Hendrix Park 14&under Boys Shine During Ball-A-Rama
Game one was a pitcher's dual with only 6 hits allowed in the game. Hendrix Park starter Nicholas Rud pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout to begin the DiamondBacks season. He recorded 6 strikeouts while allowing only two walks. Dylan McCoy provided all the offense that was needed for the win by smacking a solo-homer in the second inning. The DiamondBacks 3rd baseman Cody Griffin shut down an early Pooler rally by snagging a hard-hit ball in the hole at third, and turning an inning-ending double play. McCoy also played stubborn defense at first base by turning a game -ending double play by forcing the runner at first, then throwing out the game-tying runner at the plate. Catcher Mike Ahmay provided solid play behind the plate, and threw out three runners attempting steals, keeping the bases cleared throughout the game. The final score was Hendrix Park 1 and Pooler 0.
Game two of the doubleheader again saw dominant pitching, this time by DiamondBack Chris Ahmay. Ahmay kept a big, hard-hitting Bloomingdale team off the basepaths by working the corners with his precision fastball. He allowed only 4 hits while logging 8 strikeouts in his complete game-pitching debut. The DiamondBacks jumped out to an early lead by putting 4 runs on the board in the first inning. Outfielder Brandon Lyons led a solid offensive charge by getting two hits and two RBI's for the Hendrix Park team. Five other batters scattered hits throughout the game, and recorded a combined 8 steals against the strong arm of the Bloomingdale catcher. Bloomingdale batters rallied in the last inning, loading the bases and sending the winning run to the plate. With two outs, the Bloomingdale hitter ripped what would have been the game-tying hit down the line into right field, but outfielder Jacob McBride quickly fielded the sure double and threw a laser-like strike to second baseman Zach Shinall, who blocked second and applied the game-ending tag an the Bloomingdale runner. The final score was Hendrix Park 6 and Bloomingdale 3.
8&under Boys Baseball Mini Pee-Wee
The Lil' Devils coached by Robbie Daniels, Gene West & Tommy Leggett played the Diamondbacks coached by Rick Mitchell, Danny Colello & Terry Taylor. For the Lil' Devils Warren Thomson went 2 for 3 with a double & a single. Brent "Peanut" Leggett was 2 for 3 with a single & a double. Jarrett Brown, Payson Caudill, Daniel Estes all went 2 for 3 with singles. Hunter Warnell went 1 for 3 with a single. Landon Thomson and Bailey Jeffers went 2 for 2 with singles. Jarred Magnotti and Gunnar Cayton went 1 for 2 with a single. For the Diamondbacks Logan Scott went 3 for 3. Rick Mitchell, Jr., Dylan Whitfield and Jeb Boyette went 2 for 3. Chanceler Oliver went 1 for 3. Gavin Elliott and Raydon Thurston went 2 for 2. The final score was Lil' Devils 12 and the Diamondbacks 10.
12&under Boys Baseball Midgets
The Intimidators coached by Chris Albright and David Powell played Garden City. Garden City did not have enough players show up for the game so they had to forfeit. But we loan them a couple of players and everyone played a scrimmage game. For the Intimidators Dakota Cook hit a home run over the fence. Jamie Waters & Brandon Albright both hit triples. The score on the scrimmage game was the Intimidators 11 to Garden City 3.
10&under Girls Softball
The Angels played Garden City. We did not get any details but the final score was the Angels 18 and Garden City 2.
8&under Boys Baseball Mini Pee-Wee
The Hurricanes coached by Roman Joyce, Ronnie Howard & Garrett Romberg played Bulldogs coached by Al Butler, Brian Smith and Ronnie Vincent. For the Bulldogs Gavin Gibson 1 for 3 and scored a run. Jeremy Gerald and Dallas Rider went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs each Jacob Smith and Bray Butler went 3 for 3 and scored 3 runs each. Eric Bryan went 2 for 3 and scored a run. Sam Morgason went 2 for 3. Logan Sauls and Jared Crosby went 1 for 2 and 1 run scored each.Brooks Sikes went 1 for 2. The final score was Bulldogs 14 & the Hurricanes 7.
10&under Boys Baseball PeeWee
The Dawgs coached by Tommy Leggett, Riley Tillman and Bennie Barrow played D-Backs coached by Christian Gordon, Arnold Gordon and Richard Gunn. For the Dawgs Reid Hollingsworth went 2 for 2. Nathan Leggett, Dylan Saxon, Logan Kennedy and Grant Tillman all went 1 for 2. For the D-Backs Brett Bacon and Derrick Sharpe went 2 for 2. Joshua Jones got a triple. The final score was the Dawgs 1 and the D-Backs 4.
8&under Boys Mini Peewee Baseball
The Lil Devils played the Hurricanes coached by Roman Joyce, Ronnie Howard and Garrett Romberg. For the Hurricanes John Yearty went 2 for 3. Bradley Howard went 1 for 3. Landon Tinsley went 1 for 3 with a run scored. Connor Schaffer went 2 for 2. Blake Joyce, Christian Morgan, Jacob Romberg and Chad Kight all went 1 for 2 with a run scored for each. For the Lil Devils Warren Thomson went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored a double and a home run. Jarrett Brown Went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored. Hunter Warnell went 2 for 3 with a double & a run scored. Bailey Jeffers went 3 for 3 with a double & a run scored. Gavin Swiney went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Jarred Magnotti went 2 for 3 with a home run. Daniel Estes went 2 for 3 with a double. Johnathan Morgan went 1 for 2 with a run scored. The final score was the Hurricanes 4 and the Lil Devils 9.
10&under Boys Baseball Peewee
The Braves coached by Bubba Banks, and Keith Dudley played the Dawgs. For the Dawgs Grant Tillman, Joshua Neagley and Joshua Barrow all went 3 for 3.Nathan Leggett and Cole Poythress both went 2 for 3. Anthony Long and Reid Hollingsworth went 2 for 2. Dylan Saxon went 2 for 2 with a home run. Nathan Woods, Logan Kennedy, Jeffrey Young and Trey Gollihue all went 1 for 2.
The D-Backs played Hendrix Park Team C coached by Richard Chavis, Eddie Perry, Jason Chavis and John. The D-Backs Joshua Jones went 3 for 3 with a double. Brandon Taylor got a triple. Derrick Sharpe went 2 for 3. Justin Gunn went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles. The final scores the D-Backs 8 and the HP Team C 4.
14&under Boys Baseball
The Crushers coached by John Curl, Dwayne Williams & Joey Kirby played Garden City. For the Crushers Mark Bender & Matthew Herb both had singles. Dalton Cook had 2 singles & a RBI. Shane Dillon had a RBI. Bradley Sullivan had a double & 3 RBI’s. Alex Covington had 2 doubles & a RBI. Tyler Kirby had a double. Brandon Mille had a triple & a RBI. Corey Cook was the winning pitcher with 8 strikeouts. The final score was the Crushers with 8 and Garden city 6.