Leader Blues

Saturday, March 15, 2008

SPORTS >>Red Devils blow past Fair,14-0

Leader sportswriter

Jacksonville blasted J.A. Fair in a 14-0 rout on Tuesday at Hickingbotham Field at Dupree Park. The Red Devils racked up 11 hits, and benefited from three errors by Fair during the run-ruled game.

The game was left over from the rain-cancelled Red Devil Classic. The War Eagles suffered an 11-0 loss in their first game at Dupree, and Jacksonville wasn’t any kinder. Terrell Brown started things off for the Red Devils by scoring the opening run in the bottom of the first inning, followed by Patrick Castleberry, Caleb Mitchell, Cameron Hood and Jason Regnas. That gave Jacksonville a 5-0 lead at the end of one, but the Red Devil bats were just getting warmed up.

Those five batters repeated their performances in the bottom of the second inning. Brown once again led the charge from the top of the lineup, and Hood blasted the game’s only home run of the contest from the cleanup position.

Michael Harmon came in to make the score 11-0 for the Red Devils, followed by JacobAbrahamson and Tyler Wisdom.

Standout junior Brown scored the final run for Jacksonville to end the game.

Castleberry was 3-of-3 with two doubles for the Red Devils. Mitchell was 2-of-3, and Hood was 1-of-2 with a home run. Regnas and Brown were both 1-of-1.

Jacksonville took on Russellville last night at Dupree Park after Leader deadlines.