North Delta at ‘Battle of the Beach’ tourney
Published 4:30 am Wednesday, March 15, 2023
North Delta School opened up district play last week in a three-game series against defending state champion Marshall Academy.
The Green Wave and Patriots split a doubleheader Tuesday, March 7, with the home standing Wave winning the first game 2-1 with Marshall winning the nightcap 16-2 in six innings.
The Patriots took the deciding game of the series Friday, March 10, at Holly Springs with a 1-0 victory.
Baylor Scammon spun a complete game two-hitter on the mound while adding a single and double at the plate as the Green Wave broke a 1-1 deadlock with a run in the fifth inning. Scammon yielded a unearned run with four walks and six strikeouts.
Kevin Hill and JT Brooks added singles while eighth grader Jett Manning added a single. Trey Drumheller drove in a run for North Delta.
Marshall rebounded in game two with four runs in the first and five in the second to take a 9-1 lead. Drumheller had North Delta’s lone hit with a single as he and Hunter Carpenter provided runs.
Shelton Stokes, Caleb Walls and Brooks saw time on the mound for the Green Wave.
The Patriots pushed across an unearned run in the fifth inning that proved to be the difference in the rubber game of the series. North Delta out-hit the Patriots 5-3 as Owens Johnson and Scammon led the way with two singles while Carpenter provided a double.
Kevin Hill took the tough luck loss on the mound despite walking one batter and fanning 12 in six innings.
North Delta (9-3) spent Spring Break at the ‘ Battle of the Beach’ tournament with four games in three days before returning to district play Tuesday at Oak Hill Academy before hosting the Raiders Thursday, March 23.