Special to Greensborosports.com courtesy of Mike Ellis from the Jamestown News……
It was all Southeast as they took it to the Ragsdale Tigers tonight, jumping out to a 2 – 0 lead in the first and then adding 3 more in both the third and fourth
innings, before putting up a one spot in the seventh to complete the 9 – 2 beating.
Ragsdale did not help themselves defensively, committing four errors. The first error happened in the opening inning. Josh Tobias and Tiger Miller got back to back singles to open the game and a walk loaded up the bases. After a line drive out, a ground ball scored Tobias and a wild throw to first allowed Miller to score with the second run. In the third inning, Miller led off with a single, went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored when Colby Keene got on base on a throwing error. Adam Kirkpatrick also got on base when his ground ball was booted and Tanner Hodgin loaded the bases with a single. Dillon Barker then picked up 2 RBI’s on a base hit to make the score 5 -1.
Southeast got three more in the fourth as Blake Butler doubled and Adam Kirkpatrick had a hit while Tobias got an intentional walk and Miller was also walked. Keene
got one of the RBI’s on a fielder’s choice grounder and Kirkpatrick got one on his single. The other run scored while a runner was tagged out in a runddown.
The last Southeast score came in the seventh as Hodgin doubled down the right field line, stole third base and scored on a wild pitch.
Ragsdale got single runs in the second and fourth. The first run scored on an error and Walt Sparks drove in the other run with an RBI single.
Southeast collected 9 hits on the night. Tiger Miller was 2 for 3 and scored two runs. Tanner Hodgin was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Adam Kirkpatrick went the distance on the mound for the Falcons, giving up six hits, striking out 5 and issuing 5 walks. He gave up two runs only one of which was
For Ragsdale, Desean Anderson was 2 for 3 and Billy Stone was 2 for 2. Walt Sparks was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Zach Hodges got the start and took the loss as he went two innings giving up two hits and two runs, one of which was earned. Ragsdale sent four other pitchers to the mound, as Karstens, Southcott, Sparks and Anderson all got some work.
Southeast improves to 7 – 1 while Ragsdale suffers their first defeat of the young season and falls to 6 – 1. Southeast is at home on Wednesday to take on Providence Grve at 7:00 PM while Ragsdale travels to Grimsley for a 5:00 PM game…..
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 – R H E
Southeast Guilford 2 0 3 3 0 0 1 – 9 9 1
Ragsdale 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 – 2 6 4