06/03/04 — Legion baseball -- Wayne County pounds Chapel Hill, Snow Hill slips

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Legion baseball -- Wayne County pounds Chapel Hill, Snow Hill slips

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on June 3, 2004 1:55 PM

CHAPEL HILL -- Wayne County's Erik Lovett had three hits, including two home runs, as Post 11 won its third game in as many outings in a 17-8 Area One win at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night.

Ten players got into the hit column as Post 11 banged out 23 hits in the road win.

The left-handed Lovett drove in four runs, but he was far from alone as seven of his teammates produced multiple hit games. Josh Pate had four hits and drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double. Garrett Sutton and Jes Snyder had three hits each, while Todd MacCoy, Philip Pennington, Airlon Vinson, and Matthew Holloman had two.

Brett Butts started on the mound for Wayne and allowed one earned run in four innings of work. Adam Williams (1-0) tossed four innings of two-hit relief work to pick up the win.

Wayne County continues play tonight against Ahoskie at Mount Olive's Scarborough Field at 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Co. 220 200 515 -- 17 23 4 Chapel Hill 101 100 401 -- 8 8 1

LOB -- Wayne 13, Chapel Hill 7. 2B -- Lovett, Holloman, Pate. 3B -- Cunningham. HR -- Lovett 2. SB -- Lovett, Pate 2, Quinn, Lancaster 3, Vinson, Sutton 2, Evans. SH -- Saulsbury. SF -- Saulsbury.


Wayne Co.

Butts 4 4 3 1 1 5

Williams (W, 1-0) 3 2 4 2 4 3

Pennington 2 2 1 0 0 4

Chapel Hill

Martin (L) 4 8 6 6 4 4

Oxendine 1 0 0 0 0 1

Pollack 1 1 0 0 2 1

Phoenix 2 8 6 6 0 2

Wilburn 1 6 5 5 0 1

HBP -- Lancaster by Wilburn. WP -- Martin 2, Butts, Wilburn.

Snow Hill

slips at Beaufort Co.

WASHINGTON -- Snow Hill yielded 10 unearned runs at Beaufort County in innings three and four combined as Post 15 topped Post 94 12-4 at Washington High School on Wednesday evening.

Aaron Mobley paced Beaufort County (1-0) with two hits, including a three-run home run. Travis Rogerson added two hits and an RBI.

Snow Hill's Jared Williamson launched a solo home run to lead off the top of the fifth, while Edward Greene and Jordan Scott had two hits each for Post 94 (1-2).

Brian James (0-1) got the loss for Snow Hill, who returns to action on Friday at 7 p.m. at home against Kinston.

Snow Hill 000 013 000 -- 4 8 5

Beaufort Co. 005 700 00x -- 12 9 2

Leading hitters -- Beaufort County -- Aaron Mobley 2-5, 4 RBI; Travis Rogerson 2-4, RBI. Snow Hill -- Edward Greene 2-4; Jordan Scott 2-4; Jared Williamson 1-2, HR.

WP -- Moore. LP -- Brian James (0-1).

Wayne juniors

top county rival

DUDLEY -- Wayne County's Austin Hood and Billy McKinley had two hits each as the Post 11 Junior Legion team defeated Aycock 9-1 at Southern Wayne High School on Wednesday.

Joey Moye added a triple for Wayne County, while Taylor Sutton posted a double.

Aycock's Cortez Gilbert had a second-inning solo home run to tie the game, while teammate Christopher King had two hits.

Wayne County had nine runs on nine hits as Aycock scored just once on eight hits -- stranding 11 runners.

"They got hits with runners on base, and we stranded 11 runners," Aycock coach Ed Spence said. "We didn't get the hits when we needed to."

Aycock (3-1, 1-1) also had seven errors after committing two in its first three games.

T.J. Henson got the win on the mound in 5 innings for Wayne County, which hosts Ahoskie tonight at 7 p.m.

Joseph Davis closed out the game for Post 11.

"They did a good job on the mound," said Wayne County coach Trae McKee regarding his pitchers. "They threw the ball really well."

Jackson Massey picked up the loss for Aycock in 21Ú3 innings of work. Brandon Price and Brandon Edgerton pitched in relief.

Aycock faces Wilson Post 13 at Fleming Stadium at 2 p.m. in a conference match-up.