Demopolis pitching blanks Bulldogs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2007

SWEET WATER &045; Pitching has been the one area that has been consistent for the Demopolis Tiger baseball team all season. In yesterday’s game against the Sweet Water Bulldogs, David Kent and Rob Quinney combined to complete a four-hit shutout in the intra-county match up, as Demopolis gained a 4-0 victory.

Kent worked two innings, didn’t give up a hit and struck out five. Quinney, who got the win, allowed just two hits in five innings, walked one and set seven down on strikes.

Sweet Water’s Drew Luker pitched the entire game for the Bulldogs. He gave up four hits and struck out five.

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RBI singles by David Kent and Kyle Thrasher in the third inning, sandwiched around a Bulldog error accounted for three Demopolis runs.

The Tigers got an additional run in the sixth inning, when first baseman Brandon Burrell opened the inning with a double over the left fielder’s head. He went third on a sacrifice bunt, and then scored on a wild pitch.

Demopolis put two runners on base in the final inning, but failed to score.

Sweet Water did not get a runner past second base in the game.

Thrasher was the only batter in the game to record two hits.

The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday when they go on the road to face Fruitdale in an area game.

The Tigers, 5-10, will host Wilcox Central this afternoon in a doubleheader, also an area contest. They continue with area action on Tuesday when they travel to Greenville.