HEUVELTON - Jones Tire settled down after allowing three runs in the first inning enroute to a 9-4 decision over Hammond on Tuesday in Kiwanis Grasshopper League Baseball action.
“We struggled in the first inning defensively but as the game progressed with played pretty well and the pitchers got into a groove,” said Jones Tire coach Bryan Martin.
Bryce Lake crushed a three-run homerun and combined with Dan Pray on the mound for 15 strikeouts. Lake and Bryson Murray did the catching in the win while Murray and Rick Nichols each doubled. Jacob Martin smacked three singles while Pray added two singles. Hayden Knauf added a single.
Cooper Bennett lined a double and a single and made three defensive plays at shortstop and also pitched with Nathan Jewitt, Randy Durham, and Austin McCarthy fanned 10 batters.
Gavin Barney and Logan Tate were the catchers for Hammond. McCarthy added a double while Mark supplied two singles and Tate added a single.
Jones Tire 17, Morristown 16: Jones Tire survived a excellent comeback attempt from Morristown which fell behind 12-5 after four innings and battled back with great defense and explosive sticks.
“We were fortunate to come out on top. They just smacked the ball all over late,” said Jones Coach Bryan Martin.
Bryce Lake smacked a pair of triples and a double and combined with Bryson Murray, Hayden Knauf catching the winning effort of Aiden Murray, Gavin Murray, and Bryson Murray who fanned 10 batters. Bryson Murray added two singles while Aiden Murray contributed a triple and a single. Knauf (double, single), Kyle Ceresoli (two singles, double), Jordan VanCort (single), Jacob Martin (single), Kyle Ceresoi (two singles, double) all contributed, Donald Bogardus reach base three times in very timely fashion.
Tanner Ritchie crushed a homerun, a double and a single and Jonah Witherhead belted a homerun for Morristown. Tristen Simmons smacked a double and a single while Kaden Marshall ripped a double and a single and Parker Stout lined two singles. Ashton Colby (triple), Seth Witherhead (single) also contributed.
Ashton Colby, Jonah Witherhead, and Tristen Simmons fanned six batters with Marshall and Ritchie working hard at catcher.
DeFelsko 10, IOOF 0- Alex Mitchell (4K’s) Hugh Colburn (5K’s), Ryan Mitchell (3K’s) and Chris “Snaxx” Perry (3K’s) all combined for the shutout. Alex Mitchell also led the offense with a single and a homerun.
Snaxx Perry contributed two singles, with Collin Towne, Kade Krepel, JD King, Conner Graveline and Hayden Fifield contributing a single each.
Tyler Ethridge led the offense for IOOF with three hits.
PBA 14, Hammond 7: London Jackson, Trey LaBella, Hunter Burnham, David Denner, Nick LaRue and Aaron Ellis all pitched an inning apiece for PBA.
Dan Regan led the hitting attack with three singles, Trey LaBella had a key three run triple while David Denner and Aaron Ellis singled. C
Cody Howard pitched well for Hammond and Chris and Teran had singles.
The Kiwanis Youth Softball League will wrap up its season on Saturday with a day long tournament starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up with the final set for 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday evening, Julie’s Dance won a pair in Lisbon against Source Capital - Parkway Express 13-0 and 8-7.
Sierra LaFlair crushed a grand slam homerun and was the winning pitcher in the shutout. Julie’s win was also ighlighted by a double and a triple play and great defense from catcher Riley Hough who also singled.
In the nightcap, Haley Reed pitched the win and Sierra LaFlair connected for a three run homerun.
Paige Davison reached base safely each at bat in both games for Julie’s.
Alexa McKee & Kallie Wood pitched for Source Capital - Parkway Express.
Elizabeth Mitchell had a double while Brooke Measheaw and Kallie Wood each singled.
Also for Source/Parkway, Natalie Kroeger played well behind the plate and Abby Flack made a great catch in the field to stop an extra base hit.
AmVets 6, Julie’s Dance Studio 3: Molly Williams and Rayna Cameron pitched the win for AmVets. Williams delivered a double and single, Megan Woodard singled and Rayna Cameron also doubled. Amber Cunningham and Shylynn Dixon played fantastic behind the plate.
For Julie’s Sierra LaFlair and Hailey Reed pitched well. LaFlair led the offense with a double, Taylor Bell and Destinee Nugent both delivered singles.
Riley Hough and Samara LaFlair played great defense behind the plate.
Both teams played a very fundamentally sound defensive game.