PIC Indians keep  sticks scorching

By Ivan Sanders

   Any team playing the PIC Indians had better know how to circle the wagons and do so quickly as the Junior Babe Ruth squad has been playing with reckless abandonment of late.
   After rapping out 11 hits in a 9-0 rout of the Citizens Bank Cardinals on Thursday night, the Indians refused to take any hostages as they plastered the Lewis Racing Dodgers by a score of 19-4 on Friday evening on the heels of another 10 hit night.
   The youthful Dodgers were no match for PIC as the Indians took advantage of the inexperience level of the Lewis Racing team by throwing five different pitchers on the evening to hold the Dodgers to only four hits.
   Brooks Price, Josh Lewis, Justin Covington, and Myles Young each managed to collect one hit against a buffet of pitchers.
   PIC was led by a three-hit performance by Shannon Buchannon and Randy Swearingen on the night. Charles Peters was a perfect 2 for 2 and Jerry Little also contributed with two hits for the Indians.
   Peters picked up the win on the hill while Lewis absorbed the loss for the Dodgers.
   Papa Johns D-Backs...................5
   Tetrick's Yankees......................6
It was everything billed and more as the Tetrick's Yankees took over first place in the league with a hard fought 6-5 win over a pesky bunch of D-Backs.
   Papa Johns actually held the early advantage as the D-Backs scored two runs in the first and maintained that lead until the bottom of the third frame when the Yankees rallied for four.
   The D-Backs evened the score at four all in the top of the fourth as they rebounded with two runs of their own. The score held at 4-4 until the bottom of the fifth when the Yankees tacked on a two spot to take a 6-4 lead.
   With time running out, the D-Backs could only muster a single run in the top of the sixth with the tying run at third as the Yankee defense rose to the occasion.
   Jordy Harrison paced the Yankees with a 2 for 2 outing while teammate Michael Shields notched the only other hit of the night for Tetrick's.
   Ricky Garrison was the leading hitter at the dish for the Papa Johns team as the second baseman went 2 for 3 on the evening. Kevin Jessee, Nick McNeal, and Jesse White collected the only other hits for the D-Backs.
   Shields pitched a masterful game for the Yankees allowing his team to stay within range of the hard swinging D-Backs. McNeal also showed poise for a young pitcher, going against a Yankee lineup that has some hard hitters up and down their column.