Trojans run-rule Sulphur Bluff

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Cumby 23, Sulphur Bluff 2

April 16, 2007 - SULPHUR BLUFF - The Cumby Trojans knocked out 13 hits en route to a four-inning, run-rule victory on Friday.

Cumby freshman pitcher Brixx Hawthorne, making his first start since February, allowed only one hit and struck out eight in pitching a complete-game victory. Ryan Vaughan almost kept Hawthorne's no-hitter in check by making a spectacular diving attempt in centerfield, but the ball popped out of his glove when he hit the ground.

"Brixx threw the ball well, he was understandably rusty in the first inning since he has not pitched in a while, but from the second inning on, he allowed only three more base runners," said Cumby head coach Scott Mabe. "He settled down and made a hand on the mound."

Kris Stanford led the Trojans' 13-hit attack with two doubles and scored three times. Designated hitter Jason Wallace also had a double, two RBI and scored three times, Jeffery Smith and Jake Vann had two hits each, Hawthorne had a triple to start off the 10-run fourth inning, and Tanner Gomez had a two-run double in the fourth.

Cumby (13-8, 6-2) hosts North Hopkins at 4:30 p.m. today.

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