Philly Tornadoes gain two victories
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:00 AM
The Philadelphia Tornadoes won two-out-of-three games last week during the Meridian Spring Fling baseball classic held at Q.V. Sykes Field.
Philadelphia's Greg Eiland takes a swing Monday during the Meridian Spring Fling Classic against Union. The Tornadoes won the game, 2-0.
The Tornadoes opened with a 2-0 win over Union, and then defeated Puckett 11-1. In the final game of the week, the Tornadoes dropped a 12-0 decision to Newton County.
The Tornadoes entered the week with a 3-5 record. They had two Region 5-3A games this week as they host Choctaw County on Tuesday and Choctaw Central on Friday. They travel to Germantown for a game on Saturday.
The Tornadoes scored two in the first and held on for the victory.
Averi Duncan started the game and was the winning pitcher. He had four strikeouts.
Johntreal Pickens hit a single and a double while T.J. Hudson and Josh Rush each added a double.
The Tornadoes kept up a steady attack as they rolled past Puckett.
Philadelphia scored three in the first, three in the second, one in the fourth and four in the fifth. Puckett's run came in the third inning.
Pickens was the winning pitcher. He had four strikeouts.
Philadelphia had a 9-4 hitting edge. Pickens and Greg Eiland both had two singles, while Kaylon Gray, Baily Smith, Fent Mars, T.J. Hudson and Romon Gray all had one hit each.
Newton County 12
The Cougars proved too tough for Philadelphia on this day.
Newton County scored five in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth.
Kaylon Gray took the pitching loss. Gray had the Tornadoes' only hit on the day.