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Gartman strikes out 17 in EAC Jackets win

Enterprise senior pitcher Landon Gartman was a bulldog on the mound Tuesday night as he struck out 17 and gave up only two hits as the Yellow Jackets (7-2-1) beat Bogue Chitto 5-0 in the Region 7-2A opener for both teams.

Darius Porter got both hits for Bogue Chitto (5-7) with a single and a double. EAC got a pair of hits each from Trenton Tarver and Austin Fugler. Colby Beard and Dustin Prather also hit safely for the Jackets. Tarver hit a two-bagger and Fugler hit a triple as Brodie Harris, Gartman, Beard, and Fugler also accounted for a single RBI each.

“Landon was lights-out,” said Enterprise coach Cass Brister. “It’s not very often that get to see a player strike out 17 against a quality opponent, it was special. We’ve got to get better at the plate, but their guys did a good job of keeping us guessing.”

Bryce Langley threw three innings for BC and gave up three earned runs on five hits while striking out four. Freshman Brandon Welch pitched three innings and gave up one hit and one earned run while walking three and striking out two.

The two teams meet again Friday for a 7 p.m. first pitch at Enterprise.