North Hopkins wins baseball and softball district contests
From Staff Reports

March 22, 2006 - Miller Grove evened its district baseball record on Tuesday, while both North Hopkins baseball and softball teams were victorious in their district contests.


Baseball

Miller Grove 10, Campbell 0

CAMPBELL - Freshman Brady Harmon pitched a three-hitter, and Miller Grove pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of six Campbell errors to even its district record at 2-2.

It was the second straight District 14-A victory for the Hornets (4-6 overall), who trail Celeste and Bland in the standings.

Harmon went six innings, fanning 16 batters and walking four. he also went 3-for-4 at the plate with 3 runs and a pair of RBI.

Senior James Weaver also had three hits, including a triple, and scored three times. Junior Cole Schoenky had a double and three RBI, sophomore Yan Heijligers had a single, RBI and run, and senior Billy Giles had an RBI single.

MG left fielder James Lambert helped keep the game scoreless in bottom of the first inning when he threw out a runner trying to score from second on a base hit to end the inning.


North Hopkins 8, Yantis 2

North Hopkins pitcher Josh McPherson allowed just one hit and one run in six innings of work, and teammate Joe Smiddy went 4-for-4 to lead the Panthers.

Smiddy had a double among his four hits and drove in four runs. Dustin Clements added three hits, three runs and an RBI, and Jake Cockrum, Sean Wells and Jeremy Dixon each drove in a run.

McPherson fanned threw and walked two in picking up the win.

Yantis was led at the plate by Cord Burnett, who had a single and an RBI, and Zack Wester, who walked twice, scored a run and had an RBI. Jordan Davis walked and scored.

Burnett took the loss on the mound, giving up 16 hits and two walks in six innings.


Softball

North Hopkins 7, James Bowie 1

KayLee Cotten gave up just one hit and one run for North Hopkins as the Lady Panthers (10-3 overall) won their District 14-A opener.

Maegan Baxter gave the Lady Panthers a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single. Ashley Wilson, Katy Williams and Jessica Harry were also top hitters.

Coach Jim Westbrook credited the Lady Panthers' short game with helping them score seven runs on seven hits. He said outstanding bunts were laid down by Cayla Newkirk, Chastin Smiddy and Ashly Hooten.

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