SMACKOVER – One week into the season, and Smackover’s pitching staff has continued to shine.
On Monday, Wyatt Parker and Tanner Mitchell collaborated on a four-hitter to lead the Bucks past Hampton 5-1.
Parker, the Bucks’ starter, got the win after firing four shutout innings. He allowed two hits, walked six and struck out four.
Mitchell allowed one unearned run in three innings of work to pick up the save. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out five.
Mitchell also had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored. He was also hit by a pitch.
The Bucks opened their scoring in the first.
Mitchell led off with a double and scored on a throwing error on Judson Wolfe’s grounder to shortstop.
Smackover added another run in the fourth.
Trace Davis led off with a single, stole second, took third on a passed ball and scored on a base hit to center by Britton Warren.
The Bucks then broke the game open with three runs in the fifth.
Cole McNeely led off with a base hit and Tyler Sexton followed with a sacrifice bunt.
McNeely took third on a passed ball and Mitchell was hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners.
Mitchell stole second to put a pair of runners in scoring position, and Wolfe delivered a two-run single to right-center that scored McNeely and Mitchell.
Wolfe later took second on a passed ball, stole third and scored on a passed ball to cap the Bucks’ scoring.
In addition to Mitchell, Warren had a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Wolfe, Davis and McNeely each had one hit for the Bucks, who had seven hits in the game.
Smackover (3-0) is slated to conference play Tuesday at Drew Central.
PARKERS CHAPEL 7,
RIVERDALE (LA.) 5
PARKERS CHAPEL – The Trojans scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to overcome a 4-3 deficit en route to winning their third straight.
Parkers Chapel also got a terrific outing out of the bullpen from Chris Greer, who allowed one unearned run in four innings of work to pick up the win. He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six.
Overall, three pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts with Cameron Mayo, PC’s starter, working the first 2 2/3 frames and Dyson Dougan recording a strikeout to finish the game and pick up the save.
The Trojans were held to five hits, but were the recipients of nine walks in the contest.
Greer and Mayo each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Dougan was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Caidyn Lewis, who drew two walks, had an RBI.
Parkers Chapel (4-1) is set to start 8-2A play Tuesday against Woodlawn.