-4) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Jack West and Ryan Saad were each 2-3 with a double to lead Jarman.  Tylik Sherrod was a Jarman team hitting leader as well as he was 2-2 with a home run.  Luke Tyndall (1-3), Chase Crandell (1-3), and Cameron Crandell (1-1) all also had hits for Jarman.  Max Mason was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – The final score of this game was Pepsi Cola 3    BB&T 0.  The game had to be stopped because of weather with BB&T batting and 2 out in the bottom of the sixth.  Pepsi scored 2 runs in the top of the sixth because the score reverted to what it was after 5 because BB&T did not get their full at bat in the bottom of the sixth.  James Sawyer had the only Pepsi hit as he went 1-3 for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Tucker Anderson (1-3) and Hudson Truell (1-1) had the hits for BB&T. Quinn McCaffrey was the winning hurler for Pepsi.

 

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 5

ELM STREET PARK – In a game that featured a 71 minute third inning rain delay Optimist defeated C&C Stoneworks by a score of 18-0.  12 runs in the third for Optimist broke open a game that was at 1-0 after 2 innings.  Holden Deloatch was 3-4 to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Joe May (2-4, HR) and Trey Williford (2-2) also had good days.  Brandon Worsley (1-3), Kolby Burroughs (1-4), Isaac Callis (1-2, 2b), Landon Congleton (1-3), and Drew Lysaght (1-3) had the other Optimist hits. Luke Perry (1-2) and Curtis Rogers (1-1) had the hits for C&C.   Joe May was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics and the Host Lions Club participated in a game that started in a steady drizzle, saw some fog roll in during the middle innings and finally was played in pleasant but very humid conditions at the end.  When it was all said and done though Ross grabbed a 5-2 win.  The Lions jumped out to an early 1-0 lead.  Ross knotted the game at 1 with a third inning tally.  A fourth inning Ross explosion that saw the “Tin Grins” get 4 runs proved to be the difference in the game.  The Lions scored their final run in the bottom of the sixth, an inning that saw them get the tying run to the plate before falling just short.  Dane Blanchard was 3-4 to lead Ross.  Drew Lambert (1-3), Caleb S tahl (1-2). Jett Vaughn (1-2), and Jackson Modlin (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  Aiden Parker (2-3) and Layton Chandler (2-2) led the Lions.  Connor Dial went 1-3 to round out the Lions offense.  Drew Lambert was the mound winner for Ross.

 

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 4

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East staged their second straight dramatic sixth inning comeback as today they scored 3 times in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Coca Cola by a score of 10-9.  Coke was seemingly in control throughout the game.  They jumped out to a 6-0 lead before PE sliced their lead in half with 3 in the bottom of the second.  Coke then expanded their lead to 9-3 with 3 in the top of the fourth.  PE answered with 4 in the bottom of the fourth to cut their deficit to 9-7 going to the fifth.  Things settled down in the fifth as neither team was able to score in that frame.  Coke went scoreless in the top of the sixth before PE exploded for their final 3 runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth.  Jacob Breazeale continued his torrid hitting as he was 2-3 with a double.  Breazeale along with Aulden Dickens (2-3) led the “Whitecoats”.  Parker Williams (1-4), Caleb Case (1-4), Carter Wall (1-3), Ryan Albritton (1-3), and Azi Corbett (1-2, 3b) had the other hits for PE.  Parker Whitley and Hunter Sorrell were each 2-3 to lead Coke.   Brady Hastings also had a super day as he was 2-4.  Jaiden Floyd (1-1, 2b), Ashton Skinner (1-4), and Trevor Rozeboom (1-2) had the other Coke hits.  Parker Williams was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK-Overton’s scored 10 runs in the first inning on their way to a 16-1 win over Kiwanis.  Tucker McClung was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Sportsmen”. Owen Simmons (2-2, 2b, 3b), Ethan Simmons (2-3, 3b), Nolan Mills (2-2), and Max Jamison (2-4) all had a pair of Overton hits.  Logan Collins (1-2), Caleb McLawhorn (1-2), Wesley Kennedy (1-2, 3b), and Holt Hinton (1-2) also picked up hits for Overton’s. Brody Brannon and JT Williams each went 1-2 for Kiwanis.  Owen Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored in every inning but the fourth  as they defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 13-7.  Jarman held a 9-1 lead after 3 innings.  Eastern Plumbing had a 6 run explosion in the top of the fourth to cut the Jarman lead to 9-7.  Jarman though was able to tack on 4 insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth to coast to the win.  The “Evil Empire” was led by Jack West who was 3-4 with a double.  Ryan Saad also had a good day as he was 2-4 with two doubles.  Luke Tyndall was tremendous as well as he was 2-3.  Other Jarman hits came from Jimmy Martin (1-2, 2b), Tylik Sherrod (1-2), Jax Martin  (1-2), and Andrew Below (1-3).  Chase Davis (2-4) and Parker Watson (2-3, HR) led EP.  Matt Sutton (1-4), AB Daughety (1-3), , and Caden Chaney (1-2) had the other EP hits.  Jack West was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center doubled up Brown & Wood by a score of 4-2.  The game was knotted at 1 after an inning.  EC Auto went up 2-1 with a single run in the bottom of the second.  Brown & Wood tied the game at 2 with a run in the top of the third.  EC Auto finished out the scoring with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2.  Davis Youngs was 2-3 to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Owen Conway (2-3), Christian LoPresti (1-3), and Carter Evans (1-2) had the other EC Auto hits.  Harrison Corey (1-3, 2b) and Tyce Thompson (1-2, 2b) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Justin Grimes was the winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 3

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club defeated C&C Stoneworks by a score of 7-2 today.  The Lions jumped out to a quick 3-0 advantage after an inning.  C&C responded with2 in the third to make the score 3-2 at the game’s midway point.  The Lions though posted 4 big runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach.  Aiden Parker (1-2), Matthew Rushing (1-1),  Connor Dial (1-3), Layton Chandler (1-2), and Dominick Shields (1-2) had the hits for the “ ’57 NFL Champs”.  Caleb Lacroix (1-3), Benjamin Barrett (1-3, 2b), Wills Lucas (1-2, 2b), Ander Hvastkovs (1-2), and Curtis Rogers (1-1) had the hits for C&C.  Ryan Edwards took the mound victory for Lions.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist continued their torrid run through their schedule as they defeated Ross Orthodontics by a score of 14-3 on Monday night.  Ross jumped out to a 3 run advantage in the top of the first but Optimist answered with 8 in the bottom half of the frame and never looked back on their way to the victory.  Joe May was 4-4 with a home run and 2 doubles to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Kolby Burroughs had a great night as well as he was 3-4 with a double.  Trey Williford (2-2, 2b, 3b) and Brandon Worsley (2-4, 3b) also had big games.  Thomas Satterfield (1-3) and Holden Deloatch (1-2) rounded out the Optimist offense.  Drew Lambert (1-3), Caleb Stahl (1-2), and Tucker Pridgen (1-3) had the hits for Ross.  Trey Williford was the winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors scored 9 early runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 12-7 win over BB&T.  Matthew Aldridge (3-4, HR), Conner Berry (3-4) and Rondy Bryant (3-3, 3b) had big days to lead the “Glaziers”.  Noah Porter (2-5) also had a solid outing.  Bodie Modlin (1-4), Antonio Passalacqua (1-2), and William Litchfield (1-2) had the other CWD hits.  Parker Simo (2-2) led BB&T.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-2) and Nathan Hale (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  Conner Berry was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX picked up a 7-3 win over Pepsi Cola on Monday afternoon.  Pepsi jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead after an inning.  RE/MAX responded right away with 3 in the second to go up 3-1.  There was no more scoring until the sixth when RE/MAX broke the game open with 4 runs to go up 7-1.  Pepsi tacked on 2 in the sixth for their final runs of the game.  Rooke Knittle was 2-3 to lead the “Pilots”.  Ethan Medhus (1-3), Landon Scott (1-3, 2b), and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Joyner Haddock (2-2) and Webb Evans (2-4) led Pepsi.  Quinn McCaffrey (1-4), James Sawyer (1-2, 2b), Suiter Howard (1-4), Chase Honeycutt (1-4), and Ben Goldstein (1-2) had the other Pepsi hits.  Ahmad Abulatifa was brilliant on the mound for RE/MAX, scattering 6 hits and allowing only 1 run in 5.1 inning of work.  His evening on the mound ended because of the dreaded pitch count.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 2

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola broke open a close, 1-0 game with 6 big runs in the bottom of the fourth on their way to a 9-2 win over Jarman Auto Sales.  James Sawyer was 4-4 with a double and a triple to lead the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffrey also had a big day as he was 3-4 with a triple to his credit.  The other Pepsi hits came from Suiter Howard (1-4), Webb Evans (1-3), Chase Honeycutt (1-2, 2b), Ben Goldstein (1-2), Aiden Coats (1-1), and Ezra Meachum (1-1).  Luke Tyndall was 3-3 with a double to lead Jarman.  Jack West was solid at the plate as well as he went 2-3.  Ryan Saad (1-2), Jimmy Martin (1-3), and Chase Crandell (1-3) had the other Jarman hits.  Quinn McCaffrey took the pitching win for Pepsi.

ELM STREET PARK – Parker Williams (1-3) 2 run, walkoff double capped off a wild bottom of the sixth that saw Physicians East score 5 times and come from behind to defeat the Host Lions Club by a score of 6-5.  The Lions seemingly had the game under control as they held a 2-1 lead after an inning and then slowly built upon that lead by scoring 1 run each in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to hold a 5-1 lead going to the bottom of the sixth.  The “Whitecoats” were led by Carter Wall who was 2-3 and Jacob Brezeale who was 2-2.  .  Holton Dickens (1-4), Ryan Albritton (1-2), Aulden Dickens (1-2) had the other PE hits.  Aiden Parker (1-3) and Ryan Edwards (1-2) had the hits for Lions.  Michael Kean was the game’s winning pitcher.

 

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 1

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood and RE/MAX were rained out on Friday night but waiting to play until Saturday was worth it for all of us Little League fans as they put on quite a show on Saturday.  At the end of the day though, RE/MAX came out on top of Brown & Wood by a score of 3-2 in 9 innings.  Each team scored a pair in the first and that was all of the scoring there was until the ninth inning when RE/MAX pushed across a run to win it.  Each team had numerous threats but neither could score until the ninth.  This was one of those games when being the home team is very advantageous and RE/MAX took advantage of that home team designation in this game.  Harrison Corey (Brown & Wood) and Max Mason (RE/MAX) pitched 6.2 and 5.1 innings respectively.  Each was brilliant after their first inning of work.  Five “Pilots” had a hit each for their offensive output.  These players were Rooke Knittle (1-4, 3b), Davis Bradley (1-4, 2b), Landon Scott (1-4), Ethan Medhus (1-4), and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3).  Reading Blount was 3-4 to lead Brown & Wood.  Harrison Corey (2-4, 2b) also had a good day. Other Brown & Wood hits came from Tyce Thompson (1-3), Cade Butcher (1-4), Ryker Butcher (1-4) and Carson Burns (1-4).  Ethan Medhus, with 3.2 innings of relief work, was the winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Despite rain showers soaking the field at Elm Street in the 90 minutes prior to game time East Carolina Auto & Truck Center and Pepsi Cola got underway on time in a game that saw Pepsi take a 9-6 win.  Pepsi held the lead or was tied for almost the entire game.  They scored 4 in the first and 1 in the second.  EC Auto countered with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings making the score 5-2 at the midway point.  EC Auto exploded for 3 runs in the top of the fourth to deadlock the game at 5.  Pepsi answered with a run in the bottom of the frame to go up 6-5.  EC Auto retied the game at 6 with a run in the top of the fifth.  3 big runs by Pepsi in the bottom of the fifth put the game away though.  Quinn McCaffrey (3-4, 2b) and James Sawyer (3-3, HR, 2b) led the “Soda Drinkers”.  Suiter Howard also had a good day as he went 2-3.  Other Pepsi hits came from Joyner Haddock (1-3), Chase Honeycutt (1-3), and Ezra Meachum (1-2).  Justin Grimes (2-3, 2b) and Christian LoPresti (2-4, 2 2b) led EC Auto.  Cian Boyd (1-2) and John Stephen Rose (1-2, 2b) had the other EC Auto hits.  The winning pitcher was James Sawyer.

 

ELM STREET PARK – Bodie Modlin pitched a complete game no hitter as Carolina Windows & Doors defeated Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 8-0 on Saturday night.  CWD scored 1-3 runs in every inning but the second as they took the win.  Modlin (2-3, 2b) also led the “Glaziers” offensively along with Jackson Anderson who was 2-2 with a double.   Noah Porter (1-3), Matthew Aldridge (1-4, 2b), and Rondy Bryant (1-3, 2b) had the other CWD hits.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 31

Many nights we get games in when others don’t.  Sometimes field conditions aren’t the best but players, managers, coaches, and parents for the most part are cooperative and supportive of the efforts to get our season done in a timely manner.  We have had 5 postponements this season.  We have played games on schedule 96.5 percent of the time this season.  Our percentage has dropped significantly in the last few days with three rainouts in the last few days.  Tonight we had one game shortened due to darkness and another due to lightning.  Two others simply couldn’t be played because of wet field conditions.  I always hate it for the teams that don’t get the full six in.  Eastern Plumbing only got to play 4 innings before falling to BB&T and Ross only got 5 in against Coke before losing.  It was a tough night for all of us but we are appreciative of those who were supportive during the evening and not upset with the people who were not happy with the goings on of the evening.  We get it.  We have a competitive Little League program that places demands on all involved.  The weather and the mud caused some stress for all of us.  As always though…we try to “get ‘em in”.

ELM STREET PARK – In a game shortened to 4 innings by lightning then torrential rain BB&T defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 7-2.  BB&T scored 2 in the first, 2 in the second, and 3 in the third.  Eastern Plumbing scored their only runs in the bottom of the third.  6 “Bankers” had a hit each to provide their offense.  These tellers were Tucker Anderson (1-2, 2b), Matthew Tyndall (1-3, 2b), Nathan Hale (1-2), Hudson Truell (1-2), Eli Killinger (1-3), and Gavin Whitley (1-2).  Matthew Sutton was 2-2 to lead Eastern Plumbing.  Parker Watson (1-2, HR) had the other EP hit.  Parker Simo was the game’s winning pitcher. 

KIWANIS FIELD – In a game called because of darkness after 5 innings Coca Cola beat Ross Orthodontics by a score of 6-1.  Ross grabbed a 1-0 advantage after a half inning but Coke answered with 3 in the bottom of the first and 2 in the bottom of the second to go up 5-1.  They tacked on what would have been an insurance run in the fifth but it wasn’t needed as darkness intervened.  Trevor Rozeboom led the “Soda Jerks” as he was 2-2 with a double.   Davis Whitley (1-1) and Jaiden Floyd (1-2, 3b) had the other Coke hits.  Dane Blanchard was 2-3 to lead Ross.  Drew Lambert (1-1), Caleb Stahl (1-3, 2b), and Jett Vaughn (1-1) had the other Ross hits.  Ashton Skinner took the pitching win for Coke.  

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 30

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center squeaked past Carolina Windows & Doors by a score of 8-7 on Thursday.  This game was marred by two passing storms that caused approximately 1 hour worth of delays.   EC Auto scored 3 in the first and 3 in the second while CWD countered with 1 in the first and 4 in the second to make the score 6-5 in favor of EC Auto after 2 innings.  Each team scored in the third to give EC Auto a 7-6 advantage at the game’s midway point.  There was no more scoring until the sixth when each team managed to score a run in that frame to reach their final run total.  Justin Grimes (2-2, 2b), Owen Conway (2-5), Christian LoPresti (2-3), and Davis Youngs (2-3) all had a pair of hits to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Carter Evans (1-1) and John Stephen Rose (1-2) had the other EC Auto hits.  Noah Porter (2-4) and Matthew Aldridge (2-2, 2 HR) each had a pair of hits for CWD.  Bodie Modlin (1-3), Rondy Bryant (1-3), Conner Berry (1-3), and Phoenix Balot (1-3) had the other CWD hits.  Owen Conway was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – The Jarman Auto Sales vs. Pepsi Cola game was postponed due to the fact that we could not start the game early enough to get it in before curfew.  The first game of the doubleheader was delayed  twice by weather causing this situation.  The Jarman vs. Pepsi game will be played on Sunday afternoon, June 2 at 3:30 at Elm Street Park.

KIWANIS FIELD – Optimist scored in every inning as they defeated Kiwanis by a score of 18-1 this afternoon.  Kolby Burroughs was 3-3 with 2 doubles to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Joe May (2-2, 2b, HR), Thomas Satterfield (2-3), and Drew Lysaght (2-4) also had really good days.  Other hits from Optimist came from Trey Williford (1-2, 2b), Brandon Worsley (1-4), and Holden Deloatch (1-3).  Sean Coan was 1-1 to provide the offense for Kiwanis.  Trey Williford was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Overton’s scored in every inning but the sixth as they defeated C&C Stoneworks 18-11.  Ethan Simmons was 4-5 with 3 doubles to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Owen Simmons (2-4, 2b), Jack D’Alonzo (2-4, 2b, HR), and Max Jamison (2-4) all had a pair of hits for Overton’s.  Other players with hits for Overton’s include Tucker McClung (1-1), Logan Collins (1-3), Wesley Kennedy (1-3), and Holt Hinton (1-2).  Luke Perry was 3-3 with a triple to lead C&C.  Caleb Lacroix (2-5, 2b) and Curtis Rogers (2-3) also had good games.  Ander Hvastkovs (1-3) and Brennan Kennedy-Bunch (1-1) had the other hits for C&C.  Tucker McClung took the pitching win for Overton’s.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 29

ELM STREET PARK – BB&T pulled off a 5-4 win over RE/MAX in game 1 of the Wednesday night Elm Street doubleheader.  BB&T jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after 2 innings.  RE/MAX, though exploded for 4 runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-3 at the game’s midway point.  BB&T though plated 2 fifth inning runs and held on for the win as RE/MAX put the tying run on second in the bottom of the sixth.  The “Bankers” were led by Parker Simo who went 2-2.  Tucker Anderson (1-2), Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-4), Matthew Tyndall (1-3) and Gavin Whitley (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  Rooke Knittle (2-3), Ethan Medhus (2-3), and Landon Scott (2-3, 2b) led RE/MAX.  Tate Pinner and Ahmad Abulatifa were each 1-3 to round out the RE/MAX offense.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was the winning hurler for BB&T. 

ELM STREET PARK – In a game that featured all of the scoring taking place in the first 2 innings Eastern Plumbing slipped past Brown & Wood by a score of 4-2.  Brown & Wood scored 2 in the top of the first while EP answered with a single run to make it 2-1 after an inning.  Eastern Plumbing then scored 3 in the bottom of the second to go up 4-2.  Those 3 runs rounded out the scoring for both teams.  Parker Watson was 3-3 with 2 doubles to lead the “Plungers”.  AB Daughety (1-1) and Chase Davis (1-3) had the other Eastern Plumbing hits.  Ryker Butcher was 2-2 with a pair of doubles to lead Brown & Wood.  Tyce Thompson (1-2), Reading Blount (1-3) and Brantley Wetherington (1-1) picked up the other hits for Brown & Wood.  The winning moundsman for Eastern Plumbing was Micah Herring.

 

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 28

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center got past Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon.  The game was scoreless until the third when EC Auto scored 2 in the top of the third.  Jarman answered with 1 in the bottom of the third making the score 2-1 at the game’s midway point.  EC Auto scored 2 in the top of the fourth and Jarman scored 1 in the  the bottom of that frame making it 4-2 after 4.  EC Auto plated 1 insurance run in the sixth to round out the scoring.  Justin Grimes was 3-4 with 2 doubles to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Christian LoPresti (2-3, 2b) had a superb outing as well.  Carter Evans (1-4) and Owen Conway (1-2) also had hits for EC Auto.  Justin Grimes was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola survived a 9 inning battle with Carolina Windows & doors by a score of 6-5.  Pepsi held a 4-2 lead after an inning but CWD scored 3 in the bottom of the third to go up 5-4.  Pepsi immediately knotted the game at 5 in the top of the fourth and that was all of the scoring until Pepsi pushed across a run in the top of the ninth and then held on as CWD loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth before the game ended.  Quinn McCaffrey (1-4) and Chase Honeycutt (1-4, GRAND SLAM) had the hits for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Matthew Aldridge was 3-4 with a double and a home run to lead CWD.  Bodie Modlin (2-5, 3b), Conner Berry (1-4, 2b), Phoenix Balot (1-4), and Jackson Anderson (1-3 had the other hits for CWD.  Quinn McCaffrey was the mound winner for Pepsi.

KIWANIS FIELD – The Host Lions Club defeated Kiwanis by a score of 16-9 this afternoon.  Aiden Parker was 3-3 with a double to lead the “ ’57 NFL Champs.  Matthew Rushing also had a great day as he was 2-4 with a double and a triple.   Brayden Adams (2-5) and Ny’Gel Godley (2-4, 2b) had super games as well.  Ryan Edwards and Layton Chandler were each 1-2 to round out the Lions offense.  JT Williams (3-3, 2 2b) and Sean Coan (3-4, 2b) led Kiwanis.  Marin Roberson had a solid game as he 2-4 with a double.  Corbin Kendrick (1-3) and Jay’Vian Warren (1-1) had the other Kiwanis hits.  The winning pitcher was Ryan Edwards. 

VFW FIELD – Overton’s continued their hot play as they defeated Ross Orthodontics by a score of 15-3.  Overton’s held a 12-3 lead at the game’s midway point before adding 3 in the fourth for the final margin of victory.  Owen Simmons was 3-3 with a double and 2 triples to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Two hits were the rule for Tucker McClung (2-2, 2b), Jack D’Alonzo (2-4, 2b), Nolan Mills (2-4, 2b), Wesley Kennedy (2-2, 2b), and Max Jamison (2-2).  Hackney Hall (1-2) and Logan Collins (1-2) had the other Overton hits.  Caleb Stahl (1-3, 2b) and Mason Brinson (1-1) had the hits for Ross.  Max Jamison was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 27

ELM STREET PARK – The first of 4 Memorial Day games started right on time at 11am as C&C Stoneworks and Coca Cola put on an entertaining game that ended as a Coke 6-4 win.  The game was a sea saw affair in which Coke held a 2-1 lead after an inning.  C&C scored 2 in the third to go up 3-2 after 2 ½ innings.  Coke responded to C&C’s top of the third outburst by scoring 3 of their own in the bottom of the third to take a 5-3 lead at the game’s midway point.  Each team scored a single run in the fourth to round out the scoring.  The “Soda Jerks” were led offensively by Parker Whitley who was 3-3 with a two bagger to his credit.  Hunter Sorrell had a great day as he went 2-3 as did Trevor Rozeboom who was 2-3.  Brady Hastings rounded out the Coke offense as he went 1-2.  Caleb Lacroix was 3-3 with a triple to lead C&C.  Ander Hvastkovs (1-3, 2b) and Benjamin Barrett (1-2) rounded out the C&C offense.  Hunter Sorrell was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist scored in every inning on their way to a 10-0 win over Physicians East.  Joe May and Trey Williford were each 2-2 with a double and a home run to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Jon Lysaght and Brandon Worsley had good days as well as they were each 2-4.  Isaac Callis rounded out the Optimist offense by going 1-2.)  Holton Dickens was 1-3 to provide the offense for PE.  Joe May was the mound winner for Optimist.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood got past BB&T by a score of 15-6 in a marathon (2 hours and 32 minutes, 12 pitchers used  between the two teams. third game of the day on Memorial Day.  Brown & Wood scored early and often as they had a 9-0 lead after 2 and were able to maintain that lead until the fourth inning. The game took a dramatic turn in the fourth as BB&T scored 4 times in that frame before adding 2 in the bottom of the fifth to make it 9-6 going to the top of the sixth.  Brown & Wood though scored 6 in the top of the sixth to effectively put the game away.  Harrison Corey was 4-5 with a double to lead the “Car Dealers” offensively.  Ryker Butcher (3-4) and Reading Blount (3-5, 2b) also had great days at the plate for Brown & Wood.  Cade Butcher (2-5, 2b), Tyce Thompson (1-3), Carson Burns (1-3), and Kasyn Chase (1-3) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Tucker Anderson (1-3), Matthew Tyndall (1-3), Nathan Hale (1-2), and Hunter Haddock (1-1) had the hits for BB&T.  Tyce Thompson was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – AB Daughety’s (2-4) walkoff single capped off a 3 run bottom of the sixth for Eastern Plumbing as they came from behind to defeat RE/MAX 7-6.  RE/MAX held a 3-2 lead at the game’s midway point before expanding their lead to 5-2 with 2 fourth inning runs.  EP narrowed their deficit to 5-4 with 2 tallies in the bottom of the fifth.  RE/MAX scored a sixth inning run to go up 6-4 heading to the bottom of the sixth.  Matt Sutton (2-4), Parker Watson (2-3, 2 2b), Owen Hardee (2-3, 2b) and Caden Chaney (2-3) all had 2 hits as well as Daughety for the “Plungers”.  Mason Hardee (1-1) had the other EP hit.  Drew Grant was 2-3 to lead RE/MAX.  Rooke Knittle (1-4), Max Mason (1-3, 2b), Landon Scott (1-3), Carson Logan (1-1) and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Parker Watson took the mound victory in relief of AB Daughety who pitched 5 solid innings as the starter.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 25

ELM STREET PARK – C&C Stoneworks overcame a 3-0 fifth inning deficit to defeat Ross Orthodontics by a score of 6-4.  Ross scored 1 in the first and 2 in the second to go up 3-0.  They held that lead until the top of the fifth when C&C scored 4 times to go up 4-3.  C&C held Ross in the bottom of the fifth and then tacked on 2 insurance runs in the top of the sixth to go up 6-3.  Ross posted 1 run in the bottom of the sixth to finish out the scoring for both teams.  Caleb Lacroix (3-4, HR) and Benjamin Barrett (3-4) each had big days to lead the “Rolling Stones”.  Jack Flannagan also had a good day as he went 2-4.  Luke Perry (1-3), Shane Carver (1-2, 2b), and Wills Lucas (1-2) had the other C&C hits. Drew Lambert (2-2) and Caleb Stahl (2-4) led Ross.  Bobby Getz (1-2) and Jett Vaughn (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  The winning hurler for C&C was Wills Lucas.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist continued to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with as they beat the Host Lions Club by a score of 13-2 on Saturday night.  Optimist plated runs in every inning but the fourth on their way to the victory.  Joe May (2-2, 2b, HR), Trey Williford (2-2, HR), Brandon Worsley (2-2), Jon Lysaght (2-4) and Kolby Burroughs (2-3) all had two hits to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Holden Deloatch (1-4) and Drew Lysaght (1-2) had the other Optimist hits.  Connor Dial (1-3) Ryan Edwards (1-2, 2b), Brayden Adams (1-2) and Dominick Shields (1-2, 2b) had the hits for the Lions.  Trey Williford was the mound winner for Optimist.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 24

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s scored in every inning but the second as they defeated Coca Cola by a score of 10-0 on Friday afternoon.  The top 4 batters in the lineup for the “Sportsmen” picked up 10 of their 13 hits.  Owen Simmons (3-4, 3b), Ethan Simmons (3-4, 2 2b), Tucker McClung (2-2), Jack D’Alonzo (2-4) all had big days.  Nolan Mills (1-3), Logan Collins (1-2), and Caleb McLawhorn (1-2, 2b) also had hits for Overton’s.  Parker Whitley was 2-3 to lead Coke.  Jaiden Floyd (1-3) and Hunter Sorrell (1-3) had the other hits for Coke.  Owen Simmons went the distance to take the pitching win for Overton’s.

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis scored in every inning on their way to a 19-4 win over Physicians East.  Brody Brannon (3-4, 2b), and JT Williams (3-4).  Corbin Kendrick (2-4) and Terrence Armstrong (2-4, 2b) each had great nights as well.  Marin Roberson (1-3) and Jay’Vian Wilkins (1-2) had the other hits for Kiwanis.  Ryan Albritton (1-2) provided the offense for Physicians East.  Jay’Vian Wilkins was the mound winner for Kiwanis.

KIWANIS – Carolina Windows & Doors scored in every inning but the fifth as they defeated BB&T by a score of 10-3.  The “Glaziers” were led by Noah Porter (2-4, 2b) and Bodie Modlin (2-4, 2 2b).  Rondy Bryant (1-2), Hudson Miller (1-3), Jackson Anderson (1-2) and William Litchfield (1-1) had the other hits for CWD.  Tucker Anderson (2-4), Nathan Hale (2-3), and Parker Simo (2-3) led BB&T.  Eli Killinger (1-2), Gavin Whitley (1-3), and Hudson Truell (1-2, 2b) had the other BB&T hits.  Matthew Aldridge was the winning pitcher for CWD.

VFW FIELD – Evenly matched Pepsi Cola and RE/MAX played a very entertaining game on the VFW Field on Friday afternoon.  At the end of the day though Pepsi took a 6-3 win over RE/MAX.  Pepsi had a 3-1 lead after an inning, went up 4-1 after 2 and held a 6-1 lead after 2.5 innings.  RE/MAX cut it to 6-3 after 3.  Neither team scored in the last 3 innings.  Chase Honeycutt (2-3) and David Richardson (2-2) led the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffrey (1-4, 2b), Webb Evans (1-2), Ezra Meachum (1-1), and Richie Emery (1-1) had the other Pepsi hits.  Max Mason was 2-3 with a double and a home run to pace the RE/MAX squad.  Rooke Knittle (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-3, 2b), Tate Pinner (1-3), Landon Scott (1-3), and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-2) also picked up hits for RE/MAX.  Winning pitcher James Sawyer pitched 5 2/3 innings before being lifted because of the dreaded pitch count.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 23

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club scored in every inning but the sixth as they defeated Ross Orthodontics by a score of 8-5.  Brayden Adams went 3-4 to lead the “ ’57 NFL Champs”.  Layton Chandler also had a big day as he went 2-2.  Other Lion hits came from Aiden Parker (1-4), Connor Dial (1-4, 2b), Ryan Edwards (1-4), Matthew Rushing (1-3), and Dominick Shields (1-3).  Drew Lambert (2-3, 2b) led Ross today.  Parker Hall (1-4), Jett Vaughn (1-3), and Bobby Getz (1-2) had the other hits for Ross. Ryan Edwards was the winning hurler for Lions.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist squeezed out a 2-1 win over C&C Stoneworks in the Thursday night doubleheader nightcap.  Optimist scored 1 in the first and 1 in the second and held a 2-0 advantage through most of the game.  C&C scored their lone run in the top of the sixth.  Joe May (1-1, 2b), Brandon Worsley (1-2), and Holden Deloatch (1-2) had the hits for the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Caleb Lacroix (1-3) and Ander Hvastkovs (1-3) had the hits for C&C.  Brandon Worsley was the mound winner for Optimist.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood rode the strength of a 6 run second inning to defeat East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 7-4.  Tyce Thompson (2-3), Harrison Corey (2-2, 2b), and Sully Cobb (2-2, 2b) each had a pair of hits to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher (1-3, 2b), Cade Butcher (1-3), Landon Congleton (1-2), and Kasyn Chase (1-3) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Christian LoPresti was 3-3 with a double to lead EC Auto.  Justin Grimes (1-3, 2b, Cian Boyd (1-2), Carter Evans (1-3, 2b), and Landon Brown (1-2) had the other EC Auto hits.  Harrison Corey was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Eastern Plumbing outlasted Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 13-9 on Thursday afternoon.  EP jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings.  Jarman scored 1 in the third and 7 in the fourth to go up 8-5 after 3.5 innings.  Eastern Plumbing scored 3 in the bottom of the fourth to knot the game at 8.  Jarman scored 1 in the top of the fifth before Eastern Plumbing blew open the game in the bottom of the fifth with 5 big runs. Owen Hardee was 3-4 to lead the “Plungers”.  Matt Sutton (2-3) and Chase Davis (2-2) also had good outings.  Parker Watson (1-3), Caden Chaney (1-2), Ben Hahn (1-3), Jacob Jackson (1-3), Micah Herring (1-2), and AB Daughety (1-3) had the other hits for EP.  Chase Crandell was 3-4 with a double to lead Jarman.  Ryan Saad (1-4), Tylik Sherrod (1-3), and Luke Tyndall (1-2) had the other Jarman hits.  AB Daughety was the winning pitcher for Eastern Plumbing.


