Pirates fall victim to Gators

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2005

While the boys were in action at the Camellia City's two other parks, the Gators and the Pirates tangled at the Lady Tiger Softball complex.

In ponytail's action, the Gators jumped out to an early lead. With Erin Taylor, Katie Wilson, Jessie Langford, Connor Murphy, Nina Gafford and Nikki Merryman all posting first-frame runs to push the Gators up 5-0.

Karli Boulware and the Pirates responded in the bottom of the first frame with a run but couldn't push any others' across the plate. The Gators tacked on two more runs in the second. The runs were courtesy of Taylor and Wilson and pushed the lead to 7-1.

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The Pirates scored no more and the Gators tacked on four more runs. Sarah Roper, Gafford and Kasey Harrell scored in the third and then Jessie Langford tacked on a run in the fourth to push the Gators ahead by 10 runs.

In other Greenville Parks and Recreation athletics:

Dixie Boys:

A's 6, Red Sox 1

In Dixie Boys action, the A's spread six runs over seven innings and held the Red Sox to one lone run en route to the victory.

Jeffrey Stead and Rock Harrell scored for the A's in the first inning, putting them up 2-0. Matthew Burkett singled, but to know avail. However, Stewart Moody, Nathan Palmer and Zachary Bell all crossed the plate for the A's, pushing them up to the final of 7-1.

Luke Hutchinson provided the only tally for the Red Sox with a score in the fifth inning.

Red Sox 3, Indians 1

Steven Lee led the game off with a double, but the next three batters forced to take a seat on strikeouts. In the top of the third, the Indians were finally able to push a run across the plate.

For the Red Sox, Justin Till scored the first run of the game followed by Shanks Simmons and get him out of the dugout and then walk off, and then Brantley McKeown scored a run to push the score to 3-1

Dixie Minors

White Sox 5, Orioles 4

The White Sox and the Orioles spent the first inning tied at 0-0, but, the Sox quickly changed that in the second inning. Andy Burns led the scoring charge and was followed by Deaton Owens, pushing the men in black up 2-0. Will Davis tacked on another run pushing it to 3-0 and then Taylor Deshavo and Etha Newton flirted with scoring a run, but could never get past second and third respectively. The Orioles responded in the top of the fourth with four runs of their own. Timothy Gorum walked and went on to score a run, Brian Kirby did the same thing, cutting the lead to 3-2. Cole Tillery and Demarcus Wilson also scored runs bringing the tally to 4-3.

The White Sox, however responded in the bottom of the inning with a two run flurry. Will Davis and Deshavo tacked on the two runs that gave the White Sox the lead they wouldn't relinquish.

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