2011-03-25 / Sports

Blue Devils get help from Bearcats

Dreher’s Alan Burnside pitches against B–C. Photo by Careese Robinson www.wix.com/careese/careesedigitalphotography Dreher’s Alan Burnside pitches against B–C. Photo by Careese Robinson www.wix.com/careese/careesedigitalphotography The Dreher Blue Devils picked up an early region win by defeating Brookland–Cayce 5–2 Thursday, March 17.

“I think we took advantage of what they gave us,” Dreher coach Pete Guyton said.

While the Blue Devils managed to score five runs, they only had three hits but were aided by three Bearcat errors.

A solo home run in the first inning by Brookland– Cayce’s Chase Shelton opened the scoring. Dreher tied the game in the top of the second with an RBI single from Thomas Autrey.

The Blue Devils took their first lead of the game in the top of the third. William Axon hit into what appeared to be a double play; however, a wild throw allowed Autrey and Rhett Munson to score giving Dreher a 3–1 advantage.

In the bottom of the inning, Brookland–Cayce seemed to be on the verge of tying the game, but with the bases loaded, Dreher pitcher Alan Burnside struck out Hunter Watts for the final out of the inning.


Brook land– Cayce’s Zach Sightler pitches against Dreher. Brook land– Cayce’s Zach Sightler pitches against Dreher. “Anytime you get in a situation like that, when you’re playing a quality club like this, and he punches that kid out, that has to be huge for not only him but for our whole team,” Guyton said.

In the fifth inning, the Bearcats did trim the deficit to one, following an RBI double from Shelton.

The score remained 3–2 going into the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded and Rhett Munson at the plate, a balk allowed John Stone to score giving Dreher a two run advantage. The next pitch got away from the Bearcat catcher allowing another run to score for the Blue Devils.

The 5– 2 lead was more than enough for Burnside, as he was able to get three batters to fly out in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.

“We’re very fortunate to get out of here with a win tonight,” said Guyton.

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