GAME STORIES FROM MAY 22

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s overcame an early 1-0 deficit to Physicians East by scoring 3 in the bottom of the first and 2 in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-2 victory.  Physicians East had a run in both the first and sixth innings.  Ethan Simmons (1-2, 2b), Tucker McClung (1-2), and Max Jamison (1-2) had the hits for the “Sportsmen”.  Caleb Case (1-3) and Ryan Albritton (1-1, 2b) had the hits for Physicians East.  The winning pitcher was Jack D’Alonzo.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola scored 4 in the first inning and never looked back as they defeated Kiwanis 8-2 on Tuesday night.  Parker Whitley (2-3) and Brady Hastings (2-3, 2b) led the “Soda Jerks” offensively.  Jaiden Floyd (1-2) and Ashton Skinner (1-2) had the other Coke hits.  Terrence Armstrong was 1-3 with a home run to lead Kiwanis.  Brody Brannon (1-3), JT Williams (1-3), and Jay’Vian Wilkins (1-2) all had a hit for Kiwanis.  Hunter Sorrell was the complete game pitching winner for Coca Cola.


GAME STORIES FROM MAY 21

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist led Ross from wire to wire as they took a 13-1 win on Tuesday afternoon.  Joe May had a huge day to lead the “Glass Half Fullers” as he was 3-4 with 3 home runs.  Brandon Worsley also had a big day as he was 3-4 with 2 doubles.  Trey Williford (2-5, 2b) and Drew Lysaght (2-4) had good games as well.  Other Optimist hits came from Kolby Burroughs (1-5), Holden DeLoatch (1-4), Hunter Ellerbe (1-2), Thomas Satterfield (1-2), and Jon Lysaght (1-2). Drew Lambert (1-3), Tucker Pridgen (1-4), Caleb Stahl (1-4), Jordan Singer (1-2, 2b), and Dane Blanchard (1-2, 2b) had the hits for Ross.  The winning pitcher was Kolby Burroughs.

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club scored 5 in the third and 5 in the fourth on their way to a 12-2 win over C&C Stoneworks on Tuesday night.  Aiden Parker (2-2) Brayden Adams (2-2, 3b) and Connor Dial (2-4, 2b, 3b) led the “ ’57 NFL Champs” offensively.  Ryan Edwards (1-2) and Dominick Shields (1-2) had the other Lions’ hits.  Caleb Lacroix (1-3), Ander Hvastkovs (1-3) and Luke Perry (1-2, 2b) had the hits for C&C Stoneworks.  The winning pitcher was Ryan Edwards.

KIWANIS FIELD – Pepsi Cola expanded a 6-2 fifth inning by scoring 8 runs in the fifth on their way to a 14-2 win over Eastern Plumbing.  Of course, this is one of two “Mother’s Laundry Nightmare” games on the year between these two squads.  Quinn McCaffrey (3-4, HR) and Chase Honeycutt (3-4, 2b) led the “Soda Drinkers” offensively.  James Sawyer (2-3, 2b) and Webb Evans (2-4) each had a pair of hits for Pepsi.  Other Pepsi players with hits include Suiter Howard (1-3, 3b), Joyner Haddock (1-3), Ben Goldstein (1-1) and David Richardson (1-3).  Matt Sutton (1-3, 2b) and AB Daughety (1-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Quinn McCaffrey went the distance to record the pitching victory for Pepsi.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX rode the strength of a 8 run first inning to defeat Carolina Windows & Doors 13-5.  Rooke Knittle (3-4, 2b) and Max Mason (3-3, 2 2b, HR) had huge days to lead the “Pilots”.  Drew Grant also had a good day as he went 2-2.  Ethan Medhus (1-2), Tate Pinner (1-4), Korbin Logan (1-3, 3b), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3), and Haitham Abulatifa (1-4) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Matthew Aldridge was 2-3 with a home run to lead CWD.  Noah Porter (1-3), Bodie Modlin (1-2), Rondy Bryant (1-3), Cayden Davis (1-1), and William Litchfield (1-2) also had hits for the CWD team.  The winning hurler for RE/MAX was Ethan Medhus.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 20

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s scored in every inning on their way to a 16-1 win over Kiwanis.  Ethan Simmons was 3-4 to lead the “Sportsmen”.   Owen Simmons (2-3, 2b) also had a great game.  Other Overton’s players with hits included Tucker McClung (1-3), Jack D’Alonzo (1-3), Nolan Mills (1-1), Logan Collins (1-2), Wesley Kennedy (1-1), and Caleb Mclawhorn (1-2). Corbin Kendrick (1-2) and Marin Roberson (1-1) had the hits for Kiwanis.  Owen Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola defeated Physicians East by a score of 11-0 in the nightcap of Monday night’s Elm Street doubleheader.  Coke scored in every inning but the fourth on their way to the win.  Jaiden Floyd continued his red hot offensive work as he went 3-4 with a double and a triple to lead the “Soda Jerks”.  Parker Whitley (2-2, 2b), Hunter Sorrell (2-2), and Trevor Rozeboom (2-4) also had good nights at the plate.  Ashton Skinner (1-3), Camden Davis (1-2), and Davis Whitley (1-1) had the other Coke hits.  Caleb Case (1-3) and Holton Dickens (1-2) had the PE hits.  The winning pitcher was Hunter Sorrell.

KIWANIS FIELD – BB&T notched a 5-2 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center this afternoon.  BB&T jumped out to a 2-1 lead after an inning.  They held this lead until the fourth inning when they plated 2 more runs to go up 4-1.  Each team scored once in the fifth to reach their final totals.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was 2-3 and Eli Killinger was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Bankers.  Tucker Anderson (1-2), Matthew Tyndall (1-2), and Gavin Whitely (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  Owen Conway was 2-2 to lead EC Auto.  Justin Grimes (1-3, 2b) and Carter Evans (1-3) picked up the other hits for EC Auto.  Parker Simo pitched a complete game to take the mound victory.

VFW FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales picked up a 7-0 win over Brown & Wood on a hot, but breezy day on the VFW Field.  Jarman got off to a quick 4-0 lead after an inning.  They added 1 in the second and 2 in the fourth to reach their final total.  The top 5 hitters in the “Evil Empire’s” line up had a hit apiece to provide their offense.  These players were Jack West (1-3, 2b), Tylik Sherrod (1-3), Luke Tyndall (1-3), Ryan Saad (1-2), and Jimmy Martin (1-2, HR).  Cade Butcher (1-2), Harrison Corey (1-3), Tyce Thompson (1-2, 2b), and Carson Burns (1-2) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Jack West was the game’s winning pitcher. 


GAME STORIES FROM MAY 18

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing overcame an early 2-0 deficit by scoring 3 in the second and 2 in the fourth to take a 5-2 win over BB&T.  Matt Sutton (2-4, 2b), Owen Hardee (2-4) and Parker Watson (2-4, 2b) led the “Plungers” offensively.  Parker Bunch (1-1) and Jacob Jackson (1-3) had the other hits for EP.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was 2-3 with a double to lead BB&T.  Tucker Anderson (1-4), Matthew Tyndall (1-1), and Nathan Hale (1-2) also picked up hits for BB&T.  Owen Hardee was the winning hurler for Eastern Plumbing.

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX scored 11 times in the fourth inning as they took a 17-2 win over Brown & Wood.  RE/MAX had scored twice in the first and held a 2-0 lead at the game’s midway point.  11 in the fourth and 4 in the fifth put the game away for the “Pilots”.  Tate Pinner (3-3), Rooke Knittle (3-4), and Ahmad Abulatifa (3-4, 2b) led the way for RE/MAX.  Ethan Medhus (1-3, 2b), Max Mason (1-3), and Landon Scott (1-3) had the other RE/MAX hits. Davis Bradley rounded out the RE/MAX offense by picking up 34 bats on the evening.  Ryker Butcher (1-2), Cade Butcher (1-3), Harrison Corey (1-3). Tyce Thompson (1-3), and Carson Burns (1-1) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Ahmad Abulatifa was the mound’s winning pitcher for RE/MAX



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 17

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola doubled up East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 4-2 in the front end of Friday night’s Elm Street twin bill.  Pepsi jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after an inning.  Neither team scored until the fourth when Pepsi added a run to go up 4-0.  EC Auto answered with a single run of their own in the bottom of the fourth.  EC Auto then pushed across a sixth inning run to round out the game.  The “Soda Drinkers” were led by James Sawyer who was 2-3. Suiter Howard who was  2-3, and Chase Honeycutt who was 2-3 with a double.  Other Pepsi hits came from Joyner Haddock (1-4), Webb Evans (1-3), and Ben Goldstein (1-2).  EC Auto hits came from Owen Conway (1-3), Christian LoPresti (1-2), Davis Youngs (1-3), Cian Boyd (1-3), and Nicholas Warren (1-2).  James Sawyer was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors rode the strength of two big innings (9 in the first and 6 in the sixth) to take a 16-0 win over Jarman Auto Sales on Friday night.  Matthew Aldridge (3-4, 3 2b) and Conner Berry (3-5) each had 3 hits to lead the “Glaziers”.  CWD players with 2 hits included Noah Porter (2-4), Rondy Bryant (2-4), and Hudson Miller (2-4).  Bodie Modlin (1-5), Antonio Passalacqua (1-2), and William Litchfield (1-1) had the other CWD hits.  Jack West was 2-3 to lead Jarman.  Jimmy Martin (1-2) had the other Jarman hit.  The winning pitcher was Conner Berry.

KIWANIS FIELD – Optimist took a 5-3 win over Physicians East here today at the Kiwanis Field.  Optimist took a quick 2-0 lead.  PE though came back right away with 3 tallies in the bottom of the first.  Optimist tied the game with a run in the second.  The game stayed deadlocked until the fifth when Optimist scored twice to go ahead and secure the win.  Brandon Worsley (2-4, 2b) and Holden DeLoatch (2-4) led the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Other Optimist hits came from Joe May (1-1, HR), Trey Williford (1-3), Kolby Burroughs (1-4), Thomas Satterfield (1-3), Jon Lysaght (1-3, 2b), and Drew Lysaght (1-3).  Caleb Case (1-3), Aulden Dickens (1-3), Michael Kean (1-3), and Jacob Breazeale (1-1) had the hits for PE.  Trey Williford was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Coca Cola scored in every inning but the fourth as they defeated C&C Stoneworks 12-4.  Jaiden Floyd had a huge day for the “Soda Jerks” as he was 5-5 with 2 doubles. Camden Davis also had a great day as he was 3-3.  2 hit days for Coca Cola came from Hunter Sorrell (2-3), Brady Hastings (2-4, 2b), and Davis Whitley (2-3, 2b).  Other Coke hits came from Ashton Skinner (1-4), Trevor Rozeboom (1-3), and Derek Frizzelle (1-1).  C&C was led by Jack Flannagan who was 2-3 with a double and Wills Lucas who was 2-3 with 2 doubles. Caleb Lacroix (1-3), Ander Hvastkovs (1-3), Luke Perry (1-3), Brennan Kennedy-Bunch (1-2) and Jaelen Roberts (1-2, 2b)



GAME STORIES FROM May 16

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood scored in every inning but the fifth as they got past Eastern Plumbing by a score of 10-9 on Thursday afternoon.  EP scored 3 runs in the top of the first but Brown & wood answered with 4 of their own in the bottom of the frame.  Brown & Wood added a run in the second to go up 5-3 after 2.  EP then scored 4 in the third while Brown & Wood scored 1 in the bottom of the third to make the score 7-6 in favor of EP at the game’s midway point.  Brown & Wood then scored 4 in the fourth while neither team scored in the fifth.  Brown & Wood then staved off a late, 2 run, 6th inning rally by Eastern Plumbing to hang on for the win.  The “Car Dealers” were led by Reading Blount (2-4, 2b) and Sully Cobb (2-3).  Other Brown & Wood hits came from Ryker Butcher (1-2), Cade Butcher (1-4), Tyce Thompson (1-4), Harrison Corey (1-3), and Carson Burns (1-1).  Matt Sutton (2-3, 2b), Chase Davis (2-3) and Parker Watson (2-3, 2b) led Eastern Plumbing.  Ben Hahn (1-2) had the other EP hit.  The winning moundsman for Brown & Wood was Cade Butcher.

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX rode the strength of a 3 run first inning to beat BB&T 4-2 on Thursday night.  BB&T cut the 3 run BB&T lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the third but as so often happens in baseball games that “shutdown inning” is tough to come by and BB&T allowed RE/MAX to extend their lead to 4-2 the very next inning.  Neither team scored in the fifth or sixth innings.  Max Mason was 2-3 to lead the “Pilots”.  Drew Grant rounded out the offense for RE/MAX as he went 1-2.  Tucker Anderson (1-2, 2b), Parker Simo (1-2), and Matthew Tyndall (1-3) had the hits for BB&T.  Max Mason was the winning hurler for RE/MAX.

KIWANIS FIELD – Overton’s scored 12 times in the first inning on their way to a 20-3 win over Ross Orthodontics.  Ethan Simmons was 4-5 to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Jack D’Alonzo (3-5) and Wesley Kennedy (3-3) each had great days as well.  Owen Simmons (2-3, 2b), Tucker McClung (2-4, 3b), and Caleb McLawhorn (2-5) each had a pair of hits.  Holt Hinton rounded out the Overton’s offense with a 1-4 outing.  Parker Hall was 2-2 to lead Ross.  Drew Lambert (1-3), Caleb Stahl (1-3), Jett Vaught (1-2), Jordan Singer (1-3, 2b) and Dane Blanchard (1-3) had the other hits for Ross.  Tucker McClung was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – The Host Lions Club took a 7-2 win over Kiwanis this afternoon.  The Lions plated a pair of runs in both the first and second innings and held a 4-0 lead for most of the game.  Kiwanis sliced their deficit in half in the fifth as they scored 2 fifth inning runs.  The Lions though put together a 3 run fifth to put the game out of reach.  Connor Dial was 2-3 with a double to lead the “ ’57 NFL Champs”.  Aiden Parker (1-3), Matthew Rushing (1-1), and Ny’Gel Godley (1-2)  had the other Lion hits. Terrence Armstrong (3-3) led Kiwanis.  Brody Brannon (2-4), and JT Williams (2-3) also had solid days at the plate.  Jay’Vian Wilkins (1-4), Marn Roberson (1-3), and Sean Coan (1-3) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Winning pitcher Ryan Edwards pitched 4 2/3 innings while allowing only 3 hits (dreaded pitch count caused him to be lifted). Aiden Parker pitched the last inning 1 1/3 innings to close out the win.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 15

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola nipped Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 3-2 in game 1 of the 66th Annual Luncheon-Supper Doubleheader catered by Parker’s Barbecue.  Pepsi got on the board first with 3 tallies in the first inning.  Jarman answered with 2 in the bottom of the third.  Despite numerous threats over the remainder of the game Jarman could never even the score.  Suiter Howard (1-3), Joyner Haddock (1-2), and Chase Honeycutt (1-3) had the hits for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Ryan Saad (2-3) led Jarman.  Jack West (1-3), Jimmy Martin (1-3) and Chase Crandell (1-3, 2b) had the other Jarman hits.  Joyner Haddock, with relief help from Quinn McCaffrey took the win on the hill for Pepsi.

ELM STREET PARK – A 3 run fourth inning carried East Carolina Auto & Truck Center past Carolina Windows & Doors by a score of 5-3 in the second game of the Luncheon-Supper Doubleheader.  The game was a seesaw affair as EC Auto jumped out to a 1-0 lead after an inning.  CWD tied it with arun in the second.  EC Auto scored 1 run in the third to go up 2-1 at the game’s midway point.  CWD scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to temporarily go up 3-2.  EC Auto’s 3 run fifth rounded out the scoring and provided the “Chrysler Dodgers” the final margin of victory.  Justin Grimes (2-2, 2b) and Davis Youngs (2-2, 3b) led EC Auto.  Owen Conway (1-3, 2b), Carter Evans (1-3), and Cian Boyd (1-3) had the other hits for EC Auto.  CWD was led by the potent bat of Bodie Modlin as he was 2-4 with a pair of 2 baggers to his credit.  Other CWD hits came from Matthew Aldridge (1-3, 3b), Rondy Bryant (1-3), Conner Berry (1-3), Hudson Miller (1-2), Antonio Passalacqua (1-1), Noah Porter (1-4) and Jackson Anderson (1-2).    Justin Grimes was the game’s winning pitcher.





GAME STORIES FROM MAY 14

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX rode the strength of a 4 run fourth inning to take a 6-1 win over Eastern Plumbing.  Davis Bradley (2-3) and Korbin Logan (2-2) paced the “Pilots” 8 hit attack.  Ethan Medhus (1-2, 2b), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3), Laith Abulatifa (1-1), and Rooke Knittle (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Chase Davis (1-3, 2b) and Micah Herring (1-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Ethan Medhus was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Harrison Corey’s (1-4, 2b) walkoff, 2 out, 2 run, 7th inning double propelled Brown & Wood past BB&T by a score of 5-4.  Brown & Wood jumped out to a 3-1 lead after an inning but BB&T was able to knot the game at 3 with single tallies in both the third and fifth innings.  Neither team scored in the sixth sending the game to extra innings.  BB&T scored on a bases loaded walk in the top of the seventh putting them up a run going to the bottom of the seventh.  The “Car Dealers” were led by Ryker Butcher who was 3-4 with a double.  Tyce Thompson (1-3) and Kasyn Chase (1-2) had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  Parker Simo, Andrew Knight-Hyatt, and Matthew Tyndall were all 1-3 to provide the offense for BB&T.  The seventh (Tyce Thompson) of Brown & Wood’s seven pitchers used on the night took the pitching victory.

KIWANIS FIELD – Optimist scored in every inning as they took a 16-0 win over Coca Cola this afternoon.  Brandon Worsley (2-4, 3b, HR), Joe May (2-3, 2b), Trey Williford (2-3, 2b), and Thomas Satterfield (2-2) each had two hits to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Kolby Burroughs (1-1), Holden Deloatch (1-3), Jon Lysaght (1-2), and Drew Lysaght (1-4) had the other Optimist hits.  Parker Whitley was 1-2 for Coca Cola.  Joe May was the mound winner for Optimist.

VFW FIELD – Kiwanis scored in every inning and C&C Stoneworks scored in every inning but the second as Kiwanis took a 14-9 win over C&C.  Brody Brannon was 3-3 with 2 doubles to lead the K-Tribe.  Terrence Armstrong (2-3), Marin Roberson (2-2), and Jay’Vian Warren (2-3, 3b) each had great days as well.  Jerome Wilkins (1-4, 2b), JT Williams (1-3), and Caleb Chambers (1-2) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Jack Flannagan (4-4 with a double) led C&C offensively.  Ander Hvastkovs (2-3), Benjamin Barrett (1-3, 2b), Shane Carver (1-1), Jaelen Roberts (1-1), Bryson Dilday (1-3), and Wills Lucas (1-3) had the other C&C hits.  The winning hurler was JT Williams.


GAME STORIES FROM MAY 13

ELM STREET PARK – With batting practice cancelled today due to the threat of inclement player Jarman Auto Sales said “No BP, no problem” as they plated 18 runs in an 18-4 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center.  Jarman led 9-4 after 4 innings but a 7 run top of the fifth helped them put the game out of reach.  The “Evil Empire” was led by Jack West who was 4-4 with a triple.  Jimmie Martin also had a great game as he was 3-3 with a double.  Ryan Saad (1-3), Tylik Sherrod (1-4, HR), Luke Tyndall (1-5), Cole Dixon (1-2), Jax Martin (1-4), and Cameron Crandell (1-2) had the other Jarman hits.  Christian LoPresti was 3-4 with two doubles to lead EC Auto.  Justin Grimes (2-4) and Owen Conway (2-4, 2b) also had solid games.  Cian Boyd had the other EC Auto hit as a part of his 1-1 outing.  Jack West was the mound winner for Jarman.

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola outlasted Carolina Windows & Doors by a score of 13-7 in game 2 of Monday night’s doubleheader.  Pepsi held a 5-1 advantage at the game’s midway point.  CWD plated 5 runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead.  Pepsi quickly responded with an 8 run bottom of the fifth to secure the win.  Suiter Howard (2-3) and Webb Evans (2-4, 2b) paced the “Soda Drinkers” offense.  James Sawyer (1-4), Joyner Haddock (1-3, 2b), Chase Honeycutt (1-3, 2b) and Ezra Meachum (1-2) had the other hits for Pepsi.  Noah Porter and Bodie Modlin were each 2-4 to lead CWD.  Matthew Aldridge (1-2) and Phoenix Balot (1-3) had the other CWD hits.  Joyner Haddock was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Overton’s scored in every inning on their way to a 15-2 victory over the Host Lions Club. Jack D’Alonzo was 4-5 with a double to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Owen Simmons (3-4, 3 2b) and Tucker McClung (3-4, 2b, 3b) also had big afternoons for Overton’s.  A pair of Overton hits were had by Ethan Simmons (2-4, 2b) and Logan Collins (2-3). Nolan Mills (1-3), Hackney Hall (1-2), and Max Jamison (1-4). had the other Overton hits.  Aiden Parker (1-3), Connor Dial (1-4, 2b), and Rhyson Byars (1-1) had the hits for Lions.  Ethan Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Physicians East doubled up Ross Orthodontics by a score of 8-4 in an affair that took 7 innings to complete.  PE held a 2-1 game at the game’s midway point.  Ross though was able to tie the game at 2 with a single run in the fifth.  After both teams scored twice in the sixth, PE put the game away with a 4 run top of the 7th.  Parker Williams (2-3, 2b), Michael Kean (2-4), and Holton Dickens (2-4) all had two hits to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Aulden Dickens (1-4), Ryan Albritton (1-3), Bryce Henderson (1-2), and Azi Corbett (1-3) had the other PE hits.  Drew Lambert (1-2), Caleb Stahl (1-2, HR), Jordan Singer (1-2), Joel Vaughn (1-2) had the hits for Ross.  Caleb Case was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 11

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s picked up 2 in the first and 1 in the fourth as they held off Optimist by a score of 3-0.  Owen Simmons (2-3 first inning 2 run homer) and Ethan Simmons (1-2, 3b) provided the offense for the “Sportsmen”.  Trey Williford had a single in 2 trips to lead Optimist.  Owen Simmons took the win for Overton’s and pitched 5.2 innings before being lifted because of the dreaded pitch count.

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center held off a late BB&T rally and defeated them 6-4. BB&T took a 6-1 deficit and cut it to 2 in the bottom of the sixth but fell just short in their comeback attempt. EC Auto jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 1. BB&T then cut it with a second inning run. Single runs in the third, fourth and sixth by EC Auto were just too much for BB&T to overcome. The “Chrysler Dodgers” were led by Justin Grimes who was 2-4 with a double and Christian LoPresti who was 2-3 with a triple. Other EC Auto hits came from Owen Conway (1-3), Carter Evans (1-3), Davis Youngs (1-3), and Cian Boyd (1-2).  Tucker Anderson was 3-4 to lead BB&T.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-2) and Eli Killinger (2-4), and Ryder Anderson (2-3, 2b) all had a pair of hits.  Parker Simo (1-4), Matthew Tyndall (1-4, 2b) had the other hits for BB&T.    Landon Brown was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 10

 

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales used a 3 run fourth inning to defeat Brown & Wood by a score of 5-2 on Friday afternoon. Jarman was led Jack West who was 2-3. Jimmy Martin had a good day at the plate with a double in two trips. Tylik Sherrod (1-3) and Luke Tyndall (1-3) went 1-3 to round out the “Evil Empire” offense. Brown & Wood was led by Tyce Thompson (2-3, 2B) and Cade Butcher (2-3) who each went 2-3. Ryker Butcher (1-3) and Harrison Corey (1-3) had the other hits for Brown & Wood. Jimmy Martin was the winning pitcher for Jarman Auto Sales.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th to defeat Eastern Plumbing 4-3. CWD was led by Rondy Bryant who was 2-2. Noah Porter (1-3), Matt Aldridge (1-2), Bodie Modlin (1-3), Conner Berry (1-3), and Antonio Passalacqua (1-1) each had 1 hit days for the “Glaziers”. Eastern Plumbing was led by Matt Sutton who had a double and a home run in three trips to the plate. Parker Watson (1-3, HR) and Chase Davis (1-3) had the other hits for EP. Bodie Modlin was the winning pitcher for Carolina Windows & Doors.

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 9

ELM STREET PARK – Coca-Cola scored 1 in the first and 3 in the third as they defeated Host Lions Club 4-1. Coca-Cola was led Jaiden Floyd and Hunter Sorrell who were both 2-3. Camden Davis (1-2, 2B), Brady Hastings (1-2), and Davis Whitley (1-2) each had one hit in two trips to the plate. Host Lions was led by Ryan Edwards who was 2-3 with a double. Connor Dial (1-3), Brayden Adams (1-3), and Nygel Godley (1-2) rounded out the Lions offense with one hit each. Parker Whitley was the winning pitcher for the “Soda Jerks”.

KIWANIS FIELD – Kiwanis moved into the win column for the first time in 2019 as they defeated Ross Orthodontics 14-2. The “K-Tribe” was led by Sean Coan (3-3, 2 2B) and JT Williams (3-3). Jerome Wilkins (2-4, 2B) and Corbin Kendrick (2-3) each had a 2-hit day. Brody Brannon (1-5), Marin Roberson (1-4), Jay’Vian Warren (1-2), and Caleb Chambers (1-2) had good days at the plate to round out the Kiwanis attack. Drew Lambert led Ross Orthodontics going 2-3 with a double. Tucker Pridgen (1-3) and Dane Blanchard (1-3) each had 1 hit in three trips to the plate. Bobby Getz also batted .500 going 1-2. JT Williams got the win on the bump for Kiwanis. 

VFW FIELD – C & C Stoneworks scored 9 runs in the first three innings as they defeated Physicians East by a score of 9-8. Benjamin Barrett was 3-3 with 2 doubles to lead the “Rolling Stones”. Luke Perry (2-3, 2B) and Caleb Lacroix (2-4) had good days at the plate. Ander Hvastkovs (1-4), Wills Lucas (1-2), Curtis Rogers (1-3) Brennan Kennedy-Bunch (1-2), and Shane Carver (1-1) all had a 1 hit day for C & C. Physicians East was led by Caleb Case (3-3). Michael Kean was 2-4 with a double. Aulden Dickens (1-3), Ryan Albritton (1-2), Bryce Henderson (1-2), Holton Dickens (1-3), and Jacob Breazeale (1-2) rounded out the PE offense. Benjamin Barrett was the winning pitcher for C & C Stoneworks. 

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 8

ELM STREET PARK – Tylik Sherrod’s (3-4, 2B) walk-off single in the bottom of the 6th propelled Jarman Auto Sales to a 7-6 victory over BB&T on Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Saad (2-2) and Jimmy Martin (2-3, 2B) each had a 2 hit day for the “Evil Empire”. Andrew Below was 1-2 to round out the Jarman Auto Sales offense. Tucker Anderson led BB&T going 2-3 on the day. Matthew Tyndall (1-2), Hunter Haddock (1-2), and Zeke Dixon (1-2) had the other hits for BB&T. Tylik Sherrod was the winning pitcher for Jarman Auto Sales.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood scored 7 runs in the first three innings to pave the way to an 8-2 victory over Pepsi Cola. Reading Blount led Brown & Wood by going 4-4. Ryker Butcher (2-4) and Carson Burns (2-3, 2B) also had good days at the plate. Harrison Corey (1-3) and Sullivan Cobb (1-4) had the other hits for Brown & Wood. Quinn McCaffrey (1-3), Webb Evans (1-3), Joyner Haddock (1-2), and Ezra Meachum (1-2) had the hits for the Pepsi Cola offense. Reading Blount was the winning pitcher for the “Car Dealers”.

VFW Field – A 10 run first inning paved the way for a 10-1 RE/MAX victory over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center. Max Mason (2-3, HR) and Korbin Logan (2-4, 2B) lead the RE/MAX offense. Davis Bradley (1-2, HR), Ethan Medhus (1-3), and Rooke Knittle (1-2) had good days at the plate. Carson Logan batted 1.000 on the day going 1-1 with a double to round out “The Pilots” offense. EC Auto was led by Justin Grimes, who was 2-2 with a double. Christian LoPresti (1-2), Carter Evans (1-3), and Cian Boyd (1-3) had the other hits for EC Auto. Ethan Medhus was the winning hurler for RE/MAX. 

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 7

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics picked up a 12-3 win over Physicians East on Tuesday afternoon.  Ross scored 3 in the first, 4 in the third, and 5 in the sixth.  PE scored 1 in the first, 1 in the third, and 1 in the sixth.  Drew Lambert led the “Tin Grins” by going 5-5.  Caleb Stahl also had a big day as he went 2-5 as did Dane Blanchard who was 2-4.  Tucker Pridgen (1-2, 2b), Christopher Theriault (1-1), and Joel Vaughn (1-2, 2b) had the other Ross hits.  Parker Williams  (2-2) and Aulden Dickens (2-2) each had a pair of hits to lead PE.  Michael Kean (1-2) and Holton Dickens (1-2) had the other hits for PE.  Parker Hall took the pitching win for Ross.

