Giants too strong for Citizens Bank

By Tim Chambers

   David's Trophies remained tied for first place in Jr. Babe Ruth play with an 11-1 win over Citizens Bank before the rains came in the middle of the second contest Monday night.
   The plaque attack jumped on top in the first inning thanks to a triple near the center field wall from Scott Burleson that scored Chris Pierce who had walked. The bankers tied the score when Corey Blevins singled and later scored on a base hit by Justin Covington.
   The plaque attack used a six-run second inning to put the game out of reach. A double by Michael Carpenter and a single by Sam Adams produced RBIs for David's Trophies.
   Coach Charlie Bradford's Giants added two runs in the fourth when Aaron Bradford roped an RBI single followed by another solid one-bagger from Carpenter to up the lead at 10-1.
   The game ended in the seventh after Brandon Medina reached on an error and later scored on a passed ball.
   Matt Rasnick got the win on a nifty four-hitter. Burleson, Carpenter and Adams led the hitting, going 2 for 3 each while Bradford chipped in with a 1-for-1 performance.
   Blevins led the Braves going 2-for-2 while Justin Covington and Crystal Covington had the only other hits for the Braves.
   In the second contest the Elizabethton Herb & Metal Reds led the Tetrick Marlins 8-5 before the rains came at the start of the fifth inning. The game will be continued at 5 p.m. on Thursday before the start of the first contest.