Tornadoes baseball team enters week with 4-11 record


The Philadelphia Tornadoes entered the week with 4-11 record in prep baseball action.

The Tornadoes swept a pair of games from Newton High School on the on March 30 and April 1. Last week, they dropped a pair of games to Lake, 16-2 and 19-2.

Philadelphia has three games this week. They were to visit Union on Tuesday and host the Yellowjackets on Friday. They visit Southeast Lauderdale on Saturday.

In the second Philadelphia win, the Tornadoes scored two in the third, six in the fourth and two in the sixth. Dee Burnside was the winning pitcher. He had 11 strikeouts. Boogie Bingham also pitched.

Bingham and Burnside both hit a double while Taishon Black hit a triple. Those also connecting with the ball were Imarion Black, Brelon Tanksley, Patrick Miller and Jaylon Smith.

In the first Lake game, Philadelphia scored one in the first and one in the fifth. Lake answered with one in the first, one in the fourth, five in the fifth, three in the sixth and six in the seventh.

Burnside took the pitching loss. Burnside and Bingham had two hits each while Laydric Carter hit a double. Markeus Houston hit a single.

In the second game, Bingham had two hits while Burnside, LeKeistan Tisdale and Patrick Miller all had one hit.

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