KIWANIS FIELD – Overton’s overcame a 2-0 fifth inning deficit to defeat the Host Lions Club 3-2 in 7 innings.  Lions broke a scoreless tie by scoring 2 in the top of the fourth.  Overton’s knotted the game at 2 with 2 runs in the fifth.  They then got the game winner in the bottom of the seventh.  Owen Simmons led the “Sportsmen” by going 2-4 with a double and a home run. Ethan Simmons (1-3), Nolan Mills (1-3), Tucker McClung (1-3), Jack D’Alonzo (1-3, 2b), Caleb McLawhorn (1-1), and Max Jamison (1-3) had the other hits for Overton’s.  Owen Simmons was the pitching winner for Overton’s.

VFW FIELD – Optimist overcame a 4-0 deficit and defeated Coca Cola by a score of 8-6.  Coke came out smoking as they scored 4 quick runs in the first.  Optimist sliced their deficit in half by scoring 2 in the second.  Optimist added a run in the third to make it 4-3 in favor of Coke at the game’s midway point.  Coke added to their 4-3 lead with 2 in the top of the fourth to go up 6-3.  Optimist then exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the win.  Joe May was 3-3 to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Brandon Worsley also had a good day as he was 2-3 with a two bagger to his credit.  Trey Williford (1-3, HR), Kolby Burroughs (1-3), Jon Lysaght (1-2), Isaac Callis (1-2), and Holden Deloatch (1-3) provided additional offense for Optimist.  Parker Whitley was 3-4 with 3 doubles to lead Coca Cola.  Hunter Sorrell also had a solid day as he was 2-3 as did Brady Hastings who was 2-4.  Jaiden Floyd (1-4) and Ashton Skinner (1-3) had the other Coke hits.  Trey Williford was the game’s winning pitcher.


GAME STORIES FROM MAY 6

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after an inning, added a run in the second and then 5 in the fourth as they defeated Eastern Plumbing 9-2.  Suiter Howard (3-3) and Joyner Haddock (3-4) had big days to lead the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffrey (2-4), Webb Evans (2-3), and Chase Honeycutt (2-4. 2b) also had solid outings.  James Sawyer rounded out the Pepsi offense with a 1-4 performance.  Parker Watson (1-2, 2b), Matt Sutton (1-3, 3b) and Caden Chaney (1-3) had the hits for EP.  Joyner Haddock pitched 6 innings for the win on the mound for Pepsi.

KIWANIS FIELD – C&C Stoneworks outlasted Kiwanis by a score of 11-9 this afternoon.  A big 6 run second inning got C&C out to a early 6-0 lead.  Kiwanis answered right away with 3 in the top of the third.  C&C answered with 2 in the bottom of the third to make the score 8-3 at the game’s midway point.  Kiwanis got their bats going in the later innings as they scored 1 in the fourth and 4 in the fifth to tie the game at 8.  C&C then exploded for 3 in the bottom of the fifth and then held off a late 1 run rally by Kiwanis in the sixth to take the win.  Caleb Lacroix (2-3), Ander Hvastkovs (2-3), and Benjamin Barrett (2-3, 2b, 3b) led the “Rolling Stones” offensively.  Wills Lucas rounded out the C&C offense with a 1-3 outing.  JT Williams (2-3), Terrence Armstrong (2-4, 2b), and Marin Roberson (2-2) each had 2 hits to pace the Kiwanis offense.  Jay’Vian Warren (1-1), Corbin Kendrick (1-3), Jordan Daniels (1-2) had the hits for Kiwanis.  Luke Perry was the mound winner for C&C.

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VFW FIELD – Bodie Modlin’s (1-4) 2 run double in the top of the 7th inning launched Carolina Windows & Doors to a 3-1 win over RE/MAX today.  CWD grabbed an early 1-0 advantage with a run in the top of the first.  This lead held until the bottom of the sixth when RE/MAX tied the game and had the winning run on third with only one out before 2 of the next 3 RE/MAX hitters were retired to end their threat.  The “Glaziers” were led by Noah Porter who was 2-4.  Matthew Aldridge (1-1, 2b), Rondy Bryant (1-3), Phoenix Balot (1-3), and William Litchfield (1-2) had the other hits for CWD.  Davis Bradley (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-4), Max Mason (1-4, 2b) and Landon Scott (1-4) had the hits for RE/MAX.




GAME STORIES FROM MAY 4

ELM STREET PARK – In the last game of the day at Elm Street Park Pepsi Cola picked up an 8-2 win over BB&T.  BB&T jumped out 2-0 after a half inning but a quick response from Pepsi put them ahead 3-2 at the end of 1.  That was all of the scoring until Pepsi scored 5 in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.  Suiter Howard was 3-3 to lead the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffrey (1-2), James Sawyer (2-4), Joyner Haddock (1-3), Webb Evans (1-3), and Chase Honeycutt (1-2) had the other hits for Pepsi.   Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-3, 2b), Parker Simo (1-3), Matthew Tyndall (1-2), and Eli Killinger (1-1) had the hits for BB&T.  James Sawyer took the mound victory (with relief help from Joyner Haddock) for Pepsi.

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East opened North State League play with a 16-3 win over the Host Lions Club in the front end of the Saturday night Elm Street doubleheader.  PE scored early and often with a combination of good hitting and aggressive base running.  Parker Williams (2-3), Caleb Case (2-4), and Carter Wall (2-5) all had a pair of hits each to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Aulden Dickens (1-4), Michael Kean (1-2), Bryce Henderson (1-1), Holton Dickens (1-4), Azi Corbett (1-2), Jacob Breazeale (1-2), and Garrett Stokes (1-2) had the other hits for PE.  Connor Dial was 2-3 with a double to lead the Lions.  Aiden Parker (1-3), Matthew Rushing (1-3), Ryan Edwards (1-2), and Nigel Godley (1-2, 2b) also picked up hits for Lions.  Parker Williams took the pitching win for PE.

ELM STREET PARK – In the continuation of a game from last Friday that was halted by curfew BB&T pushed across 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take a 11-10 win over the Host Lions Club.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt’s (3-4, 2b) walkoff double knocked in two runs and propelled the “Bankers” to the victory.  When the game began last Friday BB&T jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings.  The Lions scored 1 in the third and 3 in the fifth to cut their deficit t0 5-4.  BB&T added to their 1 run lead with 2 in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-5 lead to the sixth.  The Lions then exploded for 5 in the top of the 6th to go up 9-7.  BB&T though tied up the game with 2 in the bottom of the sixth.  The game was then suspended because of curfew.  In the resumption of the game Lions scored 1 in the top of the seventh but BB&T was not to be denied as Knight-Hyatt’s heroics proved to be the difference.  Parker Simo and Nathan Hale were each 2-4 for BB&T.  Matthew Tyndall (1-4) and Tucker Anderson (1-2, 2b) had the other BB&T hits.  Aiden Parker (2-5) and Brayden Adams (2-5) led the Lions.  Connor Dial (1-4, 2b), Ryan Edwards (1-5), Brandon Thompson (1-1), Ny’Gel Godley (1-2) and Dominick Shields (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  Eli Killinger was the game’s winning pitcher.  This game was the final interleague game of the year meaning the next time North State will play Tar Heel will be in the City Championship.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 3

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s scored in every inning but the fifth as they took a 14-2 win over C&C Stoneworks this afternoon.  Ethan Simmons was 2-4 with a triple to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Nolan Mills (1-2), Tucker McClung (1-3), Jack D’Alonzo (1-3), and Wesley Kennedy (1-1) had the other Overton’s hits.  Caleb Lacroix (1-3) and Wills Lucas (1-2) had the hits for C&C.  Owen Simmons was the winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center held on to defeat Eastern Plumbing by a score of 11-7.  EC Auto jumped out to a 7-0 lead after 2 innings.  Eastern Plumbing scored 5 in the third and 1 in the fourth to narrow the gap to 7-6.  EC Auto then plated 3 in the top of the fifth to expand their lead to 4 runs.  An additional sixth inning run by EC Auto put the game out of grand slam range.  Eastern Plumbing scored 1 time in the bottom of the sixth and left the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.  Justin Grimes was 3-4 to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Carter Evans and Cian Boyd also had fine nights as they each went 2-3.  Owen Conway (1-5), Christian LoPresti (1-2), Davis Youngs (1-2), and Landon Brown (1-3) had the other hits for EC Auto.  Parker Watson (1-2, HR), Owen Hardee (1-4), Matt Sutton (1-2), Chase Davis (1-3), Micah Herring (1-3), and Caden Chaney (1-3) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning pitcher for EC Auto was Christian LoPresti.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 2

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX snapped a 1-1 tie with Jarman Auto Sales by scoring twice in the top of the fifth and hanging on for a 3-1 win.  Jarman grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third but RE/MAX tied it right away with a one of their own in the top of the fourth.  This set RE/MAX up for their 2 run fifth inning that proved to be the difference.  Davis Bradley (2-3) and Max Mason (2-2, 2b) led the “Pilots”.  Korbin Logan (1-3) and Haitham Abulatifa (1-1) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Luke Tyndall (2-3) led Jarman.  Ryan Saad (1-3) and Jimmy Martin (1-1) had the other Jarman hits.  Ethan Medhus was the winning hurler.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors overcame a 5-0 third inning deficit to come from behind and beat Brown & Wood 9-7.  The game ended on a triple play.  With runners on second and third and the score 9-7 in favor of CWD a fly ball was hit to right field.  Jackson Anderson made a diving catch and quickly got to his feet and doubled the runner off second.  The runner from third who was approaching home plate when the ball was caught ran back to third, tagged up, and headed home as the runner was being doubled off second.  The ball was thrown home and the runner was out at the plate to end the game.  Noah Porter (2-4, 2b), Matthew Aldridge (2-3, 2b, 3b), and Bodie Modlin (2-4) led the “Glaziers”.  Phoenix Balot (1-3), Hudson Miller (1-2), Jackson Anderson (1-2), and William Litchfield (1-2) had the other CWD hits.  Cade Butcher (2-2, 2b) led Brown & Wood.   Harrison Corey (1-2), and Tyce Thompson (1-3) also had hits for Brown & Wood.  Matthew Aldridge was the winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Optimist maintained their hold on first place in the North State League with a 6-0 win over Kiwanis.  Optimist scored 1 in the first and the game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth when Optimist put the game away with 5 runs.  Brandon Worsley (2-3, 2b), Joe May (2-3), and Kolby Burroughs (2-3, 2b) each had a pair of hits to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Isaac Callis (1-2), and Holden Deloatch (1-2, 2b) had the other Optimist hits.  Jay’Vian Warren was 1-2 to lead Kiwanis.  Trey Williford went the distance to pick up the win on the hill for Optimist.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 1

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center came from behind late to beat Physicians East by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon.  PE plated 3 runs in the first.  EC Auto answered with one of their own in the bottom of the frame to make it 3-1.  It stayed this way until the bottom of the fourth when EC Auto notched 2 runs to knot the game at 3.  EC Auto then pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the fifth.  Justin Grimes (1-3), Christian LoPresti (1-2), and Landon Brown (1-1) had the hits for the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Davis Youngs, Landon Brown, Carter Evans, Owen Conway (winning pitcher), and Justin Grimes combined to hold PE hitless on the game.

KIWANIS FIELD – The Overton’s bats proved to be alive and well as they took a 17-2 win over Eastern Plumbing here today.  Overton’s scored in every inning but the third as they took the win.  Owen Simmons was 4-5 to led the “Sportsmen”.  Jack D’Alonzo also had a big day as he was 3-5 with 2 doubles.  Ethan Simmons (2-4, 2b) also had an excellent outing.  Nolan Mills (1-3), Caleb McLawhorn (1-2), and Max Jamison (1-3) had the other hits for Overton’s.   Owen Hardee (1-3), AB Daughety (1-3), Matthew Sutton (1-3) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Owen Simmons was the winning pitcher for Overton’s.

VFW FIELD – Coca Cola opened North State League play with a 10-4 win over Ross Orthodontics.  Coke held a 2-1 advantage at the game’s midway point.  They then scored 4 in the fifth and 4 in the sixth to reach their final total of 10.  Jaiden Floyd led the “Soda Jerks” with a 3-4 effort.  Hunter Sorrell (2-3, 2b), Brady Hastings (2-3, 2b), and Camden Davis (2-2) had really good games.  Parker Whitley (1-2), Trevor Rozeboom (1-4), and Ty Cobb (1-3) had the other Coke hits.  Drew Lambert (2-3, 2b) and Tucker Pridgen (2-3, 2 2b) led Ross.  Jackson Modlin (1-3), Bobby Getz (1-2), and Dane Blanchard (1-3).  Parker Whitley was the winning pitcher for Coke.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 30

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist outlasted RE/MAX by a score of 4-0 in the battle between the last remaining unbeaten teams in the program.  A Trey Williford (2-2, 2 HR) solo shot in the first and a 3 run blast in the bottom of the fifth provided the runs for the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Joe May (2-3, 2b) and Kolby Burroughs (1-1) had other hits for Optimist.  Drew Grant was 1-2 to lead RE/MAX.  Joe May (5.1 innings) took the win with relief help from Trey Williford.

KIWANIS FIELD – BB&T rode the strength of a 4 run third inning to defeat Kiwanis 6-4 in the interleague finale for both teams.  Kiwanis was down 6-1 at the game’s midway point but they chipped away at their deficit by scoring 2 in the fourth and 1 in the sixth to make the game close but they didn’t have quite enough to catch up to BB&T.  Tucker Anderson was 2-3 with 2 doubles to lead the “Bankers”.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-3) and Hunter Haddock (1-1) had the other hits for BB&T.  Terrence Armstrong (2-3, 2 2b) and Corbin Kendrick (2-2) led Kiwanis.  Jerome Wilkins (1-2) rounded out the Kiwanis offense.  Tucker Anderson was the mound winner for BB&T.

VFW FIELD – Pepsi Cola got past the Host Lions Club by a score of 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon.  Quinn McCaffrey led the “Soda Drinkers” with 4 hits in 4 trips including a home run.  Suiter Howard also had a terrific day as he was 4-4 with 3 two baggers.  James Sawyer (2-3, 2b) had a good outing as well.  Joyner Haddock (1-3) had the other hit for Pepsi.  Connor Dial (2-3, 2b) and Ryan Edwards (2-3) led the Lions.  Brayden Adams was 1-3 to round out the Lions offense.  Joyner Haddock was the winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 29

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood defeated C&C Stoneworks 28-5 this afternoon.  Ryker Butcher (3-5, 2 2b), and Reading Blount (3-4, 3b), and Landon Congleton (3-3) led the “Car Dealers” offensively. (Cade Butcher (2-3) also had a big day.  Harrison Corey (1-3), Tyce Thompson (1-3), Carson Burns (1-3), Tristan Whited (1-1), Sully Cobb (1-2), and Lukas Harrell (1-1) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  C&C was led by Caleb Lacroix (2-3), Benjamin Barrett (2-3, 2b), and Luke Perry (2-3, 2b).  Ander Hvastkovs (1-3), Wills Lucas (1-2), and Jaelen Roberts (1-1) had the other hits for C&C.  The winning pitcher was Ryker Butcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored in every inning as they defeated Coca Cola by a score of 17-1 on Monday afternoon.  Jack West was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Evil Empire”.  Ryan Saad (3-4, 2 2b) and, Tylik Sherrod (3-4, HR) also had big days.  Jimmy Martin (2-4, 2 2b), Luke Tyndall (2-4), Chase Crandell (2-3), and Jax Martin (2-3) all had a pair of hits to supplement the Jarman attack.  Jaiden Floyd (1-2), Parker Whitley (1-3), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), and Ashton Skinner (1-1) had the hits for Coke.  Jimmy Martin was the mound winner for Jarman.

VFW FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors scored in every inning on their way to a 17-0 win over Ross Orthodontics.  The “Glaziers” were led by Rondy Bryant who was 4-4.  Matthew Aldridge (3-4, 2b,3b, HR) and Bodie Modlin (3-4, 2 2b) also had big games.  Conner Berry (2-4, 3b), Noah Porter (2-4, 2b) and Phoenix Balot (2-3, 2 2b) also had solid outings.  Hudson Miller (1-3) and William Litchfield (1-1) had the other hits for CWD.  Bodie Modlin allowed no hits over 5 innings of work to take the pitching win for CWD.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 27

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s got past Brown & Wood by a score of 7-3 in game 1 of the Saturday night Elm Street doubleheader. Overton’s held a 5-1 lead after 2 innings.  Brown  Wood cut their deficit to 5-3 with 2 third inning runs but Overton’s picked up 2 in the top of the fourth to round out the scoring.  Owen Simmons was 2-4 to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Logan Collins was 1-1 to round out the Overton’s offense.  Ryker Butcher (1-3), Reading Blount (1-3), and Landon Congleton (1-2) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Ethan Simmons was the winning pitcher for Overton’s.

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center outlasted C&C Stoneworks by a score of 13-10 on Saturday night.  C&C held a 2-1 lead after 2 innings but then fell behind 5-2 after 2.5 innings.  They then regained the lead with an 8 run third inning to go up 10-5.  EC Auto though scored 4 runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take the win.  Justin Grimes was 2-3 to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Christian LoPresti (1-3), Carter Evans (1-3), Davis Youngs (1-2), Jacob Sutton (1-1), and Jonathan Roundtree (1-1) had the other EC Auto hits.  Caleb Lacroix (2-3) led the way for C&C.  Ander Hvastkovs (1-4), Benjamin Barrett (1-2), Luke Perry (1-3), and Jack Flannagan (1-4, 2b) had the other C&C hits.  Owen Conway took the mound victory for EC Auto.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 26

ELM STREET PARK – After a rain delay of 1 hour Ross Orthodontics and Jarman Auto Sales got underway in a game that saw Ross take a 2-1 victory over Jarman.  Jarman scored a single run in the first inning to go up 1-0 after 1.  Ross tied it right away in the top of the second with a run of their own.  The game remained knotted at 1 until the top of the fifth when Ross managed to plate an additional run.   Caeb Stahl led the “Tin Grins” by going 1-3.  Jarman hits came from Jimmy Martin (1-2, 2b), Tylik Sherrodd (1-3) Chase Crandell (1-2, 2b), Jax Martin (1-2), and Andrew Below (1-2) had the hits for Jarman.  Drew Lambert picked up the pitching win for Ross.

ELM STREET PARK – Game 2 of the Friday night doubleheader between BB&T and the Host Lions Club was suspended after 6 innings due to curfew.  The score is tied at 9-9.  It will be resumed at a date to be determined.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 25

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX scored in every inning but the fourth as they tripled up Coca Cola by a score of 12-4.  The game was knotted at 1 after 1 inning but RE/MAX plated 6 runs in the second, 3 in the third, and 2 in the fifth.  Coke picked up their additional runs in the fifth and sixth.  Davis Bradley (4-4, 2b, HR) and Ethan Medhus (3-3, 2 2b) led the “Pilots”. Max Mason (1-3), Korbin Logan (1-2), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3, 2b), and Drew Grant (1-3, HR) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Jaiden Floyd (2-3) and Parker Whitley (2 doubles in 4 trips) led the way for Coke.  Hunter Sorrell (1-3) had the other hit for Coke.  Ethan Medhus took the win on the hill for RE/MAX.

KIWANIS FIELD – James Sawyer pitched a 5 inning perfect game (15 Ks) to guide Pepsi Cola to a 15-0 win over Kiwanis.  Pepsi scored runs in every inning but the second as they took the win.  Quinn McCaffrey (2-3, 3b) Sawyer (2-2, 2b, HR) led the way for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Suiter Howard (1-3, 2b), Connor Honeycutt (1-2) and David Richardson (1-1) had the other Pepsi hits.

VFW FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors picked up a 14-4 win over Physicians East today on the VFW Field.  PE jumped out quickly with 2 in the top of the first but CWD answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the first.  PE narrowed their deficit to 7-4 going to the bottom of the fourth before a big 7 run bottom of the fourth for CWD cemented the win.  Bodie Modlin (3-4, 3 2b) and Rondy Bryant (3-4, 2b) led the “Glaziers”. Noah Porter (2-5, 2b), Matthew Aldridge (1-1, 2b), Conner Berry (1-4, 2b), William Litchfield (1-4), Antonio Passalacqua (1-1), and Hudson Miller (2-4, 2b) had the other hits for CWD.  Caleb Case (2-2, 2b) Aulden Dickens (1-3) and Michael Kean (1-3, 3b) had the other PE hits.     



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 24

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s slipped past BB&T by a score of 3-2 in 7 innings Neither team scored until the fifth inning.  In the top of the fifth Overton’s scored a pair of runs to go up 2-0.  BB&T answered with a pair of their own in the bottom of the fifth.  Nobody scored in the sixth but Overton’s managed to push a run across in the top of the seventh to take the win.  Ethan Simmons led the “Sportsmen” with a 3-3 performance.  Tucker McClung also had a good day as he went 2-4.  Tucker Anderson led BB&T as he went 2-3.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt rounded out the BB&T offense as he went 1-3.  Owen Simmons pitched 6 2/3 innings to take the win. 

KIWANIS FIELD – Eastern Plumbing scored in every inning but the first as they took a 21- 6 win over C&C Stoneworks.  Caden Chaney (2-4, 2 2b), Mason Hardee (2-2, 2b), and AB Daughety (2-3) led the “Plungers”.  Parker Watson (1-3, 2b), Jacob Jackson (1-4), and Ben Hahn (1-2) had the other hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Benjamin Barrett was 3-3 with a single, double, and a triple to lead C&C.  Caleb Lacroix also had a big game as he was 2-3 with a double to his credit.  Luke Perry (1-3), Wills Lucas (1-2), and Shane Carver (1-1) had the other hits for C&C.  Chase Davis was the winning moundsman for Eastern Plumbing.

VFW FIELD – Optimist scored 3 times in the bottom of the sixth to take a 11-10 win over Jarman Auto Sales here today.  Brandon Worsley (4-5, 2 2b) and Holden Deloatch (4-5, 2b) led the way for the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Trey Williford also had a big day as he had 3 doubles in 5 trips.  Joe May rounded out the Optimist offensive attack with a 1-2 performance.  Jimmie Martin (4-4, 2 2b) and Jack West (3-5, 2 2b) led the way for Jarman.  Ryan Saad had the other hit for Jarman as he went 1-2.  Kolby Burroughs was the game’s winning pitcher.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 23

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX and the Host Lions Club were tied at 1 after 2 ½ innings but it was all RE/MAX after that as they defeated the Lions by a score of 8-1.  After the Lions tied the game at 1 in the top of the third, RE/MAX scored 3 in the bottom of the third and 3 more in the bottom of the fourth to establish a 7-1 lead.  The “Pilots” then added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth.  RE/MAX was led by Davis Bradley who was 3-3 with a two bagger and a home run.  Ethan Medhus also had a double as a part of his 2-3 day.  Max Mason (2-2), Ahmad Abulatifa (2-3), Landon Scott (2-2), and Rooke Knittle (1-2) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Aiden Parker (1-3), Matthew Rushing (1-3), Connor Dial (1-1), Layton Chandler (1-3), and Dominick Shields (1-2) had the hits for the Lions.  Max Mason was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – In one of our dreaded “same color” games the kelly green of East Carolina Auto & Truck Center outlasted the kelly green of Ross Orthodontics by a score of 6-0.  EC Auto scored 3 in the first and 3 in the fifth.  Christian LoPresti was 3-3 with two doubles to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  (Christian is now 7-7 since working with his classmates last Thursday to clean trash and debris at the Perkins Complex.)  Davis Youngs also had a big night as he was 2-3 with a triple to his credit.  Nicholas Warren had a solid outing as well as he was 2-2.  Justin Grimes  (1-4, 2b), Carter Evans (1-2), Cian Boyd (1-3), and John Stephen Rose (1-2) had the other EC Auto hits.  Drew Lambert was 2-3 with a double to lead Ross.  Tucker Pridgen had the other Ross hit as a part of his 1-2 performance.  Justin Grimes took the complete game pitching victory.

VFW FIELD – Pepsi Cola pounded out 22 hits on their way to a 19-6 win over Physicians East today.  Pepsi scored in every inning on their way to the win.  Joyner Haddock led the “Soda Drinkers” with a 5-5 performance that included a double.  Quinn McCaffrey (3-5, 2b) and Webb Evans (3-5) also had great days.  James Sawyer (2-3, 2b), Suiter Howard (2-5), Chase Honeycutt (2-2), and David Richardson (2-4) all had a pair of hits.  Other Pepsi players with hits include Ezra Meachum (1-2), Ben Goldstein (1-2), and Patrick Stockwell (1-2). PE was led by Parker Williams who was 2-3 with a double.  Caleb Case (1-3), Ryan Albritton (1-4), Holton Dickens (1-2), and Jacob Breazeale (1-1) had the other hits for PE.  Suiter Howard took the mound victory for Pepsi Cola.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 22

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing overcame a 3-2, 5th inning deficit by scoring 9 times in the bottom of the fifth to capture a 11-3 win over Kiwanis on Monday afternoon.  Kiwanis jumped out to a 1-0 advantage in the top of the third but EP answered with 2 in their half of the frame.  Kiwanis regained the lead in the top of the fifth with two runs but EP’s 9 run fifth inning explosion was too much for Kiwanis to overcome.  Parker Watson was 2-4 with a triple and a home run to lead the “Plungers”.  Chase Davis (1-3), Matt Sutton (1-2), Owen Hardee (1-3), AB Daughety (1-4), and Mason Hardee (1-3) had the other EP hits.  Brody Brannon went 2-2 to lead Kiwanis. Sean Coan also had a really good night as he went 2-3.    Jerome Wilkins (1-2) and JT Williams (1-2, 2b) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Parker Watson took the pitching victory for Eastern Plumbing.

KIWANIS FIELD – In a battle of undefeated teams Optimist broke open a 1-0 game with 6 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to knock off Brown & Wood 10-0.  Brandon Worsley (2-3), Joe May (2-3), and Trey Williford (2-4) paced the attack of the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Kolby Burroughs (1-3), Isaac Callis (1-2), and Holden Deloatch (1-3) had the other Optimist hits.  Harrison Corey was 1-2 to provide the offense for Brown & Wood.  Joe May pitched a complete game 1 hitter for Optimist.

VFW FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors shut out Coca Cola 5-0 today on the VFW Field.  CWD scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings before rounding out their scoring with a single run in the fourth.  Noah Porter was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Glaziers”.  Bodie Modlin (2-3, 2b), Matthew Aldridge (1-3), and Conner Berry (1-3) had the other hits for CWD. Parker Whitley and Trevor Rozeboom were each 2-3 and each had a double to lead Coke.  Jaiden Floyd and Brady Hastings were each 1-2 to provide the rest of the Coke offense.  Bodie Modlin was the wining pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 20

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX took game 1 of the Saturday night doubleheader with a 10-1 win over Physicians East.  RE/MAX scored in every inning but the third while PE plated their lone run in the top of the sixth.  The “Pilots” were led by Davis Bradley who was 3-4 with a double and a home run that he managed to tuck just inside the left field foul pole.  Ethan Medhus (1-3), Max Mason (1-2), Drew Grant (1-1), and Haitham Abulatifa (1-1, 2b) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Parker Williams, Michael Kean, and Ryan Albritton were all 1-3 to provide the offense for PE.  Landon Scott took the pitching win for RE/MAX.

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s picked up their second win of the season as they defeated jarman Auto Sales by a 9-4 count on Saturday night.  Overton’s scored in every inning but the third and Jarman scored their 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Owen Simmons (4-5) and Ethan Simmons (3-5, 2 2b) led the way for the “Sportsmen”. Tucker McClung (1-3, 2b), Jack D’Alonzo (1-3), Nolan Mills (1-4), and Logan Collins (1-4) had the other hits for Overton’s.  Ryan Saad (1-2, 2b), Jimmie Martin (1-3), and Cameron Crandell (1-3) had the hits for Jarman.  Ethan Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.



MAKE UP GAMES FROM GAMES THAT WERE RAINED OUT ON APRIL 19 AND PLAYED ON APRIL 20

ELM STREET PARK – BB&T’s bats didn’t wake up until the second inning but when they woke up they woke up in a big way as the “Bankers” plated a total of 11 runs in the second through fifth innings on their way to an 11-5 win.  The Ross offense came in the form of 5 unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (3-5) and Parker Simo (3-5, 2b) led the way for BB&T.  Gavin Whitley also had a solid morning at the plate as he went 2-3.  Other members of BB&T with hits included Matthew Tyndall (1-2), Nathan Hale (1-3), Eli Killinger (1-3), and Ryder Anderson (1-3, 2b). The Ross hits came from Parker Hall (1-3) Caleb Stahl (1-4), Dane Blanchard (1-1), and Jordan Singer (1-3).  Parker Simo pitched 4 innings as the starter to take the win. 

ELM STREET PARK – C&C Stoneworks notched 2 runs in the top of the first but it was all Pepsi Cola after that as they took a 14-2 win today.  James Sawyer (2-3, 2b) and Joyner Haddock (2-3) led the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffery (1-2), Suiter Howard (1-2), Webb Evans (1-4, 2b), Richie Emery (1-2), and David Richardson (1-4) had the other hits for Pepsi.  C&C players with hits were Caleb Lacroix (1-2), Luke Perry (1-3, 2b), Benjamin Barrett (1-3), Jack Flannagan (1-3), and Jaelen Roberts (1-2).  Quinn McCAffery was the winning hurler.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 18

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors scored in every inning but the fifth as they downed Kiwanis by a score of 17-3 on Thursday afternoon.  Noah Porter (3-5), Matthew Aldridge (3-3, 2b), and Rondy Bryant (3-5) had three hits each to pace the “Glazier’s” attack.  Bodie Modlin (2-4, 3b) and Phoenix Balot (2-5, HR) also had big nights.  Conner Berry (1-4, 2b) and Hudson Miller (1-3) had the other hits for CWD.  Jerome Wilkins (1-1) and Brody Brannon (1-3) had the hits for Kiwanis.  Conner Berry took the pitching victory for CWD.

