Sox can­not com­plete come­back

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - Tle­na­[email protected]­ton­courier.com By Tony Le­na­han

GON­ZA­LES, La. — Wrap­ping up pool play with a 6-2 vic­tory over Tu­pelo Post 49 Satur­day to fin­ish 3-1, the Bryant Black Sox se­nior Amer­i­can Le­gion team would get eked out by Gau­thier Amedee Wom­bats to open bracket play on Sun­day in the Louisiana Chal­lenge. Bryant fell 5-4 to move to 15-7 over­all on the sea­son.

Down 5-0 after four in­nings, the Black Sox fought back in the fifth. Aaron Mor­gan was hit by a pitch with one out be­fore ad­vanc­ing to sec­ond on Logan Cham­bers’ sin­gle to cen­ter. Logan Cat­ton walked to load the bases and Cade Dren­nan’s RBI ground out put Bryant on the board.

The Black Sox added three more runs, all with two outs, as Jake Wright fol­lowed with a 2-run dou­ble and Logan Grant had an RBI sin­gle to make it a 5-4 game. But, Bryant couldn’t get any­thing else go­ing the rest of the game, go­ing in or­der in the sixth, and after Cham­bers’ lead­off sin­gle in the sev­enth, the Sox went 1-2-3 to end the game.

Wright fin­ished 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIS, Cham­bers was 2 for 4 with a run, Grant 1 for 3 with an RBI and Gage Stark and Coby Greiner both added a hit in the loss.

Grant started and pitched well as only two of the five runs given up were earned. He gave up five hits and a walk, while strik­ing out 11 in six com­plete in­nings.

Black Sox 6, Tu­pelo 49ers 2

It was all Bryant in this one as the Black Sox jumped on the 49ers with a 4-spot in the first in­ning and Slade Ren­frow gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks, strik­ing out six in six in­nings for the win.

Cham­bers dou­bled to lead off the bot­tom of the first and scored on Dren­nan’s sin­gle two bat­ters later for the early 1-0 lead. After a walk to Wright, Grant sin­gled in two more for the 3-0 ad­van­tage be­fore scor­ing him­self on Bray­den Lester’s sin­gle for the 4-run lead after

one.

The Black Sox picked up two un­earned runs in the third in­ning to close out their scor­ing. Lester reached on a two-out sin­gle and later scored on an er­ror, and Cat­ton sin­gled in Mor­gan, who reached via sin­gle, to make it a 6-0 game.

Tu­pelo added a run each in the sixth and sev­enth in­nings, but Greiner came

on in the sev­enth in­ning to close things out, strik­ing out two in a score­less in­ning of work.

Lester was 2 for 3 with a run and RBI, while Grant was 1 for 2 with a run and two RBIS. Dren­nan and Cat­ton both had a hit and RBI apiece, while Cham­bers, Wright and Mor­gan all had a hit each.

The Black Sox travel to Fort Smith Tues­day to take on the Sports­man, with first pitch com­ing at 8 p.m.

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