In the opening game of round two of the Dixie Youth District 3 Tournament, Patrick County beat Pulaski East 11-1.
In the top of the first inning, John Seagle and David Hunley led off by drawing walks. After two strike outs, Cooper Dunnigan also drew a walk, and despite loading the bases, Pulaski could not push a run across.
In the bottom of the 2nd, Patrick's Landon Augustine drew a walk and then Bryson Fulcher hit a single, but both were stranded.
Will Huff drew a walk for Pulaski in the top of the 2nd, but was stranded.
In the bottom of the 2nd, Patrick got on the board by scoring three runs to take the lead 3-0. Darrett Worley and Kase Leftwich both drew walks to put runners on 1st and 2nd. After a strike out, Taylor Swails drew a walk to load the bases for Patrick County. Kelon Penn hit a 2 RBI single to score Worley and Leftwich. Swails was able to move around on a fielder's choice, and score on a passed ball. At the end of 2 innings, Patrick would lead 3-0.
In the top of the 3rd, Pulaski would score a run to close the gap to 3-1. Will Jerrells led off the inning by drawing a walk, and then Chase Dalton also drew a walk to put two runners on base. John Seagle drew a walk to load the bases, but Pulaski could only push one run across due to a force out fielder's choice and then two strike outs. Dotson did score on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Pulaski's pitching and defense was stellar as they forced Patrick into 3 up and 3 down, including throwing a Patrick player out stealing at 2B.
In the top of the 4th, Justin Turpin hit a double for Pulaski but was stranded. He had the lone Pulaski hit of the game.
In the bottom of the 4th, Patrick would get their bats going and end the game early by scoring eight runs. Of the nine players Patrick sent to the plate, eight would score. Bryson Fulcher led off the inning by drawing a walk and moved to 2B on a passed ball. Nick Duncan then hit an RBI single to score Fulcher. Darrett Worley hit a single, and then Kase Leftwich drew a walk. After an out, Taylor Swails drew a walk to load the bases. McCray Sawyers hit a 2 RBI single, and then Landon Augustine was hit by a pitch. Josh Cochran drew a walk to load the bases. Bryson Fulcher drew a bases loaded RBI walk to score the eighth run, and end the game early via the 10 run rule.
Josh Cochran was the winning pitcher for Patrick County, pitching 3 innings, giving up just one hit, striking out six and walking five.
With the win, Patrick advances to play Christiansburg in the finals of the winner's bracket @ 8 PM on Monday. Pulaski East drops to the losers bracket and will face Pulaski West in an elimination game @ 4 PM.
Tag(s): 2012 District 3 Tournament