KIWANIS FIELD  – East Carolina Auto Truck Center scored in every inning as they took a 20-9 win over Coca Cola here today.  Coke cut an 11-3 third inning deficit to 11-8 with 5 third inning runs  EC Auto though outscored Coke 9-1 over the last couple of inning to take the win.  Christian LoPresti who was one of our Trinity Christian School Perkins Complex Cleaner Uppers today was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  A wise man once said “those who pick up trash and debris at the ballfield have 4 hit days in their future”. Justin Grimes also had a big day as he was 3-5 with a double and 2 home runs.  Davis Youngs (2-4, 2b) and Landon Brown (2-2) had a pair of hits each.  Owen Conway (1-3, 2b), Cian Boyd (1-3), John Stephen Rose (1-2) and Nicholas Warren (1-2) had the other hits for EC Auto.  Ashton Skinner led Coke by going 3-3.  Parker Whitley (2-4, 2b), Brady Hastings (2-4), and Trevor Rozeboom (2-3, 2b) also had solid outings.  Caleb Rogers (1-3), Davis Whitley (1-4), Camden Davis (1-1), and Ty Cobb (1-3) had the other Coke hits.  Owen Conway was the winning pitcher for EC Auto.

VFW FIELD – Eastern Plumbing held off the Host Lions Club today by a score of 10-7.  Eastern Plumbing led the whole game but could never shake the pesky Lions squad.  As the visiting team, EP jumped out to a 6-2 lead after 2 innings.  They expanded their lead to 7-2 with a run in the third.  Lions had a big 3 run third to cut their deficit t0 7-5.  The teams traded runs in the fourth and fifth innings to make it 8-6 in favor of EP going to the sixth.  EP scored 2 insurance runs in the top of the sixth while the Lions managed a single run in the bottom of the sixth.   Parker Watson (2-4, HR), Matt Sutton (2-3, HR), Owen Hardee (2-4, 3b). and AB Daughety (2-4) all had big days to lead the “Plungers”.  Chase Davis (1-4), Mason Hardee (1-1), Jacob Jackson (1-3), Micah Herring (1-2) had the other hits for EP.  Aiden Parker was 2-4 with a double to lead the Lions.  Matthew Rushing also had a good day as he was 1-2 with a triple.  Owen Hardee was the game’s winning pitcher.




GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 17

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist kept up their winning ways with a 4-1 win over BB&T here today.  Optimist jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first.  They then expanded their lead to 3-0 with 2 runs in the third.  BB&T cut in to the lead with a 1 run fifth but Optimist answered with a run of their own in the top of the sixth to go up 4-1.  They then held off BB&T in the bottom of the sixth to take the win.  The “Glass Half Fullers” led by the potent bat of Joe May as he was 2-2.  Neither of his hits stayed in the yard.  Holden Deloatch (2-3), Brandon Worsley (1-4), and Thomas Satterfield (1-2) had the other hits.  Eli Killinger led BB&T with a 2-2 performance.  Hunter Haddock (1-1), Tucker Anderson (1-3), and Parker Simo (1-3) were the other players with hits for BB&T.  The winning pitcher was Trey Williford.

KIWANIS – Pepsi Cola overcame a 2-1 fifth inning deficit by scoring 3 times in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 win over Overton’s.  Webb Evans led the “Soda Drinkers” by going 2-3.  Joyner Haddock (1-3) had the other Pepsi hit.  Owen Simmons was 2-3 with a double to lead Overton’s.  Ethan Simmons (1-3), Jack D’Alonzo (1-3) and Logan Collins (1-3) had the hits for Overton’s.  Joyner Haddock was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Brown & Wood picked up an 8-7 win over Ross Orthodontics this afternoon.  Brown & Wood jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings but Ross chipped away at that lead before falling just short in the end.  After 4 innings Ross was back in the game trailing only 7-5.  Brown & Wood added an insurance run in the top of the fifth before Ross scored twice in the bottom of the sixth before falling just short.  Tyce Thompson was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher (1-2), Cade Butcher (1-3), Harrison Corey (1-2), Sully Cobb (1-2, 2b), and Kasyn Chase (1-2), and Landon Congleton (1-1) had the remaining Brown & Wood hits.  Jackson Modlin was 2-3 to provide the offense for Ross Orthodontics.  Reading Blount was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

 



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 16

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales narrowly defeated Physicians East by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Jarman dented the plate first with a third inning run.  They expanded their lead  with a fifth inning run to go up 2-0.  PE got on the board in the bottom of the sixth with a run and got the tying run to second before the game ended.  Jack West (1-3), Luke Tyndall (1-4), Tylik Sherrod (1-3) and Ryan Saad (1-2) had the hits for the “Evil Empire”.  Holton Dickens was 1-2 to provide the offense for PE.  Jimmy Martin was the winning pitcher for Jarman.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors broke open a close 5-2 game with 8 runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 17-4 win.  Noah Porter (3-4, 2b, 3b) and Matthew Aldridge (3-5, 2b) led the “Glaziers”.    Rondy Bryant also had a big game as he went 2-4.  Bodie Modlin (1-3), Phoenix Balot (1-2), Jackson Anderson (1-3), and William Litchfield (1-1) had the other hits for CWD. Caleb Lacroix (2-3) and Jack Flannagan (1-2) had the hits for C&C.  Bodie Modlin was the winning hurler for CWD.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX continued their winning ways as they picked up an 18-2 win over Kiwanis here today.  Davis Bradley (2-3, 2b), Max Mason (2-5, HR), and Korbin Logan (2-2) led the “Pilots” offensively.  Ethan Medhus (1-3), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-1), Landon Scott (1-3), Carson Logan (1-2), Haitham Abulatifa (1-2), Rooke Knittle (1-1), and Laith Abulatifa (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Sean Coan was 3-3 to lead Kiwanis.  Brody Brannon (1-3), JT Williams (1-2), and Terrence Armstrong (1-2) also picked up hits for Kiwanis.  Ethan Medhus was the mound winner for RE/MAX.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 15

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing broke open a close 6-4 game by scoring 6 times in the bottom of the fifth to take a 12-4 win over Coca Cola today.  The “Plungers” were led by Parker Watson who was 3-3 with a home run.  Chase Davis (2-4) and Caden Chaney (2-4) both had good days as well.  AB Daughety (1-4), Owen Hardee (1-4, 2b), Mason Hardee (1-3), Jacob Jackson (1-3), and Micah Herring (1-1) had the other Eastern Plumbing hits.  Davis Whitley was 2-3 to lead Coca Cola.  Parker Whitley (1-4, 2b) and Brady Hastings (1-4) picked up Coke’s other hits.  The winning pitcher was Caden Chaney.

KIWANIS FIELD – Optimist picked up a 3-0 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center today at the Perkins Complex.  Optimist plated single runs in the first, fifth, and sixth innings.   Joe May (1-2), Brandon Worsley (1-3, 2b), Kolby Burroughs (1-3), and Holden DeLoatch (1-2) had the hits for the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Christian LoPresti (1-3, 3b), Carter Evans (1-3), Davis Youngs (1-3), Cian Boyd (1-3), and Nicholas Warren (1-1) all had hits for EC Auto.  Winning hurler Joe May pitched 5.2 innings before being lifted because of the dreaded pitch count.

VFW FIELD – Brown & Wood overcame a 1-0 third inning deficit with 4 runs in the third and ultimately take a 6-2 win over the Host Lions Club.  Trailing 4-1 in the fourth the Lions cut their deficit to 4-2 by scoring a single run in the top of the fourth.  Brown & Wood added two in the bottom of the fourth to round out the scoring for both teams.  Ryker Butcher and Harrison Corey were each 2-3 with a double to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Cade Butcher rounded out the Brown & Wood offense by going 1-3.  Aiden Parker went 2-3 to lead the Lions.  Brayden Adams (1-3, 2b) and Layton Chandler (1-2) had the other hits for the Lions.  Ryker Butcher was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 13

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola doubled up Ross Orthodontics by a score of 14-7 in the front end of the Saturday afternoon Elm Street doubleheader.  Each team plated runs in every inning but the third and the sixth but 5 Pepsi runs in the second and 5 Pepsi runs in the fifth were the difference.  Joyner Haddock was 3-5 with a double and a home run to lead the “Soda Drinkers”.  Quinn McCaffery (2-4, 3b), and Suiter Howard (2-5, 2b) also had good games for Pepsi.  James Sawyer (1-4), David Richardson (1-4), Richie Emery (1-2), Ben Goldstein (1-1), and Ezra Meachum (1-2, 2b) had the other Pepsi hits.  Drew Lambert (2-4, 2b) and Caleb Stahl (2-3) paced the Ross attack.  Tucker Pridgen checked in with a 1-3 performance to round out the offense for Ross.  Quinn McCaffery was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX tripled up Overton’s by a score of 6-2 in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.  Each team plated a first inning run and the game was tied at 1 after 2 innings.  RE/MAX grabbed a 3-1 lead with 2 in the third and then extended that lead to 6-1 after scoring 3 in the fourth.  Overton’s narrowed the gap by scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth.  Davis Bradley was the hitting hero for the “Pilots” as he was 3-4 with a double and a home run.  Ethan Medhus (1-3), Rooke Knittle (1-3), Tate Pinner (1-3), and Haitham Abulatifa (1-1) had the other RE/MAX  hits.  Jack D’Alonzo was 2-3 to lead Overton’s. Owen Simmons (1-3) and Ethan Simmons (1-2,2b) had the other Overton’s hits.  Davis Bradley was the complete game pitching winner for RE/MAX.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 12

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors picked up a 4-1 win over the Host Lions Club in the first Friday night doubleheader of the year at Elm Street.  The “Glaziers” scored 2 in the second and 1 in both the third and fourth innings.  The Lions plated their run in the third inning.  Bodie Modlin (2-3, HR) and Rondy Bryant (2-4) led the way for Carolina Windows & Doors.  Other CWD hits came from Noah Porter (1-3), Matthew Aldridge (1-3, 2b), Conner Berry (1-3), Antonio Passalacqua (1-1), and Phoenix Balot (1-2, 2b).  Matthew Rushing, Aiden Parker, and Connor Dial were all 1-3. Conner Berry was the mound winner.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist rode the strength of a 5 run fifth inning to take a 6-2 win over Eastern Plumbing in Friday night’s nightcap.  Optimist grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second.  Eastern Plumbing then scored 2 in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead in front of their enthusiastic fans.  The game remained at 2-1 until Optimist blew if open with the aforementioned 5 run fifth inning.  Trey Williford was 2-3 with a double to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Brandon Worsley (1-3), Kolby Burroughs (1-2), Holden DeLoatch (1-2), Jonathan Lysaght (1-3), and Drew Lysaght (1-2) had the other hits for Optimist.  Parker Watson (1-3), Matt Sutton (1-2), Owen Hardee (1-3, 2b), Ben Hahn (1-1), and Caden Chaney (1-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Trey Williford, in relief, was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 11

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood jumped out to an 8-3 lead after 2 innings.  They then tacked on 5 more runs in the next 4 innings as they took a 13-3 win over Coca Cola.  Kasyn Chase was 3-3 to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Harrison Corey also had a big day as he was 2-4 with a double and a triple.  Trystan Whited (1-2), Tyce Thompson (1-4), Reading Blount (1-2, 2b), and Cade Butcher (1-4) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Parker Whitley led Coke with 2 hits in 4 trips.  Jaiden Floyd (1-4), Ashton Skinner (1-3), Derek Frizzelle (1-2), and Camden Davis (1-3) picked up the other Coke hits.  Reading Blount took the pitching win for Brown & Wood.

KIWANIS FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center scored in every inning but the fourth as they defeated Kiwanis by a score of 13-2 here today..  Justin Grimes was 4-4 with a double to pace the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Christian LoPresti (3-4, 2b) also had a really good game.  Owen Conway (1-4), Carter Evans (1-3), Davis Youngs (1-4, 3b), Cian Boyd (1-2), Jonathan Roundtree (1-2), Landon Brown (1-2), and Jacks Youngs (1-1) had the other hits for the green and black.  Jerome Wilkins led Kiwanis with a double and a single in 3 trips.  JT Williams (1-3), Jay’Vian Warren (1-1), and Corbin Kendrick (1-2) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Christian LoPresti was the mound winner for EC Auto.

VFW FIELD – BB&T had a lot to be proud of tonight as they exceeded their win total from last year with their third win in three tries as they defeated Physicians East 11-1.  Greenville Little Leagues is a program that requires patience and rebuilds take time but each team is either good or has the potential to be good within a year or two.  Now, on to the game.  The “Bankers” scored in each inning but the fifth as they took the win.  Tucker Anderson was 3-3 to lead BB&T.  Ryder Anderson (2-4), Matthew Tyndall  (2-4, 2b), Nathan Hale (2-3, 2b) and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3, 2b) also had big nights.  Parker Simo (1-5) and Hudson Truell (1-3) had the other hits for BB&T.  Parker Williams (1-3, 2b), Michael Kean (1-3), and Carter Wall (1-2) had the hits for PE.  Matthew Tyndall was the winning pitcher for BB&T.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 10

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s got in to the win column today with a 5-1 win over Carolina Windows & Doors.  Overton’s scored 2 in the first and 3 in the fifth.  CWD scored their run in the fifth.  The key point in the game was when CWD sliced the Overton’s lead in half Overton’s was able to respond with a 3 run fifth.  Ethan Simmons was 3-3 with a home run to lead the “Sportsmen”. Owen Simmons (2-3) and Tucker McClung (2-3, 2b, HR) also had big games.  Jack D’Alonzo and Nolan Mills were each 1-3 to round out the Overton’s offense.  Matthew Aldridge was 2-2 to lead CWD.  Noah Porter (1-2, 2b) and Will Litchfield (1-1, 2b) had the other CWD hits.  Owen Simmons was the winning pitcher for Overton’s.

KIWANIS FIELD – Eastern Plumbing took a hard fought 8-6 win over Ross Orthodontics this afternoon.  EP led 1-0 at the midway point before a wild fourth inning that saw each team score 6 runs making the score 7-6 in favor of EP after 4 innings.  Neither team scored in the fifth.  Eastern Plumbing was able to tack on a single insurance run in the top of the sixth to help insure the win.  Parker Watson (2-3, 2 2b) and Owen Hardee (2-3, 2b) led the “Plungers” offensively.  Chase Davis (1-4), AB Daughety (1-4), Matt Sutton (1-3, HR), Jacob Jackson (1-2), and Caden Chaney (1-3) had the other hits.  Caleb Stahl (2-4) led the Ross team.  Drew Lambert (1-2), Christopher Theriault (1-1), Tucker Pridgen (1-3) and Jackson Modlin (1-3) also picked up hits for Ross.  Parker Watson was the winning pitcher for Eastern Plumbing.

VFW FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored in every inning but the fourth as they knocked off C&C Stoneworks by an 18-3 count.  Jack West (3-4, 2b), Luke Tyndall (3-5) led the “Evil Empire”.  Jimmy Martin (2-3, 2b, HR), Jax Martin (2-2) and Ryan Saad (2-4) also had big nights.  Tylik Sherrod (1-4) had the other Jarman hit.  Luke Perry was 2-3 to lead C&C Stoneworks.  Ander Hvastkovs (1-2) and Shane Carver (1-1) had the other hits for C&C.  Jack West was the winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 9

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist rode the strength of a single run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 win over Pepsi Cola on Tuesday.  Trey Williford led the “Glass Half Fullers” with 2 hits in 2 trips.  Joe May (1-3) and Jon Lysaght (1-2, 2b) had the other hits for Optimist.  Trey Williford took the pitching win for Optimist.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood eased out to a 7-1 lead over Physicians East early and then watched Physicians East cut their lead to 7-4, before Brown & Wood won the game in the end 9-6.  Cade Butcher (2-4), Reading Blount (2-4, 2b). Carson Burns (2-2) and Sully Cobb (2-3, 2b) led the “Car Dealers” offensively.  Ryker Butcher (1-2), Harrison Corey (1-4), and Landon Congleton had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  Carter Wall and Aulden Dickens were each 2-3 to pace the PE offense.  Caleb Case also had a good game as he went 1-2.  Cade Butcher was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

VFW FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center broke open a tight, 1-1 ballgame late as they scored 9 times in the fifth and then added 2 more in the sixth as they beat the Host Lions Club 12-1.  East Carolina Auto & Truck Center plated a 3rd inning run before Lions notched a run of their own in the fourth.  This set up EC Auto’s late inning surge.  Christian LoPresti (3-4, 2b), and Justin Grimes (3-4, 2 2b) led the offense for the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Owen Conway (2-5, 2 2b), Carter Evans (2-4, 2b), Davis Youngs (2-4), and Landon Brown (2-4) had the other hits for EC Auto.  Justin Grimes was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 8

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales picked up a 13-2 win over Kiwanis in the second game of the season for each team.  Jarman jumped out quickly with a 6 run first inning.  They then added 5 in the third and 2 in the fourth.  Kiwanis picked up their runs in the third.  Luke Tyndall (3-3, 2b) and Tylik Sherrod (3-4, HR) each had big nights to lead the “Evil Empire”.  Jack West (1-3), Jimmy Martin (1-3, HR), and Jax Martin (1-2) had the other Jarman hits.  JT Williams was 2-2 to lead Kiwanis.  Sean Coan (1-2), Jerome Wilkins (1-2), and Jay’Vian Warren (1-2) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Jimmy Martin took the pitching win for Jarman Auto Sales.  NOTE:  Game was declared official just before the fifth inning began as lightning moved in to the area.

KIWANIS FIELD - Defending City Champion RE/MAX continued their winning ways as they knocked off C&C Stoneworks by a score of 10-3.    RE/MAX continues to display depth up and down the lineup as 10 different “Pilots” recorded hits.  2 hit days were had by Davis Bradley (2-4), Ethan Medhus (2-3), Ahmad Abulatifa (2-4, 2b), Landon Scott (2-4), and Drew Grant (2-3, 3b). Max Mason (1-4), Laith Abulatifa (1-1), Tate Pinner (1-3), and Rooke Knittle (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Benjamin Barrett (1-3), Ander Hvastkovs (1-3), and Wills Lucas (1-1) had the hits for C&C.  Ahmad Abulatifa took the pitching win for RE/MAX.  NOTE:  Game was stopped in the sixth inning due to lighting that had moved in to the area.  Score reverted to what it was at the end of 5 (10-3 in favor of RE/MAX).  All stats from the sixth will count. 

VFW FIELD – A much improved BB&T team notched their second win in as many outings as they defeated Coca Cola by a score of 6-2 on Monday evening.  Coke grabbed an early 1-0 lead after an inning but BB&T grabbed a lead they would never relinquish with 2 second inning runs.  BB&T expanded their lead to 4-1 with 2 tallies in the top of the third.  Coke inched closer with a single run in the fourth inning.  BB&T was able to extend their lead to 6-2 with 2 in the top of the fifth to reach their final margin of victory.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3) and Nate Hale (2-3) led the “Bankers” with 2 hits each.  Parker Simo (1-4), Ryder Anderson (1-4), Tucker Anderson (1-3, 2b), Matthew Tyndall (1-3, 2b), and Hudson Truell (1-1) had the other BB&T hits.  Parker Whitley (1-3), Trevor Rozeboom (1-3), Davis Whitley (1-3), Jaiden Floyd (1-1), and Ty Cobb (1-2) all picked up hits for Coke.  Tucker Anderson was the winning pitcher for BB&T.  NOTE:  Game was stopped in the sixth inning due to lightning that had moved in to the area.  The final score stands at 6-2 as that is what it was at the end of the fifth inning.  All stats from the sixth will count.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 6

KIWANIS FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center opened the 2019 season with a dramatic come from behind 7-3 win over Overton’s.  Overton’s scored 3 in the first and held a 3-1 lead going to the top of the sixth.  A 6 run uprising by EC Auto proved to be the difference as they took the win.  Owen Conway (2-3) and Carter Evans (2-2) led the “Chrysler Dodgers” with a pair of hits each.  Justin Grimes (1-3, 2b) and Cian Boyd (1-3) had the other EC Auto hits.  Ethan Simmons was 3-3 to lead Overton’s. Owen Simmons (1-3, 2b) had the other hit for Overton’s.  Owen Conway took the pitching win for EC Auto.

VFW FIELD – Optimist eked out a 3-2 Opening Day win over Carolina Windows & Doors.  Optimist plated single runs in the first, third, and fifth innings while CWD got their only runs in the first.  Trey Williford (1-3) and Brandon Worsley (1-2, 2b) had the hits for the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Connor Berry (2-3) lead Carolina Windows & Doors.  Matthew Aldridge (1-3), Rondy Bryant (1-2), and Phoenix Balot (1-2) had the other hits for CWD.  Trey Williford was the mound winner for Optimist.

ELM STREET PARK -  BB&T scored in every inning but the second  as they defeated C&C Stoneworks  by a score of 10-3 on Opening Day.  Gavin Whitley and Matthew Tyndall were each 3-3 to pace the “Bankers” 10 hit attack.  Tucker Anderson (2-4) and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3) had the other hits for BB&T.  Benjamin Barrett (1-2), Luke Perry (1-3), and Jack Flannagan (1-3) had the hits for C&C.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was the winning pitched for BB&T.

VFW FIELD – In the earliest version of the “Cola Wars” in the Commissioner’s memory Pepsi delivered a workmanlike 8-1 win over Coca Cola on Opening Day.  Pepsi did their damage in the even numbered innings as they notched a trio of runs in the second and sixth innings sandwiched around a pair of fourth inning runs.  Coke picked up their lone run in the sixth.  The “Soda Drinkers” were led by James Sawyer who was 3-4 with 2 home runs.  Suiter Howard (2-3) and Webb Evans (2-3) provided great support as well.  Quinn McCaffery (1-2, HR), Joyner Haddock (1-4, HR), Ben Goldstein (1-1), and Connor Honeycutt (1-3, 2b) had the other Pepsi hits.  Parker Whitley, Jaiden Floyd, and Brady Hastings were all 1-3 to provide the Coke offense.  Suiter Howard was the winning hurler for Pepsi.

KIWANIS FIELD – Another of the Commissioner’s favorite interleague theme games took place on Opening Day as the 2019 version of the “Reciprocal Game” took place on the Kiwanis Field.  Eastern Plumbing plated 6 in the first and had a 5 run fourth to highlight their 15-6 win.  Chase Davis was 4-5 with a double to lead the “Plungers”. AB Daughety also had a big day as he went 3-5.  A pair of EP were hits were had by Parker Watson (2-5), Matt Sutton (2-4), Caden Chaney (2-4), and Owen Hardee (2-2).  Ben Hahn (1-2) and Jacob Jackson (1-3) had the other hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Parker Williams and Colby Case were each 2-4 to lead Physicians East.   Bryce Henderson (1-4), Aulden Dickens (1-2), and Holton Dickens (1-2) had the other PE hits.  Parker Watson was the winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood broke a scoreless third inning tie with 3 runs and rode the strength of that inning to a 5-3 win over Kiwanis.  Kiwanis got as close as 4-3 going to the sixth before adding an insurance run to reach their final total of 5.  Kasyn Chase was 2-3 to provide the offense for the “Car Dealers”. Jerome Wilkins was 3-3 with a double to lead Kiwanis.  Brody Brannon (1-2), JT Williams (1-3), and Terrence Armstrong (1-2) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Reading Blount was the winning moundsman for Brown & Wood.

ELM STREET PARK – In the last game of a wet, muddy Opening Day Jarman Auto Sales doubled up the Host Lions Club by a score of 6-3.  Jarman edged in front of Lions by plating a single run in the top of the third.  The Lions tied the game at 1 in the fourth.  Jarman though scored 4 in the fifth and 1 in the sixth to go up 6-1.  Lions scored 2 in the bottom of the sixth but it wasn’t enough.  Jack West was 3-4 to lead the “Evil Empire”.  Luke Tyndall had the other Jarman hit as he went 1-2.  Connor Dial provided the offense for the Lions as he was 2-3 with a double and a homer.  Jack West took the pitching win for Jarman.

Game Story for April 5

Elm Street Park – The beginning of our 69th season of Little League baseball looked to be in jeopardy all day.  The skies were threatening, the radar looked menacing, and the forecasters had ominous words for the nervous Commissioner.  A key decision was made the night before which helped save the day.  We decided to lug the 600 (I’m exaggerating greatly) home plate tarp on to the field and tarp the home plate area.  Once this was done there was no doubt that the rain would be kept to a minimum (making the tarp unnecessary) and season 69 would begin on time.  Defending City Champion RE/MAX picked up where they left off last June with an impressive 13-2 Opening Night victory over a young Ross Orthodontics squad.  RE/MAX scored 4 in the first, 7 in the third, 1 in the fourth, and 1 in the fifth.  Ross picked up 2 runs in the top of the sixth for their offense.  Of the 9 different RE/MAX players who had hits Max Mason (2-3), Drew Grant (2-4, 2b), and Rooke Knittle (2-4) each had a pair to lead the “Pilots”.  Davis Bradley (1-4, HR), Ethan Medhus (1-3), Korbin Logan (1-3), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-2, 2b), Laith Abulatifa (1-2, 2b), and Haitham Abulatifa (1-2) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Drew Lambert had a hit in three trips to lead Ross.  Starter Davis Bradley was ruled the mound winner for RE/MAX.

































GAME STORIES 2018
 

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PROMISE FULFILLED, ALL 176 REGULAR SEASON GAMES HAVE NOW BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT.  WERE THERE SOME MISTAKES???? UNDOUBTEDLY, BUT MOST OF THE STUFF HERE IS RELATIVELY ACCURATE.  As always there will NOT be stories written for the playoffs.  The logistics of putting on the playoffs is time consuming and difficult so several years ago the decision was made to not  write about the playoff games.  So....until OPENING NIGHT of 2019....Adios!!!

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 12

ELM STREET PARK – Sylvan Learning Center scored in every inning but the second as they shutout the Host Lions Club by a score of 9-0 in the season finale for both squads.  James Elpers (1-2), Ryan Johnson (1-3), and Luke Perry (1-4) had the hits for the “Tutors”.  Aiden Parker (1-2), Flynn Nease (1-2), and Brayden Adams (1-1) had the hits for the Lions.  Jason Bennett pitched a complete game to take the pitching win for Sylvan. 

ELM STREET PARK – The 176th and final game of the GLL regular season was a Eastern Plumbing victory over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 12-7.  EP jumped out to a 5-1 advantage at the game’s midway point.  EC Auto narrowed the deficit to 5-3 after 5 innings as they scored twice in the fifth.  Eastern Plumbing though tacked on 7 insurance runs in the top of the sixth before EC Auto had a mini 4 run rally to round out the scoring.  Owen Hardee was 3-4 to lead the “Plungers”.  Caleb Overby (1-3), Adyn Gooding (1-3), Parker Watson (1-3, 2b), and Caden Chaney (1-2) had the other hits for EP.  Spencer West was 3-3 to lead EC Auto.  Cullen Haley also had a good night as he went 2-3.  Justin Grimes (1-4), Carter Evans (1-3), Thomas Yarborough (1-2), Cian Boyd (1-3), Nicholas Warren (1-1), and Davis Youngs (1-3) had the remaining EC Auto hits.  Parker Watson was the mound winner for Eastern Plumbing.

KIWANIS FIELD – RE/MAX wrapped up their season with a 7-6, 7 inning win over Pepsi Cola this afternoon.  Pepsi scored 3 in the first and RE/MAX answered with 3 in their half of the third.  The rest of the game was a seesaw affair as Pepsi went up 4-3 after they scored in the fourth.  RE/MAX responded with 2 in the bottom of the fourth to go up 5-4.  Pepsi scored 2 in the top of the fifth to take a 6-5 advantage to the sixth.  RE/MAX plated a single run in the sixth to put the game in extra innings and scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to take the win.  The “Davis Duo” of Bradley (3-4, 2b) and Hathaway (3-3, 3 doubles) led the “Pilots” offense.  Colin Everette (1-4), Rhettec Galaska (1-3), Max Mason (1-3), and Landon Scott (1-2) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  James Sawyer was 4-4 with a double to lead Pepsi.  Brody Stallings (2-3, 2b) and Suiter Howard (2-4) each had a pair of hits for Pepsi.  Quinn McCaffrey (1-4) and Matthew Taylor (1-3) had the other Pepsi hits.  Davis Hathaway was the winning hurler for RE/MAX.

VFW FIELD – Brown & Wood took a 5-3 win over Carolina Windows & Doors today as both teams finished the regular season.  CWD had a 3-2 lead after an inning.  The game stayed that way until the bottom of the fourth when Brown & Wood was able to tie the game. 2 Brown & Wood runs in the bottom of the fifth ended up being the difference.  Ryker Butcher (2-3, 2b) and Josh Britt (2-2, 2 HR) led the “Car Dealers”.  Colin Woolard (1-3), Harrison Corey (1-2), and Hayes Johnson (1-2, 2b) picked up the remaining Brown & Wood hits.  Andrew Wallen (1-2, HR) and Conner Berry (1-2) had the hits for CWD.  Hayes Johnson was the game’s winning pitcher.


GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 11

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales completed their regular season with a 12-3 victory of BB&T today.  A 6 run first and a 5 run fourth provided most of Jarman’s scoring output.  Alex Popovich (3-4) led the “Evil Empire”.  Other solid outings for Jarman came from Jay Tyndall (2-4), Derrion Geddis (2-3, 2b), and Jimmy Martin (2-4, 2b).  Tylik Sherrod was 1-2 to round out the Jarman offense.  Gavin Liverman (1-1), Ben Swaggerty (1-2), and Matthew Tyndall (1-3) had the hits for BB&T.  Jack West took the pitching victory for Jarman.

ELM STREET PARK – A tense, close ballgame was going on between Physicians East and Ross Orthodontics before the fifth inning.  In the top of the fifth Physicians East broke a 1-1 tie with 3 big runs.  The 4-1 lead looked insurmountable until Ross scored 9 times in the bottom of the fifth to take a 10-6 victory.  Henry Phelps was 3-4 to lead the “Tin Grins”.  Aaron Holley also had a good night as he was 2-3 with a double.  Charlie Blizzard (1-2), Will Bunting (1-2, HR), Jayden Myrick (1-3, HR), and Parker Hall (1-1) had the other Ross hits.  The PE hits came from Collin West (1-1), Jackson Bunch (1-2, 2b), Michael Kean (1-3), Tyler Hogans (1-3), Garris Jackson (1-2), and Bryce Henderson (1-2).  Aaron Holley was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Cole Smith’s complete game 1 hitter propelled Kiwanis to a 2-1 win over Optimist here today.  All of the scoring took place in the first inning of this game.  Optimist led 1-0 after a half inning and Kiwanis took the lead for good with a pair in the bottom of the first.  JT Williams led the “K-Tribe” with a 2-3 performance.  Ahmad Johnson (1-3) and Ethan Staton (1-2).  Trey Williford was 1-2 to lead Optimist.

