Jr. Sox top Sheridan at Invite
SHERIDAN – The Bryant Junior Black Sox needed just four hits to score 10 runs in a 10-3 win over the Sheridan Swarm Wednesday in the first round of pool play in the Sheridan Junior Legion Invitational in Sheridan.
The victory ups the Jr. Black Sox record to 9-1 on the season.
The Jr. Sox were helped by three walks in the bottom of the first inning as Lawson Speer and and Noah Davis were both issued free passes before completing a double steal to put runners at second and third. Speer scored on Peyton Dillon’s sacrifice fly and Davis would also score for the 2-0 lead after one.
Bryant made it a 3-0 game in the second inning when Blaine Sears drew a twoout walk before scoring on Speer’s double to left field.
Sheridan picked up a run in the third on an RBI single, but the Swarm walked the first three Bryant batters in the bottom of the inning before courtesy runner Connor Martin scored on
an error for the 4-1 lead. Consecutive RBI singles by Joshua Turner and Dakota Clay made it a 6-1 advantage after three.
Kyler Pabon and Clay both walked with the bases loaded to put the Sox up 8-1 before Sears’ sacrifice fly put Bryant up 9-1. Davis was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded two batters later for the
10-1 lead after four before Sheridan put up two runs in the fifth for the 10-3 final.
The Black Sox were issued 11 walks and the two
teams combined for 18 walks total, with Sheridan adding three Bryant hit batsmen.
Speer finished 1 for 1 with a run and RBI, Dillon was 1 for 2 with two RBIS, and Turner and Clay both added a hit and RBI apiece. Davis, Pabon and Sears all had
RBIS without a hit.
The Jr. Sox were set to take on Fort Smith Thursday, but the game was postponed due to weather.
Bryant Junior Black Sox centerfielder Lawson Speer throws to the infield in a game earlier this week. Speer went 1 for 1 with a run and RBI in a 10-3 victory over Sheridan on Wednesday.