Peters Concrete drubs B & R

By Marvin Birchfield

   Peter's Concrete had an impressive performance on Thursday by defeating B & R Construction 10-1 in the Carter County Youth League.
   "The girls had fun, and that's why I think they were able to go out and get a big lead from the start," said Peter's Concrete coach Melinda Fields.
   It was a number of big hits in the first couple of innings that propelled Peter's to a lead, which they never surrendered.
   "They just wanted to play tonight, and thank God it didn't rain, so they got to go out there and did really well," said Fields.
   In the first frame, Peter's scored five runs off of four hits with the first one coming from Kayla Blevins, after Justine Jones knocked a single to left-field.
   Their second run came when Daranda Byrd smacked a double to right-field which drove in Justine Jones.
   Three more runs crossed the plate after Jamie Icenhour hit a double to left-field bringing home Byrd, Keisha Miller, and Jessica Ledford.
   "All year long we have had the first inning jitters, and we have three or four that are in their first year, so it's hard getting out there and shaking it loose," said B & R Construction coach Steve Stenstream.
   Peter's added two runs to their score in the second when Byrd knocked a single to right-field scoring Blevins and Justine Jones.
   In the fifth and final frame, B & R was able to get on the board after a fly hit from Maura Wilson to the short-stop was dropped, which allowed Angel Thomas to cross the plate.
   "We just couldn't catch up to the pitches, and if you can't hit then you can't get on the bag," said Stenstream.
   Peter's came back strong in the bottom of the fifth to add three runs to their score.
   An error in left-field enabled Byrd to come home, and a passed ball brought-in Ledford.
   The last run came when bases were loaded and a walk scored Icenhour.
   Miller's Plumbing kept their undefeated record in tact by out-gunning David's Trophies in a 13-5 final.
   "How we have been able to win this year is with good base running, and coming through with hits in key situations," said Miller's Plumbing coach Dale Colbaugh.
   In the first inning, both teams managed to score a run with Ashley Colbaugh coming home for David's Trophies after a walk was committed with bases loaded.
   Miller's Plumbing was able to draw even when Mikki Oliver came home due to a passed ball.
   Things fell apart for David's Trophies in the second frame, as they gave up two hit and seven walks relinquishing a total of eight runs.
   "We gave the game away, but that's how it goes sometimes you either play together or they don't," said David's Trophies coach Mike McCloud.
   The first four runs came off of walks with bases loaded, and then a double to left center-field from Oliver drove-in Ashley Rambo and Hollie Grindstaff.
   The next run came off of a passed ball to score Amanda Hauer, and a double to left-field drove home Mikki Oliver.
   David's Trophies added a run in the top of the fourth when a walk with bases loaded brought-in Amanda Lemmon.
   "Lacy Oliver has done a terrific job pitching, and she will either strike you out or walk you, and every hit that a team gets they have to earn it," said Colbaugh.
   Miller's came back in the bottom of the frame to increase their lead to 13-2 after three consecutive hits drove in four scores.
   Jacklyn Campbell hit a ground single to bring in Hollie Grindstaff, and a double to deep left center-field from Lacy Oliver scored Amy Colbaugh and Campbell.
   The last run came Susie Loveday hit a single toward short-stop, which scored Lacy Oliver.
   David's Trophies was able to make three runs in the final frame, after an over thrown ball from the catcher to first allowed Shanna Shamordi to come home.
   A walk with bases loaded brought-in Melissa English, and a fielder's choice from Lemmon drove home Kasey Perry.
   "I just hope we can come out and play better in our next game," said McCloud.