Brown Has Patriots Seeing Black
April 13, 2012By Denis Vass of Graham High School
Dillon Brown pitched Graham (10-7) past Southern Alamance tonight at Zachary Field, limiting the Patriots to only 2 runs on six hits while Graham scored a couple of runs late to post a 4-2 non-conference win.
Eddie Sappelt got the Patriots (12-6) going, when he smashed about the only mistake Brown made over the right field fence to stake Southern to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
It took the Red Devils four innings before they could break through Southern's pitcher AJ Edwards, when Treston Earley stroked a double down the left field line to score Matt Holley and Taylor Perry.
In the fifth inning, Dominique Snipes singled, stole second, and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Morgan Keene on a ball hit by Justin Luck to first base.
Graham added an insurance run in the sixth inning when Taylor Perry singled, was sacrificed to second base by Logan Andrews, and was singled home by Griffin Stanley after he advanced to third base on a single by Treston Earley.
Brown mowed down Jacob Wolfe and AJ Edwards for the first two outs of the seventh inning. Sappelt stroked a single, and inexplicably tried to stretch his single into a double, but he was gunned down by a laser thrown from left fielder Maurisio Mendozza to second baseman Matt Holley for the game's final out.
Sappelt finished with half of the Patriots hits, going 3-for-3.
Treston Earley finished with 3 hits in 3 at-bats, driving in two.
Graham's outfield trio of Maurisio Mendoza, Dominique Snipes, and Treston Earley had a stellar night in the field, grabbing 11 fly balls for outs. Taylor Perry had five put outs at first base, while Matt Holley recorded three assists from second base.
Graham will travel to Yanceyville on Tuesday to take on the Buccaneers of Bartlett Yancey as they resume play in the Mid-State 2-A Conference.