Terry holds off Wesson in finals

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2003

JACKSON – The Terry Bulldogs and the Wesson Cobras duked it outWednesday night at Smith-Wills Stadium in the championship game ofthe Capital City Classic. Terry had a little more firepower thanWesson and secured a 6-4 win and the tournament title.

“I’m real proud of them,” said Wesson head baseball coachPhillip Knight of his team. “I always feel we have a chance inevery game.”

In the semifinal games earlier yesterday, the Cobras whipped theJackson Jim Hill Tigers 14-4. Terry nipped Forest Hill 2-0 in theother semifinals game.

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Terry 6, Wesson 4

In the title game, Brian Barlow (3-0) posted the win with sevenstrikeouts and four walks. Going the distance in the loss wasJoseph Langham (2-2) with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Terry (10-1) led 2-0 for two innings until Wesson (7-4) recordedthree runs in the top of the third for a brief 3-2 edge. TheBulldogs posted a run in the bottom of the third to tie the game at3-all.

In the top of the fourth, Wesson took a 4-3 lead but Terry cameback with one run in the bottom to tie the game at 4-4. TheBulldogs scored one run the fifth on Bronson Durr’s RBI triple anda run in the sixth on a Jobe Allen single.

Terry outhit Wesson 12-6. The Cobras committed four errors andthe Bulldogs had two.

Powering Wesson at the plate with a two-run homer and twosingles was senior Ryan Williams. Nick Gunter, Russell Robinson andLangham singled.

Lon Williamson doubled and singled for Terry. Bronson Durrtripled. Joey Shanks went 3-for-4.

Wesson 14, Jim Hill 4

In the earlier game, the Cobras outhit the Hill Tigers 14-8 ontheir way to the win. Starter Nick Gunter (2-0) got the win withfour strikeouts and four walks. Relieving Gunter in the fourth wasRussell Robinson.

Jeffrey Moore was the losing hurler with five strikeouts andfour walks. Also seeing action was Derek Singleton for oneinning.

Peyton Warren directed Wesson with two doubles and a single. TomBurgess doubled and singled. Hitting a pair of singles each wereJustin Smith and Gunter. Singling were Williams, Langham andRobinson.

“We hit the ball real well,” added Knight. “We were good withour pitch selection. We played pretty good defense.”

Joseph Williams and Singleton collected two hits apiece for theTigers.

Wesson is off for the rest of spring break and returns home onTuesday to host division rival St. Andrew’s for two games. Thejunior varsity begins at 5 p.m. followed by varsity action at7.