ND Baseball

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Geri Lamm pitched in relief of Bateman Greenlee Friday afternoon. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

ND runs over Marvell, 12-2

By Brad Greer

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The red-hot North Delta Green Wave baseball team won its fourth game in a row Friday afternoon with a 12-2 six-inning win over Marvell, (Ark) to remain undefeated in District 1-1A with a perfect 4-0 mark.

Geri Lamm and Britt Lawrence each had three hits to lead the Wave offensively while Jim Tom Copeland and Michael Magee knocked in two runs each as North Delta collected 12 hits on the day. Bateman Greenlee registered the win on the mound as the senior right-hander went 4.1 innings, striking out five while walking three and giving up a pair of runs. Lamm worked the final 1.2 innings in relief as he fanned three and surrendered two hits.

North Delta plated two runs in the bottom of the first and three more in the second off of starting Eagle hurler Stephen Box to give Greenlee plenty of run support. Magee got things going in the bottom of the first on a one-out walk then scored on a single by Copeland, who would later score on a wild pitch.

After Marvell scored a run in the top of the second, the Wave made it 5-1 in the bottom half of the frame with three runs on three hits. Lawrence led off in the inning with a single then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Austin Gant followed with a single past third base to drive home Lawrence. Following a Bailey Guckert walk and a Lamm single, Magee lofted a fly ball deep enough to score Gant from third for a 4-1 Wave lead. Guckert would later score on a two-out error.

The score would stay that way until the top of the fifth when the Eagles would score a run to make it 5-2. North Delta then exploded for six runs on six hits in the bottom half of the inning to take an 11-2 lead.

Lawrence once again led off with a single then scored on Guckert’s two-out single. Lamm and Magee followed with RBI singles followed by a double off the bat of Copeland for a 10-2 Wave lead. Ethan Taylor got into the act with a RBI single to left that would plate Copeland.

North  Delta ended the game in the bottom of the sixth as Hunter West reached on a one-out walk, stole second then went to third on a wild pitch. Guckert then hit a chopper to Eagle third baseman Clay Harper who’s throw to home plate was not in time to get the sliding West.

The Green Wave traveled to W. Memphis, (Ark.) last night in a district battle and will host Desoto  Thursday in a 4 p.m doubleheader.