Purvis cruises over Lawrence Co.

Published 11:20am Friday, April 4, 2014

MONTICELLO-The Purvis Tornadoes defeated the Lawrence County Cougars 10-3 in Division 7-4A high school baseball action Thursday night, at Jimmie Davis Park. Purvis banged out 13 hits, 8 of them coming in the third and fourth innings, when the Tornadoes put up 8 runs. The Purvis win completed a 2-game sweep of Lawrence County. Purvis won 6-0 Tuesday night, in Purvis.

With the win, Tony Farlow’s Tornadoes improved to 11-5 overall, and 4-2 in Division 7-4A play. Lawrence County, coached by Cory Keyes, fell to 10-8 overall, and 2-4 in the division.

“Hats off to Purvis,” Keyes said. “We played with great effort, but they just hit us too much. Purvis pitched well and defended well in this series.”

Purvis broke open a 1-0 game, with 3 runs in the top of the third, and 5 more in the fourth. Tornado first baseman Johnny Ford had hits in both of the big innings. He had 3 hits for the game, after burning the Cougars with a 2-run homer in the Tuesday contest.

Starting pitcher Brady Anderson also had 2 hits for Purvis. He worked 4 shutout innings and left the game with a 9-0 lead. Anderson gave up 3 hits and struck out 3. Adam Engle and Steven Curtis pitched the rest of the game for Purvis.

Lawrence County got 2 hits each from T-Tez Cole and Kody Smith. Both had RBI doubles in the Cougars’ 3-run sixth inning. Gabriel Lewis, Kasey Durr, and Kewaun May also had base hits.

Will Jackson started and 3 and 1/3 innings for the Cougars. Logan Greenlee was excellent in 3 and 2/3 innings of relief. He retired 11 of the 14 batters he faced, allowing only an unearned run and 2 singles.