VFW FIELD – Overton’s beat Coca Cola 18-2.  This game was at 5-2 in favor of Overton’s going to the sixth but Overton’s was able to score 13 insurance runs in the top of the sixth.  Owen Simmons was 5-5 with a double to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Ethan Simmons also had a good day as he was 4-5 with a double.  Will D’Alonzo (3-5, 2b, HR) was also on top of his game.  Tucker McClung (2-5, 2b), Connor Greenleaf (2-4), and Jack D’Alonzo (2-2) all had a pair of hits.  Smith Vick (1-4), Nolan Mills (1-4), and Max Jamison (1-3) had the other Overton’s hits.  Marcus Byrd was 2-3 and Matthew Conway was 1-3 to provide the offense for Coke.  The winning pitcher was Will D’Alonzo.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 9

ELM STREET PARK – In a game in which all of the scoring took place in the first 4 innings East Carolina Auto & Truck Center took a 8-5 win over BB&T.  EC Auto held a 6-0 advantage at one point but BB&T was able to trim their deficit to 6-5 before EC Auto added two insurance runs to reach their final total.  Christian LoPresti led the “Chrysler Dodgers” with 3 hits, including a double, in 4 trips.  Spencer West (2-2, 2b) and Cullen Haley (2-4) also had great days.  Justin Grimes (1-2) and Thomas Yarborough (1-3) also had EC Auto hits.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was 2-3 with a double to lead BB&T.  Parker Simo (1-2), Gavin Liverman (1-3, 2b) and Ben Swaggerty (1-2) had the other EC Auto hits.  Spencer West was the mound winner for EC Auto. 

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX staved off a late Brown & Wood rally and held on to take a 6-3 win in front of a big crowd at Elm Street tonight.  RE/MAX did a little damage in each of the first 4 innings as they scored 1 in the first and second innings and 2 in the third and fourth innings.  Brown & Wood scored 1 in the first and 2 in the sixth.  Colin Everette was 2-3 to lead the “Pilots”.  Davis Bradley (1-3), Davis Hathaway (1-2), Rhettec Galaska (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-2), Drew Grant (1-2), and Rooke Knittle (1-1) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Josh Britt (1-3, 2b), Ryker Butcher (1-3), Bryson Letchworth (1-1), Harrison Corey (1-2), Reading Blount (1-3), and Tyce Thompson (1-2) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  The winning moundsman for RE/MAX was Rhettec Galaska.


GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 8

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors tripled up Pepsi Cola by a score of 9-3 on Friday afternoon.  The game was knotted at 2  at the midway point but 4 for CWD in the fifth and 3 insurance runs in the sixth proved to be the difference.  The top 4 batters in the CWD line up provided all of the hits.  Andrew Wallen led the “Glaziers” as he was 2-2 with 2 home runs.  Coleton DuRant also had a good game as he was 2-4.  Matthew Aldridge (1-4) and Bodie Modlin (1-3, 2b) had the other CWD hits.  Joyner Haddock was 2-3 to lead Pepsi.  Brody Stallings was 1-2 to round out the Pepsi offense.  The winning pitcher was Matthew Aldridge.

ELM STREET PARK – The bats were booming early as Jarman Auto Sales and Eastern Plumbing provided some fireworks early with 9 total runs in the first two innings as EP grabbed an early 5-4 lead after 2.  There was no more scoring though until Jarman plated 5 big runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 9-5 win over Eastern Plumbing.  Jack West (3-4, 3b) led the “Evil Empire” offensively.  Alex Popovich (2-3, 2b), Jay Tyndall (2-4), Jimmy Martin (2-3, 2b), Jax Martin (1-1), and Chase Crandell (1-1) had the other Jarman hits.  Parker Watson was 2-3 with 2 doubles to lead Eastern Plumbing.  Adyn Gooding (1-3), Wyatt Fagundus (1-4), and Caleb Overby had the remaining EP hits. Jack West was the winning hurler for Jarman.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over Sylvan Learning Center but ended up having to hold on for a 5-3 win.  3 Sylvan runs in the third narrowed the Coke lead to 4-3 but a fourth inning Coke insurance run helped the “Soda Jerks” out as they held on for the win.  Marcus Byrd was 2-4 with a homer to lead Coke.  Matthew Conway and Trevor Rozeboom each went 1-2 to round out the Coke offense.  James Elpers was 2-3 with 2 doubles to lead Sylvan.  Caleb Lacroix, Parker Stokes, and Benjamin Barrett each went 1-3 while Jason Bennett went 1-2.  Blake Furlough was the mound winner for Coke.

VFW FIELD – Ross Orthodontics scored in every inning but the third as they defeated the Host Lions Club by a score of 15-1.  Will Bunting led the “Tin Grins” as he was 3-4 with 3 doubles.  Caleb Stahl (2-3, 2b) and Jayden Myrick (2-3) also had good days.  Other Ross hits came from Charlie Blizzard (1-3), Henry Phelps (1-4), Aaron Holley (1-4), Tucker Pridgen (1-2), Bobby Getz (1-2), and Drew Lambert (1-3).  Ean Behm was 1-3 with a double to provide the offense for Lions.  Henry Phelps took the pitching victory for Ross.

 

GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 7

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX broke a 5-5 fifth inning tie by scoring 4 times in the bottom of the fifth before taking a 9-5 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center.  EC Auto was up 3-1 after 2 innings and 5-1 after 2 ½ innings before the RE/MAX bats came to life.  RE/MAX tied the game with 4 runs in the third before going ahead for good with their big fifth inning.  Davis Hathaway was 3-4 with a double and a home run to lead the “Pilots”.  Colin Everette (2-3), Rhettec Galaska (2-3, 2b, first career homer), and Max Mason (2-3) all provided great support with a pair of hits each.  Davis Bradley (1-4, 3b), Ethan Medhus (1-3, 2b), Tate Pinner (1-1), Drew Grant (1-2), and Landon Scott (1-2) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Owen Conway (2-3) and Thomas Yarborough (2-3) led the EC Auto attack.  Spencer West (1-2, 2b), Cullen Haley (1-3), Carter Evans (1-3), and Cian Boyd (1-1) had the other hits for EC Auto.  Colin Everette was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – A hot start with the bats turned out to be a good thing for Brown & Wood as they plated 7 in the first, 3 in the third, 1 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth before going on to defeat BB&T by a score of 13-8.   BB&T’s offense was highlighted by a 6 run third inning.  The “Car Dealers” were led by  Colin Woolard (4-5, 2 2b) and Josh Britt (4-4, 2b).  Bryson Letchworth (2-5, 2b) and Hayes Johnson (2-4) each had a pair of hits.  Other Brown & Wood hits came from Reading Blount (1-2), Harrison Corey (1-3), Tyce Thompson (1-4, 2b), and Carson Burns (1-2).  BB&T was paced by leadoff man Parker Simo who was 3-4.  Tucker Anderson also had a good night as he went 2-4.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-2), Gavin Liverman (1-2), and Matthew Tyndall (1-2) had the other hits for BB&T.  Josh Britt was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

KIWANIS FIELD – Physicians East carried a 9-3 lead to the top of the sixth and held on as Optimist scored 4 in the sixth before falling 9-7.  Jackson Bunch was 2-3 with a double to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Collin West (1-1, 2b), Garris Jackson (1-3, 2b), Michael Kean (1-2), and  Caleb Case (1-2) also picked up hits for PE.  Tyler Sparrow (3-4) and Trey Williford (3-4, HR) led the Optimist squad.  Holden Burroughs (1-4), Joe May (1-3, HR), and Jae Yoon (1-2) all also had hits for Optimist.  Jackson Bunch was the winner on the hill for PE.

VFW FIELD – Kiwanis scored in every inning but the fourth as they defeated Overton’s by a score of 11-2.  Hayden Harz (1-2) and Dakoda Woelkers (1-3) had the hits for the “K-Tribe”.  Ethan Simmons was 2-3 with a double to lead Overton’s.  Overton’s other hitters included Will D’Alonzo who was 1-3 with a homer,  Caleb McLawhorn (1-1), and Jack D’Alonzo (1-1).  Cole Smith was the pitching victor for Kiwanis.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 6

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors took a 6-1 victory over Jarman Auto Sales in the opener of the Wednesday night doubleheader.  The game was scoreless after two innings.  CWD got on the board with a single run in the first and the score stayed 1-0 until the fifth.  In the top of the fifth CWD was able to expand their lead to 3-0.  They then tacked on 3 insurance runs in the top of the sixth to secure the win.  The “Glaziers” were led by Andrew Wallen (2-3, 2b, HR) and Bodie Modlin (2-3).  Coleton DuRant (1-3), Matthew Aldridge (1-1), Tyler Wilkerson (1-4), and William Litchfield (1-2).  Jay Tyndall was 2-3 to lead Jarman.  Jack West (1-3, 2b) and Derrion Geddis (1-3) had the other Jarman hits.  Coleton DuRant scattered 4 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work to take the pitching victory for CWD.

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola’s bats came alive late as they overcame a 5-1 sixth inning deficit to defeat Eastern Plumbing by a score of 6-5.  Pepsi trailed 5-1 going to the bottom of the sixth in this second chapter of the “Mother’s Laundry Nightmare Game” but they scored 4 big runs to knot the game at 5.  They then went on to score 1 run in the bottom of the 7th to take the win.  Suiter Howard was 2-4 to lead the “Soda Drinkers”.  James Sawyer (1-4), Joyner Haddock (1-4), Quinn McCaffery (1-4), and Mathew Taylor (1-3) had the other Pepsi hits.  Wyatt Fagundus and Caleb Overby were each 2-3 with a homer for each to lead Eastern Plumbing.  Parker Watson (1-3, 2b), Quin Wainright (1-3, 2b), and Caden Chaney (1-2) had the other Eastern Plumbing hits.  James Sawyer pitched all 7 innings to take the complete game pitching victory for Pepsi.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 5

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX overcame a 3-0 third inning deficit in a big way by plating 15 runs combined in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to ultimately take a 15-5 win over BB&T.  Davis Bradley (4-5, 4 2b), and Max Mason (4-4, 2b) led the “Pilots” offensively.  Davis Hathaway (3-5, 2b, HR) also had a big game.  Landon Scoot was also solid as he was 2-3.  Other hits for RE/MAX came from Rhettec Galaska (1-5), Rooke Knittle (1-2).  BB&T was led by Tucker Anderson who was 2-3 and Hudson Truell who was 2-2.  7 other BB&T players had a hit each for BB&T.  These players were as follows:  Parker Simo (1-4), Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-3), Nathan Carver (1-1), Nathan Hale (1-2), Gavin Liverman (1-3), Ben Swaggerty (1-3), and Matthew Tyndall (1-1).  The winning pitcher for RE/MAX was Colin Everette.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood jumped out to a 6-0 lead but a 4 run third allowed East Carolina Auto & Truck Center to narrow the deficit to 6-4 before they ultimately fell by the score of 10-4.  The “Car Dealers” were led by Colin Woolard who was 3-4 with a two bagger to his credit.  Hayes Johnson also had a big day as he went 2-4.  Ryker Butcher (1-3), Josh Britt (1-4), and Bryson Letchworth (1-3) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Spencer West was 2-3 to lead EC Auto.  Owen Conway, Justin Grimes, and Carter Evans were all 1-3 to round out the EC Auto offense.  Colin Woolard was the mound winner for Brown & Wood. 

KIWANIS FIELD – A six run second and a 3 run fourth were the difference for Optimist as they defeated the Host Lions Club by a score of 9-4.  Holden Burroughs (2-4, 2b, HR), Joe May (2-4, HR), and Tyler Sparrow (2-3) each had a pair of hits to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Thomas Satterfield (1-2), Isaac Callis (1-1), Jon Lysaght (1-2), Tucker Holmes (1-3), and Kolby Burroughs (1-3) had the other hits for Optimist.  Aiden Parker was 3-3 to lead the Lions team.  Ean Behm (1-2), Christian Howard (1-3), and Ethan Parker (1-3) had the other hits for Lions.  The winning pitcher was Trey Williford.

VFW FIELD – Ross Orthodontics held off a late Coca Cola charge as they defeated Coke by a score of 4-3.  Ross grabbed a 1-0 lead after an inning.  Coke tied it at 1 in the third.  Ross went ahead in the fourth by scoring 2 runs and they then added a run in the fifth to go up 4-1.  Coke scored 2 in the top of the sixth but came up just short in the end.  Charlie Blizzard was 2-3 with a double to lead the “Tin Grins”.  Jayden Myrick (1-3, HR), and Bobby Getz (1-1) had the other hits for Ross.  Matthew Conway (1-3), Blake Furlough (1-2), and Cullen Seymour (1-2) had the hits for Coca Cola.  Will Bunting was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 4

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola broke a 1-1 fifth inning tie with 4 runs in the bottom half of the fifth as they went on to take a 5-2 win over Jarman Auto Sales today.  Pepsi grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third but Jarman answered with a single run in the top of the fourth to knot the game at 1.  This set the stage for Pepsi’s big 4 run fifth.  James Sawyer (1-3, HR), Quinn McCaffery (1-3, 2b), Brody Stallings (1-3, 2b), Suiter Howard (1-2), and Webb Evans (1-1) had the hits for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Alex Popovich (1-3, 2b), Jack West (1-3), and Derrion Geddis (1-3, 2b) had the hits for Jarman.  James Sawyer was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors took a 5-4 win over Eastern Plumbing in Monday night’s nightcap.  3 CWD runs in the first followed by 1 in the second put them up 4-0.  Eastern Plumbing had a 4 run uprising in the fifth to knot the game at 4 but CWD won the game in walkoff fashion in the bottom of the sixth.  Coleton DuRant (2-3, 2b) and Bodie Modlin (2-3) led the “Glaziers”.  Andrew Wallen had a perfect night as he was 1-1.  Andrew’s hit did not stay in the yard.  Quin Wainright was 2-3 with a double to led Easter Plumbing.  Parker Watson (1-3, HR), Wyatt Fagundus (1-2), and Caleb Overby (1-3) had the other hits for EP.  Coleton Durant, in relief of Andrew Wallen, picked up the win on the hill.

KIWANIS FIELD – Kiwanis and Sylvan were tied at 5 after three innings but it was all Kiwanis after that as the “K-Tribe” outscored Sylvan 9-0 over the last three innings to take a 14-5 win.  Cole Smith was 3-3 with a double and a homer to lead Kiwanis.  Terrence Armstrong also had a big day as he was 3-4.  Dakoda Woelkers  (2-3, HR) had a pair of hits.  Kiwanis hits also came from Hayden Harz (1-3), Jay’Vian Warren (1-1), JT Williams (1-2), and Ethan Staton.  Sylvan was led by Parker Stokes who was 2-4.  James Elpers (1-4), Caleb Lacroix (1-4), and Brennan Kennedy (1-2) had the other Sylvan hits.  Cole Smith was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Overton’s and Physicians East staged an entertaining game that in the end saw Overton’s come out with a 5-1 win.  Overton’s took a 1-0 lead in the second and held in until the fifth when PE scored to tie the game.  Overton’s broke the game open with 4 in the bottom of the fifth to take the win.  Owen Simmons was 2-3 to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Tucker McClung (1-2) and Smith Vick (1-3) had the other Overton’s hits.  Collin West (1-2), Jackson Bunch (1-3), Caleb Case (1-2), and Aulden Dickens (1-1) had the hits for PE.  The winning pitcher was Will D’Alonzo.




GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 2

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis scored 11 times in an inning for the second time in less than 24 hours as they defeated Coca Cola 17-8 in a Saturday morning makeup game.  Yesterday Kiwanis broke a 3-3 5th inning tie with an 11 run inning while today their 11 run second allowed them to expand a 3-0 lead to 14-0 and essentially put a game on ice that was played on a most steamy day.  Coca Cola was able to fight back a bit scoring several runs in the middle to late innings but it wasn’t enough.  Hayden Harz (3-4) and Cole Smith (2-3,HR) led the “K-Tribe”.  Other Kiwanis hits came from Dakoda Woelkers (1-1), JT Williams (1-4, 2b), Ahmad Johnson (1-2, 2b), and Zeke Krumnacher (1-4).  Coke was led by Parker Whitley (2-3), Trevor Rozeboom (2-3), Blake Furlough (2-4, 2b), and Marcus Byrd (2-4).  Matthew Conway, Hunter Sorrell, and Thomas Brann were all 1-3 to round out the Coke offense.  Hayden Harz was declared the mound winner for Kiwanis.

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East and the Host Lions Club, both playing on short rest, had a Saturday afternoon makeup game today at Elm Street Park.  PE, in the end came out on top by a score of 8 - 2.  The game was scoreless through 2 innings but PE got on the board with a solo shot by Collin West in the top of the third.  They then added a run in the top of the fourth to go up 2-0. The Lions though exploded for 2 in the bottom of the fifth to knot the game at 2 going to the sixth.  PE though came out with their bats blazing in the top of the sixth as they scored 6 times to go up 8-2.  They held on in the bottom of the sixth to take the win.  Jackson Bunch was 3-4 with 2 doubles to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Collin West (2-4, HR), Garris Jackson (2-4), and Parker Williams (2-4) each had a pair of hits.  Michael Kean (1-3) and Aulden Dickens (1-1) had the other hits for PE.  Lions was led by Aiden Parker (2-4) and Baker Brimhall (2-3).  Flynn Nease (1-3), Ethan Parker (1-3, 2b), and Christian Howard (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  Jackson Bunch was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s and Ross Orthodontics opened play on Saturday night in a game that saw Ross take a 7 - 5 win over Overton’s.  Overton’s started out of the gates fast as they scored 3 in the first and 2 in the second.  Ross plated a single run in the second and the score stood at 5-1 in favor of Overton’s after 2 innings.  Ross was able to tie the game though with 4 runs in the third.  Ross picked up the game winning runs in the fourth as they scored twice and hung on for the win.  The “Tin Grins” were led by Will Bunting who was 3-4 with a triple.  Henry Phelps (2-3), Jayden Myrick (2-2, HR), and Drew Lambert (2-3) also had big days.  Charlie Blizzard (1-3, 3b) had the other Ross hits.  Ethan Simmons (1-2, 2b), Tucker McClung (1-3), and Smith Vick (1-3) had the hits for Overton’s.  Aaron Holley scattered 3 hits over 4 innings of work to take the mound win for Ross.

ELM STREET PARK – Despite a late start due to rain in the area Optimist and Sylvan came out ready to play in a game that ultimately went in favor of Optimist by a score of 8 -2.  Optimist scored 1 or 2 runs in every inning but the first.    Joe May (3-4, HR) and Tucker Holmes (3-4) led the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Holden Burroughs (1-4), Tyler Sparrow (1-2), Thomas Satterfield (1-2), and Jon Lysaght (1-1) had the other hits for Optimist.  Caleb Lacroix was 2-3 to provide the offense for Sylvan.  Joe May was the winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM JUNE 1

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis broke a 3-3 fifth inning tie by scoring 11 times in the top of the fifth and going on to a 14-4 win over the Host Lions Club.  The “K-Tribe” was led by Terrence Armstrong who was 4-4 with a double.  Hayden Harz also had a big night as he was 3-5.  A pair of “K-Tribe” hits were had by Ahmad Johnson who was 2-3 with a double and Zeke Krumnacher who was 2-4.  Other Kiwanis hits came from Cole Smith (1-2), Dakoda Woelkers (1-3, 3b), Marin Roberson (1-4), and Ethan Staton (1-3).  Christian Howard and Baker Brimhall were each 2-4 to lead the Lions.  Ean Behm (1-4) and Flynn Nease (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  Zeke Krumnacher was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola picked up a 4-3 win over Physicians East in Friday night’s nightcap at Elm Street Park.  Coke did heavy damage in the top of the first as they jumped out to a early 3-0 lead.  PE picked up a run in the second but Coke answered back with a run in the top of the third.  PE scored 1 in the fourth as well.  PE mounted a big time threat in the sixth as they scored a run but came up short in the end.  The “Soda Jerks” were led by Matthew Conway (2-2) and Hunter Sorrell (2-2).  Blake Furlough (1-3), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), and Thomas Brann (1-1) had the other Coke hits.   Garris Jackson was 2-3 and Caleb Case was 2-2 to lead PE.  Collin West (1-3) and Bryce Henderson (1-2) had the other hits for PE.  The winning pitcher was Marcus Byrd.

KIWANIS FIELD –  Eastern Plumbing slipped past RE/MAX by a score of 7-5 in 7 innings on Friday afternoon. At the game’s midway point the score was 3-2 in favor of Eastern Plumbing.  Eastern Plumbing scored 2 in the fourth to go up 4-3.  RE/MAX tied it in the bottom of the fifth and the game ended up in extra innings. Back to back solo homers by Quin Wainright (2-4, HR) and Caleb Overby (2-3, HR) put Eastern Plumbing ahead in the top of the seventh.  Eastern Plumbing then tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh to go up 7-4.  RE/MAX plated a run in the bottom of the seventh but came up just short.  The “Plungers were led by Parker Watson who was 3-4.  Adyn Gooding (2-3, HR) also had a big game.  Other Eastern Plumbing hits came from Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Owen Hardee (1-4, 2b), and Matt Sutton (1-2).  RE/MAX was led by Rhettec Galaska who was 3-4 with 2 doubles.  Davis Hathaway also had a good game as he was 2-4.  Ethan Medhus (1-2) and Davis Bradley (1-4) rounded out the RE/MAX attack.  The winning hurler for Eastern Plumbing was Owen Hardee.

VFW FIELD – Pepsi Cola rode the strength of a big 7 run third inning to take a 11-1 win over BB&T here today. This writer believes a season high number of Pepsi players had hits tonight (10 players).  Raymond Summerlin (2-2, HR) and David Richardson (2-4, 3b) led the “Soda Drinkers”.    8 Pepsi players went 1 for something.  Here is that list:  James Sawyer (1-4), Joyner Haddock (1-4), Quinn McCaffery (1-2), Brody Stallings (1-3, 2b), Suiter Howard (1-4), Matthew Taylor (1-2), Aiden Coats (1-2), and Webb Evans (1-2).  Tucker Anderson (1-3), Hunter Haddock (1-1), and Carter Hale (1-2, 2b).  The winning moundsman for Pepsi was Brody Stallings.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 31

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics scored in every inning but the second as they defeated Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 11-1.  Jayden Myrick was 3-4 with a double and a homer to lead the “Tin Grins”.  Charlie Blizzard (2-4, 2 2b), Henry Phelps (2-3) and Caleb Stahl (2-3, HR) also had big days for Ross.  Other Ross players with hits included Aaron Holley (1-4) and Will Bunting (1-4, 2b).  Luke Perry (2-3) and Benjamin Barrett (1-3) had the hits for Sylvan. Henry Phelps was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – In a battle of the O’s each team confined their scoring to 1 half inning for each as Optimist took a 8-2 win over Overton’s in the Thursday night finale at Elm Street.  Optimist scored 8 in the third and Overton’s scored 2 in the fourth.  The “Glass Half Fullers” three hit attack featured 3 players with a hit each.  These players were Tyler Sparrow (1-3), Joe May (1-3, HR), and Jae Yoon (1-3).  Ethan Simmons (1-3) and Tucker McClung (1-3) had the hits for Overton’s.  Tyler Sparrow was the winning hurler for Optimist.

KIWANIS FIELD -  Carolina Windows & Doors had bookend 5 run innings (1st and 6th) to highlight a 14-1 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center.  Matthew Aldridge was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Glaziers”.  Andrew Wallen (2-3, HR) and Bodie Modlin (2-4) each had a pair of hits for CWD.  Coleton DuRant (1-4), Conner Berry (1-2, 2b), Rondy Bryant (1-4), and Noah Porter (1-3) also got on base via hit for CWD.  Carter Evans (1-2) and John Stephen Rose (1-1) had the hits for EC Auto.  Andrew Wallen allowed 1 hit over 3.2 innings as the starter to take the pitching win.

VFW FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored in all of the odd numbered innings as they defeated Brown & Wood by a score of 4-1.  Jarman scored 2 in the first and added single runs in the third and the fifth while Brown & Wood scored their lone run in the sixth.  Jack West was 2-3 to lead the “Evil Empire”.  Alex Popovich (1-3, 2b), Jay Tyndall (1-2), and Derrion Geddis (1-3) had the other Jarman hits.  Colin Woolard (1-3, 2b) and Josh Britt (1-3) had the hits for Brown & Wood.  Alex Popovich pitched a complete game victory for Jarman.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 30

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis rode the strength of a 3 run fourth and a 2 run sixth to defeat Physicians East 5-1.  Batting practice was taken with a light rain falling but the skies cleared just in time for the teams to get the game in.  The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when PE grabbed a 1-0 lead.  All of the game’s remaining runs came from Kiwanis though as they took the win.  Cole Smith (1-3, HR), Dakoda Woelkers (1-4), JT Williams (1-3), and Ahmad Johnson (1-3) had the hits for the “K-Tribe”.  Collin West (2-3, 2b) and Jackson Bunch (2-3) led the PE squad.  Garris Jackson (1-3) and Tyler Hogans (1-1) had the other hits for PE.  Cole Smith scattered 6 hits over 5.1 innings to take the pitching victory for Kiwanis.  Hayden Harz recorded the last two outs after Smith was lifted because of the dreaded pitch count.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola picked up a 5-2 win over the Host Lions Club in Wednesday night’s nightcap.  Coke, as the visiting team, scored twice in the first.  Lions answered with a run in their half of the frame. There was no more scoring until the fifth when Coke seemingly put the game away with 3 in the top of the fifth.  The Lions though made things interesting as they scored 1 in the sixth before falling short.  Matthew Conway was 3-4 with 2 doubles to lead the “Soda Jerks”.  Marcus Byrd (1-1), Blake Furlough (1-4), Hunter Sorrell (1-3), and Cullen Seymour (1-2) had the other Coke hits.  Christian Howard was 3-3 to lead Lions.  Flynn Nease also had a big night as he went 2-3.  Aiden Parker (1-2), Ethan Parker (1-1), and Braeden Adams (1-2) had the other Lion hits.  The winner on the mound for Coca Cola was Blake Furlough.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 29

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics and Optimist were even after 4 innings at 4 runs apiece.  There was no more scoring until the bottom of the seventh when Optimist pushed across the winning run to take a 5-4 win.  Joe May was 2-2 with a home run to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Holden Burroughs (1-4), Trey Williford (1-3, HR), Drew Lysaght (1-3), Jon Lysaght (1-3), Tucker Holmes (1-3), and Kolby Burroughs (1-2) had the other Optimist hits.  Caleb Stahl led Ross as he was 2-3 on the day.  Charlie Blizzard (2-5) and Drew Lambert (1-2) had the other Ross hits.  Holden Burroughs was the mound winner for Optimist.

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s started off fast as they plated 2 in the first and 5 in the second as they took a 11 -5 win over Sylvan Learning Center.  Overton’s had a 8-1 lead going to the bottom of the fifth but Sylvan scored 4 in the bottom half of the frame to make it interesting but 3 Overton’s insurance runs in the top of the sixth secured the win.  Ethan Simmons (2-3, 2b), Owen Simmons (2-3), and Tucker McClung (2-4) led the “Sportsmen”.  Will D’Alonzo (1-1), Nolan Mills (1-2), and Jack D’Alonzo had the other hits for Overton’s.  James Elpers (1-3, HR), Luke Perry (1-3), Parker Stokes (1-3), Jason Bennett (1-3), and Caleb Lacroix (1-1) had the hits for Sylvan.  The winning pitcher for Overton’s was Owen Simmons.

KIWANIS FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center scored 4 in the first, 5 in the second, and 4 in the third. Pepsi scored their lone in the fifth inning.  Spencer West was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Justin Grimes (2-4, 2b), and Cullen Haley (2-4, 2 2b) also had multi hit games.  Owen Conway (1-2), Christian LoPresti (1-3), Carter Evans (1-3), and Davis Youngs (1-1) also had hits for EC Auto.  Joyner Haddock was 2-2 to lead Pepsi.  Other Pepsi hits came from James Sawyer (1-3) and Quinn McCaffrey (1-3).  Owen Conway scattered 5 hits in his complete game effort to take the mound victory for EC Auto.

VFW FIELD – Brown & Wood scored in every inning but the first as they defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 11-4 this afternoon.  The big inning for Brown & Wood was the second as they scored 6 runs in that frame.  The “Car Dealers” were led by Colin Woolard (2-3, 2 2b), Ryker Butcher (2-4), and Bryson Letchworth (2-3).  Other hits for Brown & Wood came from Sullivan Cobb (1-2), Josh Britt (1-1), Harrison Corey (1-1), and Hayes Johnson (1-2).  Wyatt Fagundus (2-3, HR) and Matt Sutton  (2-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning hurler for Brown & Wood was Colin Woolard.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 28

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales picked up a 5-1 win over RE/MAX on a soggy Memorial Day morning/afternoon at Elm Street Park.  Jarman scored 3 in the third after each team went scoreless in the first two innings.  They then tacked on 2 in the fourth to reach their final total of 5.  The RE/MAX  scoring came in the form of a lone sixth inning run.  The “Evil Empire” was led by Jack West who went 3-3 with a double to his credit.  Alex Popovich picked up 2 singles in three trips to supplement the Jarman offense.  Derrion Geddis (1-3, 2b) and Jay Tyndall (1-3) had the other Jarman hits.  RE/MAX had 4 players with a hit each.  These players were Davis Bradley (1-3), Max Mason (1-2), Davis Hathaway (1-3, HR), and Rooke Knittle (1-1).  The winning pitcher for Jarman Auto Sales was Jay Tyndall.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors got past BB&T by a score of 12-7 on a wet afternoon at Elm Street Park. CWD went up 7-2 in the third.  BB&T cut it to 7-5 in the top of the fourth but CWD was able to match BB&T’s 3 runs with 3 of their own in the bottom of the fourth to go up 10-5.  Each team plated 2 runs in the fifth to reach their final total.  3 “Glaziers” had two hits each to lead their attack.  Coleton DuRant (2-2), Bodie Modlin (2-4), and Noah Porter (2-3) was the trio with a pair of hits.  Andrew Wallen (1-1, HR), Tyler Wilkerson (1-3), Jonathan Otero (1-2), and Rondy Bryant (1-3). BB&T was paced by Andrew Knight-Hyatt who was 3-3.  Parker Simo also had a fine day as he went 2-4.  Tucker Anderson (1-4) and Nathan Carver (1-1).  The winning hurler for CWD was Matt Aldridge.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 26

ELM STREET PARK – Navy and orange was everywhere at Elm Street Park as Eastern Plumbing and Jarman Auto Sales staged an entertaining game in the opener of Elm Street’s Saturday night doubleheader.  In the end though Jarman took a 11-4  win over Eastern Plumbing.  Each team plated a single run in the first inning.  The game remained knotted at 1 until the fourth when Jarman scored 2 to go up 3-1.  EP narrowed the gap to 3-2 with a run in the bottom of the third.  Jarman though scored a trio of runs in the top of the fifth to establish a 6-2 lead. 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth by Eastern Plumbing made the score 6-4 going to the sixth.  A 5 run Jarman uprising in the top of the sixth put the game away for the “Evil Empire”.  Alex Popovich (2-4) and Jay Tyndall (2-3, 2b) led the Jarman offense.  Jack West (1-4), Derrion Geddis (1-3, 3b), Luke Tyndall (1-2), and Ryan Saad (1-2) had the other Jarman hits.  Parker Watson (2-3, 2b) and Wyatt Fagundus (2-3) each had a pair of hits to lead Eastern Plumbing.  Quin Wainright (1-1, 2b) and AB Daughety (1-2) had the other hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Alex Popovich pitched 5.1 innings to take the win for Jarman.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors made 2 third inning runs stand up as they held off Pepsi Cola by a score of 2-1 on Saturday night.  Pepsi’s lone tally came in the top of the sixth.  Andrew Wallen was 2-2 to lead the “Glaziers”.  Matthew Aldridge and Bodie Modlin were each 1-3 to round out the CWD offense.  Quinn McCaffrey was 2-3 to provide the offense for Pepsi Cola.  Andrew Wallen pitched 5+ innings for CWD to take the mound victory.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 25

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood nipped RE/MAX by a score of 3-2 in a showdown between the top two teams in the Tar Heel League.  All of the scoring took place in the fourth inning.  RE/MAX grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the inning and Brown & Wood scored their 3 runs in the bottom half of the frame.  Ryker Butcher was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Colin Woolard, Josh Britt, Bryson Letchworth, and Reading Blount all went 1-3.  Hayes Johnson rounded out the Brown & Wood offense with a perfect 1-1 outing.  Drew Grant (1-1), Davis Hathaway (1-3, 2b), and Davis Bradley (1-2) had the hits for RE/MAX.  Bryson Letchworth (winning pitcher) and Colin Woolard (save) were the pitchers of record for Brown & Wood.

