Collins tosses no-hitter as Lawn Care tops KFC

from staff reports

   Bryant Collins opened his season with a major flourish Tuesday night, hurling a no-hitter against Kentucky Fried Chicken in T-N-C Lawn Care's 14-0 American Little League triumph at Jim Ensor Field.
   Collins' teammates helped him out with nine hits as Jarred Irick showed the way, going 3-for-4. Justin Pierce had a triple in one at-bat. Knox Erysha added a 1-for-1 effort, while E.J. Newbern and Corey Miller chipped in a base hit apiece.
   T-N-C tallied at least two runs in each inning.
   Citizen's Bank 20
   A-1 Auto 5
   A-1's young pitching was no match for Citizen's hot bats, which were led by Brandon Cole's 4-for-4 output.
   Adam Colbaugh and Jacob Hodge both had 3-for-3 performances, and Hunter Peters batted 3-for-4 and picked up the victory from the rubber. Matthew Gouge chipped in a pair of singles for the Bankers, who banged out 20 hits overall.
   Logan Carden, Caleb Osborne, Jerry Agan and Brandon Taylor had one hit each for A-1.
Monday's Games
Expert Express 26
Summers-Taylor 9

   Pounding out 19 hits, Expert Express poured on the offense in a decisive victory against Summers-Taylor.
   Franky Birchfield (3-4, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 runs), Nick Papantoniou (3-4, 1 triple, 3 runs), Hunter Taylor (3-4, 1 double, 2 runs) and Brent Thomas (3-4) propelled the Express at the plate.
   Aaron Bradford contributed two hits, including a triple, and a trio of runs in three at-bats, while Dustin Carden scored four times.
   Leading the way for Summers-Taylor was James Mathison at 2-for-2 with a triple and two runs. Lucas Teague went 1-for-1, Daniel Jenkins doubled and Dustin Arnett accounted for a hit and two runs.
   Birchfield pitched the victory.
Cline-Holder 12
Elizabethton Federal 1

   Cody Marley was mighty impressive for the Cline-Holder club, striking out 18 batters and tossing a 1-hitter at Elizabethton Federal.
   Jeremy Sommers, Marley and John Nichols ripped out two hits apiece while Kendall Wash and Nicholas each tallied a pair of runs to lead Cline-Holder offensively.
   This was a competitive affair until Cline-Holder registered eight runs in the fourth, using four hits, four walks and an error to get the job done.
   Jake Vines led off the sixth with a hit for E-Fed. Vines moved around to score his team's lone run.