American Legion Baseball

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 20, 2011

A’s catcher Scott Taylor snagged the ball to tag out Red Sox’s Gage Aldison, No. 7, in Monday night American Legion action. The A’s claimed the 7-3 win. The Panolian photo by Glennie Pou

A’s and Royals claim victories

By Brad Greer

Will Daughtery’s two-run single sparked a three-run sixth inning rally to help guide the A’s to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox Monday afternoon in American Legion baseball action. Daughtery also picked up the save on the mound by tossing two innings of scoreless relief.

In the second game of the night, Tyler Babb drove in three runs with a double and two singles as the Royals eased past the Yankees 16-5 in five innings.

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The A’s took a 1-0 lead in top of the first as Daughtery walked to lead off the game then later scored on an Austin Jones sacrifice fly to center for the first run of the game. The Red Sox however tied the game at one in the bottom half of the inning on a pair of errors.

After Jones’ RBI single scored Daughtery to give the A’s a 2-1 advantage in top of the third, the Sox took its only lead of the game at 3-2 as Gage Aldison drilled a two-run double to drive in Chase Durham and Adam Cook.

In top of the fourth, the A’s took the lead for good as Demetrius Market delivered a two-run single to drive in Ethan Calvert and Austin Epps for a 4-3 lead. The Red Sox, who left eight runners on base in the game, had runners on second and third with one out in the fifth, but could not get the key hit as Daughtery fanned the next two batters to end the threat.

Ridge Simmerman recorded the win on the mound by throwing one inning in relief of starting pitcher Jessie Pearson. Adam Cook was charged with the loss for the Red Sox.

Jones led the A’s at the plate with a single and double followed by Scott and Epps with a pair of singles. Tristen Tutor and Aldison doubled for the Red Sox while Durham added two singles. Clay Harbour, Vaz Moore and Caleb Calloway each singled in the losing cause.

In the nightcap, the Royals pounded out 10 hits as Hunter Darby, Babb and J. C. Harper all scored three runs each as the Royals scored in every inning in their rout of the Yankees. Hammer Hankins and Darby chipped in with two singles while Hunter Bryant registered a triple and single. Justin Bolton singled and scored two runs.

Zac Bolen’s two-run triple sparked the Yankees at the plate while Chris Cassidy, D.C Sheley and Fields Ferguson each singled.