Enterprise shuts out South Jones

Published 8:14 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In their final game of the regular season, the Enterprise Yellow Jackets made a big statement with a dominating 10-0 victory over 5A opponent South Jones Tuesday night on the road.

The win ends the regular season for the Yellow Jackets on a four-game winning streak and with a 17-9 overall record, including 11-4 in district play.

“I thought we played great tonight. First complete game we have played all year,” Enterprise head coach Cass Brister said. “South Jones is a very good team so this win was big for us. Hopefully, this will carry over to Friday.”

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With the 2A state playoffs starting Friday, ending the season on a hot streak gives the Yellow Jackets all kinds of momentum heading into the second season.

Enterprise jumped on the scoreboard early and never looked back, putting up five runs in the first inning and two more in the second to take command of the game.

The Yellow Jackets tacked on three more runs in the top of the fourth to win the game 10-0 in five innings.

“We can enjoy this victory tonight, but we have to get right back to work because Friday is what counts,” Brister said.

The combined pitching efforts of freshman Colby Beard, freshman Austin Fugler and sophomore Landon Gartman combined to shut out a strong South Jones team. The trio combined for five innings pitched, no earned runs, one hit, four walks and six strikeouts.

Beard, sophomore Hunter Richardson, senior Marvin Butler and senior Cade Cangemi each had two RBIs to lead Enterprise at the plate. Seniors Reese Brocato and Jeffery Daniels each had one RBI to complete the scoring for Enterprise.

The Enterprise Yellow Jackets begin the 2A state playoffs Friday night where they’ll host Union. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Winning their last four games and five of their last six definitely helps Enterprise’s chances of making a run. If the pitching can keep up with the hot bats for Enterprise, they’ll have a good chance of making a run.