Carter County Bank outlasts Burgie

By Tim Chambers

   Carter County Bank and Burgie took part in an old-fashioned slobber-knocker Friday night at T.J. Burleson Field, with the Bankers coming out on top 3-2 in Elizabethton National Little League play.
   Chase Depew and Drew Chambers were mowing down hitters like a six-horsepower weed wacker in high grass.
   Burgie jumped on top in the first inning after Justin Bailey walked and stole second. A solid base hit by Chambers helped Burgie to the early lead.
   Depew and Chambers recorded 15 strikeouts between them over the first three innings, then CCB took advantage of two miscues.
   Caleb Banks walked to start the inning and advanced to third on an error. After a walk to Brooks Cochran, Depew slapped an infield single to score Banks, followed by a double off the bat of Derek Mann to give CCB a 3-1 advantage.
   A rally by Burgie in the sixth accounted for one run, but CCB was able to cut down the tying run at second to end the game.
   Depew got the win on a three-hitter while Chambers took the loss, giving up three hits. There was a total of 30 strikeouts in the game.
   Mann went 1-for-1, while Depew and Caleb Palm added 1-for-2 efforts to lead Carter County Bank in hitting. Chambers went 2-for-2 to lead Burgie while Luke Martinez picked up the other hit.
   Greg's Pizza 11
   Six Sigma 4
   Greg's Pizza got a combined one-hit pitching performance from Joe Guinn, Michael Hutchins and Bobby Campbell to knock off Six Sigma in the first contest. Greg's broke open a 3-2 game with four runs in the third to record the victory.
   Jacob Davis had the big blow for Greg's with a home run over the left center-field fence. Davis was 2-for-3 on the night.
   Josh Peterson went 3-for-3 including a double, while Campbell added a 1-for-2 performance. Joe Howell had the only hit for Six Sigma.