Cumby, Saltillo continue winning in baseball
From Staff Reports

March 27, 2004 -- Cumby and Saltillo kept their district records unblemished in baseball on Tuesday, while North Hopkins suffered its first district loss, and the Como-Pickton girls also had their perfect loop record fall.

BASEBALL

Cumby 7, Wolfe City 3

Mika Robertson struck out 16 Wolfe City batters in throwing a complete-game five hitter as Cumby improved to 4-0 in district play, 6-2 overall.

Robertson didn't issue a walk and gave up just one earned run in running his personal record to 3-0.

He received support from Justin Taylor, who lined a homerun over the right field fence to lead off the third inning, and Jake Petty, who went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored. Matt Steward also doubled and scored two runs, while Casey Romans, Chris Romans and Robertson all singled for the Trojans.

"Mika has had great control so far this year and yesterday was no exception. He had great command of his curve and was able to spot his fastball really well," said Cumby head coach Scott Mabe. "He made the Wolfe City batters have to put the ball in play. His curve had a lot of bite on it, and it made difficult for our catcher - Wolfe City scored two runs on passed balls."

Cumby travels to Campbell next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. start.

Saltillo 20, Sulphur Bluff 3

Saltillo senior Colin Garmon went 4-for-4 with a homerun and three triples as the Lions pounded out 21 hits.

It was Garmon's fifth homerun of the season, as Saltillo improved to 3-0 in district, 3-4 overall.

Trey Thompson picked up the win for the Lions, striking out 11 and giving up seven hits in five innings of work. Thompson also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a homerun, a double, a single and a walk.

W.O. McCormick led Sulphur Bluff with a pair of doubles.

Detroit 4, North Hopkins 1

In a match-up of teams previously unbeaten in district, Detroit's Kyle Shovan held North Hopkins to four hits in his complete game victory. Detroit (8-8 overall), improves to 3-0 in district, while North Hopkins is 7-6, 3-1.

Chad Darlin doubled and scored for the Panthers, while Heath Abbott, Micah Walker and Sean Wilson all had singles.

Josh McPherson and Jake Cockrum worked the mound for the Panthers. They combined to strike out three while allowing eight hits.

North Hopkins hosts Avery Friday in another district game.

SOFTBALL

Caddo Mills 1, Como-Pickton 0

Caddo Mills pushed across one run in the top of the seventh, and then cut short a C-P rally in the bottom of the inning to send the District 14-2A race into a three-way tie.

With the loss, Como-Pickton (8-3, 3-1) is now tied with Caddo Mills and Grand Saline atop the district standings.

After Caddo scored its run in the seventh by Nichole Finch, who doubled and scored, the Lady Eagles tried to answer as Kellie Harmon doubled with one out and Chelsea Harrison was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. But, Caddo Mills pitcher Jennifer Hayes struck out the next two batters on six pitches to end the game.

Harmon had the Lady Eagles' only hit as Hayes struck out 13, walked one (Hunt in the sixth). Hunt gave up just four hits while striking out seven.

Brittney Wright had a key defensive play for C-P in the fourth when she threw out a runner at home plate.

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