Papa John's turns away Moose, 7-4

By Ivan Sanders

   Papa John's was needing a filler for their pie and they found that Orioles work quiet well as the D-Backs of Papa John's cooked the Moose Orioles in Junior Babe Ruth action.
   Riding the hills of a good pitching performance by the tandem of Nick McNeil, Corey Nave and Jonathan Crowley, the D-Backs stayed atop the standings with a 7-4 win over the never-say-die Moose Orioles Thursday night.
   Crowley excelled at the dish as well leading Papa John's with a 2-for-3 performance. McNeil, Nave, Michael Hodge, Jesse White, Travis Bishop and Josh Hardin all contributed with a base knock on the night.
   The D-Backs scored two in the second, fourth and fifth while adding a solo run in the third. Moose countered with two runs in the second and sixth innings, but just couldn't get over the hump to put any pressure on the D-Backs.
   Andrew Church, Brandon Barnett, Zach Stipe, Brian Self and Nathan Lescarbeau all had a nice performance at the plate, picking up one hit each for the Moose.
   Stipe took the loss off the mound for the Orioles with his defense not providing much of a supporting cast as they committed six errors in the four innings Stipe pitched. McNeil recorded the win with Crowley notching a save.
   Lewis Racing Dodgers 2
   Tetrick's Yankees 20
The Lewis Racing Dodgers now realize how the South felt when they went up against a bunch of Yankees from the North in the Civil War as Tetrick's started slow, but cranked it up late to crush the Dodgers in the evening's first contest.
   Lewis Racing played probably their best innings of the year in the first three frames against the front-running Yankees, but the wheels fell off in the bottom of the fourth inning as Tetrick's used seven hits to score 13 runs in cruising to a 20-2 win over the Dodgers.
   Dusty Morton pitched three fine innings for the Yankees to pick up the win while Adam Townsend finished taking out the trash with a solid inning off the hill.
   Michael Shields and Jake Berkley both banged out three hits in four tries to pace the winners. Chris Wagner and Cane Cannon each contributed solidly with two hits each as well.
   Townsend, Jordy Harrison, Justin Conner and Chris Ruff finished off the 13-hit attack with a base knock each for the Yankees.
   C.J. Young had an impressive three innings of work from the pitching rubber before tiring early in the frame. Young had an impressive strikeout of Berkley for one of the young man's highlights of the evening.
   Brooks Price had an excellent night at the dish, going a perfect 2 for 2 in leading the Dodgers' offensive charge. Young and Brandon Medina collected the only other hits on the evening for the young Lewis Racing team.