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Reds Deal Cards Loss; Pirates Tame Tigers in Boys Minor League Tourney
June 20, 2007 - The Myra Wills Massage Therapy Reds advanced in the winners bracket of the Optimist Club Minor League tournament Monday night with a 12-1 victory over the Quality Hardwoods Cardinals. The game was status quo for the regular-season division champion Reds, who improved to 8-1-1 on the year.
The National Road BP Pirates also advanced in the tourney, knocking off the Farm World Tigers by a score of 10-2.
Ten different players scored in the game for the Reds, who also got a great pitching performance from starter Spencer Mattix. Alex Fields, Drake Peggs and Mattix also scored two runs apiece for the Reds, who struck for seven markers in the opening inning.
Kaden Gabbard, Quadere Noe, Jared Mills, Noah Stone, William Noe and Isiah Mitchell also scored for the Reds. Chance Morgan, Rufus Noe, Gerald Noe all reached base for the winners, but were stranded.
Cardinal starting pitcher Brett Day scored the lone run for his team in the third inning. He singled to start the frame. Jack Holder, Josh House, Lucas Byrd and Brandon Linden also reached base in the inning, but Holder and House were both nailed while trying to advance by Reds’ shortstop Drake Peggs, who made two nice defensive plays in the inning.
The Reds will next play the winner of the Tigers-Pirates game, while the Cardinals will battle the loser of that contest.
The National Road BP Pirates pounded out 16 hits in routing the Farm World Tigers Monday night 10-2 in first round tournament action.
Eight different players collected two hits apiece for the winners. Logan Whitaker slammed a home run, while Jarrett Weidner belted two doubles and Vivian Goodpaster added another two-banger.
Whitaker, Weidner, Goodpaster, Lane Parker, Brock Harding, Seth Emerson, Bryan Newby and Conner Brockman all had two hits for the Pirates, who improved to 5-4-1 on the season.
Whitaker, Parker, Weidner and Goodpaster all scored two runs, while Newby and Brockman each also crossed the plate. The top four of the Pirates’ batting order went a combined 8-for-10 with eight runs scored.
The were no individual results reported for the Tigers.
The National Road BP Pirates tuned up for the Minor League baseball tournament by defeating the Knightstown American Legion Cubs 11-4 in the Optimist League regular season finale for both teams last Friday.
Jarrett Weidner slammed a triple and single, scoring three times, to pace the Pirates offensively. Brock Harding clubbed two doubles, while Lane Parker ripped a triple. Logan Whitaker scored two runs and had a single. Robert Huckeby scored twice, while Bryan Newby, Lane Parker, Conner Brockman and Vivian Goodpaster also hit safely and scored in the game for the Pirates.
Logan Whitaker and Brock Harding took the mound for the winners. Whitaker allowed one run while striking out three. Harding gave up three runs and fanned two Cubs. Harding also had three putouts defensively.
The win enabled the Pirates to finish the regular season with a 4-4-1 record.
The high-flying Myra Wills Massage Therapy Reds won a convincing 18-2 victory over the National Road BP Pirates last week, clinching in advance the regular season division crown.
Drake Peggs had two doubles and scored three times to pace a balanced attack by the Reds. Quadere Noe also plated three markers, while Alex Fields, Kaden Gabbard, Jared Mills and Noah Stone scored two times apiece. Mills had a monster day, going 3-for-3 along with those two runs.
Spencer Mattix reached base three times in the game. Single runs were scored by Rufus Noe, William Noe, Gerald Noe and Chance Morgan. The Reds struck for six runs in the first inning, and added four more in both the second and fourth frames.
Logan Whitaker led the Cardinals with a home run, driving in another runner to account for the pair of Pirate runs in the game. Connor Brockman also lashed out two hits, while Seth Emerson and Lane Parker also hit safely. Bryan Newby, Whitaker and Jarrett Weidner combined on a relay to turn in the play of the game, throwing out a runner at home plate.
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