Yankees jump into second place with wins over Athletics, Rockies
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2000
The Yankees used two victories last week to propel them into second place in the Dixie Boys' standings where the White Sox have the best record.
The first of those wins came against the Athletics, who began the week in second place. The Yankees scored three runs in the final three innings to post a 9-6 win over the A's.
The Yankees jumped on top in the first inning with two runs. Josh Burt led off with a walk and then scored on a basehit by Jr. McGough who also scored in the inning to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead.
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The Athletics scored one in the bottom of the inning as Burt Rice, who reached after being hit by the pitcher, scored on a single by Jacob Conway.
After holding the Yankees in the second, the Athletics tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Clay Beverly earned a one-out walk and then was driven home on a double by Digger Kimbro to make the score 2-2.
But, the Yankees once again jumped on top in the top of the third. McGough got things going with a one-out single. Leon Tetter followed with a single to score McGough. The next batter, Joseph Duncan, belted another single. Jimmy Moody then hit a double to drive both runners home. Moody also scored on a fielder's choice play to give the Yanks a 6-2 lead.
The A's would not go down easily though as they came right back with four of their own in the bottom of the inning.
Mathew Mobley led off the inning with a walk. Jacob Conway followed with a basehit and Hollis Pitts earned a walk to load the bases. Then, Josh Booker delivered a single to drive Mobley home. Clay Beverly drove in two with a single and Kimbro got his second RBI of the game to even the score at 6-6.
But, the Yanks picked up the defense and held the A's through the rest of the game. They took the lead in the fourth as Levi James lined a single and was driven home by Burt who nailed a triple. Burt also scored on a fielder's choice by McGough.
The Yanks added one more in the sixth as Burt scored on an RBI single by McGough to make the final score 9-6.
Burt earned the win for the Yankees, striking out ten Athletics.
White Sox 8, Rockies 3
The White Sox held on to their lead in the Dixie Boys League by edging the Rockies, 8-3.
The White Sox took an early lead in the first inning with two runs. Corey Ausderay and Brandon Burnette both scored after belting a double and single, respectively.
The Rockies tied the game in the top of the second
as Rashad Knight and Devoski McMeans scored on a two-RBI triple by Trevor Beaugez.
The Sox took a one-point advantage in the bottom of the second as Dusty Coker scored on a basehit by Richard Cowles.
Once again, the Rockies tied the score. In the top of the third, Tyler Beaugez hit a single and ended up rounding the bases on a series of passed balls and errors to make the score 3-3.
But, the Sox took the edge back in the bottom of the inning as Andrew Hartman stole his way around the bases and scoring on a basehit by Coker.
The score remained the same until the fifth inning when the Sox scored three runs to seal the victory. Coker, Ty Langston, Burnette and Cowles scored. Scott Corley added his second RBI of the game during the final inning as the White Sox defeated the Rockies, 8-3.
Burnette earned the victory on the mound and earned ten strikeouts.
Yankees 4, Rockies 1
The Yankees jumped on top of the Rockies early and then played good defense to wrap up a 4-1 victory.
The Yanks scored two runs in the top of the second. Junior McGough led off the inning with a double and Jimmy Moody followed with an RBI triple. Leon Tetter did the rest of the damage with a double to bring home Moody for a 2-0 lead.
The Yankees earned the rest of their runs in the third inning. Josh Burt led off with a single and was driven home on another single by Brad Heartsill. Moody earned his second RBI in as many innings with a ground ball to bring Heartsill in to score.
The Rockies got on the board in the bottom of the third inning as Chuck Barrett earned a walk. Devoski McMeans nailed a double for the RBI and to cut the lead to 4-1.
Neither team scored again in the game.
Heartsill earned the victory for the Yankees, striking out seven batters.