Williams, Everett mash Maumelle
MAUMELLE – Benton Everett Buick GMC’S
Eli Williams had a big game Wednesday night in Maumelle, knocking in six runs and pitching for the win in a 15-2 rout over Maumelle.
Benton would blow the doors open out of the gate in this one as Everett put up seven runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead.
Leadoff man Braden Carmen singled and Jake Green walked before Tristan Hammonds knocked in a run and reached on an error. Sean Small reached via walk to load the bases before Blake Farrell knocked in two more with a 2-run single. Michael Weaver singled to reload the bases for Williams, who promptly hit a 3-run double for the 6-0 lead before scoring himself on Carmen’s RBI knock for the 7-0 advantage.
Maumelle held Benton scoreless in the second and picked up two runs, one earned, in the bottom of the inning, but Everett struck again in the third with an 8-spot. Weaver and Williams singled to start the inning and Brendan Burkes knocked in a run with a single of his own. Gage Ashalintubbi walked and Carmen singled before
Green’s RBI single. A walk to Hammonds and an RBI single from Small ensued before Farrell was hit by a pitch. After a strikeout, Williams came through again with a bases-clearing hit for three more RBIS to set the 15-2 final.
Williams finished 3 for 3 with a run and six RBIS, and Carmen was 3 for 3 as well, scoring twice with an RBI. Weaver went 2 for 3 with two runs, Farrell 1 for 2 with two runs and two RBIS, and Green, Small and Burkes all had a hit and RBI apiece.
Williams was solid on the mound as well, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks, striking out two in three innings pitched.
Everett will head to Morrilton for a twin bill on Saturday, with the first game set for 11 a.m.
Benton Everett Buick GMC batter Blake Ferrell makes contact with the ball in a game earlier this season. Ferrell went 1 for 2 with two run and two RBIS in a 15-2 rout over Maumelle on the road.