The GreenJackets held off a 4-run 6th-inning Yard Goat rally and posted a 7-4 victory Wednesday night in Bladen Dixie Boys Baseball action.
GreenJacket starting pitcher Davion Lewis struck out 13 batters during his 5 hitless, scoreless innings on the mound to pick up the win. Reliever C. J. McCracken struck out the 1st batter he faced in the 6th, but Cameron Thompson and Caison Brixey drew walks. Ryan Dove smashed a double to right field that plated Thompson.
After JaDarius McArthur walked, Coley Sasser lined a single to left that scored Brixey and Dove. Walks to Joey Dowless and Hunter Wood forced home McArthur and trimmed the margin to 7-4. Zach Sholar relieved McCracken and retired the final batter on a fly out to end the game and earn the save.
Torrean Cogdell laced a single to center field to start the GreenJacket 1st inning, stole 2nd base, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Sholar’s fielder’s choice. Colton Daly walked and raced home when McCracken walloped a triple to left-center field for a 2-0 GreenJacket lead.
Cogdell smacked a single to begin the GreenJacket 4th inning and scored when Sholar drilled a single to left. Lewis poked a single to right field that plated Sholar. Daly roped a single to center field that scored Lewis. McCracken and Isaiah Lee drew walks, before Braylon Cromartie yanked a single to left that scored Daly and McCracken for a 7-0 lead.
Cogdell batted 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored to lead the GreenJacket hitters. McCracken walloped the run-scoring triple and scored a run. Cromartie delivered the 2-run single, and Sholar, Lewis and Daly belted run-scoring singles. Daly scored twice, and Sholar and Lewis scored runs. Teammate Fox Sutton added a single.
Sasser’s 2-run single led the Yard Goat hitters. Dove slammed the run-scoring double and scored a run. Thompson, Brixey and McArthur scored runs, and Wood drove in a run. Brixey, Sasser and Brady Marlowe shared the pitching duties for the Yard Goats.
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