Cubs rip White Sox in Dixie Minors opener

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 9, 2005

In the Dixie Minors Opening night of action at Day Park, fans got to see the Greenville version of the Windy City Rivalry and the illusive no-hitter.

In the first game of the night, the Cubs took on the White Sox and picked up the 6-3 victory.

Devanta Posey, David Miller and Dylan Jones each posted runs in the first inning.

The first two were scored on errors and then Jones crossed the plate due to a passed ball.

Pitcher Andy Burns for the White Sox tried to help out his own cause at the plate but was hit by a pitch.

From there he stole second on a wild pitch and then third on a passed ball. He scored the White Sox's first run of the game on a wild pitch, cutting the lead to two runs.

But, the Cubs were able to stay a handful of runs ahead, matching their opponents score for score throughout the game. The final score was 6-3.

Astros 5-Red Sox 0

In the second game of the night, the Astros took the field against the Orioles and when everything was said and done, it seems that their offense had been left in their other uniforms.

Chip Taylor, the Astros' nine-year old pitcher toed the rubber and put on a pitching clinic recording a no-hitter through six innings.

His game, however was not perfect. The rookie gave up a walk in the second inning to Cade Tillery. Tillery advanced to first base and went no further.

Michael Myers put the first Astros' run on the board when he was walked and then advanced to second on a passed ball, he flat stole third and then advanced home on a passed ball.

The second Astros' run came in the same fashion. Chase Whiddon reached when he was hit by the pitch, advanced to second and then third on wild pitches and finally crossed the plate on a wild pitch, putting them up 2-0 over their opponents.

In sixth inning, the Red Sox were seeing nothing but red jerseys on the basepaths.

The Astros posted three runs.

The rally was started when Tristan Price reached after being and then advanced to second.

An error by the third baseman allowed Price to score and subsequent errors allowed Wilson Lowe and Chip Taylor to cross the plate to put the game out of reach for their opponents.

Gators 8 – Pirates 1 (Softball Complex)

The Gators took an eight-run bite out of the Pirates, 8-1, due mainly to the pitching of Connor Murphy.

Murphy single-handedly handcuffed the Pirates, recording 10 strikeouts through five innings of work.

She also helped herself out at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a triple. Jessie Langford posted a single and so did Sarah Roper in the Gators victory.

Karli Boulware had five batters number, in five innings of work for the Pirates, she recorded five strikeouts, but the Pirates were still only able to push one run across the plate.

Watson McCall posted two hits, a single and a triple and a pair of RBI's and Priscilla Collins tacked on a single in the Buc's losing effort.