MRA hangs on for 6-5 win over Washington
Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00 AM
MADISON - The Madison-Ridgeland Patriots and Washington School both had scoring chances on Tuesday, but it was MRA that capitalized en route to a 6-5 win.
Washington got 10 hits compared with just eight for Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots Varsity, but MRA pitchers worked out of jams and stranded eight Generals on base.
Washington was unable to overcome a four-run sixth inning deficit, but it was close. The Generals scored three runs in the seventh on a three-run double by Walker Coleman, but they couldn't complete the comeback.
MRA's Austin Dillon blasted a three-run home run in the fifth to put the Pats ahead.
Trammell Martin got the win for MRA, despite allowing five runs over seven innings. He struck out five, walked one and gave up 10 hits.
Brice Zeigler took the loss for Washington after giving up six runs in six innings, walking three and striking out three. Washington took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a double that scored Hunter Azlin and Michael Bruton.
MRA (10-12) didn't relinquish the lead after Dillon's big home run and an RBI single by Brooks Edwards. The Pats increased their lead with two runs in the sixth. Hayden White singled, scoring Tyler Kirby, and Corey Olinger followed with a single, plating Carson Gilstrap.
NW Rankin 11,
Madison Central 1
Despite four hits, Madison Central fell 11-1 to fifth-ranked Northwest Rankin on Tuesday in Flowood.
Will Neihaus and Matt Webb teamed up for four hits and eight RBIs to spark the Cougars (17-4).
The lead stayed with NWR after the first, when it scored four runs on a three-run home run by Bayles and an RBI single by Wall.
The Jaguars (10-10) managed to score one run in the third inning on an RBI double by Matthew Zimmerman.
Northwest Rankin increased its lead with seven runs in the fourth. The inning got off to a hot start when Bayles singled, scoring Zach Boone and Cannon Gibbs. That was followed up by Webb's single, bringing home Shelton Wallace.
Jackson Prep 17, Lamar 0
FLOWOOD - The Jackson Prep Patriots blew out Lamar 17-0 on Tuesday at Patriot Field after pouring on 10 runs in the second inning.
Noah Hughes got the win for Prep. He pitched five innings of shutout ball, struck out ten, and held Lamar hitters to a paltry four hits.
Meanwhile Prep hitters hammered Lamar pitching, as six hitters combined for 12 hits, 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Gene Wood, Trace Lovertich and Hughes all homered in the second inning.
Grayson Calhoun took the loss for Lamar. He allowed 10 runs in two innings, walked one and struck out two.
Prep's lead grew in with a four-run third, and they never looked back.