P4:13 baseball team third in tourney
By Brian Pitts
The Davie P4:13 13-U baseball team’s three pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as Davie defeated Camel City 13-3 on Saturday.
This was the first of three games in two days for Davie, which finished third in a tournament that was held at Rich Park and the Youth Complex.
Davie secured the victory over Camel City thanks to 11 runs in the fourth inning. Josh Whitaker, Andy Davis, Blake Adkins, Jacob Morgan, Brayden Jenkins and Alex Bowles all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Davie put the pressure on, led by singles by Jenkins and Luke Foster, an error on a ball put in play by Adkins and Morgan, walks by Whitaker and Davis, and a groundout by Bowles.
Morgan earned the victory on the hill. He went two innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out two. Brice Wilson and Whitaker entered the game out of the bullpen and helped close out the game.
Foster, Jenkins, and Maddox Creason each managed one hit to lead the way offensively.
Spartans 10, Davie 0
Davie fell behind early and couldn’t come back against the on Saturday.
The Spartans stole 14 bases as five players stole more than one. They didn’t commit a single error in the field.
Davie 8, Camel City 7
Davie P4:13 took the lead late and held off Camel City on Sunday. The game was tied at 7 with P4:13 batting in the top of the fifth when Whitaker singled on the first pitch, scoring one run.
A seven-run lead in the third was just enough for P4:13 to hold off Camel City, which scored seven runs in the failed comeback.
P4:13 got on the board in the first inning, when Foster drew a bases-loaded walk. Camel City evened things up at 7 in the bottom of the fourth inning. P4:13 tallied four runs in the second inning. Jenkins, Adkins and Creason all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Ethan Dixon was the winning pitcher. He went 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two. Whitaker threw 2.2 in relief. He recorded the last eight outs to earn the save.
P4:13 had 11 hits. Creason, Davis and Adkins each collected two hits. Davie stole eight bases as three players stole more than one. Bowles led the way with three.
Camel City saw the ball well, racking up 10 hits. It was sure-handed and didn’t commit an error.
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