Expert Express routs unbeaten PIC in battle of top two teams

from staff reports

   Friday night brought forth a showdown between the first and second-place teams in the Babe Ruth League, and No. 1 took quite a tumble.
   With second-place Expert Express knocking off the PIC Braves by a convincing 15-2 score, the league's final unbeaten record fell by the wayside.
   Corey Nave tossed a nifty two-hitter for the Diamondbacks, who got 1-for-1 efforts from Chris Triplett, Logan Shultz and Josh Turner.
   Nick Papantoniou added a 1-for-2 showing.
   Leading the way for the Braves was Josh Lewis, who went 1-for-1. Cody Mann was 1-for-2.
   Tetrick Yankees 18
   Elks Cubs 10
   Lynn Potter had plenty of sock in his bat, going 3-for-4 to trigger the Yankees to a high-scoring win.
   Cody Scalf and Chris Wagner turned in solid 2-for-3 outings, while J.D. Scalf and Justin Conway each contributed two hits to the Tetrick cause.
   Andrew Church, at 2-for-3, was tops for the Cubs. Tim Franklin and Jake Thomas followed at 2-for-4 apiece.
   Pitcher Josh Cole earned the victory in relief.
   Thursday's Games
   Expert Express Diamondbacks 10
   Tetrick Yankees 9
   The Diamondbacks and Yankees engaged in a bona fide battle, and Expert Express escaped with the victory.
   Josh Turner, going 2-for-3, and Logan Shultz, 1-for-1, emerged as the leading hitters for the D-Backs, who got a 1-for-2 game from Nick McNeal and a victorious pitching performance from Travis Bishop.
   Cody Scalf batted 2-for-2 to pace Tetrick. Justin Covington punched out a 2-for-3 effort, and Adam Townsend and Justin Conway both went 1-for-2.
   Citizens Bank Reds 11
   Phillips Dev. Red Sox 8
   Another good game took on Thursday night as the Reds labored past the Red Sox.
   Kenny Yarberry pitched his way to a win and batted 1-for-1 to champion the Citizens Bank cause.
   Darrell Guinn and Tyler Blevins complemented Yarberry with 1-for-2 games, while Bryan Collins went 1-for-3.
   Jared Oliver, Brandon Medina and Jake Peters all batted 1-for-2 for the Sox.