May 11, 2010

JCD's Lunsford rings Shawe Hilltoppers up, 6-4

Gary Franklin
Sports Editor

Coach David Bradshaw's varsity baseball team has stepped up their attack to find their route much more pleasant of late. No hand outs have been offered, but the team has managed to pull their efforts together for positive outcomes lifting spirits.
The Eagles defeated the visiting Madison Shawe Hilloppers on Wednesday evening, May 7, behind left handed hurler Derek Lunsford. Lunsford had not seen action on the mound since his last outing which was at Shawe earlier this season, where he also managed to earn a win.
Pitching well, Lunsford has been helping the team at the plate as well. He helped his own cause during this game by scoring three of the Eagles six runs during their six innings of batting. His aggressive running once on base helps make that possible. He currntly has 20 stolen bases for the year.
Lunsford drew two walks and turned them into scores along with his third inning lead off triple, scoring for JCD's second run of the game off the RBI single by senior teammate Zach Kappes. Kappes scored the Eagles first run in the bottom of the first inning after reaching base, moving to second off a Shane Adams single and scoring off a sacrifice RBI fly delivered by senior teammate Trent Tucker.
The Eagles play as a team. They win as a team and they take a loss as a team. With the win, the Eagles are are at 5-2 in the ORVC race and 8-4 overall.
Eagle Batting
Derek Lunsford
2AB, 2 Walks, 3 Runs, a triple and 3 SB's
Zach Kappes
4AB, HBP, 3 Sgls , RBI & a Run
Shane Adams
3AB, Sgl, Walk & a K
Ryan Schuler
Dalton Garnett
3AB, Sgl, Walk & a K
Tyler Kays
1AB, Sac & an RBI
Trent Tucker
4AB with a Sac for an RBI
Daniel Harlemert
3AB with a K
Trevor Arnett
Brandon Wilhoit
3AB with 2 singles, an SB & a Run
Brock Shadday
3AB, Dbl, 2 K's, RBI & a Run
JCD sent 32 batters, to the plate, collected 8 hits, scored 6 runs, drew 4 walks, had one batter hit by a pitch and went down via strike outs 3 times during their 6 innings of batting.
Lunsford's Pitching
Over the seven innings at the mound for the Eagles, Lunsford faced 32 batters, allowed 4 runs off 8 Hilltopper hits which included a home run, walked 3 and retired 6 via the strike out route and hit one batter with a pitch.