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Baseball: Yellowjackets hold off Millsap

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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The Boyd Yellowjackets scored five runs in the first three innings to take a 5-0 lead over Millsap Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs rattled off five runs in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game.

The Yellowjackets showed their resolve by continuing to score, racking up three runs in the fourth and another four runs in the final three innings.

After holding Millsap scoreless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, the Bulldogs rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Boyd held on for the 12-9 win.

Colton Batterton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run. Cameron Clark also drove in a pair of runs.

Hayden Ford got the win with his two and two-thirds innings. Evan Stephenson, Colton Meadows and Colton Bruce also took the mound for Boyd.

CHICO 12, PERRIN-WHITT 7

Chico and Perrin-Whitt were tied at 6-6 heading into the sixth inning when Tyler Melton hit a grand slam that fueled the Dragons to victory.

Melton had two doubles to go with the grand slam in Chico’s 12-7 win Monday.

Melton was also called in for some damage control on the mound after Jeremy Blanks allowed four earned runs, throwing 105 pitches in four innings.

Blanks struck out seven of the batters. Melton delivered five outs with four strikeouts and no hits or earned runs to fuel a comeback.

Kalan Johnson finished things off on the mound with a solid inning.

The Dragons were down 3-0 before a pair of runs in the third inning and another in the fourth had the teams tied.

The tie continued when they both scored three in the fifth.

But a six-run sixth inning, led by Melton’s heroics, put the game out of reach for the Pirates.

Blanks also had a big day at the plate, driving in two runs with a triple.

HOLLIDAY 7, PARADISE 2

Despite throwing solid five innings with seven strikeouts, no earned runs and two hits, John Bridgeman couldn’t overcome the five Paradise errors that led to three unearned Holliday runs.

The Panthers were down 3-2 in the fifth, but Holliday exploded with four runs in the sixth. The Eagles held the Panthers scoreless in the top of the seventh to close the game out.

Austin Hogan and Sam Robinson each drove in a run for Paradise in the loss.

GUYER 7, NORTHWEST 3

Northwest had two outs and were tied 3-3 with Denton Guyer when things took a turn for the worse for the Texans.

In the bottom of the sixth, two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Guyer.

Still, with two outs it seemed there was still a chance Northwest could escape the inning unscathed.

But Dustin May lost some accuracy and hit the next batter to walk home the go-ahead run.

Guyer then doubled for two runs and scored again before the Texans could end the rally.

The climb back proved too massive for the Texans with only one inning to go. Guyer held Northwest scoreless in the top of the seventh to get the 7-3 victory.

Dodger Gilliland’s lone hit was a two-run homer that tied things up for the Texans in the top of the sixth.

It was one of only three hits Northwest could conjure against the stingy Guyer pitching.

The Texans did keep things close for most of the game with solid defense, committing only one error in the contest.

OLNEY 8, ALVORD 3

The Olney Cubs picked up a win over Alvord Friday, 8-3.

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