Wildcats allow only two hits in 4-0 win over BeauregardPublished 11:38am Friday, April 5, 2013
By Chris Rogers (Special to the Outlook)
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats defeated Beauregard during the Lake Martin Class last week 8-7 in eight innings, but BRHS ace pitcher Zac Rogers would make sure extra innings were not needed in their most recent matchup.
BRHS defeated Beauregard 4-0 behind a stellar complete game pitching performance from Rogers.
Rogers only needed to throw 66 pitches to record a two-hit shut out.
The game was knotted at 0-0 through four innings, but BRHS got the bats rolling in the top of the fifth inning thanks to effective small-ball tactics.
Austin Moncus led off the fifth inning with a ground ball single to right field.
Moncus was able to advance to second base thanks to a passed ball by the Hornets. Then Blake McClellan followed with a bunt single to move Moncus to third base.
With runners at second and third, a hit and run was put into play as Seth Hendon delivered a RBI groundout to score Moncus to make the score 1-0 BRHS.
With McClellan at second with one out, Morgan Fuller delivered a bunt single to put runners at first and third with one out.
Sean Rape followed Fuller with a bunt of his own, which scored McClellan.
With the score now 2-0 BRHS, Marquis Odem delivered a base-clearing line drive triple just inside the first base line to score Fuller and Rape.
This would be all the runs BRHS would need with Rogers on his A-game from the mound.
BRHS would finish the game with eight hits.
The Wildcats made one error on the day, but they were able to limit the damage by forcing Beauregard to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.
BRHS was led at the plate by Moncus, who had two singles.
Odem hit a triple, and Rape, Rogers, Horn, McClellan, and Fuller all had one single each.
BRHS (17-12) next plays a double header this Saturday at Phenix City. Game one is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., and the next game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.