Jr. Sox top Sheridan at In­vite

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS - By Tony Le­na­han tle­na­[email protected]­ton­courier.com

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.

TONY LE­NA­HAN/THE Sa­line Courier

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.

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