BA crushes Cunington

Published 5:00 am Friday, April 11, 2008

Brookhaven Academy used an 8 run fourth inning to cause the15-run rule over Huntington Thursday in a non-district match up.Brookhaven improved to 15-3 on the season.

Tyler Parvin registered the win on the mound for Brookhaven,striking out 7 batters and silencing the Huntington bats, allowingno hits in four innings of work. After walking the first two Houndbatters, Parvin retired the next 12 consecutive batters beforeBrookhaven’s scoring outburst ended the game.

Seth Cliburn, Kolby Byrd, Corey Dickerson and Will Gatlin ledBrookhaven at the plate, each going 3-4. Byrd singled twice andhomered, driving in three runs. Cliburn registered two singles anda double with three runs driven in. Dickerson added a single,double and a homerun with two runs driven in. Gatlin singled twiceand homered, driving in two runs as well.

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Dickerson, who hit his thirteenth home run of the year,increased his career homerun total to 43, which is a MississippiPrivate School Association record.

“I’m just glad we won.” said Dickerson. “I’ve exceeded anyexpectation I could’ve ever had as a hitter so now it’s just aboutwinning.”

Brookhaven coach Stephen Cooksey talked about his stand outshort-stop. “Corey is a very talented hitter. But it doesn’t matterto him if he hits 5 home runs or 5 singles. He does what he needsto do to help that team and that’s all I can ask of him as acoach.”

“Corey has very quick hands and is very strong.” added Cooksey.”If an opponent pitches to him inside, he’s going to get his handsthrough the zone quickly. If they pitch him outside he’s going tohit the ball to the opposite field. He’s hit just as many homerunsto the opposite field as he has pulling the ball. He’s just a greathitter.”

Brookhaven hosts Copiah Academy Monday at 4 and 6 p.m. in acritical district 4-AA match up.