Those were just a few of the names that helped lead Northside to a 5-3 win at Warner Robins Tuesday.
The victory gave the Eagles the regular-season sweep of the Demons. It also improved their Region 1-AAAA record to 7-1 and they are now 14-2 overall. Warner Robins fell to 3-6, 7-10.
Sappe started for Northside and worked five innings. He gave up the three runs, seven hits, struck out three, walked one and hit one batter. One of those strikeouts was to Ty Odom, starter for the Demons. The problem with that one was that the ball got away from catcher Matt Richardson. He went to throw out Odom but instead threw it into right field. Dillon Blackwell had led off the inning – the bottom of the first - with a single. He had moved to second on a wild pitch so the overthrow enabled him to score.
That was the answer to a Northside first that saw it score two runs. Monserrat led off with a walk, moved to second on Jack Montgomery’s groundout and scored on McArthur’s double. McArthur in turn came in on Hunter Bobbitt’s single.
McArthur also scored in the third, leading off the inning with a single and then eventually scoring on Kendall Scott’s two-out single.
Warner Robins matched that with a run in the bottom of the inning when Alex Hvizdzak led off with a walk and eventually scored on Odom’s two-out single.
The Demons returned the whole ball thrown into right field on Odom in the fourth. With one out Brian Dyson reached on an error. He stole second and third and then scored when Monserrat struck out but the throw by Demons catcher Parker Suggs went into the dirt at first.
Red, Monserrat and Bobbitt’s names also come to the forefront in the bottom of the inning. Michael Lee led off with a double. A groundout by Suggs put him on third and then Landen Hattaway singled him home.
Nathan Dempsey singled to put one on but a grounder to Red was turned into a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat.
McArthur took to the mound the inning following so that pretty much negated any further threats. He struck out the five of the first six batters he faced – the sixth grounding out.
Northside pushed across an insurance run in the seventh and then McArthur struck out two more before giving up a double to Blackwell and coaxing Hvizdzak to pop up to end the game.
Elsewhere, Perry suffered a tough loss to Westside, 12-8. The Seminoles, who came into the matchup 3-8 in Region 2-AAA, 6-12 overall, shocked the Panthers for four runs in the first and three in the second.
Perry finally got up off the mat in the fourth but only with one. Westside, the host, answered that in the bottom of the inning and then scored two in both the fifth and sixth.
The Panthers’ other seven came in the sixth. They out-hit the Seminoles 9-8. Three of those hits came via Nick Martens. He was 3-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. One of his hits was a double and another a homerun.
Joey Westbrook also went 2-3 with a run driven in and one scored. Those two were the only ones with multiple hits.
Seth Moss started the game but Myles Sowell was saddled with the loss. Moss worked four innings and gave up five hits and eight runs. He walked six and struck out four.
Sowell worked two and gave up the other four runs. He walked one and didn’t strike out a hitter.
No such problems for Veterans at Rutland. The Warhawks rolled past the Canes 16-3 in five innings. Rutland committed eight errors and were out-hit by Veterans 9-4.
Veterans scored one run in the first, three in the second, four in the fourth and then took care of business with eight in the fifth. The Canes pushed two across in the third and one in the fourth.
Blake Jackson, Keaton Allen and Dylan Pierce each had two hits to lead the Warhawks. Jackson was 2-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Allen was also 2-4 with two runs scored and Pierce was 2-3 with a run scored.
Ben Williams was 1-4 but his one was a grandslam homerun.
Dylan Spires worked four innings to earn the win. He gave up the four hits and runs. He walked five and struck out eight. Veterans improved to 12-1 in 2-AAA, 13-6 overall.
And Hardaway clearly has Houston County’s number. The Bears have three losses. Two of those came to the Hawks. The first time Hardaway beat Houston County it had to rally for five runs in the final two innings.
Tuesday was a different story as it scored six runs in the first and then made them stick.
Houston County scored one in the second and two in the seventh. Hardaway added its seventh run in the sixth while out-hitting the visitor 8-4. Cody Carter and David Umphreyville each earned an RBI to lead the Bears.
Austin Wallace started and only lasted an inning for Houston County. He gave up the six runs on three hits. He struck out two and walked two. Just Jones worked the rest, striking out five and not walking a hitter.
Houston County fell to 6-2 in 1-AAAA, 13-3 overall. Hardaway improved to 4-7, 6-12.