Leader Blues

Friday, June 27, 2008

SPORTS>>Bruins come up short vs. Colts

By KELLY FENTON
Leader sports editor

SHERIDAN — Sylvan Hills ‘AAA’ B team fell 4-1 to North Little Rock in the opening round of the Wood Bat Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

The Bruins managed only two hits, though both came in the first inning when they produced their lone run of the contest.

After Cody Cormier walked, Ryan Dillon singled and Korey Arnold followed with an RBI single.

That lead held up for the Bruins and pitcher Chris Perez until the Colts broke through with a bunt single and a sacrifice fly to tie it in the third. Perez allowed only three hits — all infield singles — in taking the tough-luck loss.

The Colts took the lead on an unearned run in the fourth on a hit batsman, a passed ball and an error, and added another unearned run in the fifth.

The Sylvan Hills ‘AAA’ A team opened pool play on Wednesday night with Benton, and led 8-4 when the game was suspended in the sixth inning.