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York’s baseball team jumped on Tabb early and often during Tuesday’s 23-0 four-inning rout of the Tigers.
The game was called after four innings because of the Falcons’ large lead.
Three Falcons — David Brewster, Gabe Simmons and Trey Kurtyka — each drove in four runs. In addition, Hunter Collins, Eric Harp and Rayvon Patrick each drove in a pair of runs for York.
With the game already out of reach by the fourth inning, the Falcons left no doubt the game was over, collecting 11 runs in the top of the fourth inning.
York, which has won five of its last six games, will host Smithfield at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Meanwhile, the Tigers will hope to put this game behind them as they prepare to travel to Jamestown on Friday.
York: 435;11 — 23 16 0
Tabb: 000;0 — 0 3 5
WP: Gabe Simmons
LP: Gray Goodrich
York: David Brewster (4-4, 4 RBIs), Gabe Simmons (3-4, 4 RBIs), Trey Kurtyka (1-3, 4 RBIs)
Tabb: Evan Glass (1-1)
Grafton Cruises Past Bruton
Evan Sperling went a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with 3 RBIs to help give Grafton a commanding 10-1 road win against Bruton on Tuesday.
While Sperling dominated at the plate, Grafton pitcher Ricks Dearing commanded respect on the mound. Dearing drove in two runs at the plate, threw a complete-game four-hitter, allowing one earned run.
Bruton (2-14) kept pace with Grafton for the first four innings until, Grafton exploded for six runs in the top of the fifth inning. The high-scoring fifth inning was sparked by a D.J. Dobbins single to left field that began a string of scoring.
Two at-bats after Dobbins’ single, Dearing was hit by a pitch that brought in another run. The following at-bat saw Sperling drill a liner into right field, bringing home three runs. The scoring was capped with a Ryan McDonald RBI single.
Grafton (10-7), which has won four of its last five games, will travel to take on Poquoson at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Meanwhile, Bruton will hope to snap an 11-game losing skid when the Panthers host New Kent on Friday.
Grafton: 100;062;1 — 10 11 0
Bruton: 010;000;0 — 1 4 5
WP: Ricks Dearing
LP: Brett Martin
Grafton: Jordan Sprouse (2-3, 2 RBIs), Evan Sperling (4-4, 3 RBIs), Ricks Dearing (1-3, 2 RBIs)
Bruton: Kevin Zamudio (1-2, RBI), Zack Calloway (1-3)
Jamestown Overtakes Warhill in Seventh Inning
With Tuesday’s contest between Jamestown and Warhill knotted up at 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, the Eagles put up four runs to pull away past the Lions for an 8-4 win.
Jamestown started the game in style, as Chris Jones opened the game with a triple to right field, which was followed up by a Garrick Colorado RBI single. Two at-bats later, Evan Lowery crushed a home run over the right-field fence to put the Eagles up 2-0.
In the top of the second, Jamestown’s Cole Jones executed a sacrifice play to first base that allowed Matt Lansford to cross home.
Pat Daly attempted to keep Warhill (9-7) in the game as he opened the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to center field, cutting Jamestown’s lead to 3-1.
With Warhill trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Daly and Luke Bruce drew back-to-back walks with the bases loaded, bringing the Lions within one run of the Eagles before tying the game up in the next inning.
The 4-4 tie was short lived as Jamestown tacked on four runs in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to an RBI walk by Kevin Mooney. Cole Jones stepped to the plate two at-bats later and ripped a double to right field that brought in three runs, putting the game out of reach.
Jamestown (13-3) has won four consecutive games and will look to keep that streak going when the Eagles host Tabb on Friday.
Conversely, Warhill has lost three straight games and will try to break its losing streak during a road game against Lafayette on Friday.
Jamestown: 210;010;4 — 8 13 0
Warhill: 000;121;0 — 4 4 2
WP: Ryan Mason
LP: Lucas Rice
Jamestown: Cole Jones (1-4, 4 RBIs), Evan Lowery (1-2, HR, RBI)
Warhill: Pat Daly (1-2, 2 RBIs), Luke Bruce (1-3, RBI)