Enterprise falls twice in season opener
The Enterprise Yellow Jackets suffered two straight defeats to begin their 2014 baseball. The Jackets lost a 4-2 decision to Natchez Cathedral in the opener and fell to the Franklin County Bulldogs 5-1 in the second game in Loyd Star’s Invitational Saturday.
“We played really well defensively and had great pitching on the mound, but we gave up too many walks that ended up hurting us,” said Enterprise coach Cass Brister. “Offensively, we did not approach the plate really well, when we had runners on base. Overall, this was a great experience for us to help us learn from our mistakes and continue to improve as get we ready for our district race.”
Enterprise (0-2) resumes action Monday as they travel to Florence to take on the McLaurin Tigers. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by varsity action at 7 p.m.
Cathedral 4, Enterprise 2
Jackson Cole absorbed the setback for Enterprise as he went the distance collecting 12 strikeouts and allowed four walks.
Thomas Garrity was the winning pitcher for the Green Wave with eight strikeouts and three walks.
Austin Fuller was the offensive leader for the Jackets with a double and a single. Hunter Richardson had a single.
Andrew Beeasley, Zach Flattman and Hayden Nunnery were the top hitters for Cathedral with a single apiece.
Franklin Co. 5, Enterprise 1
Austin Fuller suffered Enterprise second straight setback of the day with 10 strikeouts and six walks.
Fuller paced the Jackets at the plate with a double and a single. Lane Boyd, Brady Wyatt and Cole hit safely.
The Bulldogs were powered by Dematre Collins, Derrick Brumfield and Ethan Verdin with a single each.