Ole Brook cools Jaguars
Despite the chilling temperatures at Moyer Field Friday evening,the Brookhaven Panthers caught fire in the second inning to take a9-4 win over the North Pike Jaguars in the Brookhaven BaseballTournament.
Ole Brook sophomore southpaw Chris Seals (1-0) got the win in4.1 innings. He allowed 4 earned runs, 4 hits, walked 5 Jaguarbatters and struck out 2. J.D. Britt got the final 2 outs of thetime-shorten game with a strikeout and a groundout.
“With all of the injuries that we have had, Chris gave us a goodouting tonight,” said Panther head coach Randy Spring. “He gave usjust what we needed.”
Brookhaven opens Division 6-4A play Tuesday , traveling toMcComb for a JV/Varsity doubleheader with the first pitch set for 5p.m. at Rotary Field.
Brookhaven 9, North Pike 4
Ole Brook was without the services of senior pitchers Bud Britt(arm) and Nick Helmstetter (ankle). They are listed asday-to-day.
The Panthers (2-1) sent 10 batters to the plate in the second,plating 5 runs. Gabe Wilson walked. Isaac Jones singled. J.D.Britt’s SAC bunt moved Wilson to third and Jones to second. NickPeavey walked to load the bases. With 2 outs, leadoff batterElliott McKee singled home Wilson and Jones.
Peavey would score off a Jaguar wild pitch. Brandon Fosterwalked to load the bases. Jarvis Wilbert’s base hit scored McKeeand Foster.
Spring saw his ballclub plate a pair of runs in the third andfourth. In the third, the Panthers were aided by 2 North Pikeerrors as Peavey and Seals crossed home plate. The fourth witnessedWilson and Jones scoring off of RBI singles from Seals and McKeerespectively.
McKee paced the Panthers with 4 singles and 5 RBIs. Sealssingled twice. Wilson, Jones, and Peavey each scored 2 runs.
The Jaguars (2-1) got their 4 runs in the top half of thefifth.
Jake Martin walked, Cody Timmons reached on an error and JustinBadon walked to load the bases. Kendrick Hodges singled homeMartin. With 1 out, Dustin Moak walked to score Timmons. Pinchhitter Will Richardson’s single scored Badon and Hodges.
J.D. Britt came on in relief to get the final 2 outs, as OleBrook avenged a 5-2 loss to North Pike at McComb 1 week ago.
“We needed a wake-up call tonight, and Brookhaven gave it tous,” said Jags head coach George Lott.
Timmons, Hodges, Robinson and Shaun Green collected base hitsfor North Pike.