Baseball: Danville beats Southern

H-burg edges Casey

May 11, 2004

Danville's Deshaun Warren circled the bases on four Madison Southern miscues to score the winning run in the Admirals' 4-3 victory Monday.

Warren struck out to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning but reached base on a passed ball. He moved to third on two more passed balls, then scored on a wild pitch.

Rich Witten and Ronnie Hawkins earlier hit solo home runs for Danville (18-8), which scored one run in each of the last four innings.

Witten hit his sixth home run of the season in the fourth inning, and Hawkins hit his ninth in the sixth to tie the game. Ryan Funkhouser also drove in a run in the fifth with a single.


Winning pitcher Joey Beldon needed just 87 pitches to throw a complete game, allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk and striking out five.

Deangleo Durham extended his hitting streak to 17 games by going 2-for-3, and C.J. Lynn added one hit.

Harrodsburg 6, Casey County 5 - At Harrodsburg, Harrodsburg (8-14) rode the momentum of a four-run first inning to a victory over Casey.

Josh Anderson went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Pioneers, who added two runs in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead after Casey rallied. He also pitched the last three innings, allowing only one hit.

"We have lost a couple of close games this year. This was really one we needed, and our pitching came through at the end," Harrodsburg coach Brent Drury said.

It was the fourth straight win for the suddenly surging Pioneers.

"We are very excited about what we're doing," Drury said. "We're proud of our kids, and we really like the direction our program is heading."

Tim Lester, Aaron Tate and Corey Garrett each went 2-for-3 for Harrodsburg. Lester doubled and scored twice, and Tate drove in two runs, while Freeman Edwards also had a double and two RBIs and Richard Reilly singled.

Starting pitcher Adam Gray worked four innings, allowing four runs on five hits.

Burgin 5, Paris 2 - At Burgin, Burgin (10-10) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and raise its record to .500.

The Bulldogs gave up two unearned runs in the first three innings thanks to three errors, but three pitchers combined to allow Paris only five hits.

"Our pitchers just kept on mowing them down, and we kept on making good plays except for those two innings," Burgin coach Terry Pitman said.

Starting pitcher Daniel Howard allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three innings, Josh Carey allowed two hits and struck out six in three innings and Zack Gross walked one batter and struck out three in the seventh.

At the plate, Shane Trayner was 2-for-3 for Burgin, while Gross, Jordan Darland and Sean Bottoms had one hit each. Trayner and Darland scored twice each, Bottoms had two RBIs and Gross and Trayner had one RBI each.

Burgin is off today but plays five games Wednesday through Friday, including doubleheaders against Garrard County and Monticello, and Pitman said he may have to call up more pitchers to make it through the week.

"I think we're going to have to dig down to the middle school team and try to grab a few more players to pitch for us Friday," Pitman said.

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Rothwell, Rose (6) and Anglin. Beldon and Lynn. W-Beldon (5-4). L-Rose. 2B-Durham (D). HR-Witten (D), Hawkins (D).

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Rice and Sestes-Waugh. Howard, Carey (4), Gross (7) and Bottoms. W-Carey. L-Rice.

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