May 5th, T-Ball
Two teams came to the field to show their talents for this ball game. It started with Tuck's Tax Service at the plate. Although they were hitting the ball, Nestle's defense, which included Bailey Morgan and James Dorris, made 3 outs only allowing 2 runs. Nestle then headed to the dug out, sending out players one by one carrying that stick. They had 9 out of 10 batters reaching base with a double by Tristan Walters and the last batter, Garret Sexton, hitting a triple.
Bottom of the first 8-2 Nestle. Tuck's tried it again in the top of the second, with Landon Woodcock and Elissa Tuck carrying the big sticks, their efforts knocked in two more runs. Nestle had Soy Hernandez at short stop who accounted for 2 of the 3 outs in the inning. Nestle's defense is proving to be the problem for Tuck's. When Nestle took the stick again, every batter got on base but Tuck's defense pulled 2 outs with Trent Cook at third base. This held Nestle to 6 runs. As Tuck's efforts were obvious, Nestle's defense was just too much. Kameron Clark and Jacob Atkins both kept hard hit Tuck's balls from turning into extra bases. Thus keeping Tuck's from scoring top of the third.
Going in the top of the 4th, Trevor Russell slapped one into left field gaining 2 RBI's. Cowan was hot now, 13. Hollis wasn't done yet. They managed to score 7 more runs to tighten this ball game up. The final inning Cowan had their explosion. It was score at will. They tacked on 10 more, while Hollis tacked on 3 more runs. For Hollis, Kason Wheeler went 1 for 1 and scored 3 runs. Ty Tuck the same. Dakota Dickens 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored. Also scoring a run each was Josh Duffer and Sarah Tuck. Coach Brian Massey said Mackenzie Walters made a great catch in center field.
Final: Cowan 23, Hollis 11
May 8th, Little League
It was two young teams, a lot of coaching, a lot of sweat, a lot of heart and definitely a lot of cheering. Tri-County Electric vs Hollis Lumber. It was a Monday night ball game at Red Boiling Springs but you would have thought it was game 7 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. Hollis came out with Josh Duffer as starting pitcher and at bat the sticks were clubs. Two innings in, it was Hollis 13, Tri-County 1. You would have thought the ball game was over. But!!! Tri-County's coach Allen Knight was again in control. Showing never give up! He may have never drove a train, but he sure could build a fire for the engine. With Taneal Smith on the mound and their own sticks, Tri-County mounted a come back that left them a little short at the end of the ball game. Tri-County's Juan Augustine went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's, Ben Bolte 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's, Avery Hall walked 3 out of 3, Cary Hatcher walked twice with a single. For Hollis, Josh Duffer pitched 3 innings striking out 5. Ty Tuck relieved with 2 strike outs. At bat, it was Kason Wheeler going 3 for 3 scoring 3 runs, Kallima Bean with 2 hits, and Sarah Tuck with a hit. Those crossing the plate twice were Ty Tuck, Dakota Dickens and Spencer Tuck. While Josh Duffer, Sarah Tuck, DJ Laureigh, Kallima Bean and Mackenzie Walters crossed it once.
Final score: Hollis 14, Tri-County 9
Cowan & Sons vs North Central Telephone Coop.
Cowan and Sons vs North Central
Cowan and Sons started the engine in the first, scoring 3 runs. Jason Carter, Cowan's pitcher, struck out the side. 3 up 3 down. Top of the second, Jacob Hunt hit an in park home run scoring 2 more. Jason Carter, You got it!
The 3rd inning Cowan's Alex Mullinix scored on a throw away ball. Score 6-0. In the 6h Cowan scored one more time. Pitcher Jason Carter ended for Cowan with 18 strike outs, 2 walks and 1 hit by Devon McCall.
Final: Cowan 7-NCTC 0
May 12, T-Ball
Hix Welding's coach John Carlise and team took the field again. This time to try Smith Farms Coach Chris Gregory and team. Now, we have rain. But by the time these two teams got through stirring dirt , the field became dust. It was a show down!!!
Hix defense held Smith Farms to 4 runs. Then for Hix, Jordan Powell, Mattie Harlen, Seth Carlise, Sydney Henson, Brittany Hatcher and Isaac Belton all got hits and scored. First inning Hix 6, Smith Farms 4. Then in the second, Hix held Smith to 3 runs. Smith not to be out done, allowed only 2 runs for Hix, which were scored by Jeb Rhoton and Seth Carlise off Seth's home run. Smith 7, Hix 8. Then Hix fired up their torches. Seth hit 2 home runs, Sydney hit one herself. Mattie hit a triple and Jeb a double. Hix trampled home plate with 9 runs. Smith Farms only scored 4 runs. When the dust settled, Smith Farms had 2 players going 4 for 4, Brent Smith and Trace Browning. Gavin Silk and Jon Austin Smith both went 3 for 4. Owen Browning went 2 for 4.
“The whole team played a great game,” said Coach Chris.
Final Score Hix Welding 17, Smith Farms 16