Gwat­ney comes back to down Everett

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

SATUR­DAY

Jr. Zone Tour­ney

Area 1 (Maumelle)

Bryant vs. Ft. Smith, 7:30 Area 3 (Carlisle)

Sp. Shop vs. Carlisle, 7:30 Area 4 (Sheri­dan)

HG vs.texarkana, 3 p.m. Bryant 15U vs. Sheri­dan, 5:15

BEN­TON – Up for most of the game, Ben­ton Everett Buick GMC couldn’t hold onto the lead as Jack­sonville Gwat­ney Chevro­let came back to claim a 10-9 win over Everett Tues­day at Bernard Hol­land Park in Ben­ton.

The loss drops Everett to 5-13 over­all as Jack­sonville put up three runs in the top of the first in­ning to take the early lead. But, Ben­ton came back with two runs in the bot­tom of the in­ning as Braden Car­man, who walked to lead off the in­ning, and Tris­ton Ham­monds both came around to score, helped by Jake Green’s sin­gle, for the 3-2 deficit af­ter one.

But, Ben­ton busted out with four runs in the sec­ond in­ning as Trey Miller sin­gled and Seth Ch­est­man dou­bled to be­gin the in­ning. Both would later score, as did Eli Wil­liams and Ham­monds, both reach­ing on sin­gles, to make it a 6-3 Everett ad­van­tage.

Gwat­ney added two runs in the top of the fourth to get within 6-5, but Ben­ton came back with a run of its own in the bot­tom of the fifth as Miller sin­gled with one out and later scored on Car­man’s RBI sin­gle for the 7-5 game.

Jack­sonville picked up a run in the top of the sixth to get within a run and put up a 4-spot in the top of the sev­enth to take its first lead, 10-7, since the first in­ning. Everett was able to get two runs in the bot­tom of the in­ning, but couldn’t get over the hump to take the loss.

Ham­monds, Miller and Ch­est­man all had two hits and two runs apiece, while Wil­liams fin­ished 2 for 5 with a run. Green was 2 for 3, Car­man 1 for 3 with two runs and Bren­den Burks added a 1-for-3 day.

Ben­ton re­turns to ac­tion on Fri­day when Everett host Mor­ril­ton with first pitch com­ing at 7 p.m.

GREG DAVIS/ Spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

Ben­ton Everett Buick GMC bat­ter Jake Green lays down a bunt in a game ear­lier this sea­son. Everett fell 10-9 to Jack­sonville at Bernard Hol­land Park Tues­day in Ben­ton. Everett will host Mor­ril­ton on Fri­day at Bernard Hol­land Park.

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