Leader Blues

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SPORTS >> Cabot seniors go to bat on Searcy

By KELLY FENTON
Leader sports editor

The Cabot Centennial Bank seniors improved to 12-8 with a 10-0 cruise past Searcy on Sunday at Brian Wade Conrade Field.
Sam Bates led the way with two hits and three RBI, including a home run, and lifted his average to .482.

Drew Burks went 3 of 4 and raised his batting mark to .396, while Ben Wainwright continues to climb out of an early season slump with three hits that moved his average up to .293.

Andrew Reynolds and Ty Steele each had two hits as Centennial Bank totaled 16. Matt Turner ran his team-leading RBI total to 21 with two more on Sunday.

Cole Nicholson tossed a five-hit shutout to improve to 4-1 and drop his ERA to 1.20. Nicholson struck out five, walked one and hit a batter over seven innings.

Cabot will take on Maumelle or North Little Rock on Friday night in the opening round of the zone tournament at Burns Park.