Yellow Jackets sting Tylertown; BHS Panthers swamp Enterprise

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, March 14, 2013

MONTICELLO – The Enterprise Yellow Jackets won big over Tylertown, then lost big to the Ole Brook Panthers, in Day 3 of the Southwest Mississippi Spring Break Baseball Classic. Enterprise banged out 11 hits in a 9-3 rout of the Tylertown Chiefs. After that, Brookhaven dominated Enterprise in a 13-3 Panther win.

Brook 13, Enterprise 3

“We had a pretty good day,” said Ole Brook coach Randy Spring, whose Panthers improved to 6-7 on the season. “We put the ball in play, and after the first inning, we made the plays defensively.”

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The Panthers were paced by junior right-fielder Reed Jones, who went 3-for-3. Houston Case, Nick Kesler, Andrew Culver, Zach Smith, and Noah Rogers also had hits for Brookhaven.

After Enterprise plated 2 unearned runs in the top of the first, Brookhaven started piling on runs, scoring in every inning. The Panthers scored 4 in the first, with catcher Smith’s 2-run double being the big blow. Jones singled and scored in a 2-run second.

Jones’ third hit came in a 3-run third. Rogers’ RBI single finished off a 3-run fourth. Kesler scored the game-ender when Blaine Moak’s fly ball was erred in the fifth.

Houston Case worked 3 effective innings to earn the win. Seth Porter pitched the final 2 frames.

Enterprise got base hits from Lane Boyd, Jackson Cole, and Dylan Smith. Cole started on the mound and worked 3 innings. Southpaw Alex Stafford relieved Cole in the fourth.

EHS 9, Tylertown 3

Coach Cass Brister’s Jackets had a better time of it against Tylertown. They scored 2 in the bottom of the first, and never trailed. Austin Fuller’s RBI double was the key hit. Lane Boyd and Braxton Foster had singles in the second, when Enterprise scored 1 run. Josh Hardin and Layne Brown added hits in a 2-run third.

Singles by Fuller, Hardin, and Max Miller added up to an Enterprise run in the fifth. Boyd had a double and Cole, a single, in a 3-run sixth. Dylan Smith also hit safely.

Foster went a solid 7 innings on the mound to earn the complete-game win. He gave up just 3 singles, and struck out 6.

In the first game of the day, a 10 a.m. contest, Mendenhall defeated Tylertown 12-2.

The Spring Break Classic resumes in full force today, with a slate of 5 games that began at 10 a.m. Host Lawrence County will take on McComb at 4:45.