McKenzie drops sixth straight game
Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2007
The McKenzie Tigers varsity baseball team dropped to 0-6 on the season Thursday as the Highland Home Flying Squadron flew into town and took the 10-point win via the mercy rule, 14-4.
The Flying Squadron jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and then increased that to 9-0 after scoring three runs in each of the third and fourth innings.
McKenzie, determined not to fall in five innings, mounted a strong comeback in the bottom of the fourth inning with four runs.
Sattrick Rudolph got things going with a leadoff homerun, followed by Justin Smith's ground-rule double.
Curtis Ball and Dustin Shell also added runs to cut the Flying Squadron lead to five, but that would be as close as the Tigers would get.
Highland Home scored two runs in the fifth, added three more runs in the sixth and held the Tigers scoreless to take the win.
Contrary to the score, McKenzie fionished with four hits and Highland Home finished with three.
For the Flying Squadron, Jake Beasley, Josh Wasden and Bry Findley each finished with a hit.
For McKenzie, Dustin Shell finished 2-for-2 with a triple, Rudolph finished 1-for-3 with a homerun and Smith finished 1-for-3 with a double.
Randy McGough earned the win for Highland Home and Rudolph picked up the loss for McKenzie.
The Tigers will return to action Tuesday at Florala at 5 p.m.
In previous games:
Florala 14, McKenzie 4
With the scored tied 1-1, the Florala Wildcats scored three runs in the second-inning Tuesday en route to the huge win over the McKenzie Tigers, 14-1.
For the Wildcats, Bise was the leading hitter with a 2-for-3 performance. Martin and Thomas also had hits in the win.
For the Tigers, Curtis Ball had the only hit as he drove in Boenig with a first-inning triple.
Benton earned the win for Florala while Chance Davis picked up the loss for the Tigers.
Goshen 7, McKenzie 0
The Goshen Eagles held the McKenzie Tigers scoreless for the second game in a row February 27 as they cruised to victory, 7-0.
Styron threw the no-hitter for the Eagles while allowing only four batters to reach base.
Sullivan was the leading hitter for Goshen with two homeruns, followed by Faulkner, who also hit a homerun.
Styron earned the win for Goshen while Chance Davis picked up the loss for McKenzie.
Red Level 15, McKenzie 0
In the battle of the Tigers, Red Level emerged victorious February 26 as they held McKenzie scoreless en route to a 15-0 shutout win.
Jonathan Griggs was the leading hitter for Red Level with a 2-for-3 performance. Shane Turner, Cale Nolan, Andrew Odom, Devin Maloy and Kyle Nolan also each had a hit in the win.
For McKenzie, Dustin Shell had the only hit with a third-inning single.
Charlie Gordon picked up the win for Red Level while Presley picked up the loss for McKenzie.
Highland Home 17, McKenzie 7
After falling in the first game by 10 runs, the McKenzie Tigers were once again defeated by Highland Home via the mercy rule February 22, 17-7.
The Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Boenig and Chance Davis scored in the first inning, but the Flying Squadron answered one run in the bottom half of the inning to pull the lead to within one.
In the second inning, the Flying Squadron took the lead after scoring three runs, but McKenzie answered in the third inning with five runs to take a 7-4 lead.
Determined not to quit, the Flying Squadron added two runs in the bottom half of the third inning to pull the game to within a run and then exploded in the fourth inning to secure the win by adding nine runs.
For McKenzie, chance Davis was the leading hitter with a 2-for-3 performance, followed by Boenig with a single in the first inning.
Arico Harris was the leading hitter for Highland Home with a pair of homeruns, followed by Casey Petty with a pair of doubles.
Highland Home11, McKenzie 1
The Highland Home flying Squadron jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the McKenzie Tigers in game one of the February 22 season-opening double header and cruised to victory, 11-1.
Josh Wasden was the leading hitter for the Flying Squadron, going 2-for-3 with a homerun and two runs scored.
Bry Findley and Arico Harris also had two hits and two runs scored apiece in the win.
For the Tigers, Sattrick Rudolph had the only two hits with a pair of singles.
Randy McGough earned the win for Highland Home and Chance Davis picked up the loss for McKenzie.