ELM STREET PARK – BB&T got past East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 5-3 in the nightcap of Friday night’s Elm Street doubleheader.  EC Auto plated single runs in the first and third innings and had a 2-0 lead at the game’s midway point.  BB&T though was able to tie the game with 2 runs in the top of the sixth.  EC Auto couldn’t score in the bottom of the sixth despite loading the bases and the game went to extra innings.  BB&T exploded for 3 in the top of the seventh to take the win.  The “Bankers” were led by Tucker Anderson (2-3, 3b) and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3).  Parker Simo (1-4), Daryl Tyson (1-3), Gavin Liverman (1-3), and Hudson Truell (1-1).  Justin Grimes (2-4), Spencer West (2-3), and Cullen Haley (2-4) all had two hits each to lead EC Auto.  Christian LoPresti (1-3), Nicholas Warren (1-1), and Davis Youngs (1-2) also had hits for the green and black.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt pitched 3 innings of relief to take the mound win for BB&T.

KIWANIS FIELD – Kiwanis and Sylvan Learning Center had a back and forth game in which Kiwanis would jump out to a lead and then Sylvan would narrow the gap to a run or two.  In the end though Kiwanis held on for a 10-7 win.  Dakoda Woelkers had a huge night for the K-Tribe as he was 3-3 with a triple and a home run.  Cole Smith also had a solid outing as he was 2-2 with a double.  JT Williams (1-3) and Terrence Armstrong (1-2) had the other Kiwanis hits.  James Elpers was 3-4 with a double and a home run to lead Sylvan.  Parker Stokes (1-2), Benjamin Barrett (1-3) and Jason Bennett had the other Sylvan hits.    Hayden Harz took the pitching win for Kiwanis.

VFW FIELD – Physicians East scored in every inning but the fifth in a 15-2 win over Overton’s.  The game was knotted at 2 after an inning but PE scored all of the game’s remaining runs.  Collin West was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Garris Jackson also had a good day as he went 2-2 with a double and a home run.  Jackson Bunch (1-3, 2b), Michael Kean (1-3), and Parker Williams (1-3) had the other hits for PE.  Ethan Simmons (1-2), Will D’Alonzo (1-1, 2b), Tucker McClung (1-2), and Smith Vick (1-3) had the hits for Overton’s.  Michael Kean was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 24

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola broke a 1-1, sixth inning deadlock with a single run in the top of the sixth as they defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 2-1.  This game is one of our two “Mother’s Laundry Nightmare” games.  Pepsi established an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first.  Eastern Plumbing tied it with a run in the bottom of the fourth before Pepsi went ahead for good in the sixth.  Quinn McCaffery (1-3), Suiter Howard (1-2), and James Sawyer (1-3, 2b) had the hits for the “Soda Drinkers”.  Adyn Gooding led Eastern Plumbing as he went 2-3 with a double.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Parker Watson (1-3), and Ben Hahn (1-1) had the other hits for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning hurler was James Sawyer as he scattered 5 hits in his complete game effort.

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales picked up a 2-1 win over Carolina Windows & Doors in Tar Heel League action on Thursday night.  Jarman scored in the first then CWD answered in the second to knot the game at 1.  Jarman went ahead with a run in the third and that was all of the scoring as CWD ended up leaving the tying run on third at the end of the game.  Jay Tyndall led the “Evil Empire” with 2 singles in 3 trips.  Alex Popovich (1-3), Jack West (1-4), Nick Fuqua (1-3), Tylik Sherrod (1-2), and Jax Martin (1-1) all also had hits for Jarman.  Matthew Aldridge (2-2, 2b) paced the CWD attack.  Bodie Modlin (1-3) and Noah Porter (1-2) also had hits for CWD.  Jay Tyndall scattered 4 hits over 4.1 innings to take the pitching win.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola tripled up Ross Orthodontics by a score of 9-3.  Coke plated runs in every inning but the second on their way to the win.  Ross did all of their damage offensively with a 3 run sixth inning.  The “Soda Jerks” were led by Matthew Conway who was 2-2 with a double.  Cullen Seymour also had a good game as he was 2-3 with a double.  Trevor Rozeboom (1-2) and Blake Furlough (1-3, 3b) had the other Coke hits. Will Bunting (2-3, 2b, HR) and Jayden Myrick (2-3, 2b) led the Ross attack.  Charlie Blizzard (1-3), Henry Phelps (1-3, 2b), and Parker Hall (1-1) had the remaining hits for Ross.  Marcus Byrd took the pitching victory for Coca Cola.

VFW FIELD – Optimist scored in every inning but the sixth as they defeated the Host Lions Club by the score of 11-2.  Tyler Sparrow was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Tucker Holmes had a great day as well as he went 3-3.  A pair of Optimist hits were had by Holden Burroughs (2-4, HR), Joe May (2-4), Trey Williford (2-4, 2 HR), and Jae Yoon (2-2).  Drew Lysaght rounded out the Optimist offense by going (1-2).  Christian Howard led the Lions offense by going 2-3 with a double.  Ean Behm (1-3, 2b), Aiden Parker (1-2), and Ethan Parker (1-2) had the other hits for the purple and gold.  Joe May scattered 4 hits over 5 innings of work to take the win.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 23

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood scored in every inning but the fifth as they defeated BB&T by a score of 14-2 on Wednesday afternoon.  Harrison Corey picked up 3 hits in 4 trips to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher (2-4) and Tyce Thompson (2-4, 2b) also had big days.  Kasyn Chase (1-2), Josh Britt (1-3, 3b), Reading Blount (1-1), Sullivan Cobb (1-1), Bryson Letchworth (1-2), and Carson Burns (1-3) had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  Hudson Truell and Nathan Carver were each 1-1 for BB&T.    Josh Britt took the pitching victory for Brown & Wood.

ELM STREET PARK- A late inning comeback by RE/MAX was the story as the “Pilots” took a 5-2 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center.  EC Auto broke a scoreless deadlock with 2 in the bottom of the third but a single RE/MAX tally in the top of the fourth sliced the EC Auto lead in half.  A three run triple by Rhettec Galaska gave RE/MAX 4-2 lead that they never ended up relinquishing.  They tacked on a 6th inning insurance run to reach their final total of 5.  RE/MAX was led by the aforementioned Galaska who was 3-3 with his big triple.  Rooke Knittle also had a big night as he was 2-2.  Davis Hathaway (1-3), Davis Bradley (1-3), and Colin Everette (1-4) had the other hits for the red and black.  EC Auto was paced by the bat of Justin Grimes who went 2-4.  Other EC Auto players with hits included Owen Conway (1-4), Christian LoPresti (1-3), Spencer West (1-2), Carter Evans (1-2), Cullen Haley (1-2), and Cian Boyd (1-2).  Davis Hathaway took the pitching win for RE/MAX.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 22

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors broke open a tight, 1-0 ball game by scoring 6 times in the top of the fifth to hold off Eastern Plumbing by a score of 7-0.  Heavy rains shut down pregame warmups and the game began after a delay of 2 minutes.  Andrew Wallen was 2-2 with 2 home runs (1 a Stadium Sports Shot) to lead the “Glaziers”.  Coleton DuRant, Matthew Aldridge, and Tyler Wilkerson were all 1-4 for CWD.  Other hits came from Jonathan Otero (1-1) and Noah Porter (1-3).  Quin Wainright (1-3) and Matt Sutton (1-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Andrew Wallen was the mound winner for CWD.

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola broke out the heavy lumber as they notched a half dozen runs in the first 3 innings on their way to a 8-0 win over Jarman Auto Sales in Tuesday night’s twinbill finale.  James Sawyer had a huge night to lead the “Soda Drinkers” as he was 3-3 with two doubles and a home run.  Brody Stallings was tremendous as well as he was 3-3 with 2 doubles to his credit.  Joyner Haddock (1-3) and Quinn McCaffery (1-4) had the other Pepsi hits.  Jack West was 2-3 to lead Jarman.  Jay Tyndall (1-3), Luke Tyndall (1-1), and Ryan Saad (1-2) had the remaining hits for Jarman.  Brody Stallings took the pitching victory for Pepsi.

KIWANIS FIELD – Overton’s did heavy damage in the middle innings (3 in the third and 5 in the fourth) as they shut out the Host Lions Club 8-0 on Tuesday afternoon.  Three Overton’s players had a pair of hits to pace the “Sportsmen” attack.  Tucker McClung (2-3), Smith Vick (2-2) and Jack D’Alonzo (2-3) were the 2 hit men for Overton’s.  Will D’Alonzo had the other Overton’s hit as he was 1-2 with a home run.  Ean Behm (2-3, 2b) and Christian Howard (2-3) provided the offense for the Lions.  Will D’Alonzo pitched 4 innings to record the win for Overton’s.

VFW FIELD – Physicians East rode the strength of a 7 run second inning to defeat Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 9-1.  Jackson Bunch led the “Whitecoats with 2 home runs in 4 trips.  Collin West (1-2, 2b) and Caleb Case (1-4) had the other PE hits.  James Elpers went 2-2 to lead Sylvan.  Parker Stokes (1-3), Ryan Johnson (1-3), Jason Bennett (1-3), and Wills Lucas (1-2) had the other Sylvan hits.  Michael Kean took the pitching victory for PE. 



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 21

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood had a 3-0 lead after 5 innings and then held on for a 3-1 victory over EC Auto. Colin Woolard (1-2, HR), Josh Britt (1-2), Bryson Letchoworth (1-2, 2b), and Harrison Corey (1-3) had the hits for the “Car Dealers”.  Christian LoPresti (1-3), Spencer West (1-3, 2b), Carter Evans (1-3), Cullen Haley (1-3), and Davis Youngs (1-1) had the hits for EC Auto.  The winning pitcher was Colin Woolard.

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX and BB&T played a very entertaining Monday night nightcap and in the end RE/MAX slipped past BB&T by a score of 9 – 6.   RE/MAX jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and added a run to it in the third to go up 5-0.  BB&T then exploded for 6 big runs in the top of the fifth to go up 6-5.  RE/MAX answered with 4 in the bottom of the fifth to take the win.  Landon Scott led the “Pilots” with a 2-3 performance that included a double.  Davis Bradley (1-2), Max Mason (1-2), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-1), Rhettec Galaska (1-3), Davis Hathaway (1-2), Ethan Medhus (1-2), Tate Pinner (1-1) and Drew Grant (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Tucker Anderson was 3-3 with a double to lead BB&T.  Parker Simo (1-4), Daryl Tyson (1-3), and Ben Swaggerty (1-2) had the other hits for BB&T.  Ethan Medhus was the winner on the hill for RE/MAX.

KIWANIS FIELD – Ross Orthodontics scored 2 times in the bottom of the seventh to slip past Kiwanis by a score of 5-4.  Kiwanis jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after 2 innings.  Ross then exploded for 3 in the bottom of the third to grab a 1 run lead at the game’s midway point.  Kiwanis tied it in the fourth and that was all of the scoring until an eventful seventh inning that saw Kiwanis grab the lead and Ross grab the win with a bases loaded walk.  The top 3 in the “Tin Grins” line up provided the hitting.  These players were as follows:  Charlie Blizzard (2-4), Henry Phelps (2-4), and Will Bunting (2-3, 2b).  Jay’Vian Wilkins (1-3, 2b) and Dakoda Woelkers (1-4) had the hits for Kiwanis.  The winning moundsman for Ross was Charlie Blizzard.

VFW FIELD – Optimist picked up and impressive 11-2 win over first place Coca Cola here today.  Optimist plated runs in every inning but the fifth including a 6 run second.  Tyler Sparrow (2-4, 2b), Joe May (2-4, 2b), and Tucker Holmes (2-3) paced the attack of the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Holden Burroughs (1-3), Trey Williford (1-3, 2b), Drew Lysaght (1-3), Holden DeLoatch (1-2), and Kolby Burroughs (1-3) had the other Optimist hits.  Brady Hastings was 1-2 to provide the offense for Coke.  Tyler Sparrow and Trey Williford split the pitching duties for Optimist with Sparrow being credited with the victory.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 20

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis scored in every inning as they defeated the Host Lions Club 19-12 in a Sunday afternoon makeup game.  The teams combined for 29 hits.   These were the hitters for the K-Tribe:  Dakoda Woelkers (4-4, 2 HR), Marin Roberson (4-4, 2b), JT Williams (3-5), Cole Smith (2-2, 2 HR), Hayden Harz (1-4, 2b), and Ethan Staton (1-3)     …and these were the hitters for the Lions:  Ean Behm (3-5, HR), Flynn Nease (2-4), Ethan Parker (2-5, 2b), Connor Dial (2-4),  Braeden Adams (2-4), Aiden Parker (1-4), Christian Howard (1-4), and Matthew Rushing (1-2).  JT Williams was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola came back from a 2-0, third inning deficit to defeat Physicians East by a score of 3-2.  PE jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2.5 innings but 2 fourth inning runs by Coke and a lone tally in the fifth gave the “Soda Jerks” the win.  Matthew Conway (1-3) and Brady Hastings (1-2) had the hits for Coke.  Collin West (2-3, 3b) and Jackson Bunch (2-3, 2b) had the hits for PE.  The winning pitcher was Matthew Conway.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 18

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s shut out Ross Orthodontics by a score of 5-0 in the opener of the Friday night Elm Street doubleheader.  Overton’s held a 2-0 lead after 2 innings before they were able to tack on 3 sixth inning insurance runs.  Owen Simmons was 3-3 to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Ethan Simmons (1-4), Will D’Alonzo (1-1, HR) and Jack D’Alonzo (1-2, 2b) had the other Overton’s hits.  Henry Phelps (1-3, 2b) and Jayden Myrick (1-3) had the hits for Ross.  Owen Simmons was the winning pitcher for Overton’s.

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist took a 5-3 win over Sylvan Learning Center in Friday night’s nightcap.  The game was played in on and off light showers but the enthusiasm of the youngsters playing the game was not dampened.  Sylvan jumped out to a 2-0 third inning lead but a Joe May (2-3) 3 run homer for Optimist gave the “Glass Half Fullers” a 3-2 lead at the game’s midway point.  Holden Burroughs (2-3, 2b) and Tyler Sparrow (2-2) had the other hits.  James Elpers (1-3), Luke Perry (1-2, 2b), and Benjamin Barrett (1-2) picked up hits for Sylvan. 
The winning pitcher was Joe May.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors scored in every inning but the sixth as they defeated BB&T by a score of 17-4 today.  Coleton DuRant went 4-5 to lead the “Glaziers”.  A pair of CWD hits were had by Andrew Wallen (2-4, 2b, HR), Matthew Aldridge (2-4, 2b) Bodie Modlin (2-5, 2 2b), and Rondy Bryant (2-4).  Conner Berry (1-4) had the other CWD hit.  BB&T’s 4 hits were split among Parker Simo (1-4), Daryl Tyson (1-1), Andrew Knight-Hyatt (1-3), and Ben Swaggerty (1-2).  Andrew Wallen was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX picked up a 3-2 win over Jarman Auto Sales this afternoon.  RE/MAX did all of their damage offensively in the first inning while Jarman plated a run in the first and a run in the fifth before falling just short.  The “Pilots” had 4 players with a hit each Colin Everette (1-2), Davis Bradley (1-3), Davis Hathaway (1-3), and Ethan Medhus (1-3) were the hitters for RE/MAX.  Jarman was led by Alex Popovich and Jack West who were each 2-3.  Each had a double to their credit.  Derrion Geddis was 1-2 and Jimmie Martin was 1-3 to round out the Jarman offense.  The mound winner was  Colin Everette. 



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 17

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead but it was all Coca Cola after that as the “Soda Jerks” took a 9-2 win.  1 run in the second, 5 in the third and 3 in the fourth was the way the scoring went for Coke.  Matt Conway was 2-2 to lead Coke.  6 other Coke players had a hit each.  These players are as follows:  Ashton Skinner (1-2), Marcus Byrd (1-2, 2b), Trevor Rozeboom (1-3), Hunter Sorrell (1-1), Jaiden Floyd (1-1), and Thomas Brann (1-2).  Lions hits came from Ean Behm (1-3), Braeden Adams (1-2), Flynn Nease (1-3), Christian Howard (1-3), Connor Dial (1-3, 2b), and Dominick Shields (1-3). Cullen Seymour was the winning pitcher for Coke.

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East brought out the lumber to Elm Street Park on Thursday night as they took a 13 - 2 win over Kiwanis.  PE scored 5 in the first, 3, in the second, 3 in the third, and 2 in the fifth.  Kiwanis scored single runs in the second and the fifth.  Aulden Dickens was 2-2 with a double to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Collin West (1-2, 2b), Jackson Bunch (1-2), Garris Jackson (1-3), Michael Kean (1-4), Caleb Case (1-2), and Bryce Henderson (1-4) had the other PE hits. Dakoda Woelkers went 2-3 to lead Kiwanis.  Cole Smith (1-3, 2b), Ahmad Johnson (1-3), JT Williams (1-3), Jay’Vian Wilkins (1-2) had the other hits for Kiwanis.  Michael Kean was the winning hurler for PE.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood scored a little bit here and a little bit there as they took a 5-2 win over Eastern Plumbing today.  Brown & Wood jumped out to a 1-0 lead after an inning then scored 2 in the third to go up 3-0 at the game’s midway point.  Eastern Plumbing made things interesting with a 2 run fifth but Brown & Wood tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the sixth to secure the win.  Colin Woolard (2-4) and Reading Blount (2-3) paced the “Car Dealers” offensive attack.  Ryker Butcher (1-2), Bryson Letchoworth (1-2), Harrison Corey (1-3), and Hayes Johnson (1-2) had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  Quin Wainright (1-3, 2b), Caleb Overby (1-3, HR), and Matthew Sutton (1-2) had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning moundsman for Brown & Wood was Bryson Letchworth.

VFW FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center scored early and often as they defeated Pepsi Cola by a score of 10-3 this afternoon.  EC Auto scored 3 in the first, 4 in the second, and 3 in the third.  Pepsi plated single runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings.  Spencer West and Justin Grimes were each 3-4 to lead the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  A pair of hits came from Owen Conway (2-3) and Christian LoPresti (2-3).  Cullen Haley was 1-3 with a double to round out the EC Auto attack.  James Sawyer was 2-2 with a double and a homer to lead Pepsi.  Quinn McCaffery (1-2) and Joyner Haddock (1-3) had the other Pepsi hits.  Spencer West took the pitching victory for EC Auto.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 16

ELM STREET PARK – After a 57 minute rain delay at the outset Optimist and Overton’s kicked off the 65th Annual Luncheon-Supper Doubleheader with an old fashioned pitcher’s duel.  All of the scoring took place in the sixth inning as Overton’s plated 4 in the top of the sixth and Optimist scored 1 in the bottom of the sixth in the 4-1 Overton’s victory.  Trey Williford of Optimist pitched 5.2 innings, striking out 11 while Overton’s pitcher Will D’Alonzo (WP) went all the way striking out 15.  Will D’Alonzo (1-2), Tucker McClung (1-3), and Connor Greenleaf (1-2) had the hits for the “Sportsmen”.  Tyler Sparrow (1-3) and Holden Burroughs (1-1) had the Optimist hits. 

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics scored in every inning but the fourth as they defeated Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 14-4 in the Luncheon-Supper Doubleheader nightcap tonight.  Ross left little doubt as they scored 7 times in the first before slowly adding to their lead.  Sylvan scored a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.  The “Tin Grins” were led by  Will Bunting (4-4, 2b), Jayden Myrick (4-4, 2 2b).  Charlie Blizzard also had a big day as he was 3-4 with 2 doubles.  Henry Phelps (2-4, 2b) also had a multiple hit day.  Other hits for Ross came from Drew Lambert (1-2), Parker Hall (1-2), and Caleb Stahl (1-1).  Parker Stokes (2-4) and Jason Bennett (2-3) led Sylvan.  Luke Perry (1-4) and Jackson Flannagan (1-1) also had hits for Sylvan.  The winning pitcher for Ross was Aaron Holley.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 15

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East scored in every inning but the third as they defeated the Host Lions Club by a score of 10-1.  Jackson Bunch led the “Whitecoats” as he was 4-4 with 2 doubles.  Garris Jackson also had a great day as he was 3-4 with a triple.  Colin West (2-2, HR) was also really good at the plate.  Michael Kean (1-4), Tyler Hogans (1-2), and Parker Williams (1-2) had the other PE hits.  The Lions were led by Flynn Nease who was 2-2 with a double.  Aiden Parker (1-3), Ethan Parker (1-3), Baker Brimhall (1-3), and Brayden Adams (1-1, 2b) had the other Lion hits.  Michael Kean was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Tuesday night’s Elm Street nightcap was a wild affair as Coca Cola took a 7 - 6 win over Kiwanis.  Kiwanis had a 6-2 lead going to the bottom of the fourth but 5 big Coke runs in the fifth put Coke up 7-6.  That was all of the scoring as Coke held on for the win despite getting outhit 9-3.  Hits for the “Soda Jerks” came from Brady Hastings (1-3), Parker Whitley (1-2), and Cullen Seymour (1-2).  Hayden Harz and JT Williams were both 2-4 to lead Kiwanis.  Cole Smith (1-3, 2b), Dakoda Woelkers (1-2, HR), Terrence Armstrong (1-1, 2b), Marin Roberson (1-2), and Jerome Wilkins (1-2, 2b) had the other hits for Kiwanis. 

KIWANIS FIELD – RE/MAX defeated Carolina Windows & Doors by a score of 8-4 on Tuesday afternoon. CWD picked up a run in the top of the third to go up 1-0.  RE/MAX then scored 4 in the bottom of the frame to establish a 4-1 lead at the game’s midway point.  Each team scored 3 times in the 4th to make it 7-4 in favor of RE/MAX after 4.  RE/MAX then tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth to establish their final margin of victory.  The “Pilots” were led by the potent bat of Colin Everette as he was 3-4 on the day.  Landon Scott also had a solid outing as he went 2-2.  Other players for RE/MAX with hits included Davis Bradley (1-3), Drew Grant (1-2, 2b), Korbin Logan (1-1, 2b), Max Mason (1-1), Davis Hathaway (1-2), Ethan Medhus (1-3).  For CWD Conner Berry was 3-3 to pace their attack.  Andrew Wallen had a good day as he was 2-3 with a homer to his credit.  Coleton DuRant (1-4, 2b), Matt Aldridge (1-2, 2b), Tyler Wilkerson (1-3), and Ronday Bryant (1-3) had the other hits for CWD.  Ethan Medhus pitched a complete game victory for RE/MAX.

VFW FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored 5 times in the first and added 2 runs in both the second and third innings to take a 9-5 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center.  EC Auto’s scoring came in the form of a pair of runs in both the first and third innings and a single tally in the fifth.  Derrion Geddis (3-4, 2 2b) and Ryan Saad (3-3) carried the biggest sticks for the “Evil Empire”.  Jack West also had a huge day as he was 2-5 with 2 doubles.  Alex Popovich (1-2, 2b), Jay Tyndall (1-3), Jimmy Martin (1-3, HR), and Nicholas Fuqua (1-4) had the other hits for Jarman.  EC Auto was led by Christian LoPresti who was 2-3 with a double.  Justin Grimes (1-3), Spencer West (1-3), Carter Evans (1-2), Cullen Haley (1-3), Cian Boyd (1-2), and Davis Youngs (1-1) had the other hits for EC Auto.  The winning moundsman was Jay Tyndall.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 12

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors plated 2 runs in the bottom of the first and held a 2-0 lead at the game’s midway point.  They then added a run in the fifth and went on to defeat Brown & Wood by a score of 3-0.  Andrew Wallen was 2-3 with a double to lead the “Glaziers”.  Matthew Aldridge provided the rest of the offense as he went 1-3.  Colin Woolard (1-3), Reading Blount (1-2), and Hayes Johnson (1-3) had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  This game featured great pitching as Colin Woolard of Brown & Wood pitched a complete game and Andrew Wallen (winning pitcher) of CWD pitched 4.1 innings with 1.2 innings of relief help from Coleton DuRant.

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis, behind the pitching of Cole Smith, defeated Ross Orthodontics by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night.  Kiwanis scored a pair of runs in both the first and fourth innings while Ross scored a single run in the third and 2 runs in the sixth.  Ross had runners on first and third with two outs when a fielder’s choice ended the game.  Cole Smith (1-2, Smash Waffle Shot), Ahmad Johnson (1-3) and Dakoda Woelkers (1-3) had the hits for Kiwanis.  Henry Phelps (2-3), Will Bunting (2-3, 2b), and Aaron Holley (2-3) led Ross.  Charlie Blizzard (1-4) and Drew Lambert (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  Cole Smith pitched 5+ innings for Kiwanis to take the win while Ethan Staton pitched 1 inning of relief to record the save.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 11

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola continued their winning ways in North State League play as they took a 8-0 win over Optimist in game 1 of the Friday, Cancer Awareness Weekend doubleheader.  Coke jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after an inning.  They then added a single run in the third before adding 4 more in the fourth.  The “Soda Jerks” had 5 players with a hit each to provide their offense.  These players were Matt Conway (1-2), Blake Furlough (1-3), Jayden Floyd (1-1), Hunter Sorrell (1-3, 2b), and Brady Hastings (1-2).  Jae Yoon was (2-3) to lead Optimist.  Tyler Sparrow (1-3) and Tucker Holmes (1-2) had the other Optimist hits.  The winning pitcher for Coke was Marcus Byrd.

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club and Sylvan Learning Center gave us some “Free Baseball” in Friday night’s nightcap but in the end Sylvan Learning Center took a 5 - 4 victory.  The Host Lions Club jumped out to a 3-0 after an inning but Sylvan scored 2 in the second and finally was able to add a run in the fifth to tie the game at 3.  There was no more scoring until the top of the eighth when Lions pushed across a run to grab a 4-3 lead.  Sylvan though answered with 2 in the bottom of the eighth to take the win.  Benjamin Barrett was 2-3 to lead the “Tutors”.  Luke Perry (1-4), James Elpers (1-2), and  Parker Stokes (1-3) had the other Sylvan hits.  Aiden Parker was 2-3 to lead the Lions.  Ean Behm (1-4), Flynn Nease (1-4, 2b), Ethan Parker (1-3), Christian Howard (1-2, 2b), and Baker Brimhall (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  Jason Bennett, who pitched 7 innings in relief, was the game’s winning pitcher.   



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 10

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX scored a 4th inning run and it held up in a 1-0 victory over Pepsi Cola.  Max Mason and Davis Bradley were each 1-3 for the “Pilots”.   Joyner Haddock led Pepsi as he went 2-3.  Matthew Taylor (1-3), Suiter Howard (1-3), James Sawyer (1-3), and Chase Honeycutt (1-2, 2b) had the hits for Pepsi Cola. Davis Hathaway was the mound winner for RE/MAX.

KIWANIS FIELD – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center hung on for a 5-3 win over Eastern Plumbing on Thursday afternoon.  EC Auto broke a scoreless deadlock by scoring 2 in the third.  Eastern Plumbing answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth.  EC Auto scored 3 in the sixth to go up 5-1 and seemingly put the game away.  Eastern Plumbing made it interesting with 2 in the bottom of the sixth but fell just short in the end.  Christian LoPresti (2-3) and Cullen Haley (2-3) led the “Chrysler Dodgers”.  Owen Conway (1-2), Justin Grimes (1-4), and Cian Boyd (1-1) had the other EC Auto hits.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Parker Watson (1-2, HR), Adyn Gooding (1-3), and Caleb Overby (1-2). Had the this for Eastern Plumbing.  Spencer West was the winning pitcher for EC Auto.

VFW FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales took a 9-2 win over BB&T today.  Jarman had a 9-0 lead after 5 before BB&T plated 2 late runs in the sixth.  Jarman scored in every inning but the second on their way to the win.  Alex Popovich (3-4. 3b) paced the “Evil Empire” offensively.  Jay Tyndall  (2-4) and Jimmy Martin (2-3) also had big days.  Jack West (1-2) and Derrion Geddis (1-3, 3b) had the other hits for Jarman.  Parker Simo (1-3), Gavin Liverman (1-3), and Nathan Hale (1-2) had the BB&T hits.  The winning hurler for Jarman was Jack West.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 9

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist tripled up Kiwanis by a score of 9-3 in a battle of service clubs.  Optimist jumped out right away to a 5-0 lead after 1.  Each team scored 1 in the second while Kiwanis scored 1 in the third before Optimist scored 3 in their half of the third to make it 9-2 at the game’s midway point.  Kiwanis scored a run in the fourth but it wasn’t enough to catch up to Optimist.  Joe May was 3-4 with a double to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Jae Yoon also had a solid outing as he was 2-2.  Holden Burroughs (1-3), Trey Williford (1-3), and Jon Lysaght (1-3) all hit .333 on the day.  Tucker Holmes rounded out the Optimist offense going 1-2 with a double.  Kiwanis had 5 players with a hit each.  These players were Hayden Harz (1-2), Jerome Wilkins (1-3), Cole Smith (1-2), Ethan Staton (1-3, 2b), and Marin Roberson (1-3).  Joe May was ruled to be the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola scratched out a second inning run and made it hold up as they defeated Overton’s by a score of 1-0.  Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), Marcus Byrd (1-2), and Thomas Brann (1-1) had the hits for the “Soda Jerks”.  Jack D’Alonzo was 1-2 to lead Overton’s.  Overton’s got the tying run to third in the bottom of the sixth but couldn’t get it in.  Coke’s Blake Furlough pitched a complete game using only 62 pitches.  This total is 10 over the GLL record set by former Coke player Harrison Daigle.  Daigle used 52 pitches in a complete game victory over Carolina Windows & Doors in 2012.

