Successful night for Trophies, Tetrick's

By Tim Chambers
star staff
tchambers@starhq.com

  Two games were played Tuesday night at Elizabethton High Schoo,l with David's Trophies knocking off Expert Express 4-1 in the first game, and Tetrick's Funeral Home running past Citizens Bank 11-1 in the nightcap.
  David's Trophies 4
  Expert Express 1
  This was a tight contest from start to finish as the plaque attack used a three-run third inning to knock off the truckers in a nail biter.
  The game was scoreless until Brandon Medina led off with a single, stole second and later scored on a fielder's choice by Blake Russell for a 1-0 lead.
  The plaque attack extended the lead at 4-0 in the third when Franky Birchfield started off by getting beaned. Singles by Britt Yelton and Cody Marley loaded the bases for Michael Carpenter, who slapped a line drive for two RBIs. Medina helped the cause by plating another run to account for the four-run cushion.
  Expert scored in the fourth when Nick McNeal beat out an infield single and later scored on a double by Travis Bishop.
  It was distress for the Express the rest of the way as Marley and company shut down the trucker bats to remain in first place.
  Medina collected two hits to lead David's while Marley, Carpenter, and Yelton had one each. Bishop had a nifty game, going 2 for 3 while McNeal, Wendel Loving and Will Wagner collected solo hits.
  "We played very good defense tonight," stated David's head coach Charlie Bradford. "Both pitchers threw well and we were able to have that one good inning."
  Tetrick's Marlins 11
  Citizens Bank Braves 1
  It was lights out for the Bankers as Tetrick's was able to put runs on the board in every inning to earn a victory. The Marlins rode the hot bat of Brandon Cole and the one-hit pitching of Josh Hardin en route to the win.
  Hardin struck out 13 batters to earn the win while Cole ripped two hits for the big fish. Justin Conway, J.D. Scalf, Hardin, Jeremy Sommers, Brandon Potter and John Robinson chipped in one hit each.
  Justin Covington had the only hit for Citizens.