White Sox maintain lead with win over A#039;s
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2000
The two leaders of the Dixie Boys' League kicked off last weeks' schedule by going head-to-head. But, it was the White Sox who maintained their status atop the league as they defeated the Athletics, 11-3.
Ty Langston scored the first run of the game on a base hit by Richard Cowles in the first inning.
The Athletics came right back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game when Josh Booker hit a double to score Digger Kimbro.
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The White Sox began to pull away in the top of the second as Andrew Hartman, Brandon Anthony and Dusty Coker scored. Langston had the big hit of the inning as he belted a two-run base hit.
The A's kept the game close as they scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the second. Erick Hicks and Christopher Stackley scored to cut the lead to 4-3.
In the third, the White Sox stretched the lead as Cowles and Hartman scored.
The Athletics were unable to get any more runs across as the White Sox defense tightened, giving the batters the opportunity to put the game away.
In the fourth, Langston, Brandon Burnette and Danny Williams scored and in the sixth, Burnette and Cowles came around to give the Sox an 11-3 victory.
Burnette earned the victory on the mound for the Sox, striking out nine batters.
Yankees 11, Rockies 9
The Yankees got on the winning track on Monday as they defeated the Rockies, 11-9.
The Rockies took an early lead after Chuck Barrett scored in the top of the first on a base hit by Tyler Beaugez.
But, the lead was short-lived as the Yanks' Leon Tetter and Josh Senn scored to give them a 2-1 lead. Jimmy Moody hit an RBI double in the inning.
The Yankees added to the lead in the second as Josh Burt, Junior McGough and Victor Mack scored to make the score 5-1.
Neither team scored again until the sixth inning as the Rockies cut the lead with runs by Ty. Beaugez and Mason Bass, making the score 5-3.
The Yanks got one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning as Matt Holley scored to increase the lead to 6-3.
But, the Rockies came right back in the top of the seventh as Bryan Wilson, Barrett and Carson Mosley scored to tie the game at seven.
The Rockies blanked the Yankees in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra innings.
The Rockies put themselves in a position to win the game as Wilson, Rashad Knight and Mosley scored to give them a 9-6 lead.
But, the Yanks would not go down as Brad Heartsill, Joseph Duncan, Josh Burt, McGough and Tetter scored to give them an 11-9 victory.
McGough earned the win for the Yanks.
Yankees 9, White Sox 0
Josh Burt help secure the Yanks' second victory of the week as he earned a shut-out victory over the league-leading White Sox, 9-0.
The Yanks scored three runs in the first as Tetter, Jospeh Duncan and Jimmy Moody scored.
They added two more in the third as Mack and Heartsill touched home plate.
The trio of Tetter, Duncan and Moody did it again in the fourth to give the Yankees a 8-0 lead.
Moody added another score in the sixth as the Yankees went on to win 9-0.
Burt struck out ten batters in the victory.
Rockies 6, Athletics 5
The Rockies delivered another blow to the Athletics last week as they came through with a 6-5 win.
The Rockies jumped on top in the first inning as Chuck Barrett and Jimmy Phelps scored on basehits by Ty. Beaugez and Bass.
They added two more in the second as Wilson and Barrett scored on a two-run triple by Phelps to make the score 4-0.
In the top of the third the A's came back as Clay Beverly, Kimbro and Hollis Pitts scored. Burt Rice had a key RBI hit, cutting the lead to 4-3.
The A's took the lead in the top of the fourth as Kimbro and Booker scored. Pitts and Rice came through with one RBI apiece to give their team a 5-4 lead.
But, in the bottom of the inning, Wilson and Barrett scored, giving the Rockies a 6-5 lead which was enough as the A's went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.
Barrett earned the victory on the mound for the Rockies.