Burgin's Bottoms hits 2 grand slams

Danville wins 20th

May 16, 2004

Sean Bottoms hit a grand slam in each game and had three home runs in all Friday night as Burgin swept a doubleheader from Monticello.

Bottoms' grand slam in Burgin's seven-run third inning helped the Bulldogs roll to a 17-3 victory in the first game, and he later added a two-run homer as part of a seven-RBI game.

He struck again in the third inning of the nightcap with his second slam, accounting for half of the runs in an eight-run inning in Burgin's 13-0 win.

Zack Gross and Josh Carey allowed Monticello only four hits in the two five-inning games, while Burgin had 15 hits0.

"Our guys really like hitting down at Monticello," Burgin coach Terry Pitman said.

Jordan Darland also had a grand slam in the first game, and he added a double. Gross had a two-run homer and three RBIs in all, and Shane Trayner, Daniel Loane, Joe Harris and Daniel Howard had one hit each.


On the mound, Gross struck out 10 batters and walked four.

In the second game, Carey had two hits at the plate and 10 strikeouts on the mound. He faced 17 batters, two above the minimum, allowing one hit and two walks.

Evan Mobley, Gross, Harris and Bobby Wylie had one hit each, and Wylie had his first career stolen base.

Danville 10, Western Hills 0 - Ronnie Hawkins and Deshaun Warren each hit three-run homers to power host Danville to its 20th win.

Joey Beldon allowed only four hits in the five-inning victory. He struck out five, did not walk a batter and threw only 57 pitches.

"He again got ahead in the count and had another quality start," Danville coach Paul Morse said.

Hawkins broke a scoreless tie with his 12th home run of the season in the fourth inning. Danville (20-9) ended the gave with a seven-run fifth inning that included Warren's fourth homer and a two-run single by Davis Teater. Ryan Funkhouser hit his first homer of the season to end the game.

Deangleo Durham and Funkhouser each had two hits for the Ads while Jeremy Potts and Rich Witten each added a single.

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