Greenville downs rival McKenzie

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Greenville High School's Jason Schofield races home as McKenzie School's Roscoe Moorhead awaits the throw during the first inning of Greenville's 9-1 win Tuesday night at Beeland Park. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Greenville High School notched its first win of the season Tuesday night when it topped in-county rival McKenzie School 9-1 at Beeland Park.

Greenville (1-2) held McKenzie (1-3) scoreless until the seventh inning when Ben Presley drew a walk from Greenville right-hander Harper Vinson that plated Roscoe Moorhead.

Greenville pushed four runs across in the first inning and two in the third to take a 6-0 lead. Greenville got three more runs in the fourth, including a pair of runs on a suicide squeeze. Greenville’s Jerome Cook laid down the bunt that scored Vinson. Jason Schofield also scored from second base after Cook beat the throw to first.

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Ozell Carter earned the win on the mound for Greenville.

Dustin Moorhead suffered the loss for McKenzie.

Greenville will be back in action Thursday when it plays host to Andalusia. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. at Beeland Park.

McKenzie will also return to action Thursday when it hits the road for a showdown with Red Level High School. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.