Danville beats Mason, falls to No. 1 PRP

Harrodsburg, Casey win

May 09, 2004

Danville split its two games in the Fayette County Invitataional, beating Mason County on Friday night and losing to No. 1 Pleasure Ridge Park on Saturday night at Lexington.

The Admirals gave up six runs in the first inning of their 7-1 loss to PRP at Paul Dunbar. Starting pitcher Rich Witten lasted only one-third of an inning, allowing six earned runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman.

"Rich struggled with his control," Danville coach Paul Morse said.

Reliever Jeremy Potts slammed the door, allowing one unearned run on two hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in the final 62/3 innings.

"Pottsie pitched extremely well against a very good hitting team," Morse said.

Witten doubled and drove in the only run for Danville (17-8), while C.J. Lynn doubled and Potts, Ryan Funkhouser and Deangleo Durham had singles. Durham extended his hitting streak to 16 games.


On Friday, Durham went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and pitched four innings for the win as the Admirals beat Mason 9-2 at Henry Clay.

Durham doubled and homered for Danville (17-7), which had 12 hits off Mason (9-13). On the mound, he teamed with Potts, who pitched two scoreless relief innings, and Rich Witten, who pitched one.

Potts had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Davis Teater also had two hits, while Witten and Funkhouser doubled and Joey Beldon, Ronnie Hawkins and Lynn singled.

Harrodsburg 11-8, Monticello 2-4 - At Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg (7-14) built a winning streak with two five-inning wins over Monticello Saturday.

"We have now won three games in a row, and this is a big boost for our program," Harrodsburg coach Brent Drury said. "I'm very proud of our players and our team."

Josh Anderson pitched for the win in the first game, allowing five hits and three walks and striking out seven.

Anderson, Aaron Tate and Tim Lester had two hits each, and Tate drove in two runs. Anderson and Richard Reilly had doubles, and Seth Leeds and Adam Gray singled.

Andy McCrystal earned the win in the second game, striking out eight batters and allowing five hits.

Lester was 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored, Reilly had two hits and Gray, Anderson, McCrystal and Tate had one each. Anderson drove in two runs.


Casey County 7, Russell County 6 - Parker Hatter's double drove in the tying run and Andrew Clements' single plated the winning run as Casey (6-11) beat archrival Russell in the bottom of the seventh.

One-out singles by Corey Dial and Josh Swango set the stage for the tying and winning hits.

Swango put Casey on the board with a two-run homer in the fourth inning; a double by Warren Atwood and a triple by Marcus Patterson produced another run in the fifth.

The Rebels took a 5-2 lead on a two-run single by Dusty Perkins in the sixth but gave up three in the top of the seventh.

Daniel Riddle allowed 11 hits but earned the victory for Casey.

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