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Drillers win title with perfect weekend

by News-Times Staff | June 13, 2021 at 12:45 p.m.

WINNSBORO, La. - After a difficult opening weekend, the El Dorado Drillers bounced back to win the Winnsboro Wood Bat Classic Junior Pool on Saturday, topping 3-2 Sports 7-6 to finish with a perfect 3-0 record on the weekend.

The Drillers fell behind 4-1, but scored six runs in the second to take a 7-4 lead before winning by the final margin.

Peyton Yarbrough opened the rally in the second with a one-out walk.

Yarbrough stole second and Daniel Roblee was hit by a pitch with two outs to put runners at first and second.

A double steal with Jax Todd at the plate put runners at second and third, and Todd laced a two-run single to left-center to bring the Drillers within a run.

AJ Alsobrook followed with a walk, and Hunter Lawrence gave the Drillers the lead by hitting the first pitch he saw for a triple off the right-field fence to make it 5-4.

John Robert Burson kept the rally going by drawing a four-pitch walk and stealing second to put runners at second and third.

Holden Lowry then extended the Drillers’ lead by delivering a two-run double to left-center to make it 7-4.

The visitors scored twice in the third to make it 7-6, but Kolin Parker and Yarbrough closed the door the rest of the way.

Parker (1-0) gave up three hits and two runs with only one being earned in two innings out of the bullpen to pick up the win. He walked one and struck out two.

Yarbrough got three ground-ball outs in the fifth to pick up his first save.

Burson allowed four runs with only two being earned in two innings of work. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two.

The Drillers got their first run in the opening inning on a sacrifice fly by Jonah Davis.

The Drillers made the most of their four hits with Lawrence, Lowry and Todd each collecting two RBIs in the win. Lowry also had two stolen bases for the Drillers.

Cason Martin went 1-for-2 and Davis had one RBI in the win.

The Drillers (3-3) will host Arkansas Pulpwood Tuesday at Schoolboy Rowe (Field 4) of the El Dorado/Union County Recreational Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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