Braves use seven run fifth to take 14-9 win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Braves used a seven run inning to break open a close game and take a 14-9 win over the Red Sox in Dixie Boys action May 15 at Beeland Park.

Trailing 7-5 after four innings, Thomas Nolan led off with a walk followed by Cordez Peagler who was hit by a pitch. Matthew Burkett then singled with Zack Bell and Shanks Simmons also reaching on base hits to ignite a seven run inning that saw 13 Braves come to the plate to bat.

The Red Sox battled back with two runs in the sixth highlighted by Todd Burkett's double, but the Braves' pitching shut the door on the Sox.

Yankees 5, Nationals 4

The Yankees used back-to-back doubles by Steven Lee and Nathan Branum to overcome a 3-1deficit in the fifth inning and take a 5-4 win over the Nationals. Paul Whigham also tripled in the inning and later scored to help the cause.

The Nationals started hot with a single by Hunter Harrell and a double by Stewart Moody, who both later scored in the first, but Ray got ground outs and a K to close the inning.