Yesterday, after their varsity teammates, defeated the Towns Co. varsity 17-2, the PHS JV Baseball team hosted the Towns Co. JV Indians in the 2nd game of the varsity/JV doubleheader. This is a league game for both teams with both fighting for position in the standings.
Jackson Jones got the start for the Dragons and worked a solid first inning. Pickens got three straight hits to open the bottom half of the 1st, and runs driven in by Isaiah Payne & Will Lawrence to give the Dragons a 3-0 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Indians were able to get a run back to make things 3-1 going to the bottom of the 2nd. Pickens would be held scoreless in the 2nd as we headed to the 3rd, still 3-1 Dragons.
In the 3rd, Towns Co. again chipped away at the lead with another run to cut things to 3-2. J. Jones helped his own cause as he brought in Lawrence with an RBI double to stretch the lead back to two at 4-2 going to the 4th. Pickens got out of a jam in the top of the 4th to send us to the bottom of the inning. Much like their varsity counterparts, the JV Dragons had a huge 4th inning, scoring 13 runs on 10 hits, making it 17-2 and enforcing the 15 run rule.
Jackson Jones went 3 2/3rd innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, & striking out 2 on 66 pitches. Went 1-2 with a double, & 1 RBI
Michael Burrell went 2-4 with a single, double, 1 RBI, & 2 runs scored
Isaiah Payne went 1-1 with a single, 1 RBI & a run scored
Jacob Kirchoff went 1-1 with a single, & 2 runs scored
Brady Moore went 1-1 with a single, & 1 run scored
Dalton Elrod went 2-2 with 2 singles, 2 RBI, & 2 runs scored
Caswell Smith scored 2 runs
Will Lawrence went 3-4 with 4 RBI, & 2 runs scored
Tyler Vreeland went 1-2 with 2 runs scored
Adam Massey went 1-3 with a single, 1 RBI, & 1 run scored
Damain Watkins had 2 RBI & went 1/3rd inning with 0 runs & 0 walks
Lucas Headrick went 1-3 with a double, 3 RBI, & 1 run scored
The JV Dragons will be in action again later today as they take on the JV Fannin Rebels in Blue Ridge. Pickens will return the favor by hosting the JV Rebels on Thursday.
Yesterday, the PHS Varsity Baseball team hosted the Towns Co. Indians in a non-region ball game at Dragons Field. Pickens came into the ball game at 5-4, and looked to keep things going with region play starting later this week.
Dylan Huffman got the call to start for the Dragons and looked very impressive. Towns Co. was able to get a run on two hits, but D. Huffman & the Pickens defense kept the damage to just one to send us to the bottom of the frame. The Dragons answered with 2 runs to take a 2-1 lead going to the 2nd.
In the 2nd, D. Huffman worked around a runners at 1st & 3rd jam to keep the Pickens lead at 2-1 going to the bottom of the 2nd. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Dragons bats came to life and Pickens would blow things open. The Dragons ended up batting around in the line up twice, scoring 15 runs, and mashing out 12 hits in the half inning to lead the Indians, 17-1 going to the 3rd. Towns Co. got a run out of the top of the 3rd, but that was it as the game was called after three innings due to the 15 run rule. Pickens got the win, 17-2.
Dylan Huffman went 2 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 4 on 45 pitches. Went 1-1 with a run scored
Travis Huffman went 1-1 with a single, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored, & 2 walks
Wyatt Gooch went 1-2 with a single, 2 runs scored, & a walk
Tyler Garner went 1-1 with a double, 4 RBI, & a run scored
Dalton Stephens went 1-1 with a single & a run scored. Gave up 1 run on 10 pitches in 1 inning
Dalton Pressley went 1-2 with a double, 3 RBI, & a run scored
Dalton Sipsy went 1-1 with a single, 1 RBI, & 1 run scored
Walker Lawrence went 2-3 with 2 singles, 1 RBI, & 1 run scored
Zack Moore went 2-2 with a triple, a single, 1 RBI, & 2 runs scored
Gabe Groover went 0-0 with a HBP & 1 RBI
Slade Hillhouse went 1-1 with a single, & 2 runs scored
Caleb Brooks went 1-1 with a single, & 1 RBI
Joseph Gossett went 1-2 with a single, 1 RBI, & 2 runs scored
The Dragons will be back at it on Wednesday as they travel to take on the Union Co. Panthers before hitting the road again on Friday as they open up region play with a doubleheader against LaFayette.
Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity baseball team hosted the Indians of Murray Co. for a non-region ball game. Pickens came into the ball game having defeated the Indians over at Murray on Tuesday 13-1, and were looking to get the week sweep inside their park.
Dalton Sipsy started for the Dragons yesterday and got 2 K’s to begin the game, but the Indians were able to bring a run in and lead things 1-0 going to the bottom of the frame. A lead off triple by Travis Huffman sparked a four run inning for Pickens. Wyatt Gooch brought in 2 with an RBI double & Sipsy & Gooch later came in to score. Sipsy kept the Indians quiet in the 2nd as he struckout the side to send us to the bottom half of the inning.
In the 2nd, the Dragons as T. Huffman & Dillon Champion drove in runs to make it 6-1 going to the 3rd. After striking out the 1st batter he faced in the 3rd, Sipsy was relieved by Walker Lawrence who worked around a bloop hit to get the final two outs of the inning to bring the Dragons back up to the plate. Pickens scored 5 runs in the 3rd thanks an RBI from Slade Hillhouse, 2 RBI from Zack Moore, & an RBI from Joseph Gossett (one run was brought in on an error), to give the Dragons an 11-1 lead going to the 4th.
Josh Holbert relieved Lawrence in the 4th and also worked around a hit to finish off the inning to send us to the bottom of the 4th. The inning began with the 4th place hitter Dominic Stephens, and the game ended with Stephens as the Dragons again brought in 5 runs making it 16-1 after Stephens’ RBI hit and envoking the 15 run rule after 4 innings. Pickens took this one, 16-1. Pickens outscored Murray Co. during the week 26-2 in the two wins.
The Dragons got great pitching all game long and showed patience at the plate having only 8 hits to go along with their 16 runs.
Dalton Sipsy went 2 & 1/3rd innings giving up just 1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, & striking out 6 on 47 pitches & drew a walk and scored a run
Walker Lawrence went 1 & 1/3rd innings giving up one hit, & striking out 1 on 13 pitches
Travis Huffman went 2-4 with a triple, a single, 2 RBI, & 2 runs scored
Dillon Champion had an RBI and a run scored while Caleb brooks drew a walk and brought in 1 run
Dominic Stephens went 2-4 with 2 singles, an RBI, & 2 runs scored
Wyatt Gooch went 1-1 with a double, 2 RBI, & a run scored & Tyler Garner went 1-1 with a double and a run scored
Dalton Presley went 1-2 with a single & a run scored
Slade Hillhouse brought in 1 run and scored 2
Zack Moore went 1-2 with a double, 2 RBI, & a run scored & Dylan Huffman went 1-1 with a single & a run scored
Joseph Gossett drew two walks, scored 2 runs, & drove in a run on a sacrifice fly
The Dragons are now 5-4 on the season and will look to continue their winning ways when they host Towns Co. on Monday as part of a make up game. First pitch scheduled for 4:30