Bank rides Colbaugh's perfection

from staff reports

   To say that Adam Colbaugh was razor sharp Tuesday night would probably be an understatement.
   Striking out all 12 batters he faced, Colbaugh hurled a perfect game to lead Citizens Bank to a 10-0, four-inning victory over Elizabethton Federal in the Carter County American Little League tournament at Jim Ensor Field.
   The Bankers scored at least one run in each inning, plating four in the fourth to end the game.
   Jeremy Hall doubled and tripled in two at-bats for the winners, while J.D. Scalf ripped a three-run homer and scored twice.
   Contributing 2-for-2 performances were Brandon Cole (2 runs) and Jacob Taylor. Marcus Hill banged out a double and Corey Scalf chipped in a base hit.
   In other action from Tuesday, T&C Lawn Care scored a convincing win over Kentucky Fried Chicken, taking an 18-2 decision.
   This game also lasted just three innings, and the opening frame proved to be a whopper for T&C, which pushed 11 runs across the dish.
   Jeff Peters swung an explosive bat for Lawn Care, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and a trio of runs.
   T&C's E.J. Newbern unloaded a pair of triples, with Jared Irick batting 2-for-2. Justin Pierce went 1-for-2, doubled and tallied three runs, Cory Miller tripled, Josh Peterson and Knox Eryasa tagged a two-bagger apiece and Franky Covarrubias singled.
   Pierce picked up the win on the mound, fanning nine batters while yielding just three hits.
   Catcher Jacques Romain (1-for-1) gave KFC a real bright spot, belting a solo home run in the fourth. Alec Whitehead had a double and a run, with Micah Cates collecting a single in one at-bat.
   Citizens and T&C meet in a Thursday night showdown at 8.
   NATIONAL LEAGUE
   Eliz. Twins 9
   VFA 4
   The Elizabethton Twins took first place in the league standings Tuesday night with a 9-4 win over Valley Forge Auction despite a defensive rarity.
   In the fifth inning, VFA right fielder John Robinson snagged a fly ball before throwing to second baseman Justin Peters, who relayed the ball to catcher Garrett Dykes for a triple play. Despite the outstanding effort, it would be the Twins who emerged with the fewest losses.
   Benjamin McKinney was solid on the mound with 11 strikeouts and was 1-for-2 at the plate. Roy Edwards went 1-for-1 for the Twins.
   Valley Forge had some offensive highlights in the top of the fourth, rallying when Jordan Hodges emptied the bases with a bases-loaded double. Brandon Woods and Chris Dunbar each went 1-for-2 for VFA.
   The Twins now sport a 16-3 record, while VFA stands at 17-4.
   Cash Express 7
   Burgie Drug 6
   Cash scored two runs in the top of the sixth to come from behind and take the win over Burgie.
   Logan Schultz and Wyatt Penrod each went 2-for-3 leading Cash to the win. Zack Miller matched their efforts in the losing cause.
   C.J. Campbell was credited with the win for Cash, while Miller absorbed the loss for Burgie.