Doak whips 'Betsy

By Ivan Sanders

   AFTON -- The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team continued to struggle with mental mistakes on Saturday as they were defeated by Chuckey-Doak by a score of 19-2 on the Black Knights home field.
   The Black Knights plated four runs in the first inning and never looked back as they added three runs in the second, ten in the third, and two in the fourth to take the win by the slaughter rule after shutting the 'Clones down in the top of the fifth.
   Zack Stipe was the hard-luck loser on the mound for the Cyclones. Joseph Taylor replaced Stipe in the third and was later replaced by Nat Treadway in the same frame.
   Lefty DeVon Winters of Chuckey-Doak picked up the win on the hill giving up only two runs on the day. Jordan Kimery also got some work from the hill, replacing Winters in the top of the fourth inning.
   One of the runs given up by Winters came on a towering, solo homer off the bat of senior left fielder Daniel Range. B.J. Miller, who reached on a single, scored the other run as senior Justin Williams was caught in a run-down between first and second base.
   Center fielder Adam Greenlee was the other Cyclone to register a hit on the day. Chuckey-Doak collected 13 hits off the three Cyclone pitchers for the contest.
   Elizabethton committed five errors on the day compared to three for the Black Knights.
   The Cyclones will be back in action on Monday at 5 PM against the Cloudland Highlanders at Joe O'Brien field.