Hampton takes both ends of twin-bill vs. Cloudland

from staff reports


   Hampton had no trouble putting runs on the board Monday, knocking off Cloudland 13-9 and 16-2 in a non-conference baseball doubleheader on the Bulldog diamond.
   In Game 1, Brandon Barnett (2-1) held Cloudland to just one run over the first four innings in collecting the win. The Highlanders cut loose for eights runs in the fifth, but Kevin Harrison entered in relief and finished out the game.
   Dustin Crumley was tops for the Bulldogs, going 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles.
   The second game saw Hampton produce two big innings, scoring five in the first and eight in the fourth.
   Harrison had his way at the plate, batting 3-for-3 with four RBIs, while teammate Michael McCall contributed a solid 2-for-2 effort.
   Adam Miller pitched the win, giving up four hits over five innings of work.
   Dakota Benfield led the 'Landers with a pair of hits in Game 2.
   Hampton (11-12) plays at Volunteer today while Cloudland (6-10) entertains University High.