Garrison, McNeal lead Papa John's to victory

from staff reports


   Ricky Garrison and Nick McNeal pitched and hit the Papa John's Diamondbacks to a 9-1 victory over the Citizens Bank Cardinals in Saturday's action from the Babe Ruth League.
   Garrison, who picked up the win, and reliever Nick McNeal combined to hold the Cardinals to a total of five hits.
   Doing their part with the bat, Garrison went 2-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run while McNeal batted 3-for-4.
   Corey Nave made a solid 2-for-4 contribution to the D-Back attack, with Jessee White adding a triple.
   Justin Conway was the one big bright spot for the Cards, going 4-for-4. Ryan Lawhern chipped in a 1-for-2 effort.
   PIC Indians 9
   Elks Braves 5
   Randy Swearingen racked up 14 strikeouts against three walks in a strong showing on the mound. Swearingen also went 2-for-3 to spark the Indians to a victorious quest.
   Charles Peters and Scott Burleson chipped in 1-for-1 showings for PIC, followed by Jordan Honeycutt at 1-for-3.
   Tops for the Braves, who did all of their scoring in the seventh inning, was Ryan Kennedy with a 3-for-4 performance. Michael Mann, 2-for-3, and Lucas Deloach, 1-for-3, had good days at the plate.