Defenders no match for Green Machine

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

Roger Lee/Journal Scene - Summerville Green pitcher Gabriel Crowder tosses to first Tuesday for an out.

The Summerville American Legion Juniors Green Team rolled over Berkeley Tuesday.
The youngest player on the Summerville team started on the hill for the first time this summer and allowed only five Berkeley hits as Summerville earned a 23-5 win in five innings. Summerville tallied 17 hits in the game.
Gabriel Crowder had a bit of a rough start as he walked three batters and yielded two runs in the first inning. However, the young pitcher only walked two other batters the rest of the game.
Six Summerville players finished with multiple hits.
Hundley McCurry was 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs and scored 4 runs. Kyle Smith was 3 for 3 and scored 2 runs. Alex Hursey was 3 for 5 with an RBI and scored 3 runs. Crowder was 2 for 2 with 5 RBIs and scored 2 runs. Bryce Speciale was 2 for 2 with 5 RBIs and scored 2 runs. Trevious Tucker was 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored 3 runs.
Andrew Kenny drove in 4 runs and scored 3 while Steven Dibble drove in 2 runs and scored another.
“I like what I saw from some of our younger kids tonight,” Summerville coach Monty Crowder said. “Bryce is a rising freshman who just moved here from Texas so this is the first chance we have had to use him as a catcher. He did a good job there and gave us some hits.”
The five Berkeley hits were scattered among five different players.
After Berkeley took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Summerville answered by scoring four runs in the bottom of the frame.
McCurry drove in Tucker with a base hit; Kenny doubled to plate Hursey and McCurry; and Crowder singled to drive in Kenny.
Summerville put the game out of reach by scoring eight runs in the second.
Berkeley walked three of the first four batters it faced that inning to set the stage. Dibble scored on a bad pickoff throw and then Smith received a base on balls to reload the bases.
Crowder followed with a two-run double that drove in McCurry and Kenny. After another walk, Speciale doubled to drive in Smith, Daquan Wrighten and courtesy runner Jesson Degroot.
Summerville reloaded the bases and McCurry plated Speciale with a hit. Then Hursey laid down a bunt that allowed Tucker to score for a 12-2 Summerville lead entering the third.
Berkeley added three runs off three hits in the third but the Summerville defense didn’t allow a hit afterwards.
Summerville added six runs in the bottom of the third, including one off a double by Tucker, and three runs in the fourth.
With the victory, Summerville Green improved its record to 10-2 with four games remaining on its regular-season schedule. On July 2 the team travels to Goose Creek and on July 3 the team will face Summerville Gold.
Contact Roger Lee @ 873-9424 ext. 213 or rlee@journalscene.com

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