Scenic City Baseball - Saturday Recap

McCallie, Baylor Win

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Baylor finished the Scenic City Classic at 4-0 with an 8-2 win today against Cleveland, while McCallie rallied to beat Darlington, 13-8.

McCallie 13, Darlington 8

The host Blue Tornado spotted Darlington two runs in the top of the first and then rallied for a 13-8 win to finish 3-1 in the Scenic City Baseball Classic Saturday.

McCallie's Matthew Brock had three-fourths of the cycle as he had a single, double and triple with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Teammates Quinn Smith was 2-3 and two runs scored and Drew Vaughn had a double and sacrifice fly and two RBIs while .Tyson Buchanan and John Hennen each had two hits and a pair of RBIs.

Tons Ferguson earned the win as he allowed three runs and five hits along with five strikeouts in four innings of work.

Quick Scoring: Darlington opened with two runs in the first inning on singles by Jay Shaddey (1-1, 1 run) and Burton DeLaney (1-2, Run). The Tigers scored a single run in the third followed by a five spot in the fifth.  In the fifth, Darlington used four walks, a hit batsman and two McCallie errors and no hits for the five runs.

Big McCallie Inning: In the home half of the third and trailing 3-2, the Blue Tornado sent 11 batters to the plate as Buchanan (RBI single), Hennen (RBI single), Vaughn (RBI double) and Payne (RBI (2) triple) led the offensive attack which produced seven runs.

McCallie added a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth.

McCallie 13, Darlington 8

Darlington 201 105 - 8-6-4

McCallie 207 22x - 13-10-4

WP -  Tons Ferguson LP -  Jake Walker  Runs (6) HIts (6) Walks (2)

McCallie Pitchers

Tons Ferguson IP (4), Runs (3), Hits (5), ER (1) Ks (4) Walks (1)

Ethan Cady IP (.1), Runs (5), Unearned (5), Ks (1), Hits (0)

Cole Songer IP (.2), Runs (0), Hits (0), Walks (1), HIt Batsman (1)

Elliott Dockery IP (1) HIts (1), Runs (0) Ks (1)

McCallie Offense: Matthew Brock (3-4, 2B, 3B, RBIs (2), John Hennen (2-4, RBIs (2), Tyler Payne (1-3, 3B, RBI, Runs (2), Tyson Buchanan (2-3, RBIs (2), Walks (2), Quinn Smith (2-3, Runs (2), Drew Vaughn (1-2, RBIs (2), 2B

Darliington Offense: Jake Shaddey (1-2, Run), Burton Delaney (1-4, Runs (2), Trip Forney (1-1, RBI, Walks (2), Run)

Play of the Day: Top of the sixth, one out and one for Darlington... McCallie reserve second baseman Tyler Korn dove to his right to catch a line drive off the bat of Will Hawkins and turned and threw to shortstop Tyler Payne covering second in time to double up Jake Walker to end the game.

Saturday Scores

Baylor 8, Cleveland 2

Station Camp 14, Cleveland 4

Rabun Gap 9, Northwest Whitfield 6

Rabun Gap 7, White County 2

Mt. Juliet 10, St. Benedict 0

Darlington 5, St. Benedict 1

McCallie 13, Darlington 8

Coahulla Creek 8, White County 6

Coahulla Creek 4, Boyd Buchanan 3

Gordon Lee 9, Boyd Buchanan 4 

For Boyd Buc, Jim Cardwell had three hits and Brandon Willingham and Skyler Anderson pitched well.

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