Bobcats explode for 23 runs, lose two games

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Berryville Bobcats competed in the Harrison tournament over the weekend and finished 1-2. Their one win came on Saturday morning and was highlighted with 23 runs, as the Bobcats defeated Lead Hill, 23-1.

The Bobcats started slow, as their lone run in the top of the first came on a Lead Hill error, which scored Thomas Trowbridge. Lead Hill went on to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning by stealing home. A Trowbridge line drive to center scored Ethan Gregory, giving Berryville a 2-1 lead going into the third inning. Austin Woods scored on a Lead Hill error to give the Bobcats a 3-1 lead entering the top of the fourth, which was a difficult inning for Lead Hill.

Gregory's fly ball scored Chay Myers. A Davis Stone line drive to left scored Gregory. Woods’ triple scored Trowbridge and Stone to give Berryville a 7-1 lead. A Robby Broseus fly ball to right scored Woods. Myers hit an inside the park home run, scoring Kooper Logan, Chris Timmons and Broseus to take a 12-1 lead entering the fifth inning.

Woods' single in the top of the fifth scored Trowbridge and Stone. Logan's line drive to center scored Woods and Broseus, giving Berryville a 16-1 lead. A Myers ground ball to left scored Logan. Rusty Colbert's single to center scored Timmons and Myers, giving the Bobcats a 19-1 lead. Lastly, Woods hit a grand slam home run scoring Colbert, Trowbridge and Stone to give Berryville the 23-1 lead. After Lead Hill was unable to score in the bottom of the fifth, the sportsmanship rule was put into effect.

Greenland 13, Berryville 1

On Friday, it was Berryville who stayed close early, but got roughed up late. Thomas Trowbridge was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the first. After stealing second and advancing to third on a fielder's choice, Trowbridge scored on Austin Woods' sacrifice fly.

The Pirates scored four runs in the top of the second, however. Two of those runs were scored on a triple to left. Berryville failed to get in scoring position in the second and third inning.

Greenland went on to put the game out of reach in the top of the fourth, scoring nine runs and taking a 13-1 lead.

Kooper Logan had two hits and Jesse Poteet had one.

Forsyth, (Mo.) 18, Berryville 6

Forsyth led 7-4 entering the sixth inning, but the Bobcats were still within striking distance, and then the Bobcats gave up 11 runs in the top of the sixth to all but put the game out of reach.

Forsyth scored four runs in the top of the first, but but Berryville answered in the bottom of the inning. Kooper Logan's bunt scored Austin Franklin and an Austin Woods ground ball scored Kooper Logan. Ethan Gregory's ground ball to right scored Chris Timmons in the bottom of the second, trimming the Panther lead to 4-3. Forsyth's lead expanded to 5-3 in the top of the fourth on a line drive to left. Braden Logan's double to center scored Robby Broseus in the bottom of the inning. Forsyth led 5-4 going into the fifth inning. The Panthers scored two runs in the fifth inning, giving them a 7-4 lead.

Gregory and Trowbridge each scored in the bottom of the sixth. Trowbridge, Gregory, Kooper Logan and Broseus each had two hits. On Tuesday, Berryville travels to Valley Springs. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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