Tetrick's, Citizens  harvest victories in Babe Ruth play

By Ivan Sanders

   On an evening more fitting for a game of football than baseball, the Tetrick Yankees had to call on General Harrison to quell an uprising by a group of patchwork Indians in Junior Babe Ruth action being played at Elizabethton High School.
   Tetrick's placed a solo run on the board in the third to regain the lead and then added two insurance runs in the fifth to topple PIC by the score of 9-6 on Monday night.
   Big Jordy Harrison looked like a man among boys as he took the mound to settle a come back attempt by a determined bunch of PIC Indians. Recording seven strikeouts in four innings of work, Harrison demanded respect and got it.
   The Yankees actually built a 6-0 first inning advantage on four hits, three walks and a hit batsman. Not to be outdone, the Indians got back in the game in the bottom of the frame plating five runs on four hits and an error.
   Charles Peters helped draw the Indians even in the second as he reached courtesy of an error and then raced home on a Shannon Buchannon single.
   Jake Berkley pushed the Yankees back out front as he singled to start the third and stole second base. Berkley plated on a Dustin Morton groundout to give Tetrick's the 7-6 edge.
   Meanwhile, Harrison was moving through the Indians like a finely-sharpened lawn mower blade, allowing only two hits over the next three frames.
   The Yankees wanted to insure victory, so they added two safety runs in the fifth frame on a single and three errors as the youthful Indians began to wilt under pressure.
   Cane Cannon paced the Yankees with the bat, going 2-for-3 on the evening. Chris Wagner, Harrison, Berkley and Hector Garza contributed with one hit each.
   Buchannon was a perfect 3-for-3 from the dish for the Indians. Jordan Honeycutt added a 2-for-3 performance while teammates Peters and Robert Davenport added a solo hit each for PIC.
   Each team now stands at 2-2 for the young season.
   Lewis Racing Dodgers...................... 4
   Citizens Bank Cardinals...................15
Citizens Bank used the one-two punch of Cody Eggers and Travis Bowers to keep the young Dodger team in a tailspin early in the season, winning decisively by the 10-run rule in five innings of play.
   Adam Grindstaff kept his big club going for the Cardinals banging out three hits in four trips to the dish while Eggers picked up four runs batted in on the night.
   Justin Conway, Eggers, Matt Rasnick, Jared Oliver, Kurt Kemp and Ryan Lawhern each ripped one hit each to add to the Cardinals assault.
   Myles Young, Brett Honeycutt and Brooks Price picked up the only three hits of the evening for the Dodgers with Honeycutt nabbing two RBIs.
   Four Dodger pitchers saw action against a Cardinal team that took advantage of Dodger miscues to score at will.
   The Babe Ruth will take a short break while T.A. Dugger is gone to Washington but is scheduled to resume late Saturday afternoon at Elizabethton High School.