Brookhaven goes 3-0 in Lawrence County tournament
Published 7:50 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017
Brookhaven took on Florence in their final game of the Lawrence County Spring Break Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Panthers shut out Florence in five innings by a score of 11-0 to go 3-0 in the tournament and extended their winning streak to six games. Wesson also played their final game of the tournament, beating Salem by a score of 8-4.
Brookhaven 11, Florence 0
The Panthers wasted no time in getting on the board in the top of the first. With one out and runners on the corners, senior Tate Walley hit an RBI single to bring in the first run of the game to make it 1-0.
Junior Trace Owens led off the top of the second with a double. With one out, junior Clint Stephens brought in a run on a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. Sophomore Jacob Porter brought in the final two runs of the inning on a two-RBI single to increase the Panther lead to 4-0.
In the top of the fourth, the Panthers loaded up the bases off singles from freshman Byrion Robinson, sophomore Lane Smith and junior Clint Stephens. Junior Tyler Mixon cleared the bases with an RBI double to make the score 7-0 Brookhaven. Porter found his way onto base with a single and Walley brought Porter home on an RBI single to make it 8-0. With one out and runners on first and second, Walley touched home plate on a wild pitch past the catcher to make it 9-0. Owens brought in the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly to end the inning at 10-0.
With two outs in the top of the fifth, senior Landon Partridge brought in the Panthers’ final run on an RBI single to left field to give Brookhaven the 11-0 win.
Senior Penn Wilson picked up the win for the Panthers. Wilson went the distance pitching five shutout innings, giving up three hits, one walk and striking out eight. Mixon led the Panthers on offense, going 1-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and scored three runs as well. Walley went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Sophomore Jacob Porter also went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Wesson 8, Salem 4
Sophomore Slay Acy got things started for the Cobras in the top of the first inning, hitting a single past third base and senior Will Hulon followed with a single past second base. Senior Preston Middleton brought in Acy for the first run of the game with an RBI single to make it 1-0.
With two outs in the top of the second, senior Jimmie McQuage hit a RBI double and sophomore Derek Freeman quickly followed with an RBI single to increase the Wesson lead to 3-0.
In the top of the fourth, Acy hit a two-run homer, adding to the Cobras’ lead to make it 5-0. In the bottom of the fourth, junior Eric Freeman got Salem on the board with an RBI single to make it 5-1.
Salem would start to cut into the deficit in the bottom of the fifth. With one out and runners on the corners, Salem scored on a wild throw to second base. Senior Will Boyd brought in Salem’s third run on an RBI single then junior Tanner Polk hit an RBI double, bringing Salem within one at 5-4.
Wesson scored three more runs in the top of the seventh off of a wild pitch past the catcher and two sacrifice flies from McQuage and Freeman and took the 8-4 win.
Middleton picked up the win for Wesson by pitching all seven innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits, one walk and striking out seven batters. Acy led the offense for the Cobras going 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored. Freeman also went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.
Brookhaven will play a three-game series against Wingfield starting on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Wesson will play a two-game series against Port Gibson, with first game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Brookhaven 9, Magee 8 (Thursday)
Magee’s Keshun Collier led off the game with a walk, then managed to steal second base. Sophomore Timmon Kennedy for Magee started the scoring with an RBI single and gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead. Juniors Aimon Chisholm and Dalton Cockrell each drove in runs with RBI singles to make it 3-0 Magee.
With two outs and runners on first and second base Brookhaven senior Penn Wilson hit a three-run homer to tie the game up at 3. Senior pitcher Tate Walley kept Magee scoreless in the second and third inning.
In the bottom of the third with one out, Walley hit an RBI single and sophomore Coker Wright blasted a three-run homer to give the Panthers the 7-3 lead.
Magee would combine to score five runs over the next three innings to take the late 8-7 lead in the top of the sixth inning. The Panthers wouldn’t go down without a fight as they quickly tied the game in the bottom of the sixth at 8-8. In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Lane Smith hit an RBI single to right field to get the walkoff win 8-7.
Tate Walley picked up the win for Brookhaven by pitching 6.2 innings, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits, six walks and striking out nine batters. Senior Dalton Fortado got the final out in relief of Walley on the mound.
Brookhaven 3, Wesson 2 (Thursday)
Wesson senior Alex Mooney took a shut out into the sixth inning, getting run support in the third and fourth inning. Mooney finished the game throwing six innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits, seven walks and eight strikeouts. Mooney nailed a double into left field to score the first run of the game for Wesson to make it 1-0. In the bottom of the fourth, Wesson loaded the bases and senior Preston Middleton hit a sacrifice fly into right field and brought in Wesson’s second run of the game.
In the top of the sixth, with one out, Brookhaven junior Trace Owens hit a two-run double to tie the game at 2. Brookhaven junior Clint Stephens started the top of the seventh getting a double on a dropped ball in right field. Junior Tyler Mixon followed up with an RBI single giving Brookhaven the lead. Penn Wilson pitched in the bottom of the seventh and picked up the save for Brookhaven.
Trace Owens picked up the win for Brookhaven by pitching 2.2 scoreless innings.