VFW FIELD – Ross Orthodontics took a 10-4 win over Physician East today.  Ross had a 5-2 lead at the game’s midway point after jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead.  They added a run in the fourth to go up 6-2.  PE narrowed their deficit to 6-4 going to the sixth but Ross tacked on 4 big insurance runs in the top of the sixth to secure the win.  Charlie Blizzard (2-3, 2b), Will Bunting (2-3, 2b) and Jayden Myrick (2-3) had a pair of hits each to lead the “Tin Grins”.  Henry Phelps rounded out the Ross offense by going 1-4.  Collin West had a big day for PE as he was 3-3 with a triple and a home run.  Garris Jackson (1-3), Michael Kean (1-3), Tyler Hogans (1-2), and Azi Corbett (1-1) had the other PE hits.    



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 8

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing took three big innings and turned them in to an 11-2 win over BB&T this afternoon.  Eastern Plumbing jumped out to a 3-1 advantage after an inning.  BB&T scored a single run in the bottom of the second to shrink the gap between the two teams to 3-2.  Neither teams scored in the third but Eastern Plumbing scored 4 in the fourth and 4 in the fifth to reach their final total of 11.  Quinn Wainright was 3-4 with a double and a home run to lead the “Plungers”.  Wyatt Fagundus (2-2) and Adyn Gooding (2-4,. 2b) also had big days.  Parker Watson (1-3), Caleb Overby (1-3, 2b), Owen Hardee (1-4), and Matt Sutton (1-3) also had hits for the blue and orange.  Parker Simo, Tucker Anderson, Gavin Liverman and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2b) were all 1-3 to provide the offense for BB&T.  The winning hurler was Caleb Overby.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood stayed undefeated as they squeaked past Pepsi Cola 6-5 in 7 innings.  Hayes Johnson’s (2-3) walkoff single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh was the difference.  Brown & Wood loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh and Pepsi nearly escaped unscathed but Johnson delivered with 2 outs to break the 5 all tie and secure the win for Brown & Wood.  Josh Britt was 3-4 with a two bagger to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher also had a good game as he was 2-3.  Reading Blount (1-4), Harrison Corey (1-4, 2b), and Cade Butcher (1-2) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Pepsi split their 5 hits among 5 different players.  These players were as follows:  Brody Stallings (1-4), Quinn McCaffery (1-4), David Richardson (1-3, 2b), Matthew Taylor (1-2), and Chase Honeycutt (1-3, 2b).  Hayes Johnson took the pitching victory for Brown & Wood.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX beat Carolina Windows & Doors 3-0 in a pitcher’s duel at the VFW Field on Tuesday afternoon.  All of the game’s runs came in the top of the fourth as RE/MAX scored 3 times in that frame for all of the game’s scoring.  Ethan Medhus (2-3, 2b) and Rhettec Galaska (2-3) each had a pair of hits to lead the “Pilots”.  Davis Bradley (1-2, 2b),  Davis Hathaway (1-3) and Max Mason (1-3, 2b) had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Andrew Wallen (1-1), Tyler Wilkerson (1-3), Bodie Modlin (1-3), and Hudson Miller (1-1) each had a hit for Carolina Windows & Doors.  The winning moundsman for RE/MAX was Rhettec Galaska.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 7

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club picked up a 9-6 win over Overton’s here this afternoon.  Overton’s held a 4-2 lead after 3 innings but 4 Lion runs in the fourth followed by 3 in the fifth proved to be the difference.  Overton’s narrowed the final margin with 2 in the sixth but came up just short.  The “ ’57 NFL Champs” were led by Brayden Adams who was 3-3 on the day.  Flynn Nease (2-3), Ethan Parker (2-3), and Christian Howard (2-3) also had good days.  Other Lion hits came from Ean Behn (1-4), Aiden Parker (1-3), Matthew Rushing (1-3), and Baker Brimhall (1-1).  Tucker McClung was 3-4 to lead Overton’s.  Smith Vick (2-4) and Ethan Simmons (2-3) each had a pair of hits.  Owen Simmons (1-4, 2b), Will D’Alonzo (1-1, HR), and Nolan Mills (1-2) had the other Overton’s hits.  Ean Behm was the mound winner for Lions.

KIWANIS FIELD – Old rivals East Carolina Auto & Truck Center and Jarman Auto Sales tangled in a Monday afternoon game with Jarman taking the 5-2 win.  The game was tied at 2 after an inning but Jarman scored 2 in the third and 1 in the fourth to take the win.  Jack West was 1-3 to provide the hits for the “Evil Empire”.  Justin Grimes (2-3) and Christian LoPresti (1-3) were the hitters for EC Auto.  Jay Tyndall and Alex Popovich split the pitching duties with the starter Tyndall taking the win.

VFW FIELD – In what turned out to be an entertaining game  Physicians East held on to beat Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 6-5.  PE was cruising along with a 5-0 lead at the game’s midway point.  Sylvan showed some life in the fourth by scoring a run but PE answered to reestablish their 5 run lead at 6-1 after 4 innings.  Sylvan scored 4 in the top of the fifth to cut it t0 6-5 but that was all they could muster as PE held on for the win.  The”Whitecoats” were led by Collin West (2-2, HR).  Jackson Bunch had a good day as well as he was 2-3 with a double.  Garris Jackson (1-2, 2b) and Tyler Hogans (1-2) had the other hits for PE.  Ryan Johnson (2-2) and James Elpers (2-3, 2b) had big daysto lead Sylvan.  Caleb Lacroix (1-2) and Wills Lucas (1-3) also had hits for Sylvan.  The winning pitcher for PE was Michael Kean.



 

GAME STORIES FROM MAY 5

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola doubled up BB&T by a score of 4-2 in the Saturday night doubleheader opener at Elm Street.  BB&T opened the scoring with a first inning tally but Pepsi answered with a single run in the second to knot the game at 1 after 2 innings.  BB&T inched ahead 2-1 in the top of the third but 3 big Pepsi runs in the bottom of the third finished out the scoring for this game.  The “Soda Drinkers” were led by Quinn McCaffery who was 3-3 with a triple.  James Sawyer had a big day as well as he was 2-3.  Suiter Howard was 1-3 with a double to round out the offense for Pepsi.  Andrew Knight-Hyatt was 2-2 to lead the BB&T squad.  Parker Simo (1-2), Tucker Anderson (1-3), Hunter Haddock (1-1) and Carter Hale (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  The winning pitcher was Brody Stallings.

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis and Overton’s put on quite a show in Saturday night’s nightcap as Kiwanis overcame a 3-1, fifth inning deficit to down Overton’s by a score of 6-4.  Overton’s held a 2-1 lead after the first inning and expanded that lead to 3-1 after two innings.  The game stayed that way until Kiwanis’ big 5 run fifth. Overton’s plated a run in the bottom of the sixth to narrow their deficit to 6-4 but it wasn’t enough as Kiwanis hung on for the win.  The K-Tribe was led by Hayden Harz who was 3-3 with a two bagger.  Terrence Armstrong had a big day as well going 2-3.  Ahmad Johnson rounded out the Kiwanis offense with a 1-3 night at the plate.  Overton’s had 4 hitters with a hit each to provide their offense.  These players were Owen Simmons (1-2), Will D’Alonzo (1-1, 3b), Smith Vick (1-4), and Jack D’Alonzo (1-3).  The winning moundsman for Kiwanis was Ethan Staton.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 4

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood opened Tar Heel League play the same way they finished interleague play…with a win as they defeated Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 4-1.  Brown & Wood jumped out early with a 4-0 lead after 2 innings.  Jarman scored a run in the third to cut the deficit to 4-1 but there was no scoring after that and the game ended as a Brown & Wood win.  Josh Britt (2-2, 2b) and Ryker Butcher (2-3, 2b) led the way for the “Car Dealers”.  Colin Woolard (1-3, 2b) and Hayes Johnson (1-2) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Ryan Saad was 1-2  to lead Jarman.  Colin Woolard was the complete game pitching winner for Brown & Wood.

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics opened up a 7-1 lead after 2 innings and ended up taking a 13-3 win at the end of the night.  The “Tin Grins” picked up 14 hits on the night and they were led by Charlie Blizzard who was 4-4 on the night.   Will Bunting also had a huge night as he went 3-3.  Henry Phelps (2-4), and Jayden Myrick (2-4, 2b) each had a pair of hits.  Aaron Holley (1-4), Drew Lambert (1-4), and Bobby Getz (1-1) each had a hit to round out the Ross offense.  Flynn Nease had a 3-3 night to pace the purple and gold.   Ean Behm (1-3), Christian Howard (1-3, 2b), and Matthew Rushing (1-2) had the other Lion hits.  The winner on the mound for Ross was Charlie Blizzard.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 3

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East defeated Optimist by a score of 4-3 in what was a really good opening game for both teams in the North State League.  PE scored 2 in the top of the first while Optimist answered with 1 of their own.  Optimist took a 3-2 lead after 2 innings but PE tied the game with a single run in the top of the third.  PE then pushed across a fifth inning run to finalize the scoring.  The “White Coats” were led by Collin West who was 3-3 with a home run.  Parker Williams rounded out the PE offense, going 1-3.  Joe May (2-4) and Trey Williford (2-2, 2b) led Optimist.  Tucker Holmes (1-3) and Holden Burroughs (1-1) had the other hits for Optimist.  The winning pitcher was Collin West. 

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola made the most of their 3 hits as they defeated Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 15-6.  Jaiden Floyd, Blake Furlough. and Marcus Byrd were all 1-3 for the “Soda Jerks”.  Luke Perry was 3-3 with a triple to lead Sylvan.  James Elpers also had a good day as he was (2-3).  Jason Bennett was 1-3 to round out the Sylvan offense.  Cullen Seymour was the game’s winning pitcher.

VFW FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors scored in every inning but the fifth as they defeated East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by the score of 10-4.  CWD led 7-2 at the midway point of the game and slowly increased their lead over the last 3 innings.  Matthew Aldridge (2-4), Bodie Modlin (2-4), Noah Porter (2-2) and Rondy Bryant (2-3) each had two hits to pace the “Glaziers” offense.  Coleton DuRant (1-4),  Conner Berry (1-3), and Andrew Wallen (1-2) had the other hits for CWD.  EC Auto had 4 players with a hit each.  These players were Spencer West (1-3), Justin Grimes (1-3), Owen Conway (1-3), and Nicholas Warren (1-1).  The winning pitcher for CWD was Coleton DuRant. DuRant pitched a complete game.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 2

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics clinched a tie in the Interleague Series for North State by defeating BB&T by a score of 11-4.  The “Tin Grins” were led by Henry Phelps who was 4-4 with a double.  Charlie Blizzard (2-4, 3b), Jayden Myrick (2-4, 2 2b), and Aaron Holley (2-3) also had big nights.  Parker Hall (1-2), Joel Vaughn (1-2), and Drew Lambert (1-4) had the other hits for Ross.  Parker Simo was 2-3 to lead BB&T.  Daryl Tyson (1-2 HR) had the other BB&T hit.  Henry Phelps was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood defeated the Host Lions Club by a score of 17-2 here this afternoon.  Brown & Wood plated runs in every inning but the fourth on their way to the win.  Josh Britt (3-5), and Reading Blount (3-5) led the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher also had a good day as he went 2-2.  Hayes Johnson batted .500 on the day as he was 2-4 with a double.  6 other Brown & Wood players had a hit each.  These players were as follows:  Colin Woolard (1-5), Tyce Thompson (1-2, 3b), Sullivan Cobb (1-1), Harrison Corey (1-3), Carson Burns (1-2), and Bryson Letchworth (1-1).  Christian Howard was 2-2 to pace the Lions attack.   Ean Behm (1-3) and Aidan Parker (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  The winning pitcher was Hayes Johnson.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX doubled up Eastern Plumbing by a score of 6-3 in the Tar Heel League opener for both squads.  Each team plated 3 runs in the first but RE/MAX inched ahead by scoring single runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings to take the win.  Max Mason led the “Pilots” by going 3-3 with a double.  Colin Everette (2-4, 2b), Drew Grant (2-2) and Rhettec Galaska (2-2) provided great offensive support as well.  Davis Bradley (1-3, HR) and Tate Pinner (1-2, 2b). had the other hits for RE/MAX.  Five Eastern Plumbing players had a hit each to provide their offense.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Adyn Gooding (1-3), Quin Wainright (1-3), Owen Hardee (1-3), and AB Daughety had the hits for Eastern Plumbing.  Colin Everette scattered 6 hits over 6 innings of work to take the win on the hill.



GAME STORIES FROM MAY 1

ELM STREET PARK – Phyisicians East picked up a 13-8 win over Carolina Windows & Door in the interleague finale for both teams.  The two teams combined to make 13 errors in the game.  Aulden Dickens led the “Whitecoats” as he was 2-2 on the day.  Azi Corbett (1-2), Tyler Hogans (1-4), Bryce Henderson (1-3), and Collin West (1-2, HR) had the other hits for PE.  Carolina Windows & Doors was led by Andrew Wallen who was 3-3 with a home run.  Matthew Aldridge (2-4), Tyler Wilkerson (1-4), Bodie Modlin (1-4, 2b), Rondy Bryant (1-2), and Noah Porter (1-3) had the other CWD hits.  Collin West was the winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Kiwanis scored in every inning but the third as they defeated East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 16-1.  Zeke Krumnacher (2-4), Terrence Armstrong (2-3), Ahmad Johnson (2-3), and Hayden Harz (2-3, 2b) each had a pair of hits to lead the K-Tribe.  Jerome Wilkins (1-2, 3b), Cole Smith (1-1, HR) also had big hits for Kiwanis.  Spencer West was 3-3 to lead EC Auto.  Owen Conway (1-2), and Carter Evans (1-1) picked up the other EC Auto hits.  Ethan Staton picked up the complete game pitching victory for Kiwanis.

VFW FIELD – Pepsi picked up a 11-5 win over Overton’s today in each team’s last interleague game of the season.  Pepsi picked up runs in every inning but the second and the sixth as they took the win.  A quartet of “Soda Drinkers” had two hits each to pace their team offensively.  These players were as follows:  Joyner Haddock (2-4), Suiter Howard (2-3), Brody Stallings (2-4), and Quinn McCaffery (2-4).  James Sawyer (1-3) and David Richardson (1-4) had the other Pepsi hits.  The winning pitcher for Pepsi was James Sawyer.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 30

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola took a narrow 5-4 win over Jarman Auto Sales in the interleague finale for both squads.  Coke held a 3-2 advantage after an inning and the scored single runs in the second and third innings to expand their lead to 5-2.  It stayed that way until the sixth when Jarman scored 2 runs but fell a run short in the end.  Five “Soda Jerks” had a hit each to pace their offense.  Matthew Conway (1-3), Marcus Byrd (1-3), Blake Furlough (1-3, 2b), Jaiden Floyd (1-2), and Hunter Sorrell (1-2) were the Coke hitters.  Jack West (1-3, 2b), Jimmy Martin (1-3, 2b), and Derrion Geddis (1-3) had the hits for Jarman.  The winning pitcher was Blake Furlough who pitched a complete game.

KIWANIS FIELD – Trey Williford launched a 3 run, walkoff home run in the seventh inning to propel Optimist to a 7-4 win over RE/MAX here today.  RE/MAX held a 4-3 lead at the game’s midway point.  Optimist tied it with a run in the fourth  and that was all of the scoring until the seventh.  Trey Williford was 3-4 with a home run to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Tyler Sparrow also had a huge night as he had 3 singles in 4 trips.  Joe May (1-2), Jon Lysaght (1-3) and Drew Lysaght (1-2) had the other Optimist hits.  Colin Everette (1-1) and Rhettec Galaska (1-4) had the hits for RE/MAX.

VFW FIELD – Eastern Plumbing scored in every inning as they took a 10-7 win over Sylvan Learning Center.  Eastern Plumbing had an early 3-0 advantage but 3 Sylvan runs in the bottom of the second tied the game.  Eastern Plumbing kept on adding runs though as they scored 1 in the third, 4 in the fourth, 3 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth.  Sylvan made it close with 2 runs in both the fifth and the sixth but fell just short.  Matt Sutton (2-3, 3b) and Quinn Wainright (2-4, 2b) led the “Plungers” attack.  Parker Watson (1-2, HR), Aidyn Gooding (1-3), Owen Hardee (1-3) and Ben Hahn (1-3) had the other hits for EP.  Ryan Johnson (2-4, 2b), Benjamin Barrett (2-3) and James Elpers (2-3, 2b) led the way for Sylvan.  Luke Perry (1-4), Caleb Lacroix (1-3), Parker Stokes (1-3) picked up the other Sylvan hits.  The winning pitcher for Eastern Plumbing was Owen Hardee.



GAME STORY FROM APRIL 29

ELM STREET PARK – Ross Orthodontics scored in every inning but the third as they defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 11-2 in make up game action Sunday afternoon.  Ross took command early as they scored 2 in the first and 3 in the second.  After a scoreless third inning Ross scored 3 runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take the win.  The “Tin Grins” were led by the potent bat of Henry Phelps as he was 3-4 with a double.  Wil Bunting had a big day as well as he was 2-2.  A half dozen players for Ross added a hit each to their attack.  These players were Charlie Blizzard (1-3, 3b), Jayden Myrick (1-4), Aaron Holley (1-4), Caleb Stahl (1-2), Jordan Singer (1-1), and Drew Lambert (1-2).  Wyatt Fagundus paced the Eastern Plumbing attack as he was 3-4.  Parker Watson (1-3), Quinn Wainright (1-3), and AB Daughety (1-3) had the remaining  hits for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning pitcher was Will Bunting.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 28

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s scored in every inning but the fourth as they defeated BB&T 12-3 in a make up game that was held early on Saturday afternoon.  BB&T scored their three runs in the top of the sixth.  Five “Sportsmen” had a pair of hits to lead their offensive attack.  These players were Owen Simmons (2-5), Ethan Simmons (2-4, 2b), Smith Vick (2-4), Connor Greenleaf (2-4), and Jack D’Alonzo (2-4).  Other Overton’s players with hits included Max Jamison (1-2), Tucker McClung (1-2, 2b), and Will D’Alonzo (1-1, Smash Waffle Shot).  Parker Simo (2-3) and Daryl Tyson (2-3) led BB&T.  Tucker Anderson (1-1) and Gavin Liverman (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  Owen Simmons was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood took a 5-1 win over Coca Cola in a battle of league leaders.  Coke scored 1 in the first and had a 1-0 lead going to the fourth.  Brown & Wood though scored 3 in the top of the fourth before tacking on 2 insurance runs in the top of the sixth.  Ryker Butcher was 4-4 with a double to lead the “Car Dealers”.  Josh Britt (2-3) and Harrison Corey (2-3) also had big days.  Colin  Woolard (1-3), Bryson Letchworth (1-3), and Hayes Johnson (1-3) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Blake Furlough (1-2), Cullen Seymour (1-3), Brady Hastings (1-2), Ashton Skinner (1-1) and Hunter Sorrell (1-2) split Coke’s 5 hits amongst themselves.  Colin Woolard was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales broke a 1-1, fourth inning tie and hung on for a 2-1 win.  Alex Popovich (1-3), Jay Tyndall (1-1), and Nicholas Fuqua (1-2) provided the offense for the “Evil Empire”.  Charlie Blizzard (1-3), Henry Phelps (1-2), Will Bunting (1-2, 2b), and Aaron Holley (1-3) had the hits for Ross.  Jay Tyndall was the game’s winning pitcher.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 27

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist staged a wild 6th inning rally to come from behind and defeat Eastern Plumbing by a score of 7-6.  Optimist entered the bottom of the sixth down 6-2 but they were able to notch 5 big runs to take the walk off win.  Eastern Plumbing held a 2-1 lead after 1 inning.  They expanded the lead to 6-1 after 3.5 innings before allowing a 4th inning run to Optimist that made it 6-2 after 4 innings.  There was no more scoring until Optimist’s 5 run sixth inning.  The “Glass Half Fullers” were led by Trey Williford who went 2-4 and Tucker Holmes who was 2-3 with a double.  Holden Burroughs (1-3), Tyler Sparrow (1-2, HR), and Joe May (1-3, 2b) had the other Optimist hits.  Parker Watson led Eastern Plumbing (2-4, 2b) led the blue and orange.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Aidan Gooding (1-3), Quin Wainright (1-3), Caden Chaney (1-2), AB Daughety (1-2) and Ben Hahn (1-2) had the other Eastern Plumbing hits.  Holden Burroughs was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Kiwanis scored single runs in all of the odd numbered innings as they slipped past Pepsi Cola by a score of 3-2 on Friday night’s nightcap.  The game was deadlocked at 1 after an inning and knotted at 2 after 4 innings before Kiwanis scored the game winner in the bottom of the fifth.  Cole Smith led the “K-Tribe” by going 3-3 on the evening.  Ahmad Johnson had a big game as well as he was 2-3 with a double and a triple.  Hayden Harz had a good outing too as he was 2-3.  James Sawyer had Pepsi’s only hit as he went 1-3.  Cole Smith was brilliant on the hill for Kiwanis as he pitched all 6 innings with 80% of his 73 pitches being in the strike zone.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 26

ELM STREET PARK – Physicians East slipped past RE/MAX 5-4 in 7 innings today at Elm Street.  PE opened the scoring with 3 first inning runs.  RE/MAX plated 2 runs in the third to make it 3-2 at the game’s midway point.  There was no more scoring until RE/MAX tied the game at 3 with a lone sixth inning tally.  PE then took the win with a run in the bottom of the seventh.  Collin West (2-4, 2b), Jackson Bunch (2-2), and Garris Jackson (2-4, 2b) all had a pair of hits to lead the “Whitecoats”.  Other PE hits came from Caleb Case (1-3), Michael Kean (1-2, 2b), and Troy Jefferson (1-1) had the other PE hits.  Davis Hathaway (2-4, 2b) and Rhettec Galaska (2-4) led RE/MAX.  Colin Everette (1-4), Davis Bradley (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-3), and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-2) had the remaining RE/MAX hits.  Jackson Bunch was the mound winner for PE.

KIWANIS FIELD – Overton’s held a 6-1 advantage after 4 innings and looked like they were going to ease to the win.  EC Auto though scored 3 times in the fifth to make it close but that was all they could muster as Overton’s held on for the 6-4 win.  Will D’Alonzo was 3-3 with a double and a home run to lead the “Sportsmen”.  Ethan Simmons and Connor Greenleaf each had big days as both had 2 hits in as many trips.  Smith Vick (1-3), Tucker McClung (1-3), and Caleb McLawhorn (1-2) had the other Overton’s hits.  Cullen Haley was 2-3 to lead EC Auto.  Justin Grimes (1-3) and Christian LoPresti (1-3, 3b) had the other hits for EC Auto.  Will D’Alonzo took the win on the mound for Overton’s.

VFW FIELD – BB&T overcame a 2-1 fifth inning deficit by scoring twice in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.  Sylvan though scored 1 in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game but a lone sixth inning run by BB&T proved to be the difference as BB&T prevailed by a 3-2 count over Sylvan Learning Center.  The “Bankers were led by Andrew Knight-Hyatt who was 2-3.  Parker Simo (1-2), Tucker Anderson (1-3, 2b), and Daryl Tyson (1-3) had the remaining hits for BB&T.  Caleb Lacroix was 2-2 to lead Sylvan.  Luke Perry (1-3), Ryan Johnson (1-3, 2b), James Elpers (1-3), Benjamin Barrett (1-2), and Jason Bennett (1-3) had the other Sylvan hits.  The winning hurler for BB&T was Andrew Knight-Hyatt.

 

GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 25

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood continued their undefeated run through the North State League as they picked up a 9-1 win over Kiwanis this afternoon.  Brown & Wood held a 2-1 advantage after an inning and then slowly added to their run total by plating 2 in the third, 4 in the fourth, and 1 in the fifth.  Josh Britt paced the “Car Dealers’” 10 hit attack with a 3-4 outing that included a double.  Colin Woolard also had a big day as he was 2-4 with a two bagger and a homer.  1 hit days were had by Ryker Butcher (1-3), Reading Blount (1-3), Harrison Corey (1-4), Carson Burns (1-2), and Kasyn Chase (1-2).  Cole Smith had a hit in two trips to provide the offense for Kiwanis.  Bryson Letchworth was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

KIWANIS FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales doubled up the Host Lions Club this afternoon by a score of 6-3.  Jarman had a 2-0 lead after 2.5 innings but a pair of Lions runs in the bottom of the third knotted the game at 2 at the game’s midway point.  Jarman then scored 3 in the fifth while the Lions added a run of their own to make it 5-3 after 5 innings.  A Jarman insurance run in the top of the sixth rounded out the scoring.  4 Jarman players had a hit each to provide the offense for the “Evil Empire”.  These players were Alex Popovich (1-1), Jack West (1-3), Nicholas Fuqua (1-2), Tylik Sherrod  (1-2).  Ean Behm was 2-3 with a double to lead the Lions.  Aiden Parker also had a good night as he went 1-2.  Jay Tyndall was the winning hurler for Jarman.

VFW FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors overcame a 2-1 fourth inning deficit by scoring twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to defeat Optimist by a score of 4-3.  Trailing 4-2 in the top of the sixth Optimist scored 1 run but that was all they could muster as CWD took the win.  The “Glaziers” were led by Tyler Wilkerson who was 2-3.  Coleton DuRant (1-3),  Bodie Modlin (1-3), Will Litchfield (1-1),  and Andrew Wallen (1-2) had the other CWD hits.  5 Optimist players had a hit each to provide their offense.  These players were as follows:  Tyler Sparrow (1-3, HR), Joe May (1-2), Holden Burroughs (1-1), Jonathan Lysaght (1-2), and Holden DeLoatch (1-3).  Matthew Aldridge was the winning pitcher for CWD.



GAME STORY FROM APRIL 24

ELM STREET PARK – In Greenville Little Leagues’ only major league game of the day Physicians East slipped past Pepsi Cola 9-7 in a very soggy but entertaining affair.  Each team scored 4 times in the first inning and then neither team scored in the second.  PE then scored 4 times in the third to take an 8-4 lead at the game’s midway point.  Pepsi though answered quickly with 3 in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 8-7.  A Jackson Bunch (1-3) solo home run in the bottom of the fifth provided an important insurance run for PE and rounded out the scoring.  The “Whitecoats” were led by Collin West who was 2-3 with a triple and Caleb Case who was 2-2.  Tyler Hogans (1-3, 2b), and Parker Williams (1-3) completed the PE offense.  A trio of Pepsi players had a pair of hits to pace their squad.  These players were as follows:  Brody Stallings (2-4), James Sawyer (2-3, 2b), and Suiter Howard (2-3).  Quinn McCaffery (1-2) and Joyner Haddock (1-4) picked up the remaining Pepsi hits.  Jackson Bunch was the winning hurler for PE.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 23

ELM STREET PARK – The Host Lions Club notched their second win of the young season as they defeated East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 9-5.  Threatening skies hovered over the ballfield at Elm Street Park but the rainy weather held off and allowed the youngsters to play today.  EC Auto grabbed a 2-1 lead after an inning of play.  The Lions bounced back with a 2 run third and held a 3-2 advantage at the game’s midway point.  Each team scored in the fourth (Lions 2 runs and EC Auto 1 run) making 5-3 after 4 innings.  The fifth inning turned out to be pivotal however as EC Auto scored 2 in the top half of the inning to tie the game.  The Lions though scored 4 in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.  The “ ’57 NFL Champs” were led by Ethan Parker who was 2-3 with a double and Christian Howard who was 2-2 on the day.  Ean Behm (1-3, 2b), Aiden Parker (1-3) and Flynn Nease (1-2) had the othe Lion hits.  EC Auto was paced by Christian LoPresti who went 2-3 with a triple.  Justin Grimes (1-4), Carter Evans (1-2), Owen Conway (1-2), Thomas Yarboruough (1-2, 2b), and Landon Brown (1-2) picked up the remaining EC Auto hits.  Flynn Nease was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola’s bats awoke from an early game slumber as they overcame a 3-0 3rd inning deficit to come from behind and defeat Carolina Windows & Doors by a 10-3 count.  CWD scored 1 in the first and 2 in the second while Coke scored 2 in the third, 5 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth.  Matthew Conway led the “Soda Jerks” offensively as he went 2-3.  Marcus Byrd (1-2, HR), Blake Furlough (1-3), Parker Whitley (1-2), Brady Hastings (1-2), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2, 2b), and Jaiden Floyd (1-2) provided the rest of the hitting for Coke.  A trio of CWD players had 2 hits each to provide their offense.  These players were as follows:  Coleton DuRant (2-4), Matthew Aldridge (2-3, 3b), and Noah Porter (2-3, 2b).  The winning pitcher for Coca Cola was Marcus Byrd.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX scored early in often as they posted 15 total runs in the first 4 innings on their way to a 15-4 victory over Sylvan Learning Center.  Davis Bradley (3-3, 2b), and Max Mason (3-4) each had big days to lead the “Pilots”.  Ethan Medhus (2-4) and Tate Pinner (2-3) also had solid outings.  Colin Everette (1-2, 2b) and Ahmad Abulatifa (1-3) picked up the other RE/MAX hits.  James Elpers (2-3, HR), Benjamin Barrett (2-3), and Parker Stokes (2-3) all had a pair of hits to lead Sylvan.  Ryan Johnson had a double in 3 trips to round out the Sylvan attack. 



