Sox cannot complete comeback
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
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.