Hot bats not enough, Roane State CC succumbs to Columbia St., 13-8
Fourteen hits weren't enough for Roane State CC as it lost a shootout, 13-8, to Columbia St. on Friday at Columbia, TN.
Landon Byron got a hit in each of his four at bats. He singled in the second, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.
Cody Puckett recorded the win for Columbia St. He allowed four runs over five innings. He struck out four, walked three and surrendered six hits.
Desi Ammons, Austin Atwell, Riley Delgado and Hayden Holt helped lead Columbia St. They combined for nine hits and eight RBIs.
Joe Braun couldn't get it done on the hill for Roane State CC, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning, walked two and struck out none.
In the top of the first, Roane State CC grabbed the early lead, 2-0. JT O'Reel singled to ignite Roane State CC's offense. A groundout by Logan Jenkins then moved JT from first to third. Andrew Henson doubled, scoring JT. More runs came home for Roane State CC when Henson scored on an RBI single by Aaron Fielden.
The game's last lead went to Columbia St. thanks to a first inning rally that saw six runs cross the plate on an RBI double by Ronnie Jebavy, two sacrifice flys, and two singles.
Columbia St. posted two runs in each of the third, fourth and sixth. In the third, Columbia St. scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Fullerton, plating Riley.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the fourth, Roane State CC faced just a 8-4 deficit. A fielder's choice sparked Roane State CC's rally. Finally, Cody induced an inning-ending ground out from Derek Basler.
Two runs in the top of the sixth helped Roane State CC close its deficit to 10-6. A groundout by JT and an RBI single by Logan Jenkins gave Roane State CC life. Finally, Andrew Barkley got Andrew to ground out to end the threat.
Columbia St. answered Roane State CC's top inning with two runs of its own in the sixth. Columbia St. scored on a two-run single by Riley.
One Roane State CC run crossed the plate in the top half of the seventh, making the score 12-7. A hit by pitch set off Roane State CC rally. The Roane State CC threat came to an end when Will Snider finally got Logan Jenkins to.
One run in the top of the eighth helped Roane State CC close its deficit to 12-8. An error fueled Roane State CC's comeback. Columbia St. stopped the rally after Will got Logan Fleener to.
It didn't take long for Columbia St. to respond as it scored one run of its own in the eighth. Columbia St. scored on an RBI single by Riley.
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Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Landon Byron 4 2 4 0 1 0
Colby Reeder 5 0 1 0 0 3
Aaron Fielden 4 1 1 1 1 1
Logan Jenkins 4 0 1 1 0 1
JT O'Reel 5 1 1 3 0 0
Derek Basler 3 0 2 0 1 0
Lance Mays 5 1 2 0 0 1
Ralph O'Neal 0 1 0 0 0 0
Logan Fleener 5 1 1 0 0 0
Andrew Henson 3 1 1 1 2 0
Totals 38 8 14 6 5 6
2B: Lance Mays, Andrew Henson
RBI: Aaron Fielden, Logan Jenkins, JT O'Reel 3, Andrew Henson
SAC: Logan Jenkins
ROE: Colby Reeder
FC: JT O'Reel, Logan Fleener
HBP: JT O'Reel, Derek Basler
E: JT O'Reel 2, Derek Basler, Andrew Henson
DP: JT O'Reel
Pitching IP H R ER BB K HR S%
Joe Braun 0.2 3 6 3 2 0 0 .531
Colton Prather 2.2 1 3 1 3 2 0 .500
Cullen Roysden 2.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 .615
Matt Baranchak 2.1 6 3 2 1 2 0 .566
Totals 8.0 13 13 7 6 5 0 .549
L: Joe Braun