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 21

ELM STREET PARK – The front end of the Saturday night Elm Street doubleheader was yet another low scoring affair as Physicians East nipped BB&T 2-1.  PE opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the second.  BB&T answered right away with a tally of their own in the top of the third.  Neither team scored again until PE picked up a lone fifth inning run to take the win.  Collin West (1-3), Garris Jackson (1-3, 2b) and Parker Williams (1-2) had the hits for the “Whitecoats”.  Gavin Liverman (2-3) and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3) led BB&T.  Daryl Tyson (1-3) and Nathan Carver (1-1, 2b) had the other hits for the maroon clad squad.  Collin West was the game’s winning pitcher.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood eased to a 10-1 win over Optimist in game 2 of Saturday night’s Elm Street twinbill.  Brown & Wood plated an early run in the first before blowing the game open with 4 in the third and 3 in the fourth and then tacking on 2 more in the sixth. Optimist scored their lone run in the top of the sixth.  The “Car Dealers” were led offensively by Ryker Butcher who was 4-4 with two doubles on the night.  Colin Woolard also had a big night as he went 3-4.  Reading Blount rounded out the Brown & Wood attack by going 1-4.  Joe May (1-3) and Tyler Sparrow (1-2) provided the offense for Optimist.  Colin Woolard recorded the pitching victory, allowing only 2 hits over 4 innings of work.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 20

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing outlasted Kiwanis by a score of 2-1 in 8 innings.  Adyn Gooding’s (2-4) walkoff single was the difference in the game.  For Kiwanis they just completed a week in which they played 17 innings of baseball (9 innings against Carolina Windows & Doors earlier in the week and 8 against Eastern Plumbing tonight).  Kiwanis split their two extra inning affairs.  The scoring was pretty simple.  Eastern Plumbing scored 1 in the second while Kiwanis tied the game in the fourth.  Nobody scored again until the eighth.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-4), Quinn Wainright (1-3) and Caleb Overby (1-3) all also had hits for the “Plungers”.  Cole Smith was 1-1 to provide the offense for Kiwanis.  The winning pitcher was Parker Watson.

ELM STREET PARK – Overton’s made two first inning runs stand up as they defeated Jarman Auto Sales 2-0 in Friday’s nightcap.  Those early runs would be all Overton’s starter Will D’Alonzo would need as he pitched all six innings, allowing only 2 hits.  D’Alonzo also paced the “Sportsmen” offensively as he was 2-3 with a double.  Owen Simmons (1-2) and Smith Vick (1-2) had the other Overton’s hits.  Alex Popovich (1-3, 2b) and Jay Tyndall (1-2) had the hits for Jarman. 



GAMES STORIES FROM APRIL 19

ELM STREET PARK – East Carolina Auto & Truck Center tripled up Sylvan Learning Center by a score of 6-2.  Sylvan held a 1-0 lead after an inning.  EC Auto then tied the game with a run in the second.  Sylvan answered with a run in the third and held a 2-1 advantage at the game’s midway point.  EC Auto was dominant the rest of the way as they scored 3 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth to take the win.  Five “Chrysler Dodgers” had a hit each to provide their offense.  These players were as follows:  Christian LoPresti (1-2, 2b), Owen Conway (1-2), Cullen Haley (1-3), Spencer West (1-2), and John Stephen Rose (1-1).  Luke Perry was 2-3 to lead Sylvan.  Ryan Johnson and James Elpers were each 1-2 to round out the Sylvan attack.  The winning pitcher was Christian LoPresti.

KIWANIS FIELD – RE/MAX rode the strength of a 7 run first inning to cruise to a 16-1 over Ross Orthodontics today.  Colin Everette was 2-4 to lead the “Pilots”.  Davis Hathaway (1-2), Davis Bradley (1-3, 3b), Max Mason (1-4), Rhettec Galaska (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-3, 3b) and Drew Grant (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hits.  Henry Phelps was 2-2 with a two bagger to lead Ross.  Tucker Pridgen (1-2), Charlie Blizzard (1-3), and Drew Lambert (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  The winning pitcher for RE/MAX was Davis Hathaway.

VFW FIELD – Pepsi Cola doubled up the Host Lions Club by a 6-3 count here today.  Pepsi scored 3 in the second, 2 in the third, and 1 in the fifth.  The Lions tallied single runs in the first, fifth, and sixth innings.  Joyner Haddock led the “Soda Drinkers” with a 2-4 performance that included a double.  James Sawyer (1-2, 2b), Quinn McCaffery (1-3), David Richardson (1-1), and Suiter Howard (1-2) had the other Pepsi hits.  Flynn Nease was 2-3 with two doubles to lead the Lions.  Aidan Parker (1-3) provided the rest of the Lions offense.  Brody Stallings took the pitching victory for Pepsi.



GAMES STORIES FROM APRIL 18

ELM STREET PARK – It took 9 innings but Kiwanis got past Carolina Windows & Doors by a score of 9-8.  JT Williams’ (1-4) walkoff sacrifice fly was the game winner.  Carolina Windows & Doors held leads of 1-0, 4-0, 4-3, 6-3, and 8-6 but could never put away a scrappy Kiwanis squad who took their first lead of the game on the final play.  Ahmad Johnson (2-4, 2b) and Hayden Harz (2-4).  Dakoda Woelkers had a homer in 4 trips to round out the K-Tribe offense.  CWD was led by Matthew Aldridge who was 4-5 with a double.  Noah Porter also had a good game as he went 2-4.  Ahmad Johnson was the mound winner for Kiwanis.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood broke a 3-3 fifth inning tie by plating a single run in the bottom of the fifth and holding on to beat Overton’s by a score of 4-3.  Brown & Wood scored 2 in the first and held a 2-1 lead at the game’s midway point.  A lone fourth inning run allowed them to expand their lead to 3-1 before Overton’s tied it with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth.  Brown & Wood’s fifth inning run proved to be the game winner.  Ryker Butcher (2-4) led the “Car Dealers” offense.  Harrison Corey (1-2), and Colin Woolard (1-3, 2b) had the other Brown & Wood hits.  Will D’Alonzo (2-3, 2 HR) and Jack D’Alonzo (2-2) led the way for Overton’s.  Ethan Simmons (1-4, 2b), Tucker McClung (1-2), and Connor Greenleaf (1-2) provided the rest of the offense.  The winning moundsman for Brown & Wood was Colin Woolard.

VFW FIELD – Coca Cola made the most of 5 hits as they defeated Eastern Plumbing by a score of 13-1.  Coke broke open a 4-0 ball game by scoring 7 times in the fourth inning.  Five “Soda Jerks” had 1 hit each.  These players were Cullen Seymour (1-3), Parker Whitley (1-3), Jaiden Floyd (1-3), Thomas Brann (1-3, 2b), and Brady Hastings (1-2).  Quin Wainright was 1-3 for Eastern Plumbing.  The winning pitcher was Marcus Byrd who allowed only 1 hit in 5 2/3 innings before being lifted because of the dreaded pitch count.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 17

ELM STREET PARK – Optimist jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings, survived a 3 run third by BB&T, and ultimately took a 10-4 win here today.  BB&T, after falling behind early, scored 3 times in the third and trailed 5-3 at the game’s midway point.  The game stayed at 5-3 until the fifth when Optimist exploded for 5 runs to take a 10-3 lead.  BB&T scored 1 in the bottom of the fifth to reach their final total.  Tyler Sparrow was 3-4 with a homer and a double to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Holden Burroughs also had a good day as he was 2-4 with a double.  Jae Yoon (1-3), Jon Lysaght (1-2), Isaac Callis (1-1), Trey Williford (1-4, 2b), and Joe May (1-3, 2b) had the other Optimist hits.  BB&T was led by Andrew Knight-Hyatt who was 2-2.  Daryl Tyson (1-2), and Carter Hale (1-3) had the other BB&T hits.  The winning hurler was Tyler Sparrow.

KIWANIS FIELD – Jarman Auto Sales scored in every inning but the fourth as they took a 10-1 win over Sylvan Learning Center today.  Jarman held a 5-1 lead after 4.5 innings but blew the game open late with 5 fifth inning runs.  Jack West was 3-4 with a three bagger to lead the “Evil Empire”.  Alex Popovich had a good outing as well as he was 2-4 with a triple of his own.  Tylik Sherrod (1-3) and Ryan Saad (1-4) had the other Jarman hits.  James Elpers (1-2, 2b), Ryan Johnson (1-3), and Luke Perry (1-3 had the hits for Sylvan.  The winning pitcher for Jarman was Derrion Geddis.

VFW FIELD – Carter Evans’ (1-3) 2 run single broke a 5-5 fifth inning tie and propelled East Carolina Auto & Truck Center to a 7-5 win over Physicians East this afternoon.  PE jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage but EC Auto answered in the bottom of the first with 2 runs to cut it to 3-2.  PE went up 5-2 before EC Auto narrowed the margin to 5-4 with 2 runs in the bottom of the third.  EC Auto then scored 3 in the bottom of the fifth to go ahead and take the win.  Owen Conway (2-3) led the “Chrysler Dodgers” offensively.  Christina LoPresti (1-2, 2b), Spencer West (1-3), and Jayden Grimes (1-4) had the other EC Auto hits.  Jackson Bunch (1-2) and Caleb Case (1-3) had the hits for PE.  The winning pitcher for EC Auto was Owen Conway.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 16

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX scored in every inning but the fifth on their way to a 12-0 win over the Host Lions Club here today.  The “Pilots” balanced attack featured 1 player with 2 hits and 8 players with 1 hit.  Colin Everette was 2-3 with a double to lead RE/MAX.  Davis Bradley (1-3), Davis Hathaway (1-2, 2b), Max Mason (1-3, 2b), Rhettec Galaska (1-3), Ethan Medhus (1-2, 2b), Drew Grant (1-1), Ahmad Abulatifa (1-1), and Tate Pinner (1-2).  Ean Behm was 1-3 to provide the offense for the Lions.  Rhettec Galaska was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Carolina Windows & Doors held a 4-0 lead after 3.5 innings but had to hold on in the end as Ross Orthodontics staged a late comeback  before falling 5-3 in the end.  The “Glaziers” were led by Andrew Wallen who was 2-2 with a home run.  Tyler Wilkerson also had a solid outing as he was 2-3 with a two bagger.  Coleton DuRant (1-3, 2b), Matthew Aldridge (1-4), and Bodie Modlin (1-4) had the other CWD hits.  Ross was led by Will Bunting and Drew Lambert who were each 2-2.  Aaron Holley (1-4) and Henry Phelps (1-1) had the other Ross hits.  The winning pitcher was Coleton DuRant.

VFW FIELD – Coca Cola took the 2018 version of the “Cola Wars” as they defeated Pepsi Cola by a score of 7-0.  Five runs by Coke in the second followed by single runs in the third and fourth accounted for all of the scoring in this game.  Cullen Seymour was 2-3 to pace the “Soda Jerks” 5 hit attack.  Parker Whitley (1-3), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), and Marcus Byrd (1-3, HR) had the other Coke hits.  Joyner Haddock was 2-2 to lead Pepsi.  Matthew Taylor had the other Pepsi hit as he was 1-3.  Blake Furlough was the winning pitcher for Coca Cola.

 

GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 14

ELM STREET PARK – Eastern Plumbing outlasted Overton’s by a score of 2-1 (8 innings) in the annual Saturday matinee doubleheader opener.  This game marked the third time in four games that a game at Elm Street has went extra innings.  Overton’s scored 1 in the first and held that 1-0 lead until the fourth when Eastern Plumbing tied the game with a run of their own.  Neither team scored again until the eighth when Eastern Plumbing was able to push across a run to win the game.  The “Plungers” were led by Adyn Gooding who was 2-4 with a walkoff single and Quin Wainright who was 2-3 with a double.  Wyatt Fagundus (1-4) and AB Daughety (1-2, 2b) had the other EP hits.  Tucker McClung led Overton’s by going 2-4.  A quartet of Overton’s players had 1 hit.  These players were as follows:  Owen Simmons (1-4), Will D’Alonzo (1-2), Ethan Simmons (1-4), and Smith Vick (1-3).  Wyatt Fagundus was the winning pitcher as he followed up starter Caleb Overby and reliever Adyn Gooding.

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood took a 1-0 lead after an inning, expanded it to 5-0  in the fourth and then held on to beat Physicians East 5-2.  Five different “Car Dealers” had a hit each to pace their offense.  Ryker Butcher (1-3), Colin Woolard (1-3), Harrison Corey (1-3), Tyce Thompson (1-2, 2b), and Sullivan Cobb (1-1) had the hits for  Brown & Wood.  Collin West led PE by going 3-3.  Jackson Bunch also had a good day as he was 2-3 with a double.  Bryson Letchworth took the pitching victory for Brown & Wood.


GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 13

ELM STREET PARK – Sylvan Learning Center picked up an 8 inning, 3-2 win over Pepsi Cola in the front end of the Friday night, Elm Street doubleheader.  Sylvan jumped out to and early 2-0 lead after an inning.  They held that lead until the fourth when Pepsi dented the plate twice to tie the game.  Both teams went scoreless in innings 5-7 before Sylvan notched a run in the top of the eighth then held Pepsi scoreless in the bottom of the eighth to take the win.  The “Tutors” nine hit attack was paced by James Elpers who was 3-5.  Caleb Lacroix had a good day as well as he was 2-4 on the game.  Ryan Johnson (1-4),  Luke Perry (1-2, 2b), Jason Bennett (1-4), and Wills Lucas (1-2) had the other hits for Sylvan.  James Sawyer (1-2) and David Richardson (1-2) had the hits for Pepsi.  Ryan Johnson pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief to take the mound victory for Sylvan.

ELM STREET PARK – Carolina Windows & Doors rolled to an 11-0 win over the Host Lions Club in the nightcap of the Friday night doubleheader at Elm Street.  The “Glaziers” did all of their damage early on as they scored 4 in the first, 4 in the second and 3 in the third.  Coleton DuRant (2-4), Bodie Modlin (2-3, 2b) and Tyler Wilkerson (2-4, 2b) led the way for CWD.     Andrew Wallen (1-3, 3b), Hudson Miller (1-2), Noah Porter (1-3) and Matthew Aldridge (1-4) had the other hits for CWD.  Ean Behm (2-3) led the Lions.  Ethan Parker (1-3, 2b). Flynn Nease (1-3), and Aiden Parker (1-3) had the other Lion hits.  Coleton DuRant was the winning hurler for CWD.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 12

ELM STREET PARK – RE/MAX eked out a 4-3, 9 inning victory over Coca Cola here tonight.  RE/MAX was able to score on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth to end the game.  RE/MAX started the scoring with 2 in the bottom of the first.   Coke answered with 1 in the top of the second and then got 2 in the top of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.  RE/MAX tied the game at 3 with a lone tally in the bottom of the fifth.  Neither team scored in the sixth, seventh or eighth innings.  The “Pilots” were led by Colin Everette who was 3-5.  Davis Bradley (2-3, 2b) and Max Mason (2-4, 2b, 3b) had big outings for RE/MAX as well.  Rooke Knittle (1-2) had the other RE/MAX hit.  Brady Hastings led Coke with 2 hits in 3 trips.  Six players had 1 hit each to round out the Coca Cola attack.  These players were as follows:  Blake Furlough (1-5), Marcus Byrd (1-4), Matthew Conway (1-4), Parker Whitley (1-4, 2b), Cullen Seymour (1-3), and Ashton Skinner (1-1).  Davis Bradley was the game’s winning pitcher.

KIWANIS FIELD – Ross Orthodontics picked up a 9-4 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center this evening.  EC Auto grabbed an early 1-0 advantage but Ross picked up 2 in the bottom of the first to go up 2-1.  Ross expanded their lead in the second as they picked up another pair of runs to go up 4-1.  EC Auto then scored 2 in the top of the third while Ross scored 1 in their half of the inning.  Ross was up 5-3 at the game’s midway point.  A fourth inning EC Auto run made it 5-4 but Ross wrapped up the game with 3 in the fourth and 1 in the fifth to take the win.  Henry Phelps was 3-3 with a double to lead the “Tin Grins”.  Charlie Blizzard (2-3), Will Bunting (2-2, 2b), and Drew Lambert (2-3) all had great offensive outings as well.  Jayden Myrick (1-3) and Aaron Holley (1-4, HR) had the other hits for Ross.  Christian LoPresti (2-4) and Jayden Grimes (2-4) led the way for EC Auto.  Spencer West (1-2), Owen Conway (1-2), Thomas Yarborough (1-3), and John Stephen Rose (1-1) had the other EC Auto hits.  The winning pitcher was Charlie Blizzard.

VFW FIELD – Kiwanis slipped past BB&T 7-4 in an entertaining ballgame played at the VFW Field Thursday afternoon.  BB&T held a 3-1 advantage after an inning  but Kiwanis chipped away at their deficit by scoring 1 in the second and two in the third to take a 4-3 lead after 2.5 innings.  BB&T knotted the game at 4 with a run in the bottom of the third.  Kiwanis broke the tie with 1 in the fourth before adding two insurance runs in the top of the sixth.  Hayden Harz (2-3) and Dakoda Woelkers (2-4) had big days to lead the “K-Tribe”.  Ahmad Johnson (1-4, 3b) and JT Williams (1-3) had the other hits for Kiwanis.  Tucker Anderson was 2-3 to lead BB&T.  Ethan Staton was the winning pitcher for Kiwanis.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 11

ELM STREET PARK – Brown & Wood picked up their second win in as many tries as they beat Sylvan Learning Center 10-4 here today.  The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Brown & Wood scored 3 times.  Sylvan answered with 2 in the top of the fourth to cut their deficit to 3-2.  Brown & Wood then scored 5 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth while holding Sylvan to 2 fifth inning runs.  Reading Blount (3-4, 2 2b) and Harrison Corey (3-3, 2b) led the way for the “Car Dealers”.  Ryker Butcher (2-3, 2b) and Tyce Thompson (2-3, 2b) also had big days.  Other Brown & Wood hits came from Colin Woolard (1-4) and Bryson Letchworth (1-3) had the other hits for Brown & Wood.  James Elpers (1-1), Caleb Lacroix (1-2), and Jason Bennett (1-2, 2b) had the hits for Sylvan.

KIWANIS FIELD – Eastern Plumbing returned to action for the first time since Opening Night as they defeated the Host Lions Club by a score of 6-3. Eastern Plumbing scored 2 in the first, 1 in the third, and 3 in the fourth while the Lions scored all 3 of their runs in the top of the sixth.  The “Plungers” were led by Parker Watson who was 2-2 with a double.  Owen Hardee was 2-3 to help supplement the offense.  5 other Eastern Plumbing players had hits to round out the EP attack.  These players were Wyatt Fagundus (1-3), Adyn Gooding (1-3, 3b), Quin Wainwright (1-2, 2b), Caden Chaney (1-3), and Matt Sutton (1-1).  Ean Behm (1-3) and Connor Dial (1-2) had the hits for the Lions.  Quin Wainwright was the winning pitcher for Eastern Plumbing.

VFW FIELD – Optimist squeaked past Jarman Auto Sales by a score of 3-2 in a very entertaining ballgame.  Optimist plated single runs in the first, fourth, and fifth innings.  With a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth Optimist allowed Jarman to tie the game at 2.   Optimist loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the fifth.  Two batters were retired but a Tyler Sparrow steal of home sealed the win for Optimist.  The “Glass Half Fullers’” offense was led by three players with a hit each.  These players were Joe May (1-2), Tucker Holmes (1-1) and Trey Williford (1-2).  Alex Popovich (2-3, 2b) and Nicholas Fuqua (1-1) had the hits for Jarman.  Tyler Sparrow pitched 5 strong innings to take the mound victory for Optimist.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 10

ELM STREET PARK – The first really pleasant weather day of the season at Elm Street featured a matchup between Overton’s and Carolina Windows & Doors.  Overton’s tallied a single run in the top of the first but CWD was able to answer with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to go up 2-1 after an inning.  Overton’s though added 3 in the second and 1 in the third to go up 5-2 at the halfway point.  Neither team scored in the fourth.  Overton’s then expanded their lead to 8-2 with 3 fifth inning runs.  CWD got back into the game with a big 4 run fifth to make it 8-6 going to the sixth.  Overton’s broke the game open though in the top of the sixth as they scored 7 times to take the 15-6 win.  Will D’Alonzo led the “Sportsmen” with a 3-3 outing that included 2 doubles and a home run.  Connor Greenleaf also had a great day as he was 2-2.  1 hit days were had by Owen Simmons (1-3), Ethan Simmons (1-4), Smith Vick (1-3), Tucker McClung (1-5), Max Jamison (1-3).  CWD was led by Coleton DuRant who was 3-4 with a two bagger.  Andrew Wallen had a solid night as well as he was 2-3 with a double.  Matthew Aldridge (1-3) and Rondy Bryant (1-2) had the other hits for CWD.  Owen Simmons took the pitching win for Overton’s.

KIWANIS FIELD – Coca Cola picked up a 7-3 win over BB&T in the second game of the season for each team.  This was a close ballgame after 3 innings as Coke held a narrow 3-2 advantage over BB&T.  A 4 run fourth by Coke though salted the game away.  The “Soda Jerks” were led by Matthew Conway who was 2-4 on the day.  Marcus Byrd also was a big contributor as he was 1-3 with a home run.  Other Coke hits came from Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), Jaiden Floyd (1-1), and Hunter Sorrell (1-2).  BB&T was led by Parker Simo (2-3) and Andrew Knight-Hyatt (2-3, 3b).  Daryl Tyson had the other BB&T hit as he went 1-3.  Blake Furlough was the mound winner for Coca Cola.

VFW FIELD – Ross Orthodontics got in to the win column as they knocked off Pepsi Cola by a score of 6-2.  Ross dented the plate two times each in the first, second and fourth innings.  Pepsi’s runs came in the form of single tallies in the first and sixth innings.  The “Tin Grins’” 7 hit attack was paced by Jayden Myrick who was 3-3.  Drew Lambert also had a good day as he was 2-3 on the day.  Henry Phelps (1-4) and Will Bunting (1-2) were the other hitters for Ross.  Suiter Howard, Joyner Haddock, and Matthew Taylor were all 1-3 to provide the Pepsi offense.  Henry Phelps only allowed 1 hit over 4 innings of work to take the pitching win for Ross.

 

GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 9

ELM STREET PARK – A 4 run second inning and a 4 run fifth inning helped propel Optimist to a 11-4 win over East Carolina Auto & Truck Center today.  It was a narrow 4-3 Optimist lead at the game’s midway point.  They then added 7 runs over the course of the last 3 innings to take the win.  Tyler Sparrow (2-5), Tucker Holmes (2-3), Holden Burroughts (2-3, 2b, 3b) and Jae Yoon (2-2) had a pair of hits each to lead the “Glass Half Fullers”.  Joe May (1-2, 2b), and Trey Williford (1-3) had the other Optimist hits.  Owen Conway and Thomas Yarborough were each 2-3 to lead EC Auto.  Justin Grimes (1-4), Christian LoPresti (1-3) and Cullen Haley (1-2) were the other hitters for EC Auto.  Joe May was the winning pitcher for Optimist.

KIWANIS FIELD – Physicians East carried a seemingly insurmountable 8-2 lead to the bottom of the sixth against Jarman Auto Sales and hung on as Jarman scored 5 in the bottom of the sixth before falling to PE by a count of 8-7.  PE was dominant throughout most of this game that was played with the temperature in the high 40s and a light on and off mist falling.  The “Whitecoats” scored 3 in the first and 3 in the fourth in addition to single runs in two other innings.  The Jarman offense was confined to the fifth and sixth innings as they notched two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth.  Garris Jackson (2-3) and Caleb Case (2-4) made the most house calls for PE.  Collin West (1-3) and Jackson Bunch (1-3) provided the rest of the PE offense.  Alex Popovich was 4-4 with a double to lead Jarman.  Derrion Geddis also had a solid outing as he was 2-3 with a double.   Jack West (1-3, 2b) and Jimmy Martin  (1-4) also had good days.  Collin West pitched a solid game to earn the pitching victory.

VFW FIELD – RE/MAX earned their first win as “RE/MAX” as they got past Kiwanis 5-3 in a 2016 City Championship rematch.  RE/MAX scored 1 in the first and two in both the second and third innings.  Kiwanis scored 1 in the first , fourth , and sixth innings.    Colin Everette(1-2), Davis Bradley (1-3, 2b) and Rooke Knittle (1-1) had the hits for the “Pilots”.    Ahmad Johnson (2-4) and JT Williams (2-3) paced the Kiwanis attack with a pair of hits each.  Hayden Harz (1-4) and Marin Roberson  (1-1) had the other Kiwanis hits.  Davis Hathaway scattered 4 hits over five innings to take the win on the hill.



GAME STORIES FROM APRIL 8

ELM STREET PARK – Jarman Auto Sales opened play in 2018 with a 4-0 win over Kiwanis.  Jarman scored 2 in the first before adding single runs in both the second and third innings. The “Evil Empire” was led by Alex Popovich who was 2-2.  Jack West (1-3) and Tylik Sherrod (1-2) had the other Jarman hits.  Cole Smith was 2-3 with a double and a triple to lead Kiwanis.  Hayden Harz (1-2) and JT Williams (1-3 had the other Kiwanis hits.  Jay Tyndall was the winning hurler for Jarman.

ELM STREET PARK – Coca Cola rode the strength of a Marcus Byrd (1-2, HR) 2 run, first inning homer to defeat East Carolina Auto & Truck Center by a score of 2-0.  Blake Furlough (1-4), Trevor Rozeboom (1-2), and Hunter Sorrell (1-3) had the other hits for the “Soda Jerks”.  Owen Conway (1-2) and Carter Evans (1-2) had the hits for EC Auto.  Blake Furlough was named the winning pitcher with a solid 4 innings of relief help from Marcus Byrd.

ELM STREET PARK – Pepsi Cola squeaked out 2 sixth inning runs to take a 7-6 walkoff win over Optimist in the Opening Day finale for our Greenville Little Leagues’ teams.  This game was knotted at 3 after four innings setting up its exciting conclusion.  3 fifth inning Optimist runs put them up 6-3 going to the bottom of the fifth.  Pepsi cut their deficit to 6-5 with two in the bottom of the fifth setting up their win in the  bottom of the sixth.  Matthew Taylor was 2-3 with a triple to lead Pepsi.  Brody Stallings (1-3), Joyner Haddock (1-3), and Suiter Howard (1-2) each had hits to round out the Pepsi offense.  Optimist was led by Tyler Sparrow who was 2-3 with a two bagger.  Joe May (2-4, 2b) and Tucker Holmes (2-4, 2b) also had great days.  Trey Williford (1-4) and Jae Yoon (1-3) had the other Optimist hits.  James Sawyer took the win in relief for the “Soda Drinkers”.

VFW FIELD – Overton’s plated 3 third inning runs and hung on to beat RE/MAX 3-0.  Will D’Alonzo (2-4, 2b) and Owen Simmons (2-4) led the way for the “Sportsmen”.  Ethan Simmons (1-4), Smith Vick (1-3), Jack D’Alonzo (1-2), and Nolan Mills (1-2) had the other Overton’s hits.  Davis Bradley was 1-2 to lead RE/MAX.  Will D’Alonzo pitched 5 strong innings to take the mound victory.

VFW FIELD - Carolina Windows & Doors broke a 1-1 fifth inning deadlock by plating 3 runs to take a 4-1 lead after 5.  After allowing CWD a sixth inning insurance run Sylvan scored twice in the bottom of the sixth before finally succumbing.  The “Glaziers were led by Andrew Wallen who was 3-3 with a double.  Noah Porter had a big game as well as he was 2-3.  Coleton DuRant (1-4), Matthew Aldridge (1-4, 2b), and Tyler Wilkerson (1-2).  Parker Stokes was 3-3 to lead Sylvan.  Jason Bennett also had a solid outing as he was 2-3.  Other Sylvan hits came from James Elpers (1-3), Caleb Lacroix (1-3), Curtis Rogers (1-1), and Luke Perry (1-3).  Coleton DuRant pitched 5 solid innings to take the mound win for CWD.

KIWANIS FIELD – The Host Lions Club doubled up BB&T today by a score of 8-4.  Each team plated single runs in the first while each team scored a pair in the third to make it 3-3 at the halfway point.  The Lions though were able to add 3 in the fourth and 2 in the sixth while holding BB&T to only 1 run in the last 3 innings.  Ean Behm (3-4) and Flynn Nease (3-4, 2b) paced the attack for the “’57 NFL Champs”.  Aiden Parker (2-4) and Ethan Parker (2-4, 2b) each had a pair of hits to supplement the Lions offense.  Christian Howard (1-4) and Brayden Adams (1-3) had the other Lions’ hits.  Parker Simo (2-3) led BB&T.  Gavin Liverman (1-2) and Ben Swaggerty (1-2) had the other BB&T hits.  Ethan Parker was the mound winner for BB&T.

KIWANIS FIELD – Brown & Wood got in to the win column today with a 6-5 victory today over Ross Orthodontics.  Brown & Wood had a 4-1 advantage after two innings but allowed Ross to tie the game with 3 runs in the top of the third.  Brown & Wood eked out a run in the bottom of the third to establish a 5-4 lead at the game’s midway point.  Brown & Wood expanded their lead to 6-4 with a run in the fourth inning.  Ross narrowed the gap to 6-5 in the fifth inning but that was as close as they would get as Brown & Wood hung on for the win.  The “Car Dealers” were led by the potent bat of Colin Woolard who was 3-3 with a home run.  Reading Blount also had a solid day as he was 2-3.  Harrison Corey rounded out the Brown & Wood offense with a 1-3 performance.  Charlie Blizzard was 2-3 to lead Ross.  Henry Phelps (1-4, 3b), Will Bunting (1-2), Jayden Myrick (1-3), Caleb Stahl (1-2), and Drew Lambert (1-3) had the other Ross hits.  Bryson Letchworth  was the mound winner for Brown & Wood.

GAME STORY FROM APRIL 6

ELM STREET PARK – Greenville Little League baseball made its return to Elm Street Park on Friday night with a pretty entertaining ballgame between Eastern Plumbing and Physicians East.  The “Reciprocal Game” as the Commissioner likes to call it opened Greenville Little League’s 68th season. 

The game was followed by a lengthy opening ceremony that honored all of our championship all star teams from 2017.  Greenville Recreation & Parks Department Director Gary Fenton and Mayor PJ Connelly each had brief, but meaningful messages for all in attendance.

Now, on to the ballgame.  Eastern Plumbing plated the game’s first run in the top of the second to grab a 1-0 advantage.  They then scored single runs in the third and fourth to establish a 3-0 advantage after 3.5 innings.  Physicians East got on the board in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of runs.  An additional PE run in the bottom of the fifth knotted the game at 3 runs each going to the sixth.  Eastern Plumbing exploded for 4 sixth inning runs and hung on for the 7-3 win. 4 “Plungers” had a pair of hits each to lead their offense.  These players were:  Wyatt Fagundus (2-2, 2b), Parker Watson (2-3), Adyn Gooding (2-4), and Owen Hardee (2-3).  Physicians East ha  d 4 players with a hit apiece to provide their offense.  Collin West (1-2, 3b), Tyler Hogans (1-2), Caleb Case (1-3) and Michael Kean (1-2).  Parker Watson was the mound winner for Eastern Plumbing.

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