In­finiti sweeps Poyen for 4th straight

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

POYEN — The Benton In­finiti Dirt Bags (16U) swept a dou­ble­header on the road Mon­day to im­prove to 4-3 over­all, win­ning their fourth straight con­test. In­finiti downed Poyen 13-5 in the first game and held on for a 6-4 win in Game 2.

The Dirt Bags needed just two hits to score all six of their runs, putting up three each in the first and sec­ond in­nings, in Game 2. Benton scored its runs in the first when Jesse Oliver, who walked, later scored on a wild pitch, Hunter Thomas tak­ing a bases-loaded walk for an RBI, and Colton West adding an RBI the hard way, forc­ing in a run af­ter be­ing hit by a pitch for the 3-0 lead af­ter one.

Walks again aided In­finiti in the sec­ond as Justin Hall and Jonathan Brock both walked to start, with Hall scor­ing on a dou­ble steal and Brock mak­ing it 5-0 scor­ing on a wild pitch. Af­ter a Hunter Fer­rell walk and cour­tesy run­ner Jack­son Re­gan steal­ing sec­ond and third, Re­gan scored on Jesse Oliver’s in­field sin­gle for the 6-0 game be­fore Poyen put up a run in the bot­tom of the sec­ond and three in the third.

Oliver fin­ished 1 for 1 with a run and RBI, while Kaleb Deno added the other hit for the Dirt Bags. Reed Gautreaux started on the mound giv­ing up one run with­out a hit, walk­ing two and strik­ing out four in two in­nings.

It was a 1-1 game af­ter one in the first con­test be­fore Benton put up a

6-spot in the sec­ond and never looked back. In­finiti led 7-3 af­ter two in­nings be­fore go­ing up 11-3 af­ter three and a half.

Fer­rell fin­ished 1 for

3 with three RBIS, Zack Gur­ri­eri was 1 for 3 with two RBIS, and Hall and Logan Jones both had a hit, run and RBI in the win. Reece Row­land added a hit and two runs along with three stolen bases, while Thomas was 1 for 2 with a run. Re­gan added two RBIS with­out gar­ner­ing a hit. Colton Stoops also had three stolen bases, scor­ing two runs.

Logan Bragg gave up a run on one hit with­out a walk, strik­ing out five in three in­nings of re­lief, with Thomas strik­ing out one in a per­fect in­ning of re­lief.

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