Panthers apply pain to South Pike Eagles

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Brookhaven took batting practice against the South Pike EaglesSaturday and swept the Division 6-4A doubleheader on Moyer Field.The Panthers won the opener 15-2 and the nightcap 14-2.

The Panthers (9-5, 6-2) make up a rained out game Monday nightat South Pike in Magnolia.. The junior varsity game starts at 5p.m., followed by the varsity at 7. Jason Cooksey coaches theEagles.

“We swung the bats real well,” said BHS head coach Randy Spring.”We also got some good pitching.”

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Spring watched his Panthers pound South Pike pitching for 29runs and 26 hits in the pair of 5-inning games which observed the10-run mercy rule.

Brookhaven 15, South Pike 2

Winning pitcher Brooks Hall (2-1) gave up 5 hits in 5 innings.He allowed 1 earned run, walked 2 and struck out 6.

Panther second baseman Justin Sykes collected 3 RBI in thevictory Sykes, Reggie Smith and Adam Ogden doubled. Josh Anderson,Sykes and Ogden had 2 hits apiece in the triumph as the Panthersexploded for 10, 2nd-inning runs..

Collecting single hits for the Panthers were Hall, Scotty Smith,Josh Townsend, Grant McDonnieal, Darius Perkins as every startergot a hit.

>Brookhaven 14, South Pike 2

Josh Townsend (3-1) gave up 2 unearned runs in 5 innings andrecorded his third win of the season. He allowed 6 hits, struck out7 and didn’t issue a base on balls.

The Panthers accounted for 14 hits, taking a 14-0 lead in thesecond-inning. The Eagles managed to score twice in the fifth.

McDonnieal moved to catcher for the second game and hit his 3rdhomer of the week. He had a 3-run homer in the nightcap.

Shortstop Reggie Smith tripled and doubled for the Panthers,collecting 3 RBI. Centerfielder Josh Anderson doubled twice. Twohits were garnered by Smith, Anderson, Townsend and McDonnieal.

Adding single hits for the Panthers were Brandt Hinton, JoshPatrick and Perkins.