KFC, Citizen's vanquish foes

By Adam Buckles
STAR Correspondent

   KFC took the opening lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back as it posted an 8-6 win over Summers-Taylor Monday night at Jim Ensor Field.
   Colonel's crew posted a 4-run first inning and a 3-run third inning.
   Leading the chickens were Jake Range and Alec Whitehead, each banging out two hits. While Dan Campbell cracked a hit, Whitehead ripped two RBIs, and teammates Campbell and Range added one apiece.
   Micah Cates took the mound and pitched five innings, giving him the win. Whitehead came in relief and recorded the save. Cates was wild at times, but settled down and threw consistently. He recorded 13 walks and six strikeouts in the victory.
   KFC handed Jarred Reece the loss in his hard-fought battle. Taylor Edwards recorded the only RBI for the construction crew. Summers-Taylor went hitless for the night.
   The game was called in the fifth due to the two-time limit.
   Citizen's Bank 5
   Elizabethton Lumber 4
   In the rubber match of the night, Citizen's Bank gave Elizabethton Lumber a tough one-run loss.
   Jordan Taylor singled to center and later scored on error in the bottom of the fifth to give him and his team the victory.
   Taylor was called in the second inning and pitched the way out to record eight strikeouts, one walk, and most importantly the victory.
   "I just hustled to score, and I reared back threw it," Taylor highly stated.
   Tyler Ballard and Tyler Matheson each had a couple of hits, while Taylor and Josh Rasnick each had one.
   Matheson recorded two ribbies, with Ballard adding one.
   As for Elizabethton Lumber, Jacob Taylor went the distance and took the hard loss. Taylor recorded eight strikeouts in his complete performance.
   Cody Guess and Taylor each had the lone hits for the Lumber. Anthony Cole, Jeff Clemons, Logan Guinn and Austin Smith each tallied a RBI.