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Ole Brook Panthers sweep twinbill from Wingfield

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven's third baseman Tate Walley (24) waits on the throw from first base as Wingfield's runner Fabian Sanders advances to third base safely in Game One Wednesday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven’s third baseman Tate Walley (24) waits on the throw from first base as Wingfield’s runner Fabian Sanders advances to third base safely in Game One Wednesday night.

The Brookhaven Panthers easily swept a varsity doubleheader from the Wingfield Falcons Wednesday night earning a 21-0 victory in the first game and 18-4 win in the finale in Region 6-5A baseball action at Moyer Field.

“It was great to collect two district wins,” said BHS coach Randy Spring. “Everyone received plenty of playing time for their hard work in practice. Our pitchers had a solid performance on the mound. Now, we must regroup and start preparing for a tough division series next week as we take on Pearl River Central for the district title.”

The Panthers (6-9, 5-1) are schedule to be in action Friday, if weather permits, as they travel to Yazoo City to play the Yazoo County Panthers. Junior varsity action is set to begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Brookhaven 21, Wingfield 0

The Ole Brook Panthers managed to knock off the Easter Break rust to dominate the Wingfield Falcon in Game One as they cruise to an 21-0 victory.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven's Clint Stephens powered the Panthers attack in Game One with three singles Wednesday night at Moyer Field.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven’s Clint Stephens powered the Panthers attack in Game One with three singles Wednesday night at Moyer Field.

Brookhaven scored four runs in the first inning to take command of the contest. The Panthers would continue to increase their lead in the second inning by adding three more runs. In the third and fourth inning, Ole Brook exploded with seven runs in each inning to push their lead to 21-0 before winning the contest in five innings of action.

Scotty Bateman was the winning pitcher for the Panthers giving up only four hit, while collecting eight strikeouts and allowed only one walk.

Fabian Sanders took the loss on the pitcher mound for Wingfield with one strikeout and four walks.

Clint Stephens lead the offensive onslaught for Brookhaven at the plate with three singles. Blaine contributed a double and a single. Jon Mark Mathis and Bateman provided two singles each. Tate Walley had a double. Hitting safely were Brandon Henyard and Garrett Smith.

Sanders was the top hitter for the Falcons with two singles. Dre Turner hit a double and Nigal Burns had a single.

Brookhaven 18, Wingfield 4 

In Game Two, the Panthers continued to roll offensively after Wingfield put the first points on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, Brookhaven seized control of the contest with a four run surge and added four more runs between the second and third inning to lead 8-1.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Panthers erupt with a 10-run explosion to clearly put the contest out of reach and lead 18-1.

In the top of the fifth inning, the Falcons managed to score three runs on Ole Brook, before losing in a five-inning contest.

Reese Reynaud was the winning pitcher for the Panthers with six strikeouts and five walks. Tate Walley (2K, 2BB) also pitched in relief.

Donta Smith suffered the loss for the Falcons with two strikeouts and five walks. Jeremy Ward (0K, 3BB) pitched the final two innings in relief.

Bateman powered the Panthers attack at the plate with a double and a single. Blaine Moak, Brandon Henyard and Reese Reynaud provided two singles apiece. Jon Mark Mathis ripped a triple. Tate Walley and Darrian Wilson had a single each.

James Hawkins paced the Falcons offense with a double and a single. Donta Smith, Dre Turner, Nigal Burns and Fabian Sanders hit a single apiece.