Baseball Roundup: 10-Run Third Inning Lifts York Past Bruton

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Gabe Simmons throws a pitch. (file photo)
Gabe Simmons throws a pitch. (File Photo)

York flexed its offensive muscles Tuesday afternoon, putting up 13 runs during a 13-3 win at home against Bruton.

While the Falcons ended up winning the game comfortably, the first inning was a forgettable one.

Bruton scored all three of its runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of wild pitches, errors and overall sloppy play by the Falcons.

York’s offense started slowly, being held scoreless during the first two innings, but exploded in the third inning for 10 runs.

An error by Bruton allowed York first two runs of the inning to score. The error was followed by Trey Kurtyka hitting an RBI single to tie the game at 3-3.

The Falcons added two runs coming off a pair of wild pitches, one coming before and after Jonathan Moore hit an RBI double into right field that brought Michael Dianna across home plate.

Leading 6-3, York added runs on three consecutive plate appearances to cap off the blowout inning.

Three more runs scored over the fourth and fifth innings allowed the Falcons to end the game in five innings because of the Virginia High School League’s 10-run rule.

York (3-1) will host Tabb on Thursday, while Bruton (2-3) will face a quick turnaround game on the road against Tabb on Wednesday.

Bruton: 300;00 — 3 3 6
York: 0010;12 — 13 11 2

WP: Gabe Simmons
LP: Clee Yokum

Bruton: Kevin Zamudio (1-2, 2 RBIs)
York: Rayvon Patrick (2-4, 3 RBIs), Jaime Lewis (1-4, 3 RBIs)

 

Lafayette Coasts Past Grafton

Lafayette’s first three games of a four-game stretch on the road have gone swimmingly.

Tuesday was no exception, as Lafayette defeated Grafton 9-5 on the road behind strong offensive performances from Luc Lipcius and Gabe Bono, both of whom drove in three runs apiece.

The Rams opened the scoring in the top of the first inning with a three-run homer by Bono.

Grafton responded with a run in the bottom of the second inning, but not to be outdone, Lafayette posted four runs in the top of the third inning to make the score 7-1.

While Grafton outscored the Rams 4-2 for the rest of the game, it was not enough to overcome the deficit.

Lafayette (5-0) will try to stay undefeated on the season as the Rams visit Poquoson on Thursday, while Grafton (1-4) will visit Warhill that same day.

Lafayette: 304;000;2 — 9
Grafton: 011;002;1 — 5

WP: Chase Bauer
LP: Jacob McAllister

Lafayette: Luc Lipcius (1-3, HR, 3 RBIs), Gabe Bono (1-3, 3 RBIs)
Grafton: Justin Bowers (2-4, 2 RBIs), DJ Dobbins (1-4, RBI)

 

Early Runs Lead Jamestown Over Hickory

Jamestown pitcher Kent Klyman threw a complete game, allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out 12 batters during a 3-1 win at home against Hickory on Tuesday.

Michael Schmidt opened the scoring for Jamestown in the bottom of the first, reaching base on a fielder’s choice that allowed Andrew Barrow to score from third base.

After Hickory tied the game up in the top of the second inning, Jamestown responded in the bottom of the second as Chris Jones hit a two-run double to left field.

Both teams played shutout ball for the remainder of the game, resulting in Jamestown taking the narrow victory.

Jamestown (4-1) will travel to take on Bruton on Thursday afternoon looking to extend its win streak to four games.

Hickory: 010;000;0 — 1 3 3
Jamestown: 120;000;x — 3 7 1

WP: Kent Klyman

Jamestown: Chris Jones (2-3, 2 RBIs), Michael Schmidt (1-3, RBI)

 

Errors Sink Warhill Against Poquoson

Four Warhill errors resulted in seven runs as the Lions dropped an 11-5 home contest to Poquoson on Tuesday.

Warhill’s starting pitcher, freshman Sam Rochard, had a rough outing against the Islanders. Rochard lasted four innings, allowing seven hits and eight runs.

Poquoson opened the top of the first inning with four runs, some of which were aided by fielding errors by Warhill.

Trailing 4-0, Warhill responded with two runs in the bottom of the first inning to cut Poquoson’s lead in half. Unfortunately for the Lions, Poquoson reeled off five consecutive runs over the next four innings to take a 9-2 lead.

The Lions showed a bit of life in the bottom of the sixth inning by plating three runs, but Poquoson iced the game in the top of the seventh inning with an additional two runs.

Warhill (0-5) will look for its first win of the season Thursday at home against Grafton.

Poquoson: 401;310;2 — 11 12 1
Warhill: 200;003;0 — 5 9 4

WP: C. Jackson
LP: Sam Rochard

Poquoson: Jackson (3-4, 2 RBIs), T. Hicks (3-5, 3 RBIs)
Warhill: Adam Ball (2-4, 2B), Cam Fowler (2-4, R)