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Tabb pitcher Robbie Barrett threw a complete-game shutout on Friday, helping the Tigers earn an 8-0 road win against a reeling Warhill.
Barrett, who kept Warhill's offense at bay with 10 strikeouts, helped jumpstart the Tigers by hitting an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning.
"Robbie has been our number one guy for a couple years now. He struggled a bit in his last time out," Tabb Coach Dale Marn said about Barrett. "He was much sharper today. He kept the ball down and on the outside corner. When he's doing that, he's hard to hit."
After a scoreless second inning, the Tigers put up three runs in the top of the third inning.
Hunter Watson and DJ Williams drove in back-to-back runs to put the Tigers up 3-0. After a walk loaded the bases, Carter Wood delivered an RBI single that extended Tabb's lead to 4-0.
After a tough three-inning stretch, the Lions replaced starting pitcher Sam Rochard with Adam Ball, who proceeded to allow four runs over the final four innings.
The Tigers continued their offensive show in the top of the fifth inning as back-to-back singles set up Nick Hunter's RBI single.
Tabb put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh inning, tacking on three additional runs.
With runners on the corners, Hunter, Jake Berrena and Watson logged RBIs during consecutive at bats.
Leading 8-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Barrett struck out two of the final four batters to clinch the victory.
Tabb (4-4) will host Poquoson on Tuesday, while Warhill (1-8) will try to rebound at home against Bruton on Tuesday.
Tabb: 103;010;3 — 8 17 1
Warhill: 000;000;0 — 0 5 0
WP: Robbie Barrett
LP: Sam Rochard
Tabb: Nick Hunter (4-5, 2 RBIs), Carter Wood (3-3, RBI)
Warhill: Blake Sawyer (2-3), Adam Ball (1-3)
Lipcius Brothers Lead Lafayette Over Bruton
The Lipcius brothers — Andre and Luc — each drove in a pair of runs as Lafayette blanked Bruton 5-0 at home Friday afternoon.
Earning the win for Lafayette was Chase Bauer, who allowed two hits during six scoreless innings.
Andre Lipcius started the scoring in the first inning, doubling to left field and scoring Jared Antle.
In the bottom of the third inning, Luc Lipcius hit an RBI single to right field. Later in the inning, Luc Lipcius would take on another run by stealing home on a pickoff attempt at second base.
The Lipcius brothers capped the scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning, logging back-to-back RBI singles to give Lafayette its fourth and fifth runs of the game.
Lafayette (7-1) will host New Kent on Tuesday; Bruton (2-7), who has now lost five consecutive games, will try to rebound at Warhill on Tuesday.
Bruton: 000;000;0 — 0 2 3
Lafayette: 102;002;x — 5 9 0
WP: Chase Bauer
LP: Davin Diesburg
Bruton: Alex Pallas (1-3), Clee Yocum (1-3)
Lafayette: Andre Lipcius (3-4, 2 RBIs), Luc Lipcius (2-4, 2 RBIs)
York Takes Advantage of Smithfield Errors
York scored four of its seven runs off Smithfield fielding errors during a 7-0 win at home against the Packers on Friday.
Even without Smithfield's errors, the Falcons were in good hands as Gabe Simmons threw a complete-game no-hitter. Simmons struck out 14 of the 24 batters he faced.
With York leading 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Trey Kurtyka and Simmons scored on back-to-back plays as a result of errors.
Later that inning, Dylan Dye reached base on a fielder's choice and drove in Ryan Royal in the process. The Falcons scored another run off an error during the next at bat and added a run off a wild pitch before the inning ended.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jonathan Moore drew a walk with the bases loaded that brought home Jaime Lewis for the game's final run.
York (6-1) will face a quick turnaround as the Falcons visit Kecoughtan on Saturday.
Smithfield: 000;000;0 — 0 0 4
York: 000;151;x — 7 6 5
WP: Gabe Simmons
LP: Jack Darden
York: Trey Kurtyka (3-4, 2 R), Gabe Simmons (2-2)
Nellis Paces Explosive Jamestown Offense Against Grafton
Josh Nellis' 3-for-4 performance with a home run and 4 RBIs helped lead Jamestown to a 10-2 win at home against Grafton on Friday.
After allowing a run in the first round to Grafton, Jamestown answered back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a lead the Eagles would not relinquish.
Nellis opened the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run that gave the Eagles a 3-1 lead. Later that inning, Noah Scruggs hit an RBI single that scored Cameron Mays.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Nellis delivered a two-run double that gave the Eagles a 7-2 lead. During the next at bat, Andrew Barrow hit a two-run double that scored Nellis and Chris Jones.
Scruggs capped off the inning with an RBI single to left field that scored Barrow and put the game well out of reach for the Clippers.
Jamestown (7-1) will face a tough road game against York on Tuesday, while Grafton (1-7) will visit Smithfield on Tuesday.
Grafton: 100;010;0 — 2 4 3
Jamestown: 020;260;x — 10 6 3
WP: Ryan Devine
LP: Michael Bailey
Grafton: Justin Bowers (1-3, RBI), Dylan Tenney (1-3, R)
Jamestown: Josh Nellis (3-4, HR, 4 RBIs), Andrew Barrow (1-1, 2 RBIs)