JVs A Flashy 11-0

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2013

By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record

The Davie jayvee baseball season has been an amazing ride, and it’s only the halfway mark in the season.
Brandon Lankford was a major reason for a 3-0, nine-inning win at West Forsyth, throwing a one-hitter for seven innings before giving way to a reliever. Not to be outdone, Colby Cranfill tossed a complete-game shutout in Davie’s 3-0 win in the rematch at Rich Park.
Davie entered this week at 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Central Piedmont Conference.
Lankford was sensational in the first game, his one-hit performance including one walk and five strikeouts.
“It was one of the best pitching performances we’ve had all year,” coach Aaron Hollifield said.
Curtis Dillon came on and provided lights-out relief. He gave up one hit in three innings, offsetting two walks with three Ks.
“Curtis is one of my veterans,” Hollifield said. “He’s a sophomore and he’s been in those situations, so I wasn’t going to put one of the younger ones out there. I figured Curtis could handle it pretty good, and he did.”
After getting held to two hits through eight innings, the Davie offense finally came alive in the ninth. The first batter of the ninth, Lankford, reached on an error, his hard grounder going through the third baseman.
“Brandon is having good approaches at the plate,” Hollifield said of his No